Winter is a LONG season in Saskatoon! Parents are tired and kids are full of endless energy.  Most parents can agree that the best way to remedy this is to get everyone out of the house for a few hours, but, unfortunately, entertaining an entire family out on the town can be a bit costly. That’s why Family Fun Saskatoon has compiled this list of…

Family-Friendly and FREE Activities in Saskatoon (or just outside) (WINTER EDITION!!!)

Ice Skate at an Outdoor Rink

Skating is a great way to get out and get active in Saskatoon in the winter. Most outdoor rinks at schools are free and available for using any old day of winter! Make sure to check out Cameco Meewasin skating rink at PotashCorp Plaza outside the Bessborough hotel.

Grab A Sled

If the weather is agreeable, why not grab a sled, toboggan, or even a garbage bag and hit one of these awesome hills in Saskatoon? Optimist Hill Snow Park is now open and the tobogganing run remains FREE! All the excitement of a wild ride and the repeated trudges up the hill are guaranteed to tire even the most virulent sufferers of cabin fever!

Get Creative with SCYAP

Are your kids into art? Drop into Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program for some FREE arts and crafting opportunities on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

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Experience Saskatoon Winter on Foot

If you bundle up enough, most days in the Saskatoon winter are good enough for a simple walk. Why not try one the Meewasin Valley trails or just take a stroll around your neighbourhood?

Try your Blades at the Clarence Downey Speed-Skating Oval

Public skating is FREE, believe it or not, at the Clarence Downey Oval. No need for specialty speed skates! There are lanes available for all skill levels. Check out their schedule.

Cross-Country Ski Endless Trails

If you’ve got the equipment, there are no limits to the energy you and your family can expend doing this classic winter sport in Saskatoon. There are miles of groomed and not-so-groomed FREE trails in and around Saskatoon for your enjoyment!

Visit an Art Gallery

Check out this fantastic list, find an exhibit that suits your fancy, and make it a day out with the family! Get out, get inspired, don’t spend a penny and enjoy the best of the arts scene in Saskatoon.

family-friendly and free activities in saskatoon

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Take a Self-Guided Tour Around the University

Spend a day touring around the University of Saskatchewan! The campus is extensive–you could probably put a few steps on that counter of yours and run into a few interesting sites along the way. Visit history at the Diefenbaker Centre, experience science and innovation at the Biology and Agriculture Buildings, or check out some art at the Kenderdine Art Gallery. And do it all at NO cost!

Furry Family Love – Dog Parks in Saskatoon

Take the family for a walk at one of the amazing dog parks in Saskatoon. It’s a great place for the four-legged kids and the two-legged kids to run off all their energy.

Take a Daytrip to Beaver Creek Conservation Area

Feed the chickadees. Explore the area and enjoy the sites with your family. Make sure to check out Snowy Saturdays at Beaver Creek.

Hope to see you out and about, Saskatoon families! Best of luck managing that cabin fever!