Category: Saskatoon

Sidling Through Saskatchewan

If you’ve never been to Saskatchewan (like me!) it’s easy to think of this Canadian province as prairies and nothing else, however, this really isn’t the case! Yes, Saskatchewan grows a large proportion of Canada’s wheat, but even so, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting together only actually account for less than 7% of the province’s GDP, so there’s more going on here than farming! While looking into what Saskatchewan offers I’ve come up with the top 5 places I’d like to visit in the province. Saskatoon – Saskatchewan’s largest city is nicknamed The City of Bridges because of the numerous […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Take Via Rail from Saskatoon to Vancouver

I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip on Via Rail from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Vancouver, British Columbia.  Via has some amazing deals available this year, offering fares that are 70% off the regular price.  The train fare was less than it would have cost to make the trip on the Greyhound bus! After a visit with family in Saskatchewan, my daughter and I greatly enjoyed the train trip home to Vancouver.  The train we took was Via Rail’s flagship Western Transcontinental, the Canadian.  It travels from Toronto to Vancouver and Vancouver to Toronto three times each week.  The […]

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Saskatoon Overview

In a recent survey, Saskatoon was voted #1 overall best city under 250,000 in Canada. It ranked 15th in all of North America! The average price of a home in Saskatoon in 2005 was $135,550 versus Calgary’s $249,331 and Vancouver’s $412,830!! Average commute in Saskatoon is fifteen minutes Saskatoon is the biotechnology capital of Canada Saskatoon is home to the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron, the world’s most powerful synchrotron light source Saskatonians enjoy 2380 hours of sunshine annually Saskatoon is known as a real university town; the University of Saskatchewan offers over 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates, and is home […]

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