There is plenty of action, excitement and diverse activities happening all over Saskatoon. We encourage you to hike or cycle along the 80 km of urban trails along the beautiful Meewasin Valley and South Saskatchewan River, discovering River Landing, the revitalized neighbourhood of Riversdale and our downtown core. The active person can take in an abundance of adventures like canoeing along the river or golfing at one of several courses in and around the city. Or consider driving out to one of the nearby provincial parks to get a chance to see the countryside and take in some nature. And if the gambling spirit strikes you, there's the Dakota Dunes Casino, within a 20-minute drive south the city with regular shuttle runs from downtown. Our city is known as the arts capital of Saskatchewan, and we are proud to have Canada's largest Modern Art Museum, the Remai Modern, which houses the world's largest collection of Picasso linocuts.

Take a stroll around the University of Saskatchewan campus; specifically, "the Bowl" which gives you a 360 view of the University's architecture including excellent examples of Collegiate Gothic style buildings. Or take a stroll along the viewing gallery of the new Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility to see innovative and modern dairy cow handling and feeding systems. Also on campus, is the international-calibre synchrotron, the Canadian  Light Source, where scientists around the world explore issues in pharmaceuticals, aerospace, energy, mining, environment and agriculture (free tours, arranged in advance for small groups through their website,

These are just a few suggestions. We invite you to explore our vibrant city, experience our world-class hospitality, and see for yourself that there are endless places to discover in Saskatoon.  

The conference tours will be highlighting innovative and adaptive irrigation and drainage management as well as an opportunity to see parts of the diverse Canadian landscape.

Please book your tour as early as possible and before 1 July, 2018. After this date, bookings are not guaranteed and will be subject to availability.

You can book one or more tours upon registration to the conference. Please click here to register for the conference. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to book a tour, please email


Pre-Conference Tour of the South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District (SSRID) - 12 August, 2018 8:00-17:00

This tour will travel from Saskatoon to Gardiner Dam and Lake Diefenbaker. Traveling through Saskatchewan’s largest irrigation district you will visit a number of irrigation farms that grow crops ranging from wheat and canola to potato’s and sour cherries. You will also get a chance to visit the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre in Outlook, Saskatchewan.

 Cost: US $60.00

Technical Tour #1 - South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District (SSRID) Water Conveyance Infrastructure Tour - 16 August, 8:00-17:00
Technical Tour #2 - Saskatoon Irrigation Farm Tour - 16 August, 8:00-16:00
Technical Tour #3 - University of Saskatchewan - Innovation Place Tour - 16 August, 8:00-16:00
Post-Conference Tour: 4-day Tour of Saskatchewan and Alberta’s Diverse Irrigation Area - 18-21 August - Single Occupancy
Post-Conference Tour: 4-day Tour of Saskatchewan and Alberta’s Diverse Irrigation Area - 18-21 August - Double Occupancy
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