Paris of the Prairies, S’toon, Hub City, The City of Bridges and Saskabush are all nicknames for Saskatoon, the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon is the area’s economic and cultural hub.
Saskatoon is named after the berry of the same name and is known for its diverse and vibrant culture and its 8 river crossings. The neighborhoods of Nutana and Riversdale are two of the most historic neighborhoods in Saskatoon.
Can you guess the most popular sport in Saskatoon? You guessed it…. it’s Ice Hockey. Saskatoon is home to the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. Canadian Football and LaCrosse are also very popular sports in the area. The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are one of the top football programs in all of Canada.
Saskatoon is also the home of the SaskaTel Centre which is Sakatchewan’s largest arena for sports and concerts. Some of the most famous music acts from the area includes Joni Mitchell, Wide Mouth Mason, The Sheepdogs and The Northern Pikes.