Local Information


We look forward to having you in Saskatoon, where November can be very very cold! Please check the weather before you travel and pack warm outdoor clothing as appropriate.

Some central areas of interest:

  • Downtown: shopping, restaurants and bars, and the recently-opened Remai Modern museum of modern and contemporary art
  • Broadway: shops, restaurants, and bars
  • 20th Street: shops, restaurants, and bars

(map coming soon)


Saskatoon is served by Air Canada and WestJet, as well as TransWest air for those travelling from elsewhere in Saskatchewan. From the airport (YXE) you can get to your destination via rideshare, shuttle service, city bus, or taxi. For details, see the skyxe ground transport page.

Public Transportation

Saskatoon’s public transit system is buses-only. There is no subway, streetcar, or rail. The best way to plan your route is using Google Transit.

Bus fares and passes


Riide – a global booking app for cabs in Saskatoon, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play.

Comfort Cabs – 306-664-6464

United Cabs – 306-652-2222

Note: if you book a Comfort or United cabs, the car dispatched may be branded as “Riide”.


Uber is active in Saskatoon.

Accessible Transportation

Access Transit is Saskatoon’s service for those who require an accessible public transit option.


Getting around


For a complete list of dining options on campus, see “Campus maps” above and select “food”. Expand the “food” menu so locate specific places. Some popular options include:

  • Place Riel Student Centre food court (AKA “Lower Place”) – Food court with tables and chairs. Accessible via indoor tunnel from Murray Library. Note: if asking directions, the local pronunciation is “Plass Ree-EL” / “Lower Plass”.
  • Arts Cafe – Soup and sandwich shop for takeout or communal seating. Accessible via indoor tunnel from Murray Library.
  • Louis – Student Union restaurant and pub, sit-down/dine-in.
  • Louis Loft – Coffee shop with baking and lunches. Order at counter and dine-in.
  • Marquis Culinary Centre – Buffet.
  • Alexanders – Restaurant and bar across the street from campus.