Saskatoon
Canada
By D. Gregory Perrin

No trip to Western Canada would be complete without stopping into Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Often dubbed the "Paris of the Prairies," this hidden treasure is sometimes overlooked by some travelers. WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends making plans to frequent Saskatoon for your next vacation destination.

Vacationers can enter the city through the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) which is just to the north of the downtown area. WhatsCheaper.com can help make your flight arrangements; just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to start your search for affordable rates. Travelers can also book their hotel arrangements in Saskatoon with WhatsCheaper.com as well. By clicking on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php), you can search through our hotel finder to obtain low quotes at high quality hotels.

WhatsCheaper.com recommends starting your sightseeing tour at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum. There is a small admission fee, but it is well worth it. This museum has an array of fantastic of exhibits that will teach visitors the history of this great city. Boomtown 1910 is an exhibit that takes travelers back to the turn of the century when Saskatoon really started to grow into the great city it is today. There are over 30 buildings erected that portray what community life was like during the era. There is another exhibit that has vintage cars. Visitors can even dress up in the era’s clothes and take home a photo as a souvenir. WhatsCheaper.com knows you will not be disappointed.

The city of Saskatoon is not only a growing metropolis; but also has many options in the realm of nature. Nature lovers will just adore Wanuskewin Heritage Park. There are 360 acres of beautiful trails available to travelers at this site. Another great example of a nature and wildlife attraction is the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. The zoo can be entered for a minimal fee and has a large array of animals.

WhatsCheaper.com’s highlight of Saskatoon is River Landing. This project is part of the ever expanding Saskatoon downtown. Saskatoon has one of the best standards of living in all of Canada, and this region is a large reason behind that. There are fantastic shops, restaurants and other venues.

Golf is a huge sport in Saskatoon. There are some excellent courses available including The Willows and Dakota Dunes." No matter what you liking, this city's golf courses will not disappoint.

Theatre in the city is another large aspect. The Broadway Theatre is a great selection that offers theatre experiences for a minimal cost. The number of shows at this theatre is wide, which makes it an excellent venue.

The city also has a number of festivals, such as the Saskatoon Blues Festival in February, Taste of Saskatchewan in July, Folkfest in August, and others. No matter what time of year, Saskatoon has a festival to your liking.

All in all, Saskatoon is just the city for your next Canadian vacation. The city has something for everyone to take advantage of. Just click on the above links to book your flights and hotels with WhatsCheaper.com and for more information check in with tourismsaskatoon.com.

MUST SEE IN Saskatoon LIST:

  • 1. River Landing
  • 2. Beaver Creek Conservation Area
  • 3. The Berry Barn
  • 4. Saskatoon Western Development Museum
  • 5. Mendel Art Gallery
  • 6. University of Saskatchewan
  • 7. Golf courses
  • 8. The Barn Playhouse
  • 9. Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • 10. Broadway Avenue

Saskatoon EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. WinterShines - January/February
  • 2. Saskatoon Blues Festival - February
  • 3. SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival - June/July
  • 4. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan - July/August
  • 5. Taste of Saskatchewan - July
  • 6. NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - July
  • 7. Cameco Canadian Remembers Fesival of Heroes - August
  • 8. Folkfest - August
  • 9. Potash Corp Fireworks Festival - August/September
  • 10. Saskatoon City Hospital Festival of Trees - November

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Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown
90-22nd Street E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
By Christine Cimino

The Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown is a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Ideally located, the hotel is a quick ten-minute drive from the Saskatoon International Airport and walking distance to Midtown Plaza Shopping Centre, the city’s arts and convention center and numerous offices and restaurants. Upon arrival guests are welcomed by a friendly staff and the contemporary and elegant décor of the grand foyer. Providing a worry-free stay, the hotel offers the modern conveniences you expect from Hilton including baggage storage and luggage hold, safety deposit boxes, ATM, foreign currency exchange, coin laundry services, complimentary valet parking and   self-parking for a nominal fee. Check-in time is 3 p.m. on the day of arrival.

Beautifully decorated rooms are spacious and designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Standard guest rooms feature either a king or two queen-sized beds. Wind down with a movie or show on a high definition flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view and on-demand options. Enjoy an evening or morning beverage and snack from your mini kitchen offering a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Take care of personal and business needs right from your room with complimentary high-speed internet access. Additional touches include room service and daily newspaper delivery.

The Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon offers travelers a variety of services around the clock. Opt for a leisurely breakfast, quick lunch or full-course dining in the lovely Garden Grille & Bar. Sip a morning coffee at the Garden Café and take an afternoon dip in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool. In the evening the Steps Lounge is the perfect way to wind down with a relaxing drink with friends, family or colleagues. Whatever your schedule, the 24-hour access to the fitness and business centers allow you to work and work out at your convenience. The fitness center features both cardio machines and free weights, while the business center is equipped with printer, fax and photocopying services.

There is no rush on the morning of your departure, as The Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon has an accommodating 12 p.m. check-out time. WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends The Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown and can assist you in booking your room (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
612 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Canada
By Sarah Hay

Come experience the majestic beauty and grandeur of Canada at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel, located above the South Saskatchewan River, in downtown Saskatoon. Families from near and far love the hotel’s sprawling River Country indoor water park, and golfers will appreciate the easy access to nearby golf courses. Some of the best museums in the area are within three miles of the hotel, along with three different hospitals, a host of corporations, and several government buildings are nearby as well.

You’ll find so many ways to relax and enjoy your stay at the Sheraton Cavalier, starting with the River Country water park, which has recently been upgraded with anti-slip floors throughout the center, and features a heated main pool and children’s pool, two waterslides, an indoor whirlpool, sun deck and a round-the-clock exercise facility. Take advantage of the Club Lounge, which features a free breakfast every day, plus afternoon snacks and drinks, four days a week. There is a hotel gift shop on site for any last-minute items, and a concierge, valet and dry cleaning services are always available to make sure you look your best.

You’ll find 249 rooms, including eleven suites, in which to spread out and indulge yourself at the Sheraton, all of which feature a renowned Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed, free Internet service and daily newspapers, as well as LCD flat screen televisions, coffee makers and mini bars. Guests will appreciate the deluxe bath accessories, and some suites feature the additional business touch of copiers, fax machines and printers. If you’re traveling with “man’s best friend,” the Sheraton Cavalier will happily provide a Sweet Sleeper dog bed, upon request.

You’ll find a variety of lounges and restaurants in the hotel, whether you’re in the mood for a steak, light breakfast or quiet drink, you’ll find something to tempt your palate. If you’ve been looking for the perfect location to host your next conference or special event, the nine meeting spaces can host over 1,000 people, or as little as 10. No matter what, when your plans bring you to Canada, stay at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel, and follow this link, to let WhatsCheaper.com get you there inexpensively: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon
103 Stonebridge Boulevard, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
By Tekisha Slack

The newly built Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon is located just five miles from John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, and is minutes from all major highways in and out of the city.

The 119 deluxe guest rooms offer the generous benefits of a master bedroom and oversized bath, as well as cable. A spacious work area with commanding views helps maximize your productivity and comfort. Little things in life make a big difference. Get a great night's sleep in the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort (SM) Bed, refresh with free bottled water daily and keep in touch with free High Speed Internet Access. Kick back with a beer from the hotel’s collection of the world’s Best Brews(SM) or catch up on some reading over a hot, fresh cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Kick back and relax. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, business centre and fitness centre along with a family room—a great place to for you to stretch out and visit outside the guestroom setting. Enjoy the pool facility, which includes a salt water pool, hot tub and waterslide. Have business to take care of? The Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon has got two meeting rooms varying in sizes for your meeting requirements, plus ample free parking.

Hungry? The Sheraton’s got you covered. The Four Points by Sheraton, Saskatoon Restaurant and Lounge offers you a comfortable place to unwind after a busy day of business or travel. Savor a great meal to start your day off, or unwind when the day is done—all just steps from your guest room.

Get out and explore! The Four Points Sheraton, Saskatoon is convenient to a variety of local attractions, including Saskatchewan Place, Dakota Dunes Casino, Dakota Dunes Golf Course, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Zoo and Park, University of Saskatchewan, Prairieland Park and Canada's largest science project, The Canadian Light Source Synchotron. Major nearby corporate headquarters include Cameco, PotashCorp and AREVA NC Inc.

The newly built Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon is an excellent choice for great service and a convenient location. Use WhatsCheaper.com to book your accommodations today. Just click on the link to get started (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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