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A wonderful way to explore a city filled with bridges and a long river (the South Saskatchewan runs 1,392 km) is by boat. And aboard Shearwater Boat Tours’ Prairie Lily, we got to explore four of Saskatoon’s seven bridges.

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The tours normally last about an hour, passing along downtown Saskatoon, its parks, nature spots, landmark architecture and a few swish homes. The weather was gorgeous as the early evening light played on the water.

The ship accommodates groups, weddings, business gatherings and new this month, a gangplank bbq. A variety of burgers (including veggie) are cooked onboard, with salad, dessert, and coffee included ($39.95 per person).

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Current sailings are at 4 and 6:30 pm leading into the colder months. A captain’s brunch is offered on Sundays (pre-booking mandatory) at noon, with a 2 pm separate matinee cruise. Friday evening dinner cruises feature a three-course meal and full table service and run an hour and a half. There’s a licensed bar with wine, beer, and cocktails onboard.

All cruises are weather-dependent; customers are offered either a refund or re-booking on a future cruise.

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We boarded just behind the Mendel Art Gallery on a fully booked 6:30 pm cruise. Geese flew overhead and an occasional paddle boarder skimmed the water’s surface.

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This was a very relaxing way to see the city from another perspective. A guide also provided commentary of what we were seeing as the boat moved along.

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Visit the website for schedules, fares, dinner cruises and live entertainment aboard the Prairie Lily.

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My cruise was compliments of Shearwater Boat Cruises.

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