The City of Bridges

Saskatoon is located in the Moist Mixed Grassland Ecoregion of the Prairie Ecozone, an area characterized by broad plains interrupted by “deep, scenic valleys and subdued, hilly uplands”. Known as the Bridge City, Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city and home to Canada’s largest science project - the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron - and one of the most successful university-related research parks in North America - Innovation Place. So, while you are here, please be sure to take a look around our beautiful and vibrant city.


Saskatoon 2019 accommodations are available on-campus and at local hotels. A limited number of rooms have been reserved on campus and can be reserved on-line through UofS Hospitality Services. A block of rooms also has been reserved at the Parktown Hotel, Staybridge Suites, and Holiday Inn located near the UofS campus. For more information see the Accommodations page.


The University of Saskatchewan is located in the heart of Saskatoon, SK (a city of nearly 300,000 people) and is situated along the eastern bank of the South Saskatchewan River.

Air Travel

Saskatoon is serviced by the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport located 15 minutes from the University of Saskatchewan campus. Numerous daily arrivals and departures link Saskatoon with all Canadian, American and International points.

Ground transportation between the airport and the downtown core and University of Saskatchewan campus is available.

  • Saskatoon Transit (Route No 12) provides city bus service to the downtown core and UofS campus. Bus stops are located curb side just past the arrivals area.
  • Taxi service is provided from the airport. Currently United Cabs Ltd. is the licensed provider of both taxi and limousine services. Several hotels near the airport provide shuttle services.
  • Car rental counters are located inside the terminal building in the arrivals area. The airport has service from Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National Car Rental.

Driving to Saskatoon

The University of Saskatchewan campus is accessible via Hwy. 16 by taking the Preston Ave. exit (traveling south) or the College Drive exit (traveling north).

  • Trip specific directions can be obtained using Google maps Canada.

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Things to do

Saskatchewan's largest city is a four season destination and has gained a reputation as a great place to both live and visit.

A young, vibrant and entrepreneurial demographic is energizing the city with exciting new things to see and do. Well supported by a history of know-how and innovation, Saskatoon celebrates throughout the year its rich culture, through a continuous line-up of festivals, events, performing arts, and a fine selection of crafts and fine arts.

Find out more about what to do in and around Saskatoon here.