"The City that Shines"

Hometown of singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, writer Yann Martel, Olympic speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan, and the first out lesbian in Canadian Parliament, Sheri Benson. Saskatoon is a welcoming place with beautiful wide-open prairie skies and an urban river valley.

The LGBTQ community is vibrant, diverse and deeply rooted, with a proud history. This city is a place where you can be yourself. So much so, that Saskatoon is playing host to the 2018 Interpride this fall.

Outdoor activities in Saskatoon are great for the adventurous spirit. Discover 50 miles of urban trails or get lost (but not actually lost) on the South Saskatchewan River, which runs throughout the center of Saskatoon, and travel by canoe, kayak, paddleboard or riverboat, to see the city from a whole different perspective. Mix urban attractions like the new world-class Remai Modern Art Museum and its most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts, with craft drinks made from what was recently named the world’s best oaked gin at one of the few farm-to-flask distilleries in North America at Black Fox Farm & Distillery, and indulge at local culinary stops in ‘Canada’s breadbasket’ to taste local food grown on the prairies.

Visit Saskatoon and discover for yourself why it was the only Canadian destination on the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2018.

Restaurants to check out