The Science City
The city of Saskatoon is favourably positioned with the South Saskatchewan River winding through it. Eight bridges span its gentle flow, linking east to west. An active city, residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing sixty kilometres of pathways in all seasons. The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan, where leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron draws the best minds from around the world. A vibrant, sophisticated arts community is tangible at the assortment of events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Boutique shopping, challenging golf courses, and fresh local cuisine round out Saskatoon’s appeal.
Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit visitor and convention bureau marketing Saskatoon and region as a destination of choice for leisure and business travel. Services include convention and events attraction, media relations, and membership services advocacy. Tourism Saskatoon is one of only a handful of internationally accredited destination marketing organizations in Canada.
Science and Technology
Saskatoon is recognized world-wide as a major player in the emerging bio-economy; a powerhouse of science and technology. Increasingly, conventions are gathering in Saskatoon to share knowledge about innovation and to learn more within this extraordinary centre of excellence.
The University of Saskatchewan is the only Canadian University to house six life science colleges including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Nutrition, Dentistry and Kinesiology. The University is home to widely recognized research facilities including Innovation Place, with strengths in agriculture, information technology, environmental and life sciences.