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SOLD OUT! Canada Day Fireworks, July 1, 2017 SOLD OUT!

Canada Day is a special celebration!  We work to make it even more special with a unique cruise on The Prairie Lily.  We leave the dock at 9:00 and head off for a pleasant cruise.  Then we bring out the appetizers and our guests enjoy them and the views on the upper deck.  Our crew quietly winds us up to the perfect viewing location just north of Diefenbaker park and drops anchor.  Now we're ready - and waiting for the show.  About 10:40, the sky lights up!  With our location and vantage points on the ship, everyone gets a great show.  Once the show is wrapped up, our crew pull the anchor and we night steam back to the dock.  This is truly 2.5 hours of the most pleasant evening of the summer!

WIN! Canada Day Fireworks - You can't buy tickets, but you can win them! WIN!

That's right!  The Cruise is sold out but a $5 ticket could win you two (2) tickets on board The Prairie Lily for our annual Canada Day Fireworks Cruise!  Not only that, but a limousine will pick you up anywhere within Saskatoon, you'll have the appetizers and a complimentary bottle of wine while cruising, and the limousine will take you home!  

This special prize can be won by purchasing a ticket in support of The Navy League of Canada, Saskatoon Branch, which operates youth cadet programmes, HM Weir and RCSCC Jervis Bay.  If you are interested, simply email  Tickets are on sail until May 15, 2017.

What does July 1, 2018 look like?  When can you buy tickets?

The Optimist Club has brought you Canada Day Celebrations and Fireworks for years.  They are now working on a new plan to provide fun in the winter as well. 

The Optimist Hill Campaign is working to build a winter recreation site at Diefenbaker Park.  If they are able to raise the funds, they may start construction in the summer of 2018.  This means the Canada Day Celebrations and Fireworks will have to be relocated for up to two years.

When a site for 2018 is determined, they will let us know.  If the fireworks will be viewable from the river, we will be hosting our annual Canada Day Fireworks Cruise.  Until that time, we are taking the names of those interested in tickets and contacting people on a first come first serve basis if tickets are available.  If you would like to be on our mailing list, please send your name, number, email address and the number of tickets you are interested in to

If you would like more information about the Optimist Hill Campaign, please visit their site by clicking here.

SOLD OUT! PotashCorp Fireworks Festival - Labour Day Weekend, September 2, 2017, SOLD OUT!

Labour Day weekend is lit up by the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival!  A fireworks extravaganza brightens Saskatoon's sky.  The fireworks start at 9:30 the Friday and Saturday of the long weekend.  We have a special evening sailing on Saturday, September 2, 2017, to share the view from the river.  We start with a casual cruise to settle you in (and get to the south side of the "hot zone" prior to the river being closed to traffic), serve a three course dinner, and then move into position south of the Festival Site in time to position you for a front row seat to enjoy a professional show set to music.  The whole event is an evening unto itself, lasting 3-4 hours.  The extra benefit?  Better parking!

PLEASE NOTE:  Prairie River Cruises offers these exceptional cruises and does so with the general confidence we are able to fulfill our promised event.   There are some general circumstances we cannot control and cannot be held responsible for, up to and including the cancellation or discontinuation of the main events by their organizers.  In addition to general sailing and weather conditions, in the case of the July 1 show, water levels and conditions may affect how close the ship can get.

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