Booking your Flight
If flying into Saskatoon, you will land at the Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, on the north edge of the city, a 10 minute drive to the city center. You can arrange for a car rental from one of several car rental agencies within the terminal. Just outside the terminal doors, local bus, taxi, limo, wheelchair accessible transportation (arranged in advance) will be available. Please see the contact details below.
Local Transportation Options
Local Bus: Local transit service to most of the city. There is a central transit hub located in downtown. Live maps, route planning tools, information on fares are available on the Saskatoon Transit website (link to https://transit.saskatoon.ca/)
Comfort Cabs: +1 (306) 664-6464
United Cabs: +1 (306)-652-2222 or (306)-653-3333
Provincial Car Service: +1 (306) 665-0000 / Website (link to https://www.carservice.ca/)
Uber Saskatoon: Website (link to https://www.uber.com/global/en/cities/saskatoon/)
Train: Via Rail Canada is a trans-Canadian passenger train service. This train stops in Saskatoon three times a week from May to October on its run between Toronto and Vancouver. It offers a one-of-a-kind trip through the Prairies and over Rockies on your way to the Pacific Coast of Canada. Connect to other routes along the way to get to Northern Manitoba or all the way to the Atlantic Coast.
Car: Saskatoon is a modern city with an excellent road system. Speed limit within the city is 50 km/hr. Circle Drive, as its name suggests, circles the city, creating a streamlined commuter route as well as connecting to major highways; speed limit here is 90 km/hr. Be aware that there are speed cameras along the route.
Canadians (including dual and Canadian permanent residents) and USA citizens need only to carry a valid passport to travel to and within Canada. However, depending on your country or territory, you may need to obtain a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in addition to holding a valid passport. Find more information regarding entry requirements to Canada here.
Letter of Invitation
A letter of invitation can be provided to those who require one for visas or other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Canada and does not imply any commitment for the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.
To receive a Letter of Invitation, delegates must first register for the Conference and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full. Please be advised that the Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters for payments made by or e-transfer.
It is recommended you start your visa application at least 4 months before the event you wish to attend. In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter. A visa invitation letter is not a guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country. The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event.