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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Saskatoon?

You should plan to spend around $129 (CA$173) per day on your vacation in Saskatoon. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $32 (CA$43) on meals
  • $33 (CA$44) on local transportation
  • $111 (CA$149) on hotels

A one week trip to Saskatoon for two people costs, on average, $1,800 (CA$2,428). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saskatoon cost?

A one week trip to Saskatoon usually costs around $900 (CA$1,214) for one person and $1,800 (CA$2,428) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saskatoon on average costs around $1,800 (CA$2,428) for one person and $3,600 (CA$4,856) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saskatoon will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saskatoon on average costs around $3,857 (CA$5,203) for one person and $7,714 (CA$10,405) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saskatoon has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saskatoon expensive to visit?

Prices in Saskatoon are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Saskatoon is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Hope, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saskatoon Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saskatoon?

The average Saskatoon trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saskatoon travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$149 ($111)
Local Transportation 1 CA$44 ($33)
Food 2 CA$43 ($32)
Entertainment 1 CA$24 ($17)
Alcohol 2 CA$7 - 20 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Saskatoon
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saskatoon is $55 (CA$75). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saskatoon is $111 (CA$149). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saskatoon

Looking for a hotel in Saskatoon? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saskatoon based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $94. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Saskatoon
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saskatoon is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 (CA$44) per person, per day, on local transportation in Saskatoon.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Saskatoon
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Rental Cars in Saskatoon
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Food Budget in Saskatoon
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  • While meal prices in Saskatoon can vary, the average cost of food in Saskatoon is $32 (CA$43) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saskatoon should cost around $13 (CA$17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saskatoon is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Saskatoon
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  • Entertainment and activities in Saskatoon typically cost an average of $17 (CA$24) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Saskatoon
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  • The average person spends about $9.81 (CA$13) on alcoholic beverages in Saskatoon per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Saskatoon
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  • On average, people spend $1.84 (CA$2.49) on bottled water in Saskatoon per day. The public water in Saskatoon is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Saskatoon On a Budget
Saskatoon is a city straddling the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatoon is full of hidden treasures. Head into the downtown core and inner neighborhoods to get the best feel of this vibrant city. The majestic South Saskatchewan River winds through downtown, offering beautiful, natural diversions. Beautiful parks and riverside walks help you make the most out of long, sunny summer days. There are plenty of great spots to stop for a refreshing drink and a chat with locals. Saskatoon also has a proud heritage of local rock and country music and a vibrant live-music scene. If you only have time for one Saskatchewan stop, Saskatoon might just be the place for you.
Visit the Saskatchewan Railway Museum. The railroad opened up Saskatchewan to settlers and was a vital lifeline for getting grain to the market. This museum shows how things were when rails, not roads, were the most important links in the province.

See the sights at the Western Development Museum. The flagship Saskatoon branch of the province’s Western Development Museum is a faithful re-creation of Saskatoon the boom town, c 1910. Inside Canada’s longest indoor street, you can roam through the town’s many buildings, from a dentist’s office straight out of a horror film to the pharmacy, the walls of which are lined with hundreds of vintage concoctions. There are trains, tractors, buggies, sleighs and a jail. It’s about 4km south of downtown.

See the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. This museum tells the story of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. With an emphasis on traditional clothing and contemporary artwork, it provides a good insight into the world of Ukrainian Canadians. Check out the gift shop for pysanka (decorated Easter eggs).

Nutana is a neighborhood that brings a modern vibe to Saskatoon and is highly engaged in the culture of the area. Home to the popular Broadway Avenue, the neighborhood has lots of local and independent shops and restaurants that create a sense of closeness to the community.

River Heights

A busy Saskatoon neighborhood that is highly involved in recreational opportunities. Because the neighborhood is right along the river, it is the perfect location for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. River Heights also boasts retail stores and restaurants.

City Park

Immersed in art and architecture, City Park is filled with art galleries, historical buildings, and an amusement park, it is a neighborhood that will entertain.


One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city with plenty of shops and restaurants, including the famous Christie's Mayfair Bakery (known as the city's finest bakery).


