Bring the Kids: Family-Friendly Fun in Saskatoon

Looking to keep the kids busy this summer? Saskatoon is full of places where children can have a great time (and the grown-ups can relax a little bit). There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options to entertain them. Here are a few not to be missed:

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo

Set down a blanket and have a family picnic, catch your first fish, ride the Kinsmen Express Train and meet the many denizens of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Visit the Kinsmen Bear exhibit and you may see grizzly bears Mistaya and Koda wrestling, digging or playing in their pond. At the Nutrien Ark, Malcolm and Jethro, the zoo’s resident cougars, will amaze and delight your children.

Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park

Celebrate the magic of play at Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. Take a ride on the ferris wheel for a bird’s eye view of the city, twirl around on the carousel or hop aboard the modern-day freight train for a park tour. Watch the kids play on the mini-zipline, dig in the sand or cool down on the splash pad. It is perfect for a hot weekend day or weekday afternoon.

Nutrien Wonderhub

Nutrien Wonderhub​ is the first and only children’s museum of its kind in Saskatchewan. It is a state-of-the-art facility opening in Saskatoon’s historic Mendel Building on June 28. At this new location, children and their grown-ups will enjoy more than 25,000 sq. ft. of interactive exhibits, programs and opportunities for playful learning.

Wilson’s Lifestyle Centre/Stoked Centre

At Wilson’s Lifestyle Centre/Stoked Centre, rip around on high-speed electric go-karts, fly high on the 200-ft. zipline, challenge yourself on the suspended obstacle course and let the little ones jump in bouncy castles.

River Landing

Pack up the kids and head down to the river, where you can cool off on a hot Saskatoon summer day at the Saskatchewan River Basin water play feature at River Landing. This attraction was designed with the local geography and natural and cultural heritage in mind.

Remai Modern

The Remai Modern, considered one of North America’s most visionary new art galleries, features dazzling exhibits from artists around the globe and boasts the world’s largest collection of Picasso linocut prints. The award-winning art gallery also has regular kid-friendly programming, including family and stroller tours.

Prairie River Cruises

See Saskatoon from the water on the top deck or inside the heated cabin of The Prairie Lily. Let Prairie River Cruises be your guide as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Saskatchewan River. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sightseeing tour with your family and gain a unique perspective of the city.

Western Development Museum

Imagine yourself washing clothes on a scrub board, stoking the fire in the cook stove and shopping in the general store as you explore the lives of Saskatchewan’s early settlers at Western Development Museum – Saskatoon. 1910 Boomtown, the life-size re-creation of a main street from yesteryear, also boasts a priceless collection of antique automobiles and a working exhibit, the Boomtown Café.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Walk back in time through 6,000 years of history of the Northern Plains people at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Follow the Path of the People, explore the Trail of Discovery or climb to the east prairie along the Trail of the Buffalo. During the summer from mid-May to September, traditional dance performances connect visitors with the past. Join in on a communal round dance and allow the beat to lead the way. 

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