Dec 27, 2018
Time to Explore: New Bridge Provides a Quick Link to Our Saskatoon Hotel
Saskatoon has just seen the completion of one of its largest road and bridge construction projects to date with the opening of the new Chief Mistawasis Bridge. Officially opened on Oct. 2, 2018, the bridge allows commuters easier access the northern part of the Saskatoon and the Comfort Suites Saskatoon hotel without having to travel through downtown traffic. It also provides a gateway to other areas of town that visitors may want to explore while staying in the Paris of the Prairies.
The Bridging to Tomorrow Project
The Bridging to Tomorrow Project not only included the erection of the brand new Chief Mistawasis Bridge, but the replacement of the city’s oldest bridge, the 111-year-old Traffic Bridge. While the Traffic Bridge was originally built to connect people from the Saskatoon neighbourhood of Nutana to downtown, the Chief Mistawasis Bridge was built to alleviate traffic from the city’s Circle Drive North Bridge and provide an easier way for those travelling between the southeast part of the city’s north end.
A Bridge to the North
The new six-lane Chief Mistawasis Bridge can be easily accessed via the new McOrmond Drive and Central Avenue extensions on the east side of the bridge. The extensions eventually hook up with Marquis Drive on the west side, which leads commuters directly to one of the best Saskatoon hotels, the Comfort Suites.
According to Google Maps, the 12.6-kilometre commute from the southeast end of the city near Highway 5 to the Comfort Suites now only takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Saskatoon residents in the southeast side of the city not only benefit from the bridge, but so do travellers coming from southern communities such as Regina, Moose Jaw and Yorkton.
A Closer Connection to the Airport and SaskTel Centre
Those visiting with family and friends in Saskatoon can now take advantage of this new link to the northwest side of the city. Staying at hotels close to Saskatoon Airport (Skyxe) allows those visiting Saskatoon on business or leisure access other parts of the city that much easier. In addition, those wanting to catch a late-night concert will have easier access to hotels near SaskTel Centre.
Things to See and Do Near the Chief Mistawasis Bridge
It’s not just a residential area. There is lots to see and do around the Chief Mistawasis Bridge. Those staying at the Comfort Suites, one of the dog friendly hotels in Saskatoon, can take their pet to the Off-Leash Area for Dogs at the northeast of Silverwood Golf Course, which sits just south of the bridge.
The Comfort Suites is one of the hotels near Saskatoon’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park, which is located just north of the bridge. Enjoy this beautiful heritage site ode to Saskatchewan’s aboriginal roots by booking the Comfort Suites’ Spirit of the Prairies package, which includes a one-night stay in either our King Suite or Double Queen Suite and a family pass to Wanuskewin. The package also includes our complimentary hot breakfast buffet as well as access to all our facilities, including an indoor pool with a waterslide and hot tub as well as 24-hour fitness centre.
For more reasons to stay at the Comfort Suites Saskatoon, read our blog on Saskatoon Airport Hotels: Your One-Stop Towards Charter Destinations.
Looking at where to stay in Saskatoon? The Comfort Suites is conveniently located near the Chief Mistawanis Bridge, Saskatoon airport and SaskTel Centre and provides commuters, vacationers and those on business with a restful night’s stay in one of our well-appointed suites with free WiFi and all the comforts of home. Plus, all guests can enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet as well as access to our swimming pool, fitness area and business centre.