November 28, 2017: The City of Saskatoon approved the total of $1,344,400 in funding support for Meewasin’s core operations in Conservation, Development and Education. This funding is the first step in securing a funding package from the three participating parties for the coming Meewasin fiscal year of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
November 23, 2017: The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza was featured in Flare Magazine's Best Places To Go Ice Skating Across Canada
November 8, 2017: Architectural Digest featured the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza in their article 11 Outdoor Ice Rinks at Luxury Hotels
October 2, 2017 : Meewasin announced that due to funding cuts, Beaver Creek Conservation Area is closed weekends and holidays until the end of March, 2018.
2017: Saskatoon named 4th in category Best Destination in Canada, citing the river trails as one of the main attractions.
August 11, 2017: Dr. Ryan Walker representing the University of Saskatchewan, was appointed to the Meewasin Board of Directors.
May 18, 2017: Meewasin announced two leadership changes. Colin Tennent was named as the 10th Chair of the Meewasin Valley Authority. Doug Porteous was named Interim Chief Executive Officer.
April 7, 2017: Meewasin Budget Highlights
March 22, 2017: The Government of Saskatchewan announced the elimination of statutory funding obligations for the University of Saskatchewan and the Government of Saskatchewan as outlined in the provincial budget. That means that funding to Meewasin from the University of Saskatchewan and Government of Saskatchewan becomes discretionary.
November 11, 2016: Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza was named as one of the reasons Saskatoon made the cut for Expedia's 22 Must-Visit Hockey Towns in North America
June 8, 2016: Meewasin announced that on July 1, 2016 the Meewasin Valley Interpretive Centre would close. The closure of the MVC is the result of long term erosion of Meewasin's statutory funding from its three participating parties and was made following extensive consultation between the Meewasin Board of Directors and Administration.
November 2015: Meewasin and its associates were recently recognized by the Design Council of Saskatchewan for three development projects completed in the past two years: River Landing Riverfront Phase 2 – Award of Excellence in Landscape Architecture – Design: Crosby Hanna and Associates; Meewasin Northeast Swale Master Plan – Honourable Mention in Landscape Architecture – Design: Meewasin Valley Authority; Meewasin South East Trail – Award of Merit in Integrated Design (involvement of three or more design professions) – Design: Stantec Architecture Ltd.
September 2015: In their September/October 2015 issue, Canadian Running magazine "On the run in..." feature highlighted Saskatoon as a "runner's haven" in which the Meewasin Trail figures prominently.
September 2015: Meewasin took Shaw Cable out on the river in one of their Voyageur Clipper canoes for the purposes of producing a "Canoe in the City" feature that aired multiple times daily on Shaw Cable Saskatoon during the week of August 31-September 6. Watch the segment here.
June 2015: Meewasin Trail ranked as the top thing Saskatonians liked about walking in Saskatoon, according to an informal question asked during the Active Transportation Plan consultation. For more about the City of Saskatoon's Active Transportation Plan, click here.
June 5, 2015: Meewasin Trail reached two milestones. The new section of the Meewasin Trail between 71st Street in the city's northwest and Wanuskewin Heritage Park was officially opened. This segment is also part of the Trans Canada Trail which follows the Meewasin Trail for 28 km through Saskatoon. Meewasin also announced the completion of a successful $8M Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign for the purpose of connecting Saskatoon to Wanuskewin Heritage Park and Chief Whitecap Park, adding approximately 15 km to the Meewasin Trail system.
November 13, 2014: Planet S Magazine - Best of Saskatoon 2014. The top three parks in Saskatoon (as voted by Planet S readers) can be found in the Meewasin Valley: Rotary Park, Kinsmen Park, and Diefenbaker Park. A walk by the river was also voted as the top thing to do in Saskatoon on a weeknight. To see all of the categories, click here.
October 2014: In Nutrien's Fall 2014 Report to the Community, CEO Jochen Tilk was quoted as saying, "Saskatoon’s Meewasin Valley Trail is a perfect place to go running." For the full report click here!
December 12, 2013: Planet S Magazine - Best of Saskatoon 2013: Once again, Meewasin has received the top recognition in 5 “Best of” categories, including the “Best Place for A First Date.” For the full story click here!
October 1, 2013: National Geographic Travel’s 50 Places of a Lifetime: Canada - noted Meewasin Park in 'How to Get Around': The city is easy to explore by foot, vehicle, or bike...In Meewasin Park, bike or hike trails alongside the water, or paddle under the seven bridges that connect the east and west sides of the city... For the full story click here!
August 25, 2013: Meewasin Valley Trail receives 5 star review on Trip Advisor: “If you have want to wander an extensive trail within a city this is one of the best to see. A great example of preserving a bit of nature within an urban area; the MVA trail is a way of exploring a mix of natural riverbank and urban park combined. You will have an opportunity to see both formal urban park and natural prairie only a short walk in between; green space that is always an escape from the development on both sides. Don't forget the river in between!”
August 2013: The Meewasin Valley was recently featured in West Jet's up! Magazine as one of the Top 10 summer bargain must-dos, "Follow the River in Saskatoon!" "The South Saskatchewan River sweeps through Saskatoon, making it easy to understand why the Cree called the river valley Meewasin, or beautiful. A sampling: Hike along the Meewasin Valley on more than 60 kilometres of trails running downtown alongside parks, museums and preserved grasslands. Explore the river by kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board. Better yet, J-stroke back in time with a 10-passenger voyageur canoe tour ($200 for the canoe, so best booked as a group) or spy American White Pelicans fishing near the weir. The once-endangered bird migrates here every spring and stays on until September. (You might wander down the trail towards downtown to hear a sonnet or two, as the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival sets up its tents near the Mendel Art Gallery in August.)" For the full story click here!
Fall 2012: The Meewasin Trail was named one of the Top 10 Greatest Hikes in Canada by Reader's Digest! For the full story click here!