# South saskatchewan river
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.