By Shel Zolkewich
What to do, eat and drink in your next trip to Saskatoon.
Hungry for nature
Witness a traditional dance performance, go for a medicine walk, or even spend the night in a tipi at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Pick up a birch bark basket at the gift shop and stay for wild rice veggie burgers served on a bannock bun.
Stock up on the bounty of local products at SaskMade Marketplace including Saskatoon pie filling and maple cream cookies. Or opt for a pre-made basket packed with all the goodies—pemmican, honey, mustard, and the irresistible Kaktus Chips potato snacks.
Classic mint and pea risotto gets dressed up with mascarpone at Italian-inspired Little Grouse on the Prairies. Pair your meal with a Ron Burgundy, a cheeky cocktail laced with pineapple syrup and ginger beer. Be sure to leave room for rhubarb panna cotta.
Warm up with a few sips of Honey Ginger Liqueur from Black Fox Farm and Distillery. Or sample Gin #7 with cucumbers and caraway in the cozy tasting room. The farm is also home to the largest cut flower operation on the Prairies.
Hand-made. Built to last. And always stylish. Last Shoes offers the rare commodity of locally crafted shoes and boots for men and women. It’s hard to leave without a pair of the classic derby boot made of pebbled bullhide.