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Use your Folkfest Passport to ride FREE

August 14, 2019 - 9:11am

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August 14, 2019 - 9:00am


Saskatoon Transit is once again offering free system-wide transit service during Folkfest operating hours for all 2019 Folkfest Passport holders. This quick and easy service is offered to passengers who show their Folkfest Passport when boarding during the following hours:  

  • Thursday, August 15:          3:50 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
  • Friday, August 16:               3:50 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
  • Saturday, August 17:           2:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

All route maps specific to Folkfest service with stop locations can be found on 

Service schedule:  

Routes 150 and 151 will run every 15 minutes; 

Route 152 (load and go shuttle service); 

Route 153 (load and go shuttle service). 

Plan your trip and find transit route information, service alerts, and real-time bus locations on the mobile app called Transit, or call 306-975-3100

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day: Sunday, August 11 at the Civic Operations Centre

August 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

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August 8, 2019 - 9:00am


The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, August 11 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

Residents are invited to drop off their Household Hazardous Waste materials for recycling and safe disposal. Common HHW includes aerosols, automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners, cylinders, light bulbs, medications, yard chemicals, and more. These and many other types of hazardous materials should not be put in the garbage or recycling containers, dumped on the ground or poured down the drain as they pose significant health and environmental risks and can cause injury to workers or damage to equipment.

Event Details

  • Location: Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road) 
    • The drop-off site is in the parking lot. Directional signs will be set up and attendants will be on site to guide you.
    • HHW material will no longer be accepted at the previous location at SaskTel Centre.
  • Dates: August 11, September 8, October 6, November 3
  • Time: 9am - 3:30pm (Gates close at 3:30pm, so please arrive before 3pm to avoid the rush.)
  • The program is open to Saskatoon residents only – no commercial loads will be accepted. For disposal/recycling of hazardous wastes from non-residential sources, please contact GFL Environmental Inc. at 306-244-9500.

Ask the Wizard! To avoid potentially long line-ups and wait times, residents are also encouraged to use the Waste Wizard tool to search their items and find the most convenient disposal information.

For a list of accepted items, future drop-off dates, and more information on HHW, please visit

Reminder! - Road & parking restrictions during Saskatoon EX Parade

August 6, 2019 - 8:51am

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August 6, 2019 - 8:45am


The Saskatoon EX Parade takes place today, Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Road and parking restrictions will be in place on the downtown parade route from 10:00 a.m. until the parade concludes (approximately noon).

Spadina Crescent East from 24th Street East to Warburton Street will be the parade staging area and will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 (noon) p.m. This closure will include Queen Street east of 7th Avenue North.

The parade will follow the traditional route:

  • Begins at 24th Street East and Spadina Crescent East
  • West on 24th Street East to 4th Avenue North
  • South on 4th Avenue North to 20th Street East
  • East on 20th Street East to Spadina Crescent East
  • North on Spadina Crescent East to 24th Street East

The parade will impact some Transit routes and bus stops on the following routes: Route 808, 4 City Centre and 5 City Centre. Transit service alerts, regarding detours or temporary bus stop closures, and real-time bus locations are available on the app called Transit or Google Transit on desktop.

Please respect detours, signs and barriers before and during the parade.

Special event bus service to the Rob Zombie concert at SaskTel Centre

August 6, 2019 - 8:22am

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August 6, 2019 - 8:15am


Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Rob Zombie at SaskTel Centre tonight, Tuesday, August 6 is available at the following times: 

  • 5:45 p.m. 
  • 6:05 p.m. 
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.    

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.  
DID YOU KNOW – you can now plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 on the mobile app called Transit up to two weeks in advance! Download the Transit app today from the Apple Store or Google Play. 

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre can be found at the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite 

FREE Transit service to and from the Saskatoon EX

August 2, 2019 - 8:29am

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August 2, 2019 - 8:30am


Saskatoon Transit has partnered with the Saskatoon EX to offer free Transit service to Superpass holders during the week of the Exhibition, August 6-11, 2019. Superpass holders can ride free every day on regular Transit routes to and from the exhibition grounds by showing their Superpass when boarding a Saskatoon Transit bus. Children 10 & under ride FREE all-day Wednesday and older adults (60+) ride FREE all-day Thursday on regular bus routes.

