Travel

If you are planning to drive to Saskatoon and to the conference venue, here are two places on the U of S campus where you can park for reasonable rates:

Agriculture Parkade - $5CAD per day
Stadium Parkade - $6CAD per day

You can find these locations on the map at the following link: http://www.usask.ca/maps/map-nav/campus_maps/uofsmap4c.pdf

If you are staying at the Sheraton Hotel and want to walk to campus, you can find a map by clicking here: Map from the Sheraton to the U of S campus.

Nearest Airport

The John G. Diefenbaker International Airport: There is non-stop service to Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Denver, and Chicago. There is one-stop, connecting service to most major Canadian, US, and international destinations through airline HUBS in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago & Las Vegas.

Transportation from Airport

The airport is a 15-20 minute taxi ride from downtown Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan campus. (Taxi, parking, and car rental information) Taxis are plentiful outside of the airport when flights arrive. The cost of a taxi ride to the University is approximately $23 CAD. Pre-arranged limo service is also an option, and many Saskatoon hotels run shuttle bus service to and from the airport. Several car rental agencies operate out of the airport. Saskatoon Transit, the city bus services, also serves the airport, with routes 23 and 40.

Travel Within the City

City Buses

The City of Saskatoon operates a public transit bus system. If you plan to take the bus while in Saskatoon, please visit Saskatoon Transit’s website. The site features information about fares, bus schedules, and a Click & Go Trip Planner that allows you to enter your start and end destinations to generate possible itineraries.

The following bus routes travel through the University’s Place Riel bus terminal: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 16, 17, 21, 28, 50/60, 70/80, and 90.

Paying by Cash

The electronic fare collection system does not accept paper money. As you enter the bus, deposit your coins in the fare box (make sure you have exact change -  Bus drivers do not carry change and paper money is not accepted). If you do not wish to pay by cash, Transit go-card passes can be purchased at Place Riel on the U of S campus.

Transfers

Please ask the bus operator for a transfer slip if you need to make a connection along your trip. Once your initial fare is registered in the fare box, the operator will print out a transfer with a bar code on it. This transfer slip can be used as proof of payment on any bus within 90 minutes. Transfer slips may also be used for return trips. Scan your transfer bar code on the fare box reader when you board your next bus.

Taxis

Several taxi companies operate throughout Saskatoon:

Accessible Taxi Service: 306-220-5444
Blue Line Taxi: 306-672-7505
Comfort Cab Ltd: 306-664-6464
Saskatoon Radio Cabs Ltd: 306-242-1221
United Cabs: 306-652-2222

Car Rentals

Several car rental companies are located at the airport in the parking lot just across from the terminal building.

Avis Car Rental: www.avis.com 306-652-3434
Budget-Rent-A-Car of Saskatoon Ltd: www.budget.com 306-244-7925
Enterprise Rent A Car: www.enterpriserentacar.ca 306-664-4454
National Car Rental (Canada) Inc.: www.nationalcar.ca 306-664-8771 Ext 5
Thrifty Car Rental: www.thrifty.com 306-244-8000

The University of Saskatchewan has a corporate account with Enterprise Rent A Car that offers a fixed rate throughout the year. This rate may or may not be cheaper than retail rental rates, depending on demand and time of year. EBLIP delegates may rent a vehicle with Enterprise citing the University account at the following rates:

 

Driving within the Province

Canada uses the metric system so distances - on road signs and speed limits - are measured in kilometers, and gasoline is sold by the litre.

If you plan to travel within the province, you might want to check out Sask Tourism’s distance chart to see how far away different communities are from Saskatoon.

http://www.sasktourism.com/files/file/PDF%20Documents/DistanceScale.pdf   Printable maps are available from Sask Tourism

http://www.sasktourism.com/travel-information/travel-guides-and-maps/printable-maps. You can also buy highway maps at most gas stations, some pharmacies, and book stores.