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Introducing Saskatoon

Saskatchewan's pride, coined the 'Paris of the Prairies' by Canada's favorite homegrown rockers, the Tragically Hip, Saskatoon is full of hidden treasures. Don't be misled by first appearances – head into the downtown core and inner neighborhoods to get a sense of this surprisingly cosmopolitan city. The majestic South Saskatchewan River winds through the spacious downtown, enhancing the city's genteel air.

A rich tradition of farm-to-table cuisine is evident in Saskatoon's many restaurants and is complemented by some fantastic accommodations, including one of Canada's best boutique hotels. Leafy parks and rambling riverside walks help you make the most out of long sunny, summer days: there are plenty of great spots to stop for a refreshing lager and a chinwag with some of the friendliest folks for miles.

Despite the town's legacy as an 1883 settlement by Ontario's bunch of anti-funsters the 'Temperance Colonization Society,' Saskatoon knows how to heat up cold winter days and short summer nights, with a proud heritage of local rock and country music and a vibrant live-music scene.