Some easy ways to get to the EX on Saskatoon Transit:




Route 1

Exhibition/City Centre

Downtown Terminal to Prairieland Park

Route 4

City Centre

University to Downtown Terminal
(transfer to Route 1 or 19)

Route 8

8th Street/City Centre

Centre Mall to Broadway Avenue & 8th Street
(transfer to Route 1 or 19)

Route 19

Centre Mall/City Centre

Downtown Terminal to Lorne Avenue & Ruth Street


Or Centre Mall/City Centre

Centre Mall to Lorne Avenue & Ruth Street

Route 60


Confederation Mall to Downtown Terminal
(transfer to Route 1 or 19)

Route 65


Confederation Mall to Downtown Terminal
(transfer to Route 1 or 19)


Service on Sunday night will be extended with three special service routes from the Exhibition loop on the west side of Lorne Avenue, just south of Ruth Street.

Bus #1 – to Downtown and Lawson Mall departing at 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11:00 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

Bus #2 – to Market Mall, Centre Mall and University Heights departing at 9:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

Bus #3 – to Confederation and Downtown departing at 9:15 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Saskatoon Transit will continue to operate as scheduled during the Saskatoon EX. Residents are encouraged to use the app called Transit on their mobile device and Google Transit on desktop to plan their trip to the Saskatoon EX and for Transit service alerts, real-time bus locations and arrivals.

Questions can be addressed to Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.

Special event bus service to the Def Leppard concert at SaskTel Centre

July 26, 2019 - 8:08am

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July 26, 2019 - 6:00am


Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Def Leppard at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, July 27 is available at the following times: 

  • 5:45 p.m. 
  • 6:00 p.m. 
  • 6:25 p.m. 
  • 6:40 p.m. 
  • 7:05 p.m. 

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal. 

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.  
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in July can be found at the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events. 

Special event bus service to the Bryan Adams concert at SaskTel Centre

July 9, 2019 - 10:25am

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July 9, 2019 - 10:30am


Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Bryan Adams at SaskTel Centre on Wednesday, July 10 is available at the following times: 

  • 6:45 p.m. 
  • 7:15 p.m. 
  • 7:45 p.m. 

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal. 
Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.  
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in July can be found at the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events. 

Transit Service & Canada Day Celebrations at Diefenbaker Park

June 28, 2019 - 8:27am

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June 28, 2019 - 8:30am


Travel on Saskatoon Transit to and from the Canada Day celebrations at Diefenbaker Park on Monday, July 1, 2019. Routes 1 and 19 will be running in the vicinity of Diefenbaker Park on their regular Holiday Service until 9:00 p.m. Normal fares will apply. 

Fifteen minutes after the firework show ends, you can catch a free ride home with Saskatoon Transit. Four special routes will leave Diefenbaker Park from a temporary stop on the east side of St. Henry Avenue, between Exhibition Grounds Road and Ruth Street. Buses will follow a designated route, however, drivers will stop on request at bus stops or locations where it’s safe to stop. 

The four special service routes include: 

Bus #1 – will travel to the Downtown Terminal, then continue on 2nd Avenue and Warman Road and will end at the Lawson Heights Mall Terminal 

Bus #2 – will travel to the Downtown Terminal, then continue on 22nd Street and will end at the Confederation Mall Terminal 

Bus #3 – will travel via Ruth Street to the Market Mall Terminal, then continue on Taylor Street and Acadia Drive and will end at the Centre Mall Terminal 

Bus #4 – will travel via 8th Street to the Centre Mall Terminal, then continue on to Central Avenue and 115th Street and will end at the bus stop at Berini Drive and 115th Street 

Access Transit will extend its service hours until midnight on Canada Day so that customers can take in the firework show at Diefenbaker Park. Trips must be booked in advance as per normal booking procedures. Access Transit customers are reminded that subscriptions do not apply on statutory holidays. 

