We have had a good and busy year full of family fun! Here is our best of 2022 in Saskatoon. I don’t want to overwhelm anybody so I am picking a few favourites from each month. Most of these will be back in 2023 so you will have a chance to check it out for the first time or for the second time. Thank you to all our readers for your support this year. It’s been such a great year full of amazing events.
Most months, we’ve also had many visits to Saskatoon Libraries, the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, playgrounds, lots of walks by the river, watched many amazing sunrises and sunsets in the Land of the Living Skies and of course tried out some tobogganing hills!
Best of 2022 in Saskatoon
February brought us a lot of fun. Including the grand opening of Stoked Kitchen and Bar, Nutrien Wintershines in Saskatoon – Our Favourite Winter Festival, and a visit to Wanuskewin.
We decided to dine outside at Winter at Crossmount Cider Company and booked a winter dome experience. We also made sure to visit the animals at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo and stopped to feed the chickadees at Beaver Creek.
We searched for crocus sightings on a Crocus Prairie Hike. We spent Mother’s Day at greenhouses including The Berry Barn! We enjoyed meeting turtles, kangaroos and more at the Saskatoon Wildlife Festival at Prairieland Park.
We enjoyed our first live bluegrass Festival at the Bluegrass at the Barn. We had a blast trying out the latest addition in downtown Saskatoon – Punch Buggy Express. We also had great fun at Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. June ended with a wonderful visit to SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current (not in Saskatoon but a BIG event in Saskatchewan.)
July was busy and warm. We enjoyed Saskatoon Berry Picking, my son loved his camp days with Wildernook, and of course, we loved eating at Taste of Sask in Downtown Saskatoon. We went to meet the cats at the Cat Cafe in downtown Saskatoon, picked flowers at Black Fox Farm and got to experience our very first Cirque Du Soleil. OVO was amazing. I also took my son to Clip and Climb for the first time and we both had a great experience.
August started with another Wildernook camp and was followed by camping out of town with the family. After a week away, we were excited to get back to Saskatoon to learn about Butterflies with Young Naturalists and Other Amazing Insects. My son got to experience the Saskatoon Ex for the first time. It was exhausting (for me) but a really fun time. We took a road trip to Biggar for Circus Funtastic. My son had a lot of first experiences this year and we were excited to introduce him to Saskatoon Folkfest. We also went to visit the Prairie Butterfly House at the Saskatoon Zoo and Forestry Farm. We had been looking forward to it all summer.
With September comes the start of school AND all the corn mazes. We made it to Youth Farm Corn Maze at Rosthern at the start of the month and YXE Corn Maze at Wolf Willow at the end of the month. We loved both experiences. We also went kayaking at Blackstrap and went to our first-ever Nuit Blanche downtown (which included another nighttime Punch Buggy ride.) We also spent time riding bikes and harvesting the garden.
October brought us some beautiful weather and stunning colours. We spent as much time hiking outside as we could but we were also struck down a few times by the cold that every kid in Saskatoon had. We fed the chickadees at Beaver Creek (the article was from a Fall visit in 2021 but we made sure to go again this year.) We crafted and jumped in leaves and enjoyed Thanksgiving with family. We explored downtown, carved pumpkins and made sure to check out the Halloween displays. We went to a spooky Haunted House at Market Mall, did a Spooky Stroll at the Western Development Museum and enjoyed some Halloween fun at Champetre County.
November brought the snow. We spent a lot of time outside having snowball fights, finding hills to climb and of course discovering new places to sled in Saskatoon. We didn’t do as many events this month but we did spend a lot of time outdoors when we could. Of course, we did check out the Santa Claus Parade downtown. It was fantastic this year and we loved every second of it.
And finally, December. A beautiful month filled with Christmas cheer and if you wanted, you could find an event every single weekend. We stuck to just a few this year. We made it to the Festival of Trees as we do every year. We stopped by Kidz Castle (the feature photo) on a cold day because Saskatoon has great Indoor Play Centres. We also made sure to check out the BHP Enchanted Forest in Saskatoon as well as the great Christmas Lights Displays in Saskatoon.
Happy New Year to you all. May 2023 be as full of Saskatoon events and beauty as possible.