Filled with a number of greenspaces and numerous retail options, Sutherland is one of the more popular Saskatoon neighborhoods.


Of the Saskatoon neighborhoods, Silverspring is the one with the most access to nature, backing on to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. The neighborhood also has access to lawns, gardens, and the Silverspring park.

Central Business District

One of the best Saskatoon neighborhoods to be if you need close proximity to downtown. This neighborhood buzzes with businesses, restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Visit the Saskatoon Zoo Society. About 9km from downtown, this pleasant little zoo, nestled among shaded picnic grounds in Forestry Farm Park, is great for kids. Animals are predominantly rescues or are no longer able to survive in the wild, and residents include grizzly bears, alpacas, wolves, cougars and prairie dogs. The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has settings resembling natural habitats for more than 90 species of birds and animals, from Capuchin monkeys to grey wolves. A tropical fish display and nature walkways can also be found at the zoo.

The Wanuskewin Heritage Park is devoted to the history of the province’s first inhabitants. At Wanuskewin you can wander interpretive trails through the grassy hills and valley meadows, discovering some of the 19 pre-contact sites. Invisible from the surrounding prairie, the untouched Opamihaw Valley is a spiritual and sacred place. Cultural dance performances take place on summer afternoons. Wanuskewin Heritage Park aims to encourage a better understanding of the indigenous peoples who inhabited the region in earlier times. The park is the site of some exciting archaeological discoveries – some dating back at least 6,000 to 7,000 years ago.

Saskatoon hosts many festivals and events during the summer. The Saskatoon Exhibition is an Annual fair with the usual assortment of midway rides and live entertainment. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan performs Shakespearian plays in a pair of large tents in July and August. Art in the Heart – is a great little event in the Caswell area. There is artist vendors from Saskatoon, as well as crafts, face-painting and henna. Live local music is playing all day, and there is a kid’s area in the Church Basement where they can do crafts and learn a play. The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is a major jazz festival and combines free public performances, beer gardens at the Bessborough Hotel with major artists, and various paid performances in venues around the city it runs from mid-June through the beginning of July.
Food and Dining
Saskatoon’s restaurant scene has been coming into its own over the past few years. Saskatoon’s many independent restaurants incorporate the province’s rich bounty into fresh, creative new dishes. The area's restaurants boast a variety of cuisine types like, authentic Mexican food, Indian and, Jamaican food. Enjoy amazing vegetarian and gluten-free bakeries, cozy cafes, dessert shops and fine dining options. Saskatoon has something for everyone when it comes to food. A few local dishes include: Poutine (crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds and rich gravy), Bannock (a simple bread that was once a key staple in the diets of Canada's Aboriginal people), Butter tarts (flaky pastry shells filled with a butter, sugar and egg filling), ¬†Saskatoon berry pie (with the Saskatoon berry having a sweet and almondy flavor), Peameal Bacon (made from lean boneless pork loin, rolled in cornmeal), and Beavertails (a slab of delicious, deep-fried dough, covered in a variety of toppings).

The closest airport is Saskatoon's John G. Diefenbaker Airport.To get to the city center from the airport: you can take Saskatoon Transit: Route 11, Rent a vehicle from one of the car rental companies, or by taxi. You can get to Saskoon by rail on the Canadian, a train operated by VIA Rail, departs three times/week to/from Vancouver to/from Toronto. Saskatoon is easily accessible by car on the Yellowhead Highway branch of the Trans-Canada Highway. Greyhound Bus Lines connects Saskatoon to most other cities throughout Canada by way of Edmonton and Winnipeg. For getting around in Saskatoon, Sasktoon Transit serves most of the city. Both regular and express service is provided. Saskatoon is a very bicycling friendly city and boasts the second highest per capita commuter cycling rate in Canada. Walking is also a great way to get around Saskatoon. If your accommodation is in or close to the Downtown, you will be within walking distance to Saskatoon’s best shopping, educational and cultural attractions. Saskatoon is a relatively compact city and outside of rush hour it’s easily possible to drive across the city in 15 minutes or less, so if you have a car, you'll be able to get wherever you want to go relatively easily.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.