The largest city in Saskatchewan hosts the largest Pride event in the region, Saskatoon Gay Pride, in mid-June - the dates this year are June 8 to June 15, 2013. Saskatoon, with a population of about 225,000, is slightly larger than Saskatchewan's provincial capital Regina - it's relatively conservative metropolis, at least compared with other large Canadian cities, but this friendly river town does have a growing GLBT community. This year marks the 21st anniversary of Saskatoon's Pride celebration.
More details about Saskatoon Gay Pride will be posted here as information becomes available. Here's a look at last year's event, in the meantime:
Saskatoon Gay Pride comprises a week's worth of events (here's a full calendar), including a Real L Word Party at 302 Lounge on Saturday; a Picnic in Kinsmen Park on Sunday; a Rainbow Flag Raising at City Hall on Monday; Gay Games at Diva's on Thursday; a Carnivale Pride Dance at Odeon Events Centre on Friday; Kaci Battaglia performing at 302 Lounge on Friday; a variety of queer cinema and music events, and several other gatherings during the week leading up to the big weekend.
The main Saskatoon Gay Pride festivities are on Saturday, and include a Pride Parade at noon, and performances by several entertainers at a rally and community fair throughout the afternoon (this includes a beer garden), from noon until 7 pm, in Victoria Park. Pride parties are then held later on Saturday evening at Diva's and 302 Lounge.
Additionally, gay-popular bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops in the area have more going on than usual during Pride Weekend. Take a look at the helpful visitor site produced by the city's official visitor organization, Tourism Saskatoon.