The people who reside in Saskatoon are lucky to have the option of choosing from many vast and open dog parks around the city. The City of Saskatoon has a list of all the dog park locations on their website. There are also a couple of dog parks outside the city limits, including Chief Whitecap park, Petturson’s Ravine, and Cranberry Flats.

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Figure 1: Adamson, L. (photographer). (2014). Cranberry Flats [Photograph], Retrieved November 24, 2015. Photograph of the South Saskatchewan River at Cranberry Flats, SK.

The majority of the dog parks in Saskatoon are centered around the River, allowing dogs to cool off in the hot months. In the colder months, the paths are often cleared of snow and ropes set up to guide you down steep inclines. The off-leash dog parks are usually lush with forests and wildlife around every turn.

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Figure 2: Adamson, L. (Photographer). (2014). Chief Whitecap Park [Photograph], Retrieved November 24, 2015. Photograph of the South Saskatchewan River at Chief Whitecap Park, SK.

The small walks around the block do not compare with the beautiful off-leash dog parks in and around Saskatoon. The dogs love the freedom to run for miles, and explore all the scents of the park. When it comes to a dog’s-eye view of the off-leash parks: “there are too many bums, and so little time (to sniff them all).”

© 2015 Laura Adamson –  All Rights Reserved

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