Nov 08, 2018
Bundle Up! Hotel in Saskatoon Fall Travel Tips Those on Holiday or Business
While Saskatchewanians are toughened against the blustery winds and minus double-digit temperatures, those visiting Saskatoon in late-fall may want to prepare themselves. Our hotel in Saskatoon is the perfect starting point to see this magnificent city at any time of year, but it doesn’t hurt to use our fall travel tips to help you deal with the odd Chinook and more often than not, that blast of cold off the Prairies that will make you feel truly alive.
Pack for the Weather
Prairie folk have their own way of speaking, and that is especially true when it comes to the weather. So if you don’t want to suffer from a “booter” when building a “quinzee”, make sure to pack your “Bunny Hug” and sturdy boots because you don’t want to be “biff” while passing a “windrow.”
In other words, when visiting Saskatoon, you won’t want to get snow in your boot when building a snow fort, so make sure to pack your sweater and some sturdy winter boots, so you won’t fall when passing a snow bank.
Other handy items to pack when visiting the Prairies include:
- Sturdy winter boots (with grips)
- Warm jacket
- Raincoat or waterproof jacket
- Long underwear
- Wool socks
- Gloves or mitts and a toque (hat)
- A bathing suit, gym clothes and runners (especially if you are staying at one of the best Saskatoon hotels with waterslides, hot tub, pool and fitness centre).
Prepare for Travel Delays
While most travel delays take place around the holidays, it’s also good to be prepared for any kind of traffic disruption when travelling to Saskatoon in the fall, mostly due to the unpredictable weather. Give yourself more time for potential airport delays or road accidents and if landing at or departing from Saskatoon International Airport (YXE), make your commute an easy one by looking for Saskatoon hotels by the airport such as the Comfort Suites.
Book Your Home or Office Away from Home
Whether you are in town for business or for a family holiday, it’s good to find a spacious hotel room in Saskatoon, so you won’t go stir-crazy in case the weather acts up. The Comfort Suites is not only one of Saskatoon’s pet-friendly hotels, it also offers oversized suites that are suitable for families and groups as large as six. Each suite comes with kitchen amenities such as a fridge and microwave and also features an HD TV as well as Free Fibre Optic Internet/Wi-Fi and a large desk and charging station. Besides the indoor pool with waterslide and hot tub, the hotel has a 24-hour business centre, with a computer hooked up to free Fibre-Optic Internet as well as a copier and printer in case you need to conduct business remotely.
Find Things to Do Close to Your Hotel
While the City of Saskatoon is good about clearing roads as soon as the snow starts to fall, you may want to leave the car in the lot and set off by foot when looking for things to do in the city. Luckily the Comfort Suites is one of the Saskatoon hotels close to SaskTel Centre, the city’s main entertainment venue and arena, which is home to both the Saskatoon Blades WHL team as well as the Saskatchewan Rush lacrosse team. Some of the upcoming events at SaskTel Centre include:
- The 4 Nations Cup, Nov. 6-10
- Comedian Russell Peters Nov. 12
- 2018 Professional Bull Riders Canadian finals and Cowboy Cabaret Nov. 23 and 24
- Sundog Arts and Entertainment Faire Nov. 30-Dec. 2
- Band Three Days Grace Dec. 6
- Cirque Musica Holiday presentation of Wonderland Dec. 16
Looking for other helpful tips? Read our latest blog, Fall Travel: Smart Apps to Use While Staying at Our Hotel in Saskatoon.The Comfort Suites is one of the Choice hotels in Saskatoon that is conveniently located right off Highway 16 next to SaskTel Centre and just 5.5-kilometres north of Saskatoon International Airport. Enjoy our well-appointed suites and hotel facilities, including an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness and business centres, meeting room, and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.