Our Vision

Putting nature at the heart of all our decisions. 

The City of Saskatoon is just over a hundred years old, but the land on which it sits is ancient. People have been coming to these bends in the South Saskatchewan River for at least 500 generations, drawn by rich resources of shelter, fuel, water, food, medicines and healing stories. Today, though much has changed, we are here for the same reasons, still seeking the basis of life, still seeking to live in a good way with other beings: two-legged and four-legged, flowering, furred, feathered or finny.

The NatureCity Experience is your invitation to explore and appreciate the one-of-a kind place that we are privileged to call our home.

Showing off our wild side. 

We invite you to join us in enjoying the wild side of Saskatoon: the magnificent river valley, parks, conservation areas, gardens and urban forests, together with the fascinating creatures and native plants that surround us.

Our signature program, the NatureCity Festival, launched in 2013 as a unique, made-in-Saskatoon initiative, powered by volunteers and built through collaboration. Together with our sponsors and partners, we have provided opportunities for people of all ages to explore the vitality of urban nature through workshops, performances, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art and so much more. This year we are introducing two new programs, the NatureCity Adventure guides and a podcast, to enrich your NatureCity Experience .

Wild about Saskatoon advocates for civic and provincial policies and actions that support the health of local ecosystems in this time of ecological crisis. We take a stand for the protection, connection and enhancement of natural areas as the basis of health for people and All Our Relations. We encourage everyone to express their love for Nature by speaking up.

Land Acknowledgement 

The NatureCity Festival is held on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this land and reaffirm our kinship with all our relations. We are guided in our work by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.