If a trip to France isn’t in the cards, why not visit the Paris of the Prairies instead? Saskatoon – which earned its nickname thanks to the numerous bridges found in the city that are similar to those in Paris – is a nature lover’s paradise, with Wanuskewin Heritage Park located just a few miles from the city. Head back into the city and continue the outdoor observations on the Prairie Lily riverboat cruise, which winds its way down the South Saskatchewan River through the heart of the Saskatoon. Grab a snack on board, or make your way over to the Broadway District, an area jammed with popular restaurants and bars that range from casual pub fare to fine-dining experiences.
On the other side of the river, the University of Saskatchewan makes for an eye- popping photo opportunity. The campus, nestled at the edge of the South Saskatchewan River, is considered one of the most beautiful in the country and those who make their way to “the Bowl” – a courtyard on campus – will be treated to a 360- degree view of the university’s century-old architecture. Who needs Paris?