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 Festival is a unique, made-in-Saskatoon celebration, showcasing the one-of-a-kind place that we are privileged to call our home. 

Showing off our wild side. 

The Festival shows off 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. The NatureCity Festival is your opportunity to explore the vitality of urban nature in our city through workshops, performances, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art and more!

Now entering its ninth year, the Festival is powered by volunteers, built through collaboration and financed by dedicated sponsors. Together with our partners, we are seeking positive change and deepened community. 

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.