Saskatoon Gay Guide
Downtown Saskatoon’s stylish farm-to-table eatery, Ayden Kitchen & Bar. Photo courtesy Ayden Kitchen & Bar

Saskatoon Gay Guide – Saskatoon Gay Pride 2018

Planning a romantic LGBTQ getaway to this lively, friendly, and culturally rich city—with a fantastic food scene—in the Canadian Prairies.

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan’s largest city, known as “Paris of the Prairies,” remains a bit of a hidden secret outside the region. Situated on a picturesque riverbend and boasting first-rate dining, a dynamic arts community, a rich First Nations culture, and a vibrant LGBTQ scene, this progressive city of 265,000 makes a convivial weekend getaway.

Saskatoon has particularly gorgeous weather from late spring through early fall, which is a great time to visit if you’re wanting to be outside and to enjoy the excellent Saskatoon Farmers’ Market and to have fun on the river.

Check out the website of Tourism Saskatoon for more trip-planning advice and details.

Saskatoon Gay Pride

One lovely time for a visit is during June’s two-week 2018 Saskatoon Pride Festival, which takes place June 10–25, 2018 and includes a slew of activities, parties, and observances, and the hugely attended Saskatoon Gay Pride Parade, on Saturday, June 24. Here’s a full calendar of 2018 Saskatoon Pride events. Note this this fall, Saskatoon is also hosting the 2018 InterPride World Conference and Annual General Meeting—the dates are October 4–7, 2018.

Stay

Built by the Canadian National Railway, the stately, steep-roofed Delta Hotels Bessborough offers old-world elegance and gardens beside the Saskatchewan River.

Experience

Make the pretty 30-minute drive south through Meewasin Valley to Solar Gardens, a gay-owned succulents nursery, ceramics studio, and café.

Gay Nightlife

Dance the night away at Divas, the hottest queer club in the city.

Eat

The domain of 2011 Top Chef Canada winner Dale McKay, Ayden Kitchen & Bar turns out remarkable world-beat comfort fare and artisan cocktails.

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