TCU Place 35 -22nd St. East, Saskatoon, SK    



Time
Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year round.

Climate
The weather in Saskatoon is generally dry and sunny. Summer daytime temperatures range from 20 ° C to 35 ° C (68 ° F to 95 ° F). Evenings are cool, requiring a light sweater or jacket. Winter temperatures vary from +5 ° C to -30 ° C (41 ° F to -22 ° F). Average annual rainfall of 265mm ensures lush gardens, parks, and golf courses. In winter, snowfall is sufficient to encourage many winter sports.

Currency Exchange
The currency system is based on Canadian dollars and cents. U.S. currency can be exchanged at any bank, credit union or trust company. Most businesses accept U.S. currency at the current exchange rate.

Liquor Laws
The minimum age for consumption of alcohol in Saskatchewan is 19 years. Alcohol, beer and wine are sold in government liquor stores and cold beer and wine stores in several locations throughout the city. Restaurants are licensed to serve alcoholic beverages.

Sales Tax
A federal tax of 5% is levied on all goods and services. A provincial tax of 5% is assessed on all goods with the exception of food, restaurant meals and children's clothing.

Smoking
The City of Saskatoon is a smoke-free city which makes all public places and private clubs smoke-free. This includes bars, nightclubs, bingos, bowling centres, private clubs & restaurants. In addition, smoking is not allowed in outdoor seating areas associated with these establishments or in temporary tent shelters at public events.

For information on the Bylaw, please contact Tobacco Control Helpline Saskatoon Health Region Public Health Services (306) 655-4685.

Transportation



ABIC 2010 travel agent of choice (VISIT SITE)

Air Service
The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is located 15 minutes from the city centre. Numerous daily arrivals and departures link Saskatoon with all Canadian, American and International points.

Ground Transportation
VIA Rail trains arrive and depart regularly from the station located 15 minutes from the city center on Chappell Drive. The bus terminal is located in the downtown area on 23rd Street East. Greyhound Canada provides daily bus service to various Canadian destinations. Saskatchewan Transportation Company provides frequent daily service between Saskatoon and Regina and many points throughout the province.

Public Transportation
Saskatoon Transit System provides frequent bus service to all parts of the city.
Current Transit Fares: Adults $2.50 Daily pass $6.60.
Fares subject to change without notice. Ticket and information kiosk located at 226-23rd Street East.
Cab Service
Saskatoon has three cab companies to serve your needs. Approximate fares from airport to downtown are $14.00 and from the VIA Station to downtown $16.00.

Location
Altitude
Latitude
Longitude
Area
481.78 metres
52 ° 7 minutes 54 seconds N
106 ° 39 minutes 9 seconds W
170.83 km (65.95 square miles)


Population
233, 923 (CMA-2006)

Holidays
January 1
February16
April 10
April 13
May 18
July 1
August 3
September7
October12
November 11
December 25
New Years Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Saskatchewan Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day


Frequently Called Numbers
Chamber of Commerce
City Hall
Highway Hotline
Saskatoon Public Library
Saskatoon Region Economic
Development Authority
Ticketmaster

Time of Day
Tourism Saskatchewan
Weather Office
(306) 244-2151
(306) 975-3200
1-888-335-7623
(306) 975-7558
(306) 664-0720

(306) 937-7800 or
1-800-970-7328
(306) 244-6411
1-877-237-2273
(306) 975-4266


Emergency
Police/Fire/Ambulance
Saskatoon City Police
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
911
(306) 975-8300
(306) 975-5173


Hospitals
Royal University Hospital —
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon City’s Hospital —
701 Queen Street
St. Paul’s Hospital —
1702 20th Street West
(306) 655-1000

(306) 655-8000

(306) 655-5000


Transportation
Air Canada/Air Canada Jazz

Air Transat

Transwest Air
Northwest Airlines

Skyservice
United Airlines Canada
West Wind Aviation
Westjet

VIA Rail
STC Bus Depot
Comfort Cabs
Saskatoon Radio Cabs
The United Group
Saskatoon Transit
Highway Hotline
(Saskatoon area)
Reservations 1-888-247-2262
Flight Information 1-888-422-7533
Reservations 1-866-847-1112
Flight Information 1-888-872-6728
(306) 665-2700
Reservations 1-800-225-2525
Flight Information 1-800-441-1818
1-800-701-9448
1-800-538-2929
(306) 652-9121 or 1-877-245-5550
Reservations 1-800-538-5696
Flight Information 1-877-929-8646
1-888-842-7245
1-800-663-7181 (in SK) or (306) 933-8000
(306) 664-6464
(306) 242-1221
(306) 652-2222
(306) 975-3100
(306) 933-8333