Getting Around Saskatoon

Saskatoon is a fairly small city, making it relatively easy to get around the core of the city and university grounds on foot or bicycle, and transit and taxi throughout the city is fairly quick.

Maps

Transcanada Highways' Saskatoon page includes an interactive Google Map of Saskatoon.

Saskatoon on Google Maps and on Bing Maps.

Bus Transit

The three hotels recommended by the conference organizers are located within walking distance of the University.  However, if you are interested in taking the bus, you may find this information helpful.

If you are staying at the Bessborough Hotel and Sheraton Cavelier, take Route 40 (PDF map) to the bus mall downtown and take any of the following eastbound buses to the University: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 50, 60, 70, 80.  Please note that the walking distance from these two hotels (approximately 25 minutes) is very likely quicker than taking two buses.

If you are staying at the Parktown Hotel, Route 1 Wildwood (PDF map) stops on 24th Street (bus stop #3168) or take any eastbound bus on 25th Street.  Walking distance to the U of S is approximately 17 minutes. 

For exact times, please visit the Saskatoon Transit "Click and Go" website.

The current cost to take the bus is $2.75.  Paper cash is not accepted.

Taxis

There are several taxi companies in Saskatoon, listed under “taxicabs” in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory. The main taxi companies in Saskatoon are:

  • Quality Cabs: 306-651-8888
  • Blue Line Taxi: 306-653-3333
  • Saskatoon Radio Cabs Ltd:  306-242-1221
  • United Cabs Ltd: 306-652-2222
  • Comfort Cabs:  306-664-6464

Bicycles

In the spring, summer and fall, a bicycle is a very inexpensive way to get around our beautiful city. Cyclists must follow the rules of the road—just like motor vehicle drivers.

  • Cyclists are not allowed to ride on sidewalks.
  • At major intersections cyclists should walk their bikes.
  • A bell or a horn is required by City bylaw.
  • A bike light is required at night.

For your safety, we highly recommend you to wear a bike helmet.

Walking

Saskatoon is not a large city, and most places in and around the university and downtown can be reached easily on foot. There are also some walking tours and people have mapped out beautiful and interesting walking routes