# Saskatoon things to do
Things To Do In Saskatoon And Why This City Caught Me By Surprise
With the South Saskatchewan River running through it, the downtown core of Saskatoon and surrounding neighborhoods are delightfully trendy, buzzing with restaurants, breweries, and distilleries that stay busy into the night come summer. And when the sun sets, the waterfront trails are lovely for taking advantage of the spectacular sunsets, which paint a rainbow of saturated colors. And Saskatoon is also home to plenty of culture, with festivals like MoSoFest bringing bands to seven different venues around the city and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the second largest (after Vancouver) in Western Canada, also attracting sizeable crowds. Saskatoon is a city easy to explore by foot, which means unless you plan to head further North to places like Prince Albert National Park, walking could suit you just fine. But best of all, I loved the people, who are unquestionably friendly and prideful to call this spirited land home.
Prince Albert National Park: Why It Is A Jewel In The Wild
It wasn’t long into my visit to Prince Albert National Park before I discovered what I loved most. Though, it wasn’t something singular. It came with a mix of some of the best wildlife sightings in unexpected spots, the remoteness, and spectacular beauty. The park sits about 2.5 hours north of Saskatoon, where the landscape is flat and open but still manages to surprise. For instance, seemingly out of nowhere, as you get closer to Prince Albert National Park, leafy trees come into focus, and you enter a boreal forest. The towering white and black spruce, jack pine, and aspen trees are only the beginning. The park is dotted with lakes of all sizes. The largest are Crean Lake, Kingsmere Lake, and Waskesiu Lake. Best of all, there are plenty of chances to spot wildlife here, including bears, moose, fox, bison, otters, elk, and deer. The park is also home to nearly 200 species of birds, so don’t forget to look up. This video shows you four experiences you don’t want to miss.