Fall is a beautiful time of year in the bridge city! Crisp air, warm days, cool nights and fall colours are abound. Families can’t help but want to get out and make the best of it. Unfortunately, with all of the back-to-school expenses, this time of year can leave families feeling a little light in the pocketbook! If that’s the case for you, don’t despair! Check out our awesome list of:
Inexpensive Things to Do in Saskatoon [Fall Edition]
Hold a Chickadee in the Palm of Your Hand at Beaver Creek Conservation Area
Just a quick drive south of the city of Highway 219, you’ll find beautiful Beaver Creek, and it is never more beautiful than in the Fall. Ripe chokecherries, rosehips, and colourful leaves decorate the many hiking trails the park has to offer. Choose an appropriate trail for your family (they vary in length and difficulty) and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of fall. If you’re lucky you may convince a chickadee to eat from your hand or spot a beaver on the creek itself!
Get Lost at Dutch Growers Pumpkin Maze
Your average corn maze might can set a family back 30 bucks or more. Not at Dutch Growers! Every year they create a straw bale maze (AKA the Pumpkin Maze) right inside their greenhouse. There is no admission to get in, and there are colouring pages available at tables on the side. The maze is perfect for little ones as the bales are stacked well below adult height so it is easy to keep an eye on speedy toddlers and preschoolers. As an added bonus, there is only one exit, making it nearly impossible to get lost! Opens late September.
See a Riverbank FULL of Colour at Gabriel Dumont Park
This gem is located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river, and it is a must-see in the Autumn. You will not find a more breath-taking view of the river in its fall glory than at this park! Why not pack a picnic and stay the day? There is an excellent play structure, numerous grassy areas, a bathroom, and fire pits (ideal for wiener roasting) just steps from the path. The parking lot is accessible off Saskatchewan Cr. West.
Immerse Yourself in Nature at Sutherland Beach
Take the family for a day of hiking along the beautifully forested trails with breath-taking vistas of the South Saskatchewan at Sutherland Beach. This little-known gem is stunning with colour and wildlife in the Fall, and can be accessed off Central Ave. north of Attridge.
On the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River near Riversdale Pool is Victoria Park, home to the newly built Zhongshan Ting. This colourful monument is dedicated to the contributions of the Chinese community in Canada since the 1800’s and is the perfect site to see on a stroll through this fantastic urban park. Parking is free (on Ave. H south)!
Skateboard/Scooter Before Its Too Late
Get moving on a fantastic and free skateboard park in Saskatoon this fall. Whatever your choice of wheeled implement, a skateboard park is fun way to enjoy a bit of fresh air, get the adrenalin going and get some exercise at the same time! Check out our list of Skateboard Parks in Saskatoon.
If you find yourself with a fall morning that’s a little too chilly for an outdoor expedition, why not head to SSCI Indoor Playgroup? This informal playgroup runs mornings at Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Lawson Heights, offering toddler toys and riding implements, and will set a family back just 5 bucks or so.
Ace a Serve at a Tennis Court
Outdoor tennis is always FREE in Saskatoon, and it’s the perfect way to get your heart pumping and keep warm on a cool fall day! Check out our list of Where to play tennis in Saskatoon.
Walking is always FREE
Saskatoon’s Meewasin Trail offers scenic and safe places to walk ALL YEAR LONG, but Fall is an extra special time to enjoy Saskatoon in all its colourful splendour! Check out our list of Five Favourite Hikes in and around Saskatoon.
On September 29th, Riversdale, Downtown, and the Broadway areas will be LIT up with art installations! Nuit Blanche, as the festival is known, is part of Culture Days in Saskatchewan, and there are plenty of displays that will appeal to families!
Making the best of the season doesn’t have to break the bank when you’re in beautiful Saskatoon. Hope to see you out and about!
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