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Welcome to Saskatoon!
Soyez Bienvenus à Saskatoon!
Message from Saskatoon Tourism (http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com/)
Gifted by the natural wonder of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon is the Province of Saskatchewan's largest city with the highest population growth in Canada. Known for its beautiful parklands and for having over 400 acres of riverbank trails and parks to explore, Saskatoon is a four-season destination. Saskatoon enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Centrally located in the province allows for a short drive to the boreal forest to the north and the sand hills to the south. Saskatoon houses the University of Saskatchewan which has one of North America's most beautiful campuses with its distinctive architecture; the Innovation Place Research Park and the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron.
Saskatoon is a community with that rare combination of big city amenities and small town spirit. One can find professional and amateur theatre groups, a symphony and numerous art galleries; exceptional museums including the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, and the Western Development Museum; the First Nations’ sacred ground Wanuskewin Heritage Park; award-winning golf courses and a unique Broadway Shopping District.
Let’s shine together, join us in Saskatoon!
A valid passport or internationally recognized travel document is required to enter Canada. For some countries, Visa processing may take time, so it is advisable to apply for a Canadian Visa well in advance.
This office will issue an Invitation Letter to international participants who wish to obtain visa entry to Canada only after receiving Cdn $100.00 fee for processing and mailing. Cheques/money orders are payable to the University of Saskatchewan and should be send to the Symposium Office.
- October in Saskatoon is autumn and can be sunny or cloudy/rainy. Average daytime temperatures vary from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius. Be prepared for rare snowfall in October.
- Informal for most occasions, semi-formal to social chic for gala dinner.
- Please check your local bank or Website for current exchange rates.
- In case of emergency dial 911. Call is free.
- Traditionally, Canadian food relies on fish, meat, poultry, potatoes, fruits and vegetables.
- Most meals and entertainment are included with the registration fee.
- People with special dietary needs should contact the office to make arrangements.
- English is the official Symposium language, however a few selected sessions will have simultaneous translation (English-French-English).
- Site seeing will be offered for a small fee.