Saskatoon
Public Trails, Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail)
Tourism Saskatchewan
South Saskatchewan River Valley, Saskatoon and area.
Latitude: 52.12348° N,
Longitude: -106.664° W
Cycle, jog, cross-country ski or walk over 60 km of riverbank trails through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas stretching from Pike Lake in the southwest to Clark's Crossing in the northeast. Many rest areas with picnic tables, playgrounds and washroom facilities enroute.


Beaver Creek Conservation Area: contains one of the few uncultivated short-grass prairie sites in Saskatchewan. This four-season destination located 13 km south of Saskatoon on Hwy 9, has four nature trails, an Interpretive Centre and offers excellent public programming. Phone: (306) 374-2474.

Cranberry Flats Conservation Area: Popular with families, this site, open May to October 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., has large sandy beaches and a wheelchair accessible trail leading to a valley lookout. Parking access is via Hwy 219, Grasswood Rd, then 2.75 km on Rd 3055 (Strathcona Ave). Phone: (306) 665-6888.

The Trans Canada Trail: (The Great Trail) This 14 km trail starts in the city's northwest, crossing the river at the Traffic Bridge and continues through historic Saskatchewan Crescent into beautiful Gabriel Dumont Park in the southeast where a Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail) pavilion showcases more than 4,000 names in support of this great legacy.

East Bank Trails from north to south include: Peggy McKercher Conservation Area; Crocus Prairie which meanders south along the top of the riverbank towards Sutherland Beach from the trailhead parking lot off Central Ave; Saskatoon Natural Grasslands on Konihowski Rd, home to nearly 200 plant species and 25 butterfly species; Sutherland Beach with its beautifully forested hiking and ski trails that wind their way along the South Saskatchewan River (road access to the parking lot is from Central Avenue just north of Attridge Drive); and Cosmopolitan Park & Lookout, one of the best birdwatching sites in Saskatoon, with benches, a paved upper trail and a wood-chipped lower trail and interpretive signage.

West Bank Trails from north to south include: Meewasin Park with groomed cross-country ski trails during the winter, a canoe launch for heading down river and the Capilano Lookout (parking lot accessible from Spadina Cres); the paved trails of the Weir Redevelopment Project with nighttime visits illuminated by the Credit Union Light Tower; The Mendel Riverbank and Island Sanctuary; Kinsmen Park; River Landing which features paved pedestrian links, a children's water play area and a stunning river walk which leads you to the Saskatoon Farmers' Market.

Trails in the RM of Corman Park include: Wanuskewin Heritage Park trails; Chappell Marsh; Chief Whitecap Park accessible via Lorne Ave, Clarence Ave or Hwy 11 south to Grasswood Rd, then west to the river; Cranberry Flats Conservation Area; and Beaver Creek Conservation Area.
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Access

  • Urban / Suburban

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Modern washroom
  • Interpretive signage

Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Birding / Wildlife viewing
  • Cross-country skiing

Maps & Docs

Contact Info

Phone(s): 306-665-6887 | 306-665-6888 |
meewasin@meewasin.com

South Saskatchewan River Valley, Saskatoon and area.

Latitude: 52.12348° N, Longitude: -106.664° W

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Cycle, jog, cross-country ski or walk over 60 km of riverbank trails through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas stretching from Pike Lake in the southwest to Clark's Crossing in the northeast. Many rest areas with picnic tables, playgrounds and washroom facilities enroute.


Beaver Creek Conservation Area: contains one of the few uncultivated short-grass prairie sites in Saskatchewan. This four-season destination located 13 km south of Saskatoon on Hwy 9, has four nature trails, an Interpretive Centre and offers excellent public programming. Phone: (306) 374-2474.

Cranberry Flats Conservation Area: Popular with families, this site, open May to October 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., has large sandy beaches and a wheelchair accessible trail leading to a valley lookout. Parking access is via Hwy 219, Grasswood Rd, then 2.75 km on Rd 3055 (Strathcona Ave). Phone: (306) 665-6888.

The Trans Canada Trail: (The Great Trail) This 14 km trail starts in the city's northwest, crossing the river at the Traffic Bridge and continues through historic Saskatchewan Crescent into beautiful Gabriel Dumont Park in the southeast where a Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail) pavilion showcases more than 4,000 names in support of this great legacy.

East Bank Trails from north to south include: Peggy McKercher Conservation Area; Crocus Prairie which meanders south along the top of the riverbank towards Sutherland Beach from the trailhead parking lot off Central Ave; Saskatoon Natural Grasslands on Konihowski Rd, home to nearly 200 plant species and 25 butterfly species; Sutherland Beach with its beautifully forested hiking and ski trails that wind their way along the South Saskatchewan River (road access to the parking lot is from Central Avenue just north of Attridge Drive); and Cosmopolitan Park & Lookout, one of the best birdwatching sites in Saskatoon, with benches, a paved upper trail and a wood-chipped lower trail and interpretive signage.

West Bank Trails from north to south include: Meewasin Park with groomed cross-country ski trails during the winter, a canoe launch for heading down river and the Capilano Lookout (parking lot accessible from Spadina Cres); the paved trails of the Weir Redevelopment Project with nighttime visits illuminated by the Credit Union Light Tower; The Mendel Riverbank and Island Sanctuary; Kinsmen Park; River Landing which features paved pedestrian links, a children's water play area and a stunning river walk which leads you to the Saskatoon Farmers' Market.

Trails in the RM of Corman Park include: Wanuskewin Heritage Park trails; Chappell Marsh; Chief Whitecap Park accessible via Lorne Ave, Clarence Ave or Hwy 11 south to Grasswood Rd, then west to the river; Cranberry Flats Conservation Area; and Beaver Creek Conservation Area.

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Location Information

South Saskatchewan River Valley, Saskatoon and area.

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lat. 52.12348° N, long. -106.664° W

Contact Info

Phone: 306-665-6887 | 306-665-6888 |
meewasin@meewasin.com