Introducing the City of Saskatoon
In the midst of the Canadian prairies nestled along the great South Saskatchewan River stands the city of Saskatoon, the province of Saskatchewan's largest, most populated center. Our culture scene here in Saskatoon is a bustling one with everything from folk festivals and rock concerts to speedways and drive-ins, there is never a shortage of things to see and do in our fabulous city, be prepared to have fun!
You may also have heard Saskatoon referred to as “Bridge City”. This is referencing our seven bridges that help thousands of travelers navigate across the Saskatchewan River with ease. The city of Saskatoon is truly a unique city that has all of the amenities of a large city but the mentality and hospitality of a small town.
The current Saskatoon real estate market is hot and it's growing hotter! We have a "perfect storm" real estate scenario that's brewing; the abundance of natural resources in our area, the job market, diversity in research and development field, the University, and of course our wealth of culture all help drive a booming economy here in the heart of Saskatchewan. Our citizens strive hard to keep Saskatoon a safe and friendly place, It is an excellent time if you are looking to move to Saskatoon or invest in the Saskatoon real estate market. New housing development is on a rise in Saskatoon with countless new projects in the works. This equates to an excellent opportunity for you and for other investors interested in upgrading their existing home or buying there the first one.
More Information About The City of Saskatoon
Saskatoon is centrally located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, in townships 36 and 37, range 5 and township 36, range 6, west of the third meridian (Latitude 52.24 North, Longitude 106.67 West). The city lies 780 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg, a little over 520 kilometers southeast of Edmonton, and just over 300 kilometers north of the U.S. border.
Saskatoon is situated on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River which is crossed by seven bridges within the city limits. the altitude of Saskatoon is 481.5 meters above sea level. The city covers an area of 144 sq. kilometers which include over 120 hectares of riverbank parklands.
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving an average of 2,381 hours annually. Saskatoon experiences four distinct seasons with temperatures ranging from 30°c (86f) on the warmest summer days to -30°c (-22f) on the coldest winter days. The average annual precipitation level is 347.2mm.
Saskatoon was rated the number one city in Canada for air and water quality by Chatelaine magazine.
Saskatoon uses the Central Standard Time zone year round.
Saskatchewan grows half of the entire quantity of Canada’s major export crops: wheat, oats, barley, rye, flaxseed, and canola. Saskatoon is at the heart of this market, providing a variety of services and products to the farm sector. Mining is also an important part of the economy. The Saskatoon region is the world's largest exporter of uranium, and nearly two-thirds of the world's recoverable potash reserves are located in the Saskatoon region.
Value-added food processing is one of the fastest growing industries in Saskatoon, which is considered the agriculture biotechnology capital of Canada. Saskatoon was named "one of the best cities in Canada for knowledge-based businesses" by the Globe and Mail in 1995.
Contact the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) for more information on Saskatoon’s economy and business opportunities.
Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city with an estimated population of 295,095 and growing (as of December 31, 2016).
With access to excellent k-12 schools, technical schools and the University of Saskatchewan, many educational opportunities are available.
The University of Saskatchewan is the only university in Canada to house all five health science colleges and a major teaching hospital on the same campus. Some of the first experiments undertaken aboard the space shuttle were a result of research conducted at the University of Saskatchewan. Innovation Place, located on the university grounds, is one of the most successful universities related research parks in North America. For information on Saskatoon’s education institutions click on University of Saskatchewan, SIAST, Public, Catholic, or Francophone school boards.
Attractions and Events
Take a look at "Endless Adventure" video to see the best of Saskatoon!
Many festivals and special events are celebrated annually. From Winterfest in February to the ethnic celebrations of Folkfest and Vesna, to the renowned Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, to the innovative Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival and the popular Saskatoon Exhibition, the good times are guaranteed.
The Tourism Saskatoon website has a wealth of information on Saskatoon sites, attractions, accommodations and special events.