Riversdale: Aesthetic Photo Spots

Riversdale Saskatoon is known for its bright art, unique architecture, and welcoming local businesses. We scouted out our favourite aesthetically pleasing photo spots around the district. From murals to store fronts, we have the unique looks for your next social media post!

Our first stop is a local favourite – this mural’s bright colours and contrasting blacks is an eye-catching stop to showcase your photography skills or to model in front of. Located at 304 Avenue D South, this stunning mural is just off 20th Street West – a handy location to stop after shopping or lunch. This incredible display of public art is by the talented Jill Stanton.

Our next stop on the list – The Banks Courtyard. The bright architecture of The Banks brings a stunning element to any photo. The Banks has 4 unique buildings, offering a mix of residential space and ground floor retail space. The perfect stop – located right next to the Farmers Market building at Riverlanding.

An indoor oasis – providing bright sunshine and vibrant plant life all year long! On2U Tattoo & Body Piercing offers a unique stop for any art lover. The storefront is full of an amazing amount of plants, mixed with stunning art, and a big window for natural sunlight. Stop by for the perfect photo op, and hey – maybe treat yourself to a new tattoo while you’re there! Owner, Veronica Tricker, takes amazing care of her plants and shop which is evident as you step through the door!


The One Hand Man is an absolutely incredible work of art by the talented Kris Moffatt. Located on the side of OUTSaskatoon – this mural is another local favourite! If you are wanting a photo with this mural you may have to get creative, as it is located inside of a fenced off parking lot, but we promise it is worth it!

We might be a little partial to this mural – since it highlights the stunning buildings and history of the Riversdale District. If you pop a bit closer to the alley, you will notice the stunning pair of wings – perfect for that Instagram aesthetic! The vibrant colours of the mural and contrasting black & white of the wings makes a stop on Ave F South worth it for any photo enthusiast!

Another stunning storefront – Peryton Books! Make sure to bring your camera next time you are perusing the shelves for your next read. Peryton Books offers a unique location which is perfect for your aesthetic photos due to the rows of books, natural light, and assortment of plants! This has to be one of our favourite stops in Riversdale!

A three-in-one stop! Perfect for something short on time and needing a bit of diversity in their photos. Nefelibata exterior is painted a vibrant combo of blues, outlining cloud shapes which really draws your eye to the beauty of the building. Their storefront is also absolutely stunning, offering an indoor mural “Love to see you Blossom”, highlighted by natural sunlight. Located next door is PYT Studios, which features a dynamic mural on the side of their building! This stop is an amazing little nook of art in the Riversdale District.

The last stop on our list is the eye-catching geometric mural on the side of Drift Café. This stop is the perfect combo of stunning architecture and bright modern colours. Need we say more?

If you are a photographer or social media enthusiast, make sure to add Riversdale District to your shoot location list. The places outlined in this post do not even scratch the surface of all of the stunning art, storefronts, and architecture that would be a remarkable backdrop to any photo.

Use the hashtag #RiversdaleYXE on your Riversdale photo adventures for a chance to be featured on our social media!

Rockin’ Around Riversdale

Saturday December 10th 2022
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Join Riversdale Business District in celebrating the Holiday Season! Wander the area and enjoy shopping, discounts, gifts, & fun! Follow our Social Media for more information regarding events, experiences, giveaways, & more!

Window Display Contest
Warm up by the fire at 344 20th Street West
Free hot chocolate at 344 20th Street West
SANTA!
Riversdale BID brings you Sleigh Rides! Join us from 2:00 to 3:30pm and explore the district – horse drawn carriage style
Stop by 9 Mile Taproom (229 20th Street West) on December 10th at 5:00pm and enjoy a free tour
Family/Pet photos with Santa at Cohen’s Patio between 3PM to 4PM
Shop your favourite non-profit merch at 213 Ave C S
U of S Greystone Singers will be out caroling from 2:30 to 4:30PM
Stop by Pig & Pantry from 3:00PM to 4:00PM for a Beef Breakdown Demo!
See our Social Media for details on the scavenger hunt!
Stop by ON2U between 5:00PM – 6:00PM to visit with Santa!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our local Riversdale businesses! And a HUGE thank you to all of the businesses who participated in this event!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season!

The Soul of Riversdale: Soul Paper

Opened in 2014, Soul Paper has provided Saskatoon with a unique approach to stationary products and has created a space that nurtures the human spirit and inspires creative expression.

Our passion is everything paper and the spirit of creativity that is sparked through the journeys of each of our clients’ lives.”

Susan Gallagher – Owner & Operator of Soul Paper

Susan has known since a young age that she wanted to be a business owner, “There was something magical about the thought of creating a place where I could meet and serve the people of my community.” Originally from Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Susan was romanced and inspired by her hometown shops, “To me, they were the places where people came together.”
Susan is a lover of books, all things paper, nature, and learning. She has a curious and compassionate spirit which has translated into a way to share her passions and bring joy to others. Susan is self described as Old Fashioned and stated that “It’s fun to share the love of paper, stationery, and art supplies with kindred spirits.”

Susan attended the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship which was located at the Farmers Market building on 19th Street. Attending school in Riversdale started her passion for our community and to her, it just made sense to continue this support by opening Soul Paper on 20th Street West. “There are some wonderful businesses in Riversdale” Susan say’s regarding her community. Soul Paper is located in 118 20th Street West, which was built in 1908, and brings an amazing amount of character to the store, as it is “the oldest building on our block and still has the original floor, or so we think.”

Soul Paper is an incredibly unique store that “celebrates the renaissance of correspondence and creating by offering a distinctive selection of artisanal papers, fine stationery, notebooks, pens, ink, gift wrap, greeting cards, gifts, and mixed-media art supplies.”

