in honour of the 60th Birthday of Murray Marshall

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Saskatoon has its own airport. Coming from outside of Canada, you usually change flights at Calgary, Toronto or Minneapolis. Northwest and its partners go via Minneapolis. Air Canada and Canadian and their partners go via Calgary or Toronto. At present, connections in Toronto are more convenient for most flights from Europe (e.g., from Frankfurt): but Calgary has the nicer airport. Note that Minneapolis is NOT in Canada, so you have to pass US customs when you come from outside of the States.

Car Rental / Busses

We have been asked whether it is possible to rent a car in Calgary and drop it off in Saskatoon, or vice versa. We phoned two companies: Thrifty and Budget. Thrifty says it is possible, but check with Calgary if you want to rent there. Their world wide number is 1 800 367 2277. Budget told us that it costs a drop off charge of $375 plus the price for the car which is typically $59 per day with unlimited mileage. Their number is 1 800 268 8900 but we don't know whether it is world wide.

We believe that almost every big car rental company in Canada will give you the option of dropping off your car for some rate comparable to that of Budget. Given this cost and the fact that driving the 600 km between Calgary and Saskatoon is tiresome, you may consider taking the Greyhound bus between Calgary and Saskatoon. This is the least expensive alternative. There is one bus in the day and one at night.

On the other hand, if you drive from Calgary to Saskatoon or back, you may visit the Dinosaur museum at Drumheller which is truly exceptional. You might consider staying the night there.

Saskatoon Weather

The typical Saskatoon weather in March is dry and sunny, with temperatures between -20 and +20 degree Celsius (really!). But we hope (and expect) it will be around +5 to +10. Usually, there is not too much snow, but secondary streets may still be covered by (several layers of) snow and ice.

To see todays weather forecast, check one of the following:

Saskatoon: Daily Weather

CNN - Weather - Saskatoon

Downtown Hotels

The downtown hotels are the closest to the campus. Here is a list of some of them.

1 km to campus (at University Bridge)
924 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7K 3H5
Phone: 1-800-667-3999 or 306-244-5564
Fax: 306-665-8698
108 first class rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, universal gym, cable TV, movies, Four Season's Dining Room, Riverside's Lounge, Hop House Beverage Room, pets welcome, free parking, free local calls.

2.5 km to campus (corner First Avenue and 22nd Street)
90 - 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7K 3X6
Phone: 1-800-668-4442 or 306-244-2311
Fax: 306-664-2234
185 rooms, 3 floors of deluxe executive rooms with security access, all rooms have air conditioning, cable TV, and movie selections, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, pets permitted, handicap rooms available, R.J. Willoughby's Restaurant, R.J.'s Lounge and room service. The closest hotel to Midtown Plaza Mall and Centennial Auditorium.

2 km to campus (on the river)
601 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7K 3G8
Phone: 1-800-268-1133 or 306-244-5521
Fax: 306-665-7262
227 guest rooms and suites, a health club, indoor pool, beauty salon, a chocolatier, an art gallery, and a gift shop/news stand. 2 restaurants: Garden Bistro and Samurai Japanese Steakhouse, 2 lounges:- The Corner Pub and the Lobby Lounge. Children 6 and under eat free, 7 to 12 eat half price, children 18 and under stay free when sharing a room with parents/guardian.

2 km to campus (across the Bessborough)
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7K 3G9
Phone: 1-800-325-3535 or 306-652-6770
Fax: 306-244-1739
249 newly renovated luxurious rooms, with AC, cable TV, guest bars, video guest services, Spectra vision movies. Featuring recreation complex with two waterslides, Benedict's Dining Room, Hampton's Lounge, Taps Landing Pub, Window's Cafe, newly renovated conference rooms. Look for new exciting & unique dining experiences to be in place by April of 1999, to replace Benedict's and Windows.

2.5 km to campus (east of Fourth Street, close to river)
405 Twentieth Street East
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7K 6X6
Phone: 1-800-333-3333 or 306-665-3322
Fax: 306-665-5531
Full service luxury hotel overlooking the park and river valley. 291 guest rooms, 14 suites, 16 function rooms and indoor resort complex with two three-story waterslides. Underground parking for registered guests.

All hotels in Saskatoon

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Last update: February 12, 2000