Fly To Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bang in the middle of the Yellowhead Highway between Winnipeg and Edmonton lies Saskatoon. Get ready to discover the trails and beaches of Beaver Creek and Cranberry Flats, cross-country ski the Meewasin Valley Trail, browse the city's many galleries and museums, and shop for deals at Midtown Plaza.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans do need a Visa to enter Canada. These can be arranged at the High Commission of Canada to South Africa, in Pretoria. (Phone: +27 (0)12 422 3000).
- The South African High Commission in Ottawa is the closest representation to Saskatoon. The address is 15 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1M8. Phone: (416) 944 8825. It is a full day’s journey to get there however, so emailing may be simpler (email@example.com).
See and do
Notable landmarks include South Saskatchewan River, The Delta Bessborough, Broadway Avenue, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon Berry and Broadway Bridge. Other highlights you may want to check out include Mendel Art Gallery, AKA Gallery, Thorvaldson Building at the University, Saskatchewan Railway Museum, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Meewasin Valley Centre, Friendship Park, Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Laff Trax Comedy Theatre and Persephone Theatre to name but a few.
Shopping varies from larger malls such as Midtown Plaza, Confederation Mall and The Centre, to open-air shopping districts such as the downtown area, Broadway area and Riverdale. Then there are heaps of smaller speciality stores and boutiques. Look out for traditional items such as ceramic bowls and homeware from Prairie Pottery, organic chocolate from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut, aboriginal handicrafts from The Trading Post and locally made craft items from Handmade House.
Public transport is provided by Saskatoon Transit for the most part. The main bus terminal is situated between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on 23rd Street. Private cabs are also available, but are not cheap. Otherwise, you can hire a car if you want to get around at your own pace. Or, you could make like a local and enjoy the bicycle friendly roads with a hired bike. It is safe and pleasant enough to walk around downtown and other tourist areas too – that way you can stop to take in the sights as you explore.
Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport – YXE
Food and beverage: Tim Horton's and To Go café are both suitable for decent coffee or cold refreshments.
Currency Exchange: There is a change machine in the airport, as well as a Forex counter in each concession area.
Lost Luggage: Lost & Found is at the information booth in the terminal building, and is open Mon-Fri 08h00-16h00 – otherwise you can file a report at information.
Airport Hotels: Hotels nearest to the airport include Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Saskatoon, Comfort Inn, Saskatoon Inn Hotel and Conference Centre and Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon.
Car Hire: Car hire companies at the airport include Budget, Enterprise, Avis, National and Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Saskatoon International Airport (code YXE) is a hub for Air Canada and other airlines, with schedule flights to and from destinations around the world.