We all love the Meewasin Valley but its location makes it cold in the winter. The wind whips through the South Saskatchewan River valley and brings either cold or humidity up onto the paths until it chills our bones. It’s isn’t that winter friendly.
While Meewasin Valley does do a good job in keep its trails clear of snow (ahem, City of Saskatoon, it is possible), a walk from the Mendel Art Gallery to the Farmer’s Market is enough to make you question your desire to keep living here.
To steal an idea from Winnipeg, how about some warming huts places along the river.
Winnipeg’s huts are designed by architects around the world and are a combination of temporary and year after year structures and they go a long way in making it easier to get out and enjoy the winter in Winnipeg. In Saskatoon it would go a long way in allowing us to connect our downtown from the Mendel all of the way to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, even in the dead of winter.