Low Cost / No Cost Opportunities
The City of Saskatoon and its partners offer a wide range low lost or no cost programs and services including:
Recreation & Attractions
City of Saskatoon Leisure Access Program
The Leisure Access Program allows eligible low-income residents within the city to participate in City of Saskatoon leisure facilities and programs. The program includes unlimited admission to drop-in programs at the Leisure Centres, one registered recreation program per year and complimentary tickets to the Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park.
Learn more about the Leisure Access Program.
City of Saskatoon No Cost Drop-in and Registered Recreational Programs
The Leisure Guide is Saskatoon's community source for arts, culture and recreational activities throughout the year. Find a variety of free Registered and Drop-in Programs designed to help you get fit or learn a new skill such as summer play programs, youth centres, outdoor tennis and pickleball courts, skateboard sites, cross country ski trails, outdoor rinks, Clarence Downey Speed skating oval, Metawetan and community recreation programs and more.
Learn more about recreational program opportunities in the seasonal Leisure Guide.
First Step Program
First Step is a partnership between Saskatchewan Health Authority, LiveWell Chronic Management Program and the City of Saskatoon Community Services Department. The program's aim is to provide a high-quality prevention/rehabilitation program to people with health concerns within and around Saskatoon. Even if you are not familiar with regular exercise, or if your health concerns have discouraged regular exercise, you'll find First Step an important move towards improving your quality of life. Registration fees may be partly or entirely subsidized.
Find out more about the First Step Program.
Community Associations are non-profit organizations run by volunteers in your neighbourhood.
Community Associations offer:
- Affordable sport, culture and recreation programs for all ages and abilities. Register in the Fall, Winter and Spring for programs offered within your community. See below to search Community Association program offerings across Saskatoon or within your neighbourhood.
- Outdoor rinks. Enjoy free skating at 54 Community Association owned and operated outdoor rinks throughout Saskatoon. Visit the Outdoor Rinks webpage for locations and times.
- Community events. Meet your neighbours at community coordinated events like neighbourhood clean-ups, movie nights in the park and more.
Learn more about the Community Associations.
White Buffalo Youth Lodge
WBYL is a multi-purpose centre used during the day for educational classes, functions, meetings, etc., and in the late afternoon/evening it serves as a youth recreational facility fostering a safe and fun environment for all to participate in.
WBYL programs and services are open to children, youth and families free of charge.
Learn more about White Buffalo Youth Lodge.
Other Programs & Services
Saskatoon Public Library
SPL plays an integral role in making Saskatoon a connected, engaged and inclusive city. With 9 branches to serve Saskatoon residents, you’re never too far from a public library.
Learn more about Saskatoon Public Library.
Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program
The Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program is an initiative of the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Academy of Veterinary Practitioners and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, who have joined forces to provide low-income pet owners access to significantly discounted veterinary services and financial resources.
Learn more about the Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
The Property Tax Deferral Program for Low-Income Senior Citizen Homeowners may help you manage increasing monthly expenses, allowing you to stay in your home longer. The tax deferral program offers various options to defer payment of all or a portion of your annual municipal and library taxes. You may choose the option that best suits you.
Learn more about the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program.