Saskatoon Transit art contest winners revealed

June 25, 2019 - 1:25pm

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June 25, 2019 - 1:30pm


Saskatoon Transit unveiled two new pieces of artwork for the 2nd Saskatoon Transit Student Art Contest. The contest was open to all grade 3 and 7 students in Saskatoon 

“This is a great opportunity for elementary school students to see a piece of artwork, created by someone just like them, on the side of a transit bus. This is a way to honour the creative work they do and be a part of the growing Active Transportation culture in Saskatoon” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit.   

Grade 7 student, Avery from St. Philip School and grade 3 student, Kinsey from Saskatoon French School are this year’s best of show winners. The winning pieces were chosen by the Remai Modern’s Learning and Engagement Manager, Kelly Van Damme based on how well they reflected the Active Transportation” theme. 

“Walking, and sometimes cycling, is the beginning and end of each transit trip,” says Jay Magus, Director of Transportation. “By combining an active trip with a transit trip, people are able to make trips that are farther than they may be able to walk or bike.”  

“Students can be incredibly insightful, and we can learn a lot from the creative ways in which they communicate that insight,” said Darcie Lich, the coordinator who oversees fine arts education at Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. “The ideas they express through their art can be good lessons for us on how to be more active, how to be more engaged in our communities and how to make simple little decisions that help us live more sustainably. Thank you to all students who participated, and congratulations to the winners” 

The winning artwork will be displayed on the side of Saskatoon Transit buses traveling across Saskatoon throughout the summer. 

  “At Saskatoon Public Schools, we encourage our students and families to explore active transportation for their commute to school. The Student Art Contest complements this work by allowing our students to creatively explore and envision their community while learning about active transportation,” said Paul Janzen, Superintendent of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools.   

This art contest helps plant the seed at a young age of how public transportation works as part of Active Transportation and that it is a viable and sustainable option in our city says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. 

Traditional Indigenous teachings inspire design of new Transit shelter

June 24, 2019 - 6:41pm

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June 24, 2019 - 6:45pm


Saskatoon Transit and students from Nutana Collegiate worked together with Elder Harry Lafond to create the design of a new bus shelter at 12th Street and Broadway Avenue 

“This new artwork is a beautiful addition to the Broadway district that helps tell the history of this land and add to the vibrancy of this important street,” says Mayor Charlie Clark. “Thank you to the students at Nutana Collegiate and Elder Harry Lafond for the work you have put into this project. It will be enjoyed for years to come.”  

Following the success of the collaboration with students at Aden Bowman Collegiate on a Métis inspired bus shelter, Saskatoon Transit engaged ten students, this time from the Nutana Industry and Career Education program. The students reflected on Elder Lafond’s teachings and the following words emerged to represent their story:  


Saskatoon Transit’s Bus Shelter Art Project complies with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #79calling upon the government, Aboriginal organizations and the arts community, to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration, including integrating Indigenous history, heritage values and memory practices into Canada’s history.  

“This shelter is yet another example of moving toward a more inclusive, responsive and welcoming transit system,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “It is a physical reminder and proof of the commitment the City has made on answering the Calls to Action.”   

The artwork was inspired by Elder Harry Lafond’s traditional teachings of Indigenous history and values which inspired the student’s designs. They were then laser cut by Metal Shapes Manufacturing.  

“We are of the land, the Creator put us on the land so that we would have life, in return we are to be humble stewards of this land so our grandchildren will have life,” Lafond says.  

This project offered a unique way for students to represent ideas of Truth and Reconciliation and express themselves as young people,” says Nicole Stevens, Industry and Career Education teacher at Nutana CollegiateThe students used the seasons, earth, fire, water, the medicine wheel, and tipi as symbols of their story. We are proud of the finished product and feel it not only represents the story of our students, but also reflects Nutana Collegiate and Saskatoon Public Schools’ commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. As we look forward to National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we hope this bus shelter brings a positive sense of community to all who see and use it.”