NatureCity Festival is a week-long festival featuring 50+ events to help you discover, explore and experience nature in Saskatoon!

I had no idea this existed right in the city. Nature is everywhere!
— NatureCity Festival Participant 2016
 
 

  We invite urban residents, students, families, urban planners, artists, educators, community leaders, businesses and organizations to explore the vital role of nature in our prairie city and life.

NatureCity Festival is a de-centralized festival, consisting of 50+ nature-inspired events spread across Saskatoon held over a week-long period, hosted in collaboration with countless individuals and community organizations.

NatureCity Festival is your opportunity to explore the vitality of urban nature in our city through experiential events, workshops, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art, performance and more!

We want to show off the wild side of the Saskatoon: the magnificent river valley, parks, conservation areas, gardens and urban forests, together with the fascinating creatures and native plants that surround us. Celebrate the assets and diversity of nature in Saskatoon and deepen your understanding, appreciation and access to urban nature through experience, exploration and education.

We respectfully acknowledge that NatureCity Festival is situated on Treaty 6 territory and traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people. As we engage in place-based and land-based education and experiences, it is important that we pay our respects both to the land and to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. As stated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we strive in our work to acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past as a way to move toward a healthier future, with “relationships embedded in mutual recognition and respect”, and actively working against colonization. Find out more about why this is important here.

Learn more about NatureCity Festival 2017

Check out our 2017 Festival Calendar HERE.

Download a copy of our 2017 NatureCity Festival Strategic Plan

What We've Achieved

  • Over 60+ events each year
  • Over 200+ events in 4 years
  • Participation of over 50 community groups and organizations
  • Over 1000 wild flower seed packets delivered
  • Sold out keynote events in 2015 & 2016
  • Over 400 students part of our Nature City Festival School Program
  • A team of over 50 volunteers!
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OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

2017 NatureCity Festival Sponsors

Festival Partners

Festival participants

Meewasin Valley Authority

Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Northeast Swale Watchers

Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Permaculture Research Institute of Saskatchewan

Prairie Habitat Garden, U of S

Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruises

Preston Early Learning Centre Inc.

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area stewards

Rosewood Community Association

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Saskatoon Section

Sambatoon Drum Ensemble

Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan

Saskachewan Perennial Society

Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Saskatoon Children's Discovery Museum

Saskatoon Community Healing Initiative

Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Alerces Spanish Preschool and Kindergarten

Dr. Barry Brown, Bar2Bee Honey Ranch

The Better Good

Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company

Broadway Theatre

Bruce's Cycle

Cabela's Canada

CanoeSki Discovery Compan

City Perks Coffeehouse

City of Saskatoon, Aboriginal Relations

City of Saskatoon, Pest Management

Climate Justice Saskatoon

Confederation Park Community School

Ducks Unlimited Canad

Eb's Source for Adventure

EcoFriendly Sask

Entomological Society of Saskatchewan

Flo Lavallie, Registered Herbalist

Friends of Forestry Farm Park House

Greater Catholic Schools EcoJustice Program

Saskatoon and Area Geocaching Association Inc.

Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre

Saskatoon Horticulture Society

Saskatoon Nature Society

Saskatoon Search and Rescue

Saskatoon Seed Library

Saskatoon Wildlife Federation

SaskOutdoors

Slow Food Saskatoon

SOS Elms Coalition

Tommy Douglas Collegiate Institute

TRoutreach

Turning the Tide

University of Saskatchewan Centre for Continuing and Distance Education

University of Saskatchewan,

College of Education, Educational Foundations

University of Saskatchewan MFA in Writin

Village of Saskatoon Community Healing Initiative

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wild Birds Unlimited

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan