Arrive in Saskatoon, drop off your bags at your hotel and head out to explore the city centre of Saskatoon by foot. There is tremendous variety of craft breweries and boutique restaurants using fresh local ingredients in the city. Saskatchewan is, after all, the bread basket of Canada and the city’s food creators have infused local ingredients into their menus to create a wide and varied choice.
Visit the striking new Remai Modern museum which sits on the river bank with stunning views of the South Saskatchewan River and prairie skies. Spanning four levels, Remai Modern has 11 gallery spaces over three floors, learning studios, a theatre, restaurant, store, lounges, play areas and numerous multi-use spaces. Join an informative guided walk through the gallery arranged through the front desk.
In the afternoon take a visit to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site located 5km north from Saskatoon. This Northern Plains Indigenous Interpretive Site is home to over 6000 years of history and a truly unique cultural experience. The Heritage Park is a window into a part of Canada’s history that remains little known, and a link to the past unlike any other National Historic Site in Canada. Wanuskewin’s uniqueness is based on the composition of human habitation, hunting and gathering, and spirituality, all in one place. Virtually every ancient indigenous group recognized across the Great Plains visited this location year-after-year and the result is a remarkable complete and intact record of cultural development in the region over that time span. The area contains some of the most exciting archaeological finds in North America, many of which pre-date the pyramids of Egypt and the archaeological resources of Wanuskewin are exceptional and among the finest examples of human occupation of the Great Plains of North America. Today, the site gives us the opportunity to delve into the past and discover what life was like for these nomadic hunter-gatherer peoples.
Your package ends upon check out of your hotel. If you have not already had opportunity visit one of the local breweries, cideries or distilleries for some treats to take home with you.