Tourism Saskatoon (accommodations, restaurants, events etc.)
Saskatoon Restaurant and Accommodation Guide
The City of Saskatoon official page
Saskatoon Centenial Auditorium (events, concerts, buying tickets)
RiversideLife (another site with information)
...maybe you should check first if you are in Saskatchewan
1.First you must learn to pronounce the city's name. It is Sask-A-tune, not
"S'toon", and it DOES NOT matter how people who are not from here pronounce
2. Saskatoon has its own version of traffic rules. Never forget that
downtown Saskatoon is composed in large part of three or four block
streets. The only way to get out of the center of town is to turn around
and start over when you reach the river.
3. All directions start with, "Go down Circle Drive ."
4. Circle Drive has no beginning and no end, although it does not actually
circle the entire city, either.
5. Exit and entry ramps on Circle Drive are just the recommended way of
entering and exiting Feel free to exit at any grassy point you wish.
6. The 8:00 a.m. rush hour is from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The 5:00 PM rush hour
is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning.
7. If you actually stop at a yellow light, this is a dead giveaway that you
are a tourist.
8. Idylwyld can only be pronounced by a native Saskatonian , so do not
attempt the phonetic pronunciation. People will tilt their heads to the
right and stare at you.
9. Bingo, Bugs and Baseball are here to stay. DEAL WITH IT.
10. Construction on Saskatoon streets in summer is a way of life and a
permanent form of entertainment. Kind of like the weather.
11. Construction crews aren't doing their job properly unless they close
down all lanes except one during rush hour.
12. Many bizarre sights can be explained simply by uttering the phrase,
"Oh, we're in Sutherland".
13. We have a zoo. Well, it's not really a zoo. We just like to call it
14. We also have a nude beach that we call "Bareass Beach". No one
knows where this is but everyone has heard of it so assume it is an urban
myth and does not really exist (except in the minds of Saskatonians).
15. If someone actually has their turn signal on, it was probably left on
at the factory where the car was made.
16. Buying a Saskatoon street map is a waste of money since the
termination or continuation of any street is entirely at the discretion
of the Works Department of the City. Our Works Department also has a fondness
for changing street names at mid-way points (typical instruction that a
northbound tourist may receive: "just head outta town on that road that used
to be Warman Road")
17. Asking directions will help you get acquainted with the residents. It
will not be any help at all for finding the address you seek.
18. Never honk your horn at another car in traffic. The bumper sticker
that reads,"Keep honking, I'm reloading." is considered a fair warning.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE A SASKATCHEWANIAN WHEN:
1. You never meet any celebrities except Rory Allen.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
3. "Vacation" means going to Regina.
4. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular in Toronto.
5. You measure distance in hours.
6. You know several people who have hit deer more than once.
7. Your classes were cancelled because of cold.
8. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
9. You use a down comforter in the summer.
10. Your grandparents drive at 100 km/hour through 13 feet of snow and raging blizzard without flinching.
11. You see people wear hunting clothes at social events.
12. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
13. You think of the major four food groups as deer meat, beer, fish and saskatoons.
14. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
15. There are always 4 empty cars running in the parking lot at the beer store at any given time.
16. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
17. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
18. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
19. You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Pothole season.
20. It takes 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone.
21. You actually understand these jokes.