River Landing Interpretive Plan
The subtle richness of history in Saskatoon’s south downtown,
in particular on the River Landing site, is often hidden from the
casual observer. The River Landing Interpretive Plan aims to reveal
the secrets of the site’s unique history by providing guiding
principles for the development of stories just waiting to be told.
After an initial visioning workshop and careful analysis of the
site and local resources, the resulting stories were recorded and
potential media explored. The resulting report provides a layer
of meaning to the River landing that pays respect to the past while
looking to Saskatoon’s future. Visitors to the site —
including long-time residents of Saskatoon — will experience
first-hand that “Saskatoon Shines!”
The contents of this plan can be used immediately as a reference
for planners abd designers who are looking to add meaning to any
River Landing development, from commercial to cultural. Over the
long term, the concepts outlined here will provide the framework
for the content, look and feel of outdoor interpretive signage and
clarify the vision for indoor spaces and the cultural centre.
The expected result of using this document as a reference for
the River Landing development is the creation of a thoughtful, unified
and coherent experience that sings with that ‘sense of place’
in which visitors will delight for years to come.