Unlike most transit systems a transfer can be used return to the starting direction. Walking and bicycling are both great ways to get around Saskatoon especially if you’re staying close to downtown. All the tourist attractions will be right at your fingertip downtown. If you are staying in the outlying areas taxis can be hailed or reserved. A 10 minute trip can cost you up to fifteen dollars or more during rush hour.
The economy is that of an agricultural and mining city. It’s nicknamed the POW city; grains, potash, livestock, oil and gas, uranium, gold, diamonds and coal are all prevalent here. Many leaders in the industry make their corporate headquarters in Saskatoon.
Things to do in Saskatoon
Take the kids to Kinsmen Park to ride the Ferris wheel, the miniature train, or the merry-go-round. See fine art at the Mendel Art Gallery or visit the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. Shop in downtown Midtown Plaza mall. It’s the largest mall in Saskatoon with over 130 stores. During the summer there are more than 8 festivals in Saskatoon including the Saskatoon International Fringe Festival, Folk Fest, and the Saskatoon Exhibition held in August.
There are many national fast food chains in the area including Fuddruckers, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Burger King, A&W, and Domino’s Pizza. For amazing sweets visit Calories Bakery and restaurant they specialize in French food, the atmosphere is artistic, and the cheesecake is to die for. Truffle’s Bistro not only serves duck, beef, and fish they also serve some vegetarian dishes. Experience crafty cocktails and good food at 6Twelve lounge; they also have a DJ that plays Indie Dance, Techno, Deep House, NuDisco, and Electronic music.
Hotels near YXE
Travelers will find many national hotel chains in Saskatoon like the Days Inn, Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton, and the Travelodge. The most famous landmark is the Bessborough Hotel that overlooks the Saskatchewan River. It was build in 1935 and there is a therapeutic spa where you can get body treatments, manicures, pedicures, massages, even teeth whitening, and more. Dining experiences at the hotel include the Samurai (30 Year old Japanese restaurant surrounded by gardens), Garden Court Cage, Stovin’s Lounge, or dine in your room.
YXE Contact Information
Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
2625 Airport Dr, Saskatoon
SK S7L 7L1, Canada
Airport Code: YXE