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402 - 3rd Avenue S
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 3G5
Meewasin Valley Location: South Saskatchewan River Valley, Saskatoon and area.
Cycling Trails
Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails
Limited Wheelchair Access
Cross-country Ski Trails
Modern Washrooms

Cycle, jog, cross-country ski or walk over 60km of riverbank trails through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas stretching from Pike Lake in the SW to Clark's Crossing in the NE. Many rest areas with picnic tables, playgrounds and washroom facilities enroute.The Meewasin Valley Centre, 402 - 3rd Ave S in downtown Saskatoon, is your suggested first stop. The MVC offers public programs and services focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of Saskatoon, and has all the information you need to further explore the Meewasin Valley.Beaver Creek Conservation Area: contains one of the few uncultivated short-grass prairie sites in Saskatchewan. This four-season destination located 13km S 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 Oct 9am-9pm, has large sandy beaches and a wheelchair accessible trail leading to a valley lookout. Parking access is via Hwy 219, Grasswood Rd, then 2.75km on Rd 3055 (Strathcona Ave). Phone: 306-665-6888.The Trans Canada Trail: This 14km trail starts in the city's NW, crossing the river at the Traffic Bridge and continues through historic Saskatchewan Crescent into beautiful Gabriel Dumont Park in the SE where a TCT pavilion showcases more than 4000 names in support of this great legacy.East Bank Trails from N to S include: Peggy McKercher Conservation Area; Crocus Prairie which meanders S 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 N to S include: Meewasin Park with groomed cross-country ski trails during the winter, a canoe lauch 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; Kinsemen 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 S to Grasswood Rd, then W to the river; Cranberry Flats Conservation Area; and Beaver Creek Conservation Area.

Open Year Round

Nearby Attractions

Forestry Farm Park, University of Saskatchewan, Marr Residence, Western Development Museum, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (Jul and Aug), Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Kiwanis Park (free outdoor skating), River Landing, Saskatoon Farmers' Market, Clark's Crossing, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Yorath Island, Maple Grove, Poplar Bluffs Canoe Launch, Paradise Beach, Fred Heal Canoe Launch.

Trail Stats

  • Environment : Urban - riverbank views of South Saskatchewan River, landscaped parks. Moist Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - native prairie grasses, mixed forest.

Trail Activities

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Cross-country skiing

Additional Trail Information

  • Urban / Suburban
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • No admission charge
  • Parking at trailhead
  • Modern washroom
  • Picnic area
  • Trail markers
  • Interpretive signs at trailhead
  • Interpretive signs enroute
  • Self-guided nature trail
  • Viewing platform(s)
  • Canoeing
  • Accommodation near trailhead