203 Bill Hunter Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7R 1E3
Phone: (306) 955-6565
Fax: (306) 955-6560
Built in 1913, the Third Avenue United Church is one of the heritage structures of the city reflecting English Gothic architecture in every single corner. Apart from the religious sermons, the church is actively involved in cultural activities and it also offers space for events and occasions.
Spread across 760 acres (307.5 hectares) along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, the Wanuskewin Heritage Park is dedicated to conserving the history, culture and values of people belonging to varied native tribal groups. The civilization has survived through more than 6,000 years, and its cultural and anthropological contribution is showcased in a museum at the site. Also located inside the park are winter and summer camp sites as well as a bison hunting site and an auditorium which is used to showcase various cultural events.
The magnificent St Johns Cathedral stands proud, close to the western bank of the South Saskatchewan River, in the heart of Saskatoon. A part of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon, this church was established in 1902. Reflecting Gothic Revival architecture, its red facade was created using Tyndall stone, Redcliff brick and English terra cotta, that replaced the former wooden structure in 1917. The beautiful pipe organ in the church is a Casavant Frères two-manual organ that was installed in the early 1980s.
The Knox United Church of Saskatoon is a part of the Knox congregation that dates back to 1885. The Church was built in 1914 and it now stands out for its unique Gothic architecture.
The University of Saskatchewan is primarily an agricultural research university providing over a 100 degree programs. The largest educational institution of its kind in the province, it proudly owns various colleges under it. Offering degree courses from agriculture to arts and science to dentistry and veterinary studies, it certainly is an all round university. Emphasis on extra-curricular activities is also highlighted. The university's own athletic team, the Huskies is popular for football and hockey. For more details, call ahead or visit the website.
The Rugby chapel is a preserved historic site, part of the University of Saskatchewan which is the largest institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was built with the funds raised by Rugby School students in England and was a major place of worship for Emmanuel College. It is a wooden replica of England's stone built church with Gothic windows and a Norman tower. It still serves as a place of worship.
The Marr Residence is a historic home built in 1884. Situated in the Nutana neighborhood, this beautiful house is the oldest structure in Saskatoon to be surviving on its original site. Used as a residence till 1970's, the house id now a historic site, which is open to visitors for exploration. The building has a mix of the Second Empire and Pioneer styles of architecture. Regular activities, events, workshops and tours are conducted at the site to entertain and educate its visitors.
Part of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, the St. Joseph High School is one of the best educational facilities available in the city. Not only are academics taken care of, but the school also takes special interest in the athletic and extra-curricular development of its students.
Former residence of Lyell Gustin, the Gustin House was built in 1920. Lyell Gustin was a mentor and pianist who taught music to many students in the area. The elegant house has a dedicated piano studio where students, many of whom made successful music careers, learned to play the piano. The historic Trounce House, one of the oldest known structures of the city, was relocated to the rear side of Gustin House. Both the properties are now maintained by Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee which conducts recitals and has some artifacts belonging to Lyell Gustin on display. Check their website to know more.
Part of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division, the Oskayak High School is one of the prime educational institutions of the city. The school was formerly known as Joe Duquette High School. The school building boasts of huge outdoor space where extra curricular activities take place.
Nutana Pioneer Cemetery is considered the oldest cemetery of Saskatoon where the early settlers used to bury their loved ones. Located to the southwest of downtown, overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the first burial took place in 1884. The property was first owned by Nutana Cemetery Company and later was taken over by the City of Saskatoon in 1910. The last burial happened in 1948 and since has become a historic heritage of the area.
Diefenbaker Management Area, Saskatoon comprises of the Diefenbaker Park and the Nutana Pioneer Cemetery. In winters, the park is flocked by tourists for tobogganing and snowboarding on the hill slopes. The park is favourite picnic spot and an public events venue during the summer months. Canada Day is organized and celebrated here with live performances, official ceremonies and fireworks across the night sky.