School is over and summer is here! We’ve got a list of inexpensive things to do in Saskatoon during this hot season! 2021 can be a great one with adventures every day! You won’t have to break the bank with these ideas!

Inexpensive Things to Do in Saskatoon This Summer

  1.  Take a StoryWalk®  at Kinsmen Park with the Saskatoon Public Library. Read a story while walking the beautiful paths!
  2. Why not make a splash at a City of Saskatoon Paddling Pool? These facilities are FREE and come staffed with a summer student who will entertain kids with crafts and games right on-site. With over 30 locations, you’re never far from a paddling pool.
  3. As well as regular performances of Macbeth, the 2021 John Raynor Community Series at Shakespeare on Saskatchewan hosts performances of dance, play-readings, poetry, spoken word, bands, and more throughout the season.
  4. Hit up a playground in Saskatoon! Scattered throughout the city on school grounds or in public green spaces, there are dozens of awesome playgrounds to choose from in Saskatoon. Play the day away, and don’t spend a penny! Check out our list of Favourite Playgrounds in Saskatoon.
  5. Make a masterpiece at Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program. On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3 pm and 6 pm. SCYAP is open for families to drop in and craft together at no cost! Check out Art in the Park July through August weekdays from 11 am to 2 pm.
  6. Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park should not be overlooked when it comes a cheap-ish day out. The zip-line, novelty slides, and sand/splash pad are FREE!
  7. ‘Spare’ your change with the Kids Bowl Free program!  Register with participating local bowling alleys and receive up to 2 games per day for FREE with this program aimed at giving back to kids and communities.
  8. Grind, drop, and alley-oop at a skateboard park location in Saskatoon. These facilities won’t cost you a dime, and you can also take advantage of the FREE opportunity to have some skateboard lessons from the City of Saskatoon.
  9. Take a visit to the beautiful Petrofka Orchard Walking Trails. They’re located about an hour away from Saskatoon and worth the drive!
  10. If you’re a family of car enthusiasts, why not attend the Rock 102 Show and Shine from August 20th to 22nd in downtown Saskatoon? It’s FREE to set your sights on the plethora of amazing rides from times past.
  11. Walk, ride, roll, or stroll the Meewasin Valley Trail. Get your fresh air and exercise and enjoy the sights of our beautiful city on miles and miles of trail that run through the heart of the city and beyond.
  12. Speaking of getting fresh air and exercise, why not branch a little further out and head to Cranberry Flats or Beaver Creek to explore the natural habitat surrounding our great city?!
  13. Take advantage of the Saskatoon Public Library FREE programming all summer long! Of course, you can always grab a book and just read, but it should also be noted that SPL offers dozens of programs for families like the SPL Knowlympics!.
  14. Make sure to check out one of the amazing Dog Parks in Saskatoon. They are perfect for a family walk – with your furry pet of course!
  15. Leave your wallet at home and come out and enjoy Theatre in the Park with SUM Theatre! From July 2 – 30, a performance of The Other Side of The River will be coming to a park near you!
  16. If you’ve got a family of book lovers, make sure to check out some of Saskatoon’s Free Little Libraries. Grab some books you want to exchange, and find a new favourite book.
  17. Hit up a spray pad with the fam! Cool off with the spray and colourful features of a spray pad in Saskatoon! Check out the pad in Stonebridge or one of the 16 other locations in the city.
  18. Check out the Fringe Festival from July 29 to August 7, 2021, on Broadway. For the price of tipping a well-deserving street performer, you and your family can enjoy theatre, dancing, crafts, performances, and more at this family-friendly festival.
  19. Summer in Saskatchewan is not complete without a trip to the lake. The park fee is a small price to pay for beach memories that will last a lifetime! Check out our list of 5 lakes near Saskatoon worthy of a daytrip.
  20. If you’ve never made use of a City of Saskatoon Youth Centre, make 2021 the summer that you do! These FREE facilities (and travelling services) offer supervised opportunities to participate in sports, crafts, and music at locations around Saskatoon.
  21. Take a day to discover our City of Bridges. Exploring the bridges is a great activity and it gives you lots of opportunities to enjoy our beautiful Saskatoon scenery.
  22. Speaking of bridges, take a day trip outside of Saskatoon to see the Borden Bridge! Take a walk or hike with the family and enjoy the sights.
  23. Visit the Saskatchewan Railway Museum for just $5 for kids and $7 for adults! Kids under 6 are free.
  24. Grab a pair of runners and play a good old-fashioned game of soccer in the park, hosted for FREE by Saskatoon Youth Soccer!
  25. Learn all about the history of Aviation in Saskatchewan at the inexpensive Saskatchewan Aviation Museum on Hangar Road! Kids five and under get in for free!
  26. Lesser-known but oodles of fun and always FREE… Disc Golf is a great way to get kids on the move in pursuit of a hole in fun!
  27. BOOSH! It’s always an ACE when you play Tennis for FREE on any of the amazing courts in Saskatoon.
  28. Don’t forget about your tweens and teens! We’ve got inexpensive activities for them as well with Summer Youth Centres in Saskatoon!
  29. Go on a river walk, have a picnic, and stop at the playground! Find all this at Gabriel Dumont Park!
  30. Chill in your own backyard! Everyone deserves it.

Happy Summer to Saskatoon families! Enjoy every minute of that precious season! School will be back before you know it…