Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon

Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon (must see)

Broadway Avenue is a vibrant arterial road and commercial street in Saskatoon, known for its historical significance and bustling activity. Stretching from the east end of the Broadway Bridge and extending south for about four kilometers until terminating in a cul-de-sac in the Avalon neighborhood, Broadway Avenue is a key thoroughfare in the city. The street was named for its width, which originally allowed teams of more than two horses to make U-turns without needing to go around the block, a practical feature in its early days.

The commercial heart of Broadway Avenue, often referred to simply as "Broadway," encompasses the five blocks running south from the Broadway Bridge to 8th Street East, along with the adjoining blocks to the east and west. This area was the original main commercial street of Nutana, a town that later amalgamated with Saskatoon in 1906. Historically significant, it was home to the city's first elementary school, Victoria School. Although the original stone school building was relocated to the University of Saskatchewan, the replacement school built in the 1930s still stands, adding a historical touch to the avenue.

Today, this section forms the Broadway Business Improvement District, a lively hub for shopping, dining, and cultural activities. The area is dotted with numerous restaurants and bars, boutique shops, local businesses, and hosts annual street festivals, making it a popular destination for both residents and visitors. The Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival, held annually on Broadway Avenue, is a highlight that attracts performers and audiences from across the region, contributing to the street's dynamic and artistic atmosphere.

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Broadway Avenue on Map

Sight Name: Broadway Avenue
Sight Location: Saskatoon, Canada (See walking tours in Saskatoon)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Create Your Own Walk in Saskatoon

Create Your Own Walk in Saskatoon

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Saskatoon Introduction Walking Tour

Saskatoon Introduction Walking Tour

Sitting on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon is the largest city of Canada's Saskatchewan province and is named after the berry native to the region. It has been the regional cultural and economic hub right from inception in 1882 and is currently a home to the University of Saskatchewan. Nicknamed "Paris of the Prairies", Saskatoon is renowned for its diverse and...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles