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Winter Events & Activities

Family toboganning

There is already so much to do in Saskatoon in the winter! From outdoor winter activities like cross country skiing and tobogganing, to winter events like the BHP Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour and Wintershines.

Winter Leisure Guide

Check out the City of Saskatoon's Winter Leisure Guide for information on sport, culture and recreation activities offered throughout the season! 

Winter Events

The party doesn't stop simply because the snow falls. Check out Tourism Saskatoon's Events Calendar for all the cool stuff happening in Saskatoon over the winter months.  Do you have a winter event you would like to add to Tourism Saskatoon's Events Calendar?  Submit your event using their online form

Outdoor Winter Activities

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Cross Country Ski Trails

Trail updates are available here, or for more information call 306-975-3300 (Mon-Fri).  

Nordic Ski Club also offers lessons for children, youth and adults in Kinsmen Park.  

Outdoor Skating Rinks

All outdoor rinks are operated by the neighbourhood Community Associations.  

Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval

No need for speed skates to enjoy skating at the 400m oval - there are four lanes for different speeds and lots of room for every level of skater.

Winter Play Programs

The City of Saskatoon offers FREE Winter Play Programs for children to engage in physical activity while developing new and improved skills in classic Canadian or Indigenous winter sports. Refer to the Winter Leisure Guide for more information. 

Meewasin Trail

The Meewasin Trail  is home to beautiful pathways that wind along the South Saskatchewan riverbank and displays stunning views of both downtown and the forested riverbank.

River Landing

In addition to the Meewasin Trail running through River Landing, an Outdoor Adult Fitness Circuit and Pavilion Building public washrooms are open all year round. A Ceremonial Fire Vessel is available for rent as a warming and gathering place.

Dog Parks Enjoy time with your dog at one of the City's off-leash dog parks

FatBiking or SnowBiking

FatBiking, or snowbiking on 3.7-5 inch wide tires, is becoming a popular winter activity in Saskatoon and many recreational fat bike riders become winter commuters!  The Fatlanders FatTire Brigade hosts a number of events and activities to try out the sport.

Kicksledding

Two skinny runners attached to a handle bar at about waist height. The runners have a rubberized spot to rest your foot and keep your balance and some have seats for transporting small children. You can even harness a dog to the sled and attach a brake. Kick sleds can be rented from Escape Sports.

Winter Running

Get out and run and discover how great winter running can be!

Brainsport offers a Run Academy Winter Session where courses are interactive and fun filled. Great coaches provide training in healthy running techniques and injury prevention.

Saskatoon Road Runners Running Club offers ski and/or snowshoe cross training Sundays at Holiday Park Golf Course.

Tobogganing

Optimist Hill in Diefenbaker Park has a free tobogganing area.

Pest Hill in the George D. Archibald Memorial Park North is a great place for the whole family to toboggan. Several parks around Saskatoon, including Harold Tatler North and South in South Nutana Park, also have small tobogganing hills. Search for park locations and amenities using the Parks Google MyMap.

Optimist Hill

Optimist Hill is a winter recreation area with a ski/snowboarding section, a terrain park and a tubing hill.  There is also a free toboggan hill for families to enjoy.   

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

Take a winter walk around the Zoo and enjoy the animals out active in the winter months.  Admission is by donation until March 31.  Closed on December 25.

Outdoor Public Art

Winter is a great time explore Saskatoon's public art, both permanent and temporary.

 Browse our permanent public art collection

 Browse our temporary public art collection (Placemaker Program)

Geocaching

Geocaching is  a outdoor treasure hunt using GPS enabled devices. With a free membership at Geocaching.com, all the information you need is there to get you started. There are over 2000 geocaches in the Saskatoon area.  Contact the local group Saskatoon and Area Geocaching Association (SAGA)  at www.saskatoongeocachers.weebly.com for more information.

WintercityYXE Interactive Map

Our ​WintercityYXE interactive map shows the locations of outdoor skating rinks, dog parks and other facilities, PLUS amenities to support these activities like public washrooms and places to warm up. Do you have a winter activity you would like to add to our interactive map?  Submit your activity in the online form below.

Looking for a way to get there?  Try out Saskatoon Transit's online trip planner.  

Online Form: Submit your WintercityYXE Activity 

Do you have a winter activity you would like to add to our inventory? 

(All submissions will be reviewed to ensure they fit within our Winter City Strategy themes prior to posting).

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