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Saskatoon - the City, not the Berry

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A travel journal to Saskatoon by girlfromals

The Bessborough Hotel Photo, Saskatoon, Canada More Photos
Quote: Saskatoon, named after the native Saskatoon berry, is Saskatchewan's largest city with over 200,000 inhabitants. Originally home to First Nations peoples, this city on the river has grown into a manufacturing and scientific star on the prairies. The city offers much to the visitor.

Saskatoon - the City, not the Berry

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Overview

The Bessborough Hotel Photo, Saskatoon, Canada
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Wanuskewin Heritage Park, located north of Saskatoon, has been home to First Nations people for over 6,000 years. Now you can explore this spiritual place through the interpretive center and one of the many paths that take you along the riverbanks. The Western Development Museum in Saskatoon focuses on the settlement of the prairies. It features a recreation of a boomtown in 1910. You can check out the antique cars and trains and check out the operating blacksmith shop as well. The Bessborough Hotel may be to expensive to stay at but it is definitely worth checking out from the outside. Located downtown on the bank of the river, our "castle" is a fine example the hotels which the Canad...Read More

Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Samurai Restaurant"

Samurai Japanese Restaurant Photo, Saskatoon, Canada
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The Samurai Restaurant, located in the Historic Bessborough Hotel in downtown Saskatoon, will provide you with an evening full of great food, entertainment, and conversation. Newly renovated with a new sushi bar, this restaurant has developed a great reputation in its 25 years of operation. The interior is decorated in traditional Japanese style creating a very relaxing atmosphere. The hostess wears a kimono. The tables look like you will have to sit on the floor but there are actually chairs to sit on. Each table comfortably sits 8. Reservations are definitely recommended if you are a large party and require an entire table. If you are just 2, you will be seated at a table with others whom ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Samurai Japanese Restaurant
601 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 683-6926

Crawdaddy's Louisiana Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "Crawdaddy's Louisiana Bar & Grill"

Crawdaddy's Louisiana Bar & Grill Photo, Saskatoon, Canada
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Do you ever feel like having Cajun food but you can't afford to go to New Orleans just for supper? Then you need to go to Crawdaddy's Louisiana Bar & Grill. Located in downtown Saskatoon, this restaurant offers great atmosphere and music, and even better food. The interior of the restaurant has been completely renovated with French Quarter iron, painted brick walls, and a post and beam system which takes you all the way back to a New Orleans restaurant at the turn of the century. The Voodoo Lounge is a 200-seat showroom featuring Blues, Jazz, and Zydeco music. There is a wide offering of traditional Cajun and New Orleans style cooking. The...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Crawdaddy's Louisiana Bar & Grill
244 1st Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 978-2729

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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Attraction

Wanuskewin Heritage Park Photo, Saskatoon, Canada
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What does Wanuskewin mean to you? That is the phrase you will hear during the film presentation at the interpretive center at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Home to First Nations peoples for over 6,000 years, this heritage park is a fantastic place for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to explore. I have been to Wanuskewin several times and cannot say enough about it. It is fun and educational at the same time. When you enter the interpretive center you will see a large display showing the herding of the buffalo/bison. To the right of this display is the theatre. You absolutely have to see the multimedia presentation; it runs every 30 minut...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Wanuskewin Heritage Park
RR #4, Penner Road
Saskatoon S7K 3J7
(306) 931-6767

Berry Barn

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Attraction | "The Berry Barn"

Berry Barn Photo, Saskatoon, Canada
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The Berry Barn, begun in the early 1990's as a Saskatoon Berry orchard, has since grown into a full-fledged restaurant, gift shop, and gardens. A little out of the way, the Berry Barn makes for a great stop for people of all ages, including the kids. 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 ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Berry Barn
830 Valley Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3J6
(306) 978-9797

Delta Bessborough

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Attraction | "Bessborough Hotel"

Delta Bessborough Photo, Saskatoon, Canada
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Located along the riverbank in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, the Bessborough Hotel is a tourist attraction in its own right even though it is a 4 star hotel. What draws the visitor to this hotel, affectionately called 'the Bess', is the architecture which reminds one of fairy tale castles in children's stories. The 'castle' was one of a string of hotels which the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed across Canada, all of which are known for their inspiring architecture. The construction of the Bessborough, named after British nobility, was begun in 1928 and was almost abandoned during the Depression. Residents and visitors are glad that construction was completed as the Saskatoon skyline wou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2002

Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Cres E
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 244-5521

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