7 reasons to make hidden LGBTQ jewel Saskatoon your next Canadian destination

Saskatoon may be undiscovered but that is about to change: This gay-friendly city is a welcoming place with beautiful wide-open prairie skies and an urban river valley

The South Saskatchewan River runs throughout the center of Saskatoon, and you actually can traverse the city by canoe, kayak, paddleboard or even riverboat. Urban attractions like the new world-class Remai Modern Art Museum and its most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts thrive alongside oaked gin at Black Fox Farm & Distillery. Canada’s breadbasket provides for a fabulous culinary experience.

And of course, then there is the thriving LGBTQ scene. Here are five great ways to get the most out of Saskatoon.

The James Hotel Saskatoon

Check into this stylish boutique, where you can being your exploration because everything is but a short walk away.

The James Hotel Saskatoon

Luxury boutique hotel with all the perks
620 Spadina Crescent East Saskatoon

Divas Nightclub

Wander over to Divas for a cocktail and maybe catch a drag queen or five.

Divas Nightclub

What nightlife is meant to be
220 3rd Ave S # 110 Saskatoon

Primal Pasta

Carb load with fresh pasta made from local heritage grains.

Primal Pasta

Tradition Italian made with Saskatchewan heritage grains
423 20th st Saskatoon

Citizen Cafe and Bakery

After a good night sleep at the James, head out for homemade coffee and fresh pastries.

Citizen Cafe and Bakery

Breakfast and brunch spot with superb baked goods
18 23rd St E Saskatoon

Saskatoon Farmers' Market

After a morning walk or kayaking, head to the Farmer's market for an organic salad made with the freshest local veggies.

Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Fresh veggies from local growers
414 Avenue B South Saskatoon

Hometown Diner

After an afternoon nap and museum tour, enjoy comfort food and a great wine selection at Hometown Diner.

Hometown Diner

Fresh take on diner food
210 20th Street West Saskatoon

Pink Lounge & Nightclub

Cap the evening with a trip to this nightclub with a welcoming small-town vibe as all types gather for dancing and socializing.

Pink Lounge & Nightclub

Hot spot for all types of LGBTQ peeps
69 24th Street East Saskatoon
By Chris Bull