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Saskatoon Date Night: Enjoy the Beauty & Culture of the Prairies

Published on August 20, 2021

a man and woman beside a river on a Saskatoon date night

As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Saskatoon is alive with a vibrant arts scene, plenty of live music and a community of burgeoning entrepreneurs. The city is also known as the Paris of the Prairies, so you can rest assured you’ll have a picture-perfect romantic backdrop for your next date night.

Whether you’re planning a night out on the town with your special someone, or you’re envisioning a romp through the fields under a blanket of stars, Saskatoon has a little bit of everything. Enjoy the city’s culinary delights, immerse yourself in its lively culture, or just soak up the serene beauty of the Prairies — whatever you choose, you’re sure to have a flat-out good time.

5 Unique Ideas for Your Next Saskatoon Date Night

Here are five ideas for date night in Saskatoon to share with your loved one (or solo!)

1. Hike Along the Meewasin Trail

Stretching 90 km throughout Saskatoon and beyond, the Meewasin Trail is full of beautiful places to stop for a photo op. Pack a picnic lunch and connect with nature while you enjoy some quality time with your date.

2. Catch a Show at Persephone Theatre

Located in the Remai Arts Centre on River Landing, Persephone Theatre has been providing entertainment to the Saskatoon community through live theater for 45 years. The theater produces and presents live performances like plays and musicals, and they also offer adult improv classes if you and your date are feeling especially playful.

3. Visit the Western Development Museum

With over 80,000 artifacts, Saskatoon’s Western Development Museum is the largest human history museum in the province. Get lost in another historical era with your date for a romantic yet educational experience, and don’t miss exhibits like Boomtown Street, which captures the bustling atmosphere of Saskatchewan in the early 1900s.

4. Sample Seasonal Berries at the Berry Barn

Nestled on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River just a 10-minute drive from the city, the Berry Barn is a charming countryside attraction perfect for a sweet daytime date. Dine on tasty down-home delights like soup, sandwiches and Saskatoon pie, and enjoy the sights to be seen on the grounds like a petting zoo, a train and a colorful greenhouse bursting with plants.

5. Check out Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

For another nature-focused date idea, visit Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, a picturesque area featuring sandy beaches, hiking trails and majestic lookout points with views of the valley and the South Saskatchewan River. If you do head to the area for a hike, tread lightly on the land and be sure to watch out for wildlife.

Looking for more things to do in Saskatoon? The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 2021 Festival is making a triumphant return this summer.

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The Author
Mackenzie Patterson is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. She enjoys long walks, iced coffee on tap, and discovering all the latest and greatest health and wellness trends.

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