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Discover River Landing in Saskatoon
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Discover River Landing in Saskatoon

Travel / saskatoon / Oct 2, 2019

The Alt Hotel Saskatoon is located in the River Landing area on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, next to the popular Riversdale neighborhood and downtown.

A little bit of history

Stretching from the Traffic Bridge to Victoria Park, the River Landing area is brand new and still expanding. In just a few years, the construction of its new buildings has completely changed the Saskatoon skyline, which had been stagnating for a long time.

This revitalization of the sector took place in two phases. The first includes condominiums, office buildings, a waterfront promenade, a public square, as well as the new Remai Modern Art Gallery and the Alt Hotel Saskatoon. In this first phase, more than 340 trees and 1,400 bushes were planted.

The second is on the other side of the Senator Sidney L. Buckwold Bridge with, among other things, the cleaning of green spaces and the creation of an outdoor fitness centre for adults, which is already completed.

In two years, the construction of the new head office of Nutrien, the largest potash company in Saskatchewan, will be finished. This building, located next to the Alt Hotel Saskatoon, will then be the tallest in the city.

The entire project is valued at more than $300 million.

What to do in River Landing?

Remai Modern

This art gallery is of an impressive beauty, both inside and out, as much for its design as its exhibitions. Visit Picasso's permanent collection of linocuts and their collection of Saskatonian works. Hungry? Make a stop at the restaurant located in the gallery to enjoy their famous chickpea fries or their delicious mac and cheese.

Traffic Bridge

The Traffic Bridge, which delimits the River Landing area, offers an impressive view of the city's skyline and leads you to the Meewasin Trail in less than two minutes.

Victoria Park

The perfect place to walk, jog, skate, play tennis or work out at the outdoor fitness centre. Make a stop at the reconciliation monument "The Coming Spring" by artist Gordon Reeve, created to commemorate the contribution of Aboriginal peoples to Canada. In windy weather, you will hear the delicate bells on the arches whistling softly.

Farmer's Market

Three times a week (Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday), dozens of local producers gather at the Farmer's Market to sell their produce: fruits and vegetables, canned and pickled foods, breads and pastries, flowers, clothes and other handicrafts.

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