Wondering how to best get to the 2023 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival? We’ve got you covered! Read on for information about the all-new SGI SaskJazz Shuttle, the Biktrix Bike & Stroller Valet, parking around Victoria Park, and information about accessibility.
The SGI SaskJazz Shuttle
This year we are excited to offer an all-new free shuttle service for festival patrons, made possible by SGI, the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund, and The City of Saskatoon. The SGI SaskJazz Shuttle will will make five stops, including:
- Victoria Park main festival site (on the corner of 17th Street and Spadina Crescent West, directly across from the festival site)
- Riversdale (on the corner of Ave D & 20th Street West)
- The Maurice Drouin Lounge at Persephone Theatre (100 Spadina Crescent East)
- The James Hotel (620 Spadina Crescent East)
- The Broadway Theatre Box Office (715 Broadway Ave)
The SGI SaskJazz Shuttle service will have two shuttle buses operating during all 10 days of the festival from June 30 to July 9. Both of the shuttle buses are accessible and have a wheelchair spot (see below for more information on accessibility). Watch for shuttle signage at the shuttle stops and on the buses too, and you’ll know you’ve found the SGI SaskJazz Shuttle!
SGI SaskJazz Shuttle Schedule
The SGI SaskJazz Shuttle will start at The Broadway Theatre location on the following days/times:
- JUNE 30: 4PM START
- JULY 1: 11AM START
- JULY 2: 11AM START
- JULY 3: 11AM START
- JULY 4: 4PM START
- JULY 5: 4PM START
- JULY 6: 2PM START
- JULY 7: 2PM START
- JULY 8: 2PM START
- JULY 9: 2PM START
The shuttle will wait for a couple of minutes at each stop before heading to the next one. It will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes for the shuttle to complete one loop of all five stops. However, there will be two shuttle buses operating at the above schedule, meaning there will be a shuttle bus at each pick-up location approximately every 20 minutes. The last shuttle will leave Victoria Park between 10:30pm-11pm each day.
Download a copy of the SGI SaskJazz Shuttle Map here.
The Biktrix Bike and Stroller Valet
Leave the car at home and park your bike in the heart of the action at no cost, thanks to the support of Biktrix! The Biktrix Bike & Stroller Valet is a free service for festival patrons, located at the Victoria Park main festival site during all 10 days of the 2023 festival. Saskatoon Cycles will park your pedals, including bikes, strollers, skateboards, scooters, or any other forms of sustainable transportation (see below site map for bike valet location).
The Biktrix Bike & Stroller Valet Hours of Operation
- JUNE 30: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
- JULY 1: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
- JULY 2: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
- JULY 3: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
- JULY 4: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
- JULY 5: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
- JULY 6: 2:00PM – 11:00PM
- JULY 7: 2:00PM – 11:00PM
- JULY 8: 2:00PM – 11:00PM
- JULY 9: 2:00PM – 11:00PM
Parking at Victoria Park
Victoria Park does have its own parking lot, but please note that parking there is limited (see festival site map below for lot location). Festival patrons may also park in the residential areas surrounding Victoria Park. Attendees are encouraged to follow parking signage and be mindful of the residential parking zone that exists just north of the festival site, as vehicles parked in violation may be subject to ticketing or towing.
Other Ways of Getting There
- Take a taxi: Ask to be dropped off at the corner of 17th Street and Spadina Crescent West (directly across from the festival site).
- Walk: Victoria Park is connected to the Meewasin Trails, right along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.
- E-scooters: The City of Saskatoon launched a two-year shared e-scooter pilot program in May of 2023. See here for information on e-scooters.
The SGI SaskJazz Shuttle’s two buses are wheelchair accessible, both with one wheelchair spot. Shuttle drivers are trained to assist those with mobility needs on and off of the bus. The drop-off and pick-up location for the shuttle at Victoria Park is on 17th Street and Spadina Crescent West, directly across from the festival site.
We are also offering a new gate-to-seat transportation service this year for those with mobility needs. The gate-to-seat service provides transportation via a golf cart to and from the 17th Street W parking lot to the festival site at Victoria Park. To best utilize this service, we recommend that you please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 306-653-8354 in advance to confirm your details and arrival time (not necessary but recommended). Please note that if you do require a full transfer, we ask that you bring a trained support person to assist you.
There are also reserved parking areas for those with mobility needs in both the Victoria Park parking lot and in the parking lot on 17th Street West (see below map of festival site).
For large groups with mobility needs that are bringing their own bus or transportation, please email email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to your arrival, so that we can be prepared to assist you day-of.
The Victoria Park festival site’s washrooms are also accessible.
For information on booking transportation through Access Transit see here.
For accessibility information about SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival events that are happening at other venues outside of the Victoria Park main festival site, please contact those venues directly.
If you have any questions or are looking for additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.