Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatoon: A place of unexpected surprise.

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

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.

Fly to Saskatoon

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).

Drive to Saskatoon

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:

  • From Vancouver: 1574 Km / 978 miles
  • From Calgary: 620 Km / 376 miles
  • From Edmonton: 528 Km / 326 miles
  • From Regina: 258 Km / 160 miles
  • From Winnipeg: 783 Km / 486 miles
  • From Toronto: 2219 Km / 1379 miles

Take the Train to Saskatoon

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. 

Ride the Bus to Saskatoon

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.