IITC 2018 is taking place on October 30 and 31, 2018 on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The City of Saskatoon is favourably positioned with the South Saskatchewan River winding through it. Seven bridges span its gentle flow, linking east to west. An active city, residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing sixty kilometres of pathways in all seasons.
A vibrant, sophisticated arts community is tangible at the assortment of events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Boutique shopping, challenging golf courses, and fresh local cuisine round out Saskatoon’s appeal.
Getting to Saskatoon couldn’t be easier! With an international airport only 10 minutes from downtown, daily flights are available to and from major Canadian and U.S. destinations. Saskatoon is also home to a VIA Rail Canada station, has a local bus stop for connecting to provincial and national destinations, and is conveniently accessed by major highways.
A variety of carriers provide convenient direct flights and connections, such as WestJet and Air Canada, and also all-inclusive charters from Air Transat and Sunwing. Domestic direct flights includes destinations such as Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa.
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has an established partnership with The Travel Group, a Vancouver based travel agency servicing clients nationally.
A discounted conference rate for air travel to Saskatoon is available for delegates attending the International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC2018).
Saskatoon has major highways leading into and out of the city via Circle Drive. North and south is serviced by the twinned Highway 11, and the TransCanada Highway 16 runs northwest (twinned) and southeast of the city.
Estimated distance from major cities:
The VIA Rail train network serves Saskatoon three times each week in peak season, and twice per week during off-peak. Contact VIA Rail for a current schedule to destinations east to Toronto (connecting to Quebec or Halifax) or west to Vancouver.
Prince Albert Northern Bus Lines is Saskatchewan’s largest private motor coach charter service providing charters for all types of groups to all provinces in Canada.