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Summer is here but it never lasts as long as we want it to! Get the most out of summer with your family. What’s on your summer fun bucket list? Check out our guide filled with terrific Saskatoon summer events to help you find the best ways to spend your time. You and your family can make some memories and have some FUN!

What’s on Our Summer Fun Bucket List?

1. Celebrate 50 Years of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. Take a wander through the newly renovated Affinity Learning Centre, introduce yourself to the newest animals, visit the other awesome animals (including the meercat house), play in two different playgrounds, and spend the perfect day outside with your family.

2. Take a day trip to Beaver Creek Conservation Area. No matter the season, this is a great place but summertime will guarantee you a hike full of beauty and plenty of friendly chickadees ready to eat out of your hand.

3. If you’re out walking with your family, take a book to trade in one of  Saskatoon’s Free Little Libraries.

4. A summer is not complete without a visit (or many) to Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. The amusement-style attractions has something fun for everyone in the family. Hop aboard the Canpotex Train, soar high above the city on the Ferris wheel, pick their favourite animals and twirl around on the carousel. They also have an amazing park area with a spray pad, cable rides, a climbing structure and more.

5. A beautiful spot to visit just outside Saskatoon is Wanuskewin! They have fun programming, a museum to explore, daily shows, a unique park, beautiful trails and so much more.

6. Nothing says summer like hitting the pool! Find outdoor pools or paddling pools with the help of our guides.

7. Playgrounds are the absolute best way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Best of all without spending a dime! It’s summer fun at its best and simplest. Check out some of our favourite Playgrounds in Saskatoon or the 10 Best Playgrounds in Saskatoon!

8. I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream for Ice Cream! Try a few new spots this summer and enjoy a sweet treat to beat the heat. Find the Best Ice Cream Shops in Saskatoon.

9. Saskatoon is full of places to cool off. Check out all the great spray pads we have to offer.

10. Pack a picnic and get outside! Saskatoon has plenty of parks to visit and eat some delicious meals.

11. If there is a rainy day and you’re not prepared for a day of puddle jumping, you can always check out the AWESOME Indoor Play Centres in Saskatoon!

12. Explore downtown with your kids on Saskatoon’s brand new Punch Buggy. It’s a pedal bus powered by kids! It’s a unique way to see our beautiful city.

13. Get out and explore our beautiful Saskatchewan lakes! With have a list of our favourite 6 Lakes Near Saskatoon Worthy of a Day Trip!

14. Take the family out to Sunnyside Dairy Farm for some fresh cream and milk and a walk around the Farmers’ Market.

15. Don’t forget the furry family members we have a list of Dog Parks in Saskatoon or you can take them to a private dog park atPups Playground Unleashed.

16. If you need your kids to burn off some energy, make sure to check out some free soccer in a neighbourhood near you. Kids in The Park continues all through summer.

17. Let’s not forget the fun at the start of summer! Celebrate this beautiful season with the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival from June 30th to July 7th!

18. Art in the Park Summer Festivals will take place at three different parks on three different dates this summer! It’ll be a lot of fun for the entire family! Find one at the end of July, in August and one at the start of September!


Summer fun never ends at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo! Take a summer stroll with the family and enjoy the beautiful scenery, the friendly animals, and the amazing parks! Celebrate 50 years of the zoo and check out all of the amazing changes they’ve made over the years. Visit the Affinity Learning Centre to visit the variety of reptiles, amphibians and fish including Poison Dart Frogs, Hermann’s Tortoise, and Ball Python! Take a look at the amazing new displays! The new Prairie Dog Exhibit is ready and the beautiful and amazing Butterfly House is open to walk through this summer!

Don’t forget to visit the new-to-the-zoo animals! Say hello to the Snow Leopard, Arctic Fox and Bobcats. Or visit your old favourites! The bears, monkeys, dingoes and SO MANY MORE! The meerkat house is also a wonderful spot to visit. They are really fun animals to watch.

If you want to stop for some play time, you have the choice of two amazing playgrounds! The McDonald’s Natural Playground is across from the Superintendent’s Residence. Or, enjoy the Orano Fun Zone, a state-of-the-art accessible playground located next to the orchard in the zoo.

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is a great place to meet with family and have some wonderful outdoor time! It’s the perfect summer activity!


Find more great family events to enjoy this summer at www.familyfunsaskatoon.com!

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