The main building is a replica of an old red barn which used to be common across the prairies. Inside is a restaurant, featuring home-made eats and treats, with seating for over 100 and an outdoor patio with a further 30 seats. Outside are located the beautiful flower gardens. Located on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River, the flower gardens provide a very relaxing place to stay for a little while during a hectic sightseeing trip. The kids would love to run around the garden! Try out the rocker swing. I can't remember what set us off, but we couldn't stop laughing the rest of the day because of something to do with the swing!
If you feel energetic, you can head over to the orchard and pick Saskatoon berries to take home to make your own delicious treats!
The barn also contains a gift shop. In fact the entire barn is covered with all kinds of arts and crafts which are for sale. The special Saskatoon berry products (as well as products made out of other prairie delights such as chokecherries) are found in the gift shop itself. If you can imagine it, it's got Saskatoon berries in it. Tea, chocolates, jams, jellies, and even wine! These make lovely gifts for people back home. And what is even better is that they taste good too!
If you are not familiar with Saskatoon or the area, the Berry Barn can be a little difficult to find. Just give them a call at (306) 978-9797 and they'll give you directions to find the place. You will definitely need a car to get there. The Berry Barn is open almost all year round, closing for a couple of months after Christmas to give the family that runs it a break.
If you have time to stop at the Berry Barn, please do. It will be a berry good experience for the entire family.
July 17, 2002
From journal Saskatoon - the City, not the Berry