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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon might just be Canada’s next big destination. This plains city (nicknamed the Paris of the Prairies for its many bridges that cross the South Saskatchewan River) debuted the gorgeous Remai Modern museum in 2017, housed in a new building by KPMB Architects that draws inspiration from the low-slung forms of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style. It’s also home to a number of art galleries dedicated to local, national, and international artists, including the University of Saskatchewan’s art galleries; the Gallery / Art Placement, a combination of exhibition space, framing shop, and art supplies store; and the artist-run AKA Arts. Plus, architecture lovers will delight in the diversity of structures here: Buildings run the gamut from Collegiate Gothic on the university’s campus, to the Châteauesque Delta Bessborough hotel, to the Brutalist Sturdy Stone Centre. For a chic boutique stay, consider the James Hotel, which offers suite-style accommodations overlooking the river.

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