Arrive in Saskatoon, pick up your rental car and check into your hotel.
Later, 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.
The striking new Remai Modern museum 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.
This morning drive 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.
During the summer months, enjoy an evening river cruise on Prairie Lily river cruise through the heart of Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River. Sightseeing Cruises consist of a one-hour sailing with a narrated commentary. Drop off your rental car.
Often compared to the Dead Sea of Israel, the healing waters of Manitou are legendary for their natural buoyancy, mineral-rich properties, and curative powers. Amongst the top spas of Canada and amongst the Top 50 in North America, the European-style spa and hotel in the heart of Canada’s prairies, the Manitou Hot Springs Resort is one of its kind in Canada. Located about 120 kms from Saskatoon, the delightful drive through the prairies to Manitou and back makes for leisurely day and provides an opportunity to try the excellent resort restaurant.
Your time in Saskatoon comes to an end.