I’m lucky to have experienced many autumn things in Saskatoon to build this definitive guide to fall date ideas in the city.
So far, I’ve played puzzles blindfolded with horses, transformed into a human soccer ball and got attacked by children, picked a pumpkin from the local patch, and went indoor mini golfing. But there are still plenty of things I haven’t done that made their way into this post.
A LOCAL GUIDE TO FALL DATE IDEAS IN SASKATOON
Treat your date to a plate of gourmet donuts, plan a cozy bonfire picnic in the park, tailgate at a local football game, or courageously tackle a high ropes course. There is a world of fall fun listed below.
Get a bird’s eye view of the changing leaves.
Plan a farmers’ market grocery haul and make a local producer smile.
Set a reasonable spending limit and go on a shopping spree at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market – just in time for a harvest feast.
Slip on a pair of safety socks and become a human soccer ball.
After trying to fend off children (and my date) for close to 10 minutes, I was out of breath and sweating through my clothes. Plan to spend about 30 minutes total at the park – believe me, it’s more than enough time!
Choose a topic you both love and browse for the best reads at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Go on a mini coffee and donut crawl.
Play an escape game with a live, 1-tonne animal as your key.
Put your communication skills to the test with a rescue horse at the helm at Lift Farm EAL. On date nights at Lift, you’ll work through different obstacles to see if you can complete them together.
Tailgate with thousands of friends from town.
Pack your warmest toque, stadium cushion, and cooler and head for the Huskies game.
Pumpkin picking has never been more fun!
Pick your favourite pumpkin to decorate and carve together from the folks at Black Fox Farm.
Hike along the Meewasin Valley at Beaver Creek followed by a bonfire picnic at a local park.
Slow clap your way into their heart with a round of indoor mini golf at Market Mall on a rainy autumn day.
Choose a rural Saskatchewan town you haven’t visited and make a day trip out of it.
Drive the country back roads and plan your own photo scavenger hunt to capture the adventure. (Stuck on ideas? Try What to Order at Saskatchewan’s Favourite Hidden Gem Bakeries or How to spend 48 hours in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan.)
Give your date a classic autumn experience with a day of apple picking at Petrofka Orchard. (Closes for the season on October 15th.)