Soul Paper carries products from long standing businesses from around the world, as well as carrying and supporting national and local Canadian businesses.

Soul Paper turns 8 on August 29th, 2022! Make sure to stop in and wish them a Happy Birthday, say hello to Susan, and check out their huge assortment of products!

118 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7M 0W6

POP Wine Bar: Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2022

Riversdale’s POP Wine Bar was listed as one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants of 2022 by En Route Magazine. POP Wine Bar opened on April 5th 2022 and has been a crowd favourite ever since. With their fabulous mix of delectable wines and relaxed atmosphere, it is a welcoming place for all wine connoisseurs, appetizer lovers, and vibe chasers.

Photo Credit: “Saskatoon’s new restaurant Pop Wine Bar opens its doors” – Daniel Ball of EatNorth https://eatnorth.com/daniel-ball/saskatoons-new-restaurant-pop-wine-bar-opens-its-doors

Fans of chef Christie Peters’ late, lamented first venture, The Hollows, will welcome some familiar decor in this Riversdale-district space that alternately evokes cabin country, suburban rec room and lounge. Making it of the moment, though, are smashing tins of Spanish conservas, a robust selection of natural wines and a prairie-meets-the-world menu. Take the shatteringly crisp dandelion and fiddlehead fritters or the glistening, chargrilled and can-packed citrus-laced sardines, even better washed down with the vibrant acidity of orange wine from Gut Oggau in Austria or a rosé from Delinquente in Australia.

En Route: Air Canada https://enroute.aircanada.com/en/restaurants/

Make sure to check out POP Wine Bar, located at 334 20th St West in Saskatoon. Open 3pm – 12am Tuesday through Saturday.
popwinebar.ca

Pet Friendly Adventures

Explore Pet Friendly Stores in Riversdale YXE

Riversdale Saskatoon is the perfect place to explore; with beautiful street art, unique architecture, and distinctive businesses, there is something unexpected around every corner. Who better to explore with than your best furry friend! Some Riversdale businesses offer a pet friendly environment so you can not only walk the district with your pet, but also stop in and visit a few places on the way!

*Please note: it is best practice to check in with businesses before entering with your pet. Pets in Riversdale should be leashed at all times. Please be prepared to clean up after your pet. Your pet should be well-mannered and properly trained before entering a business. Pets are not allowed in any business that serves or makes food as per Saskatchewan Health Regulations.

Explore Pet Friendly Stores in Riversdale YXE

Pet Friendly Riversdale Businesses:

Soul Paper

118 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-665-7685

Soul Paper is a one stop shop for all things stationary including paper, writing instruments, journals, office supplies, cards, art supplies, etc. Soul Paper’s goal is to create a place that nurtures the human spirit and inspires personal expression & growth.

Doug's Spoke 'N Sport

Doug’s Spoke ‘n Sport

225 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-373-4224

Spoke N’ Sport maintains a pedigree of being one of the best bicycle/snow sports stores in Saskatoon. We have a rich local history and we’re excited to be located in the thriving neighbourhood of Riversdale, located in the old Walters Cycle building. We cater to a vast variety of outdoor enthusiasts and offer a fun and relaxing environment for shopping.

Escape Sports

Escape Sports Inc.

110 19th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-244-7433

Saskatoon’s outdoor adventure and alternative sports hub, featuring products and brands you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Hardpressed

224 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-384-5488

Hardpressed strives to bring well-designed, quality lifestyle items to Saskatchewan from brands similar to our own. The in-house line draws inspiration from where we live and is hand printed in the studio visible from our retail space in Saskatoon.

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Bike Universe

122 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-244-0200

Bike Universe is located in Saskatoon’s historic Riversdale neighborhood. We carry a large selection of City, hybrid, BMX, cruiser and mountain bikes. Whether you prefer to shop on our website or to come visit us, we’re here to help you with all of your cycling needs.

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Hazlewood

120 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-979-9922

Hazlewood features vintage clothing, accessories and home goods that are thoughtfully selected for the store from season to season, with a focus on quality, design and natural fabrics that will last. In addition to vintage, Hazlewood carries a hand picked selection of locally made goods and apothecary crafted throughout Canada and North America.

Anthology Home Collection

Anthology Home Collection

126 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-955-3115

At Anthology clients will find a collection of home furnishings, upholstery and casegoods, beautiful cushions and bedding, tabletop and décor, delectable edibles, lux body products and jewellry for adornment. We are exclusive dealers in our city for many lines including Dwell Studio furnishings, Designer Guild, and Eighteen Karat.

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Survive Pet Supply

920 20th Street West, Saskatoon SK.
306-242-7387

At Survive Pet Supply, we believe that pet owners shouldn’t have to think twice about providing the best quality for their family members. We pride ourselves on affordability and accessibility to all pet owners, from all walks of life.

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Home Building Centre

420 Avenue M South, Saskatoon SK.
306-653-1323

As a family owned business our focus has always been our customer service. We have always offered free delivery and that continues on today. Our moto has been “large enough to serve you, small enough to want to”. 

Source for Sports

Al Anderson’s Source for Sports

208 Avenue B South, Saskatoon SK.
306-652-9412

Al Anderson’s Source for Sports is a locally owned and operated sporting goods and service retailer. Servicing Saskatoon and surrounding areas including Warman, Martensville, and Clavet, we are a leader in our community and pride ourselves on offering the best service backed by the knowledge and know-how helping customers find what fits their game, budget, and level of play. 

If you would like to see your Riversdale business on this list, please contact communications@riversdale.ca.

Thank you to our Riversdale businesses who aim to make our neighbourhood a distinct and unique experience for all!