It’s the wonderful time of the year where the sun is shining, and the kids are out of school, the air is warm, and ice cream is an every night affair. When summer hits, it can be difficult to come up with activities that don’t require you to spend a lot of money (although going to the movies to get some air conditioning is sometimes necessary).

If you have a big family, we suggest you save movies for Toonie Tuesdays at the Rainbow and instead check out some of these free things to do in Saskatoon:

  • Walk the River – The River Valley is beautiful in the summertime. If take an evening or afternoon stroll along the river, you may just see something you’ve never seen before (like an Aqua Car). Make sure you check out the Broadway Bridge Painted Rock collection and try to find Mario or the Transformers symbol.
  • Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park – Although certain elements of this park do require money (the train, carousel, and Ferris Wheel), the playland itself is free to roam. It includes fun kid-friendly activities such as a splash pad, climbing area, and sand play area.
  • U of S Museum of Natural Sciences – Located on the University of Saskatchewan campus the Museum of Natural Sciences is full of interesting artifacts. On their website they have a printout for a Museum Scavenger Hunt which will likely keep the kids entertained for a few hours at least.

Summertime is meant for family bonding, if you take advantage of these places and use a bit of imagination, you will definitely have a great summer.