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Saskatchewan's Professional Attractions and Festivals

Each year Saskatchewan is host to more than 800 festivals and events. The following attractions receive multiyear support from third parties funded by the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. For more information about other Saskatchewan attractions and events visit Tourism Saskatchewan

Visual

AKA Gallery in Saskatoon is an artist –run gallery that supports the creation and development of artist driven initiatives and emerging practices that speak to, reflect and encourage dialogue in our culturally diverse communities.

Allie Griffin Art Gallery in Weyburn is located in the lower level of the Weyburn Public Library, the gallery features touring exhibitions from the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board through OSAC, and many locally-curated shows.

Art Gallery of Regina features contemporary art work with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. In addition to the art exhibitions, the AGR offers an extensive public education program including informational and hands-on workshops, lectures, visiting artist events, and demonstrations.

Art Gallery of Swift Current provides visual literacy development through art interpretive educational services including guided tours of exhibitions, art professional public speakers, and visual art interpretive text and publications.

Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina is dedicated to engaging, researching and presenting a diverse range of visual artwork. The main focus is on contemporary culture.

Estevan Art Gallery and Museum serves to expand the social and cultural horizons of Estevan and surrounding area.

The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton responds to the cultural diversity of the Yorkton community. As the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 150 km radius of Yorkton, the Godfrey Dean Gallery curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists.

Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective of Prince Albert provides venues for artists of Metis and First Nation’s background to promote and present their work. IPAC’s artist objective is to facilitate artist and community collaboration. 

The Kenderdine Art Gallery in Saskatoon is the home of the Permanent Collection of the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, the gallery organizes or brings in exhibitions from other places which are local, national or international in scope.

Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre in Regina Beach is built on the aspirations of being the “Emma Lake of the South” and a “hub” of cultural activity for all of the communities of Last Mountain Lake.

The Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina includes more than 4,000 artworks including Canadian historical and contemporary works. In recent years, photography, folk art and work by Aboriginal artists have also been a focus for this gallery.

Remai Modern in Saskatoon is a new museum opening in 2017 in the heart of Saskatoon at River Landing. The state-of-the-art learning centre will offer hands-on art making for kids, adults, families, schools and seniors. With more than 8,000 works of art in the permanent collection, Remai Modern’s galleries will also display an impressive mix of local, national and international modern art.

The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery exhibits an engaging range of contemporary and historical art by local, provincial, national, and international artists. The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery interprets the authentic history of Moose Jaw and area. Consisting of a wide range of human history artifacts with strong representation of First Nations beadwork, women’s clothing, and clothing-related artifacts from 1880 onward, the Museum’s collection of over 6,000 artifacts embodies a history unique to Moose Jaw.

The Chapel Gallery in North Battleford is a public gallery which provides public access to and ownership of the art heritage of North Battleford, its region and province. In addition to exhibition opportunities, the gallery facilitates workshops, mentorship programs and provides venues for the critical and interpretive reception of art. With a focus on current artistic practices in all media, the Chapel Gallery’s site (architecture and environs) is especially suitable to sculpture and art on a public-scale.

The Mann Art Gallery is Prince Albert’s only public art gallery, and the northernmost public art gallery in Saskatchewan. It thus has an important role to play in promoting local and regional artists' work through mounting and touring exhibitions, producing catalogues, and conducting curatorial visits.

Tribe Inc. in Saskatoon is an artist-run centre that has been a cornerstone of contemporary art in Saskatoon and beyond. Its itinerant, collaborative model of programming exhibitions, performances, symposia and events—always with a keen eye to critical issues and forward-looking practices—has played a key role in building local dialogues and in defining a national and international perspective on contemporary Indigenous and Canadian art.

Music

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is a full scale professional orchestra led by the innovative and exciting Music Director, Gordon Gerrard. During a 39 week season performs a pre-season outdoor concert, eight Masterworks concerts, five Pops concerts, two Kids concerts, six Chamber concerts, and two Special concerts including perennial favourite, Handel's Messiah.

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra based in Saskatoon. The orchestra was founded in 1927 as an amateur orchestra, but today has 10 core members and up to 50 sessional musicians. Led by Eric Paetkau the SSO presents a varied and dynamic range of concerts through multiple series and specials.

Theatre

Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham is known as an adventurous small company that’s willing to take artistic risks, and the impact of our activities is comparable to that of large regional theatres. This is amplified by the fact that we do our work in rural areas for the people that would have never had access to professional theatre otherwise.

Globe Theatre  in Regina is a national centre of excellence in the production of theatre-in-the-round and in fostering the work of Saskatchewan artists.

La Troupe du Jour in Saskatoon has taken upon itself to become a centre of artistic creativity in Western Canada. As a result, the group played a major role in the creation of a community of Fransaskois artists. Over the course of its existence, the company has staged a number of original works, as well as classics taken from the vast repertoire of French language literature. In 2003, La Troupe du Jour was inducted into the Margaret Woodward Theatre Hall of Fame.

Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, founded in 1974, has become one of the largest theatres in Canada, and the largest in Saskatchewan. Founded by Janet and Susan Wright, and Brian Richmond (the theatre's first artistic director), Persephone Theatre has a long, rich history of supporting the arts in Saskatoon.

Wide Open Children’s Theatre in Saskatoon is dedicated to producing high quality, artistic performances that entertain mom and dad as much as the kids.

Dance

New Dance Horizons is a Regina-based not-for-profit organization that since 1986 has presented internationally acclaimed dance shows, produced original works, and organized activities that engage both the dance community and the general public.

Festivals

Saskatoon Fringe Festival - Saskatoon 

Cultural Festival – Swift Current

Federation Des Francophones de Saskatoon –Saskatoon

John Arcand Fiddle festival –Saskatoon 

Ness Creek Cultural Festival – Ness Creek 

Queer City Cinema – Regina

Regina Folk Festival – Regina 

Saskatchewan Festival of Words – Moose Jaw 

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival – Saskatoon 

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan – Saskatoon 

Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival – Yorkton 

Heritage Attractions

The Saskatchewan Science Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental educational facility with the mission of igniting scientific curiosity in Saskatchewan communities through interactive, dynamic, and engaging opportunities. Our vision of the future, in fulfilling that mission, is inspired minds through science and innovation. The Science Centre is one of Saskatchewan's largest family tourist attractions with more than 5 million visitors since our opening in 1989.

The Western Development Museum is the largest human history museum in Saskatchewan with a collection of over 75,000 artifacts. The WDM tells the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present day. Each location showcases a different story of Saskatchewan history - transportation in Moose Jaw, farm and rural life in North Battleford, 1910 Boomtown in Saskatoon and the stories of immigrants to the province in Yorkton.

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum In 1906, the Provincial Museum (as it was called then) was formed to "secure and preserve natural history specimens and objects of historical and ethnological interest". Since these early beginnings, the Museum's purpose has expanded to use these specimens and objects to educate communities through our programs, exhibits and research. By clearly defining our current vision, mission and mandate, we provide ourselves with a guidepost to follow when building exhibits, delivering programs and doing research.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a global centre of excellence in fostering education and respect for the land based on expressions of Indigenous culture, heritage and arts.

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