The Aboriginal Metis people were considered the “First People of Canada” and they settled in the area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada long before the Europeans arrived and formed the permanent town. The name of the area originates with the Cree Indians and means “the place of many Saskatoon berries”’; these are tasty violet berries that are abundant in the area.

Saskatoon has numerous activities and visitors will just have a tough time deciding what to do next. Some of the many activities include:

1. For the sports enthusiast, the Saskatoon Blades are a popular Ice Hockey team part of the Western Hockey League and host their games in the Credit Union Center. Other sporting events in the area are hosted by the Saskatoon Hilltops, a Canadian football team, and the Yellow Jackets baseball team.

2. Visitors who want more of an outdoorsy activity, the Meewasin Valley Trail is fantastic for bicycling, hiking, picnicking, or just taking a strolling the beautiful surroundings.

3. During the winter months, skiing cross-country is probably the outdoor sport that the majority of people enjoy, and the Kiwanis Memorial Park has a great place for ice skating.

4. For the guests who enjoy museums and galleries, this area provides several including the Mendel Art Gallery, and the Western Development Museum.

5. The Forestry Farm Park and Zoo contains over 80 different animal species and was built in 1964.

With tourist’s interests ranging from sporting events to museums to zoo, Saskatoon provides a wide assortment of fascinating events.