|Canada’s sunshine capital is located in the heart of the great plains. With a population of 260,900, Saskatchewan's largest city is a combination of big city amenities and small town spirit! Home of the University of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Project, Saskatoon is a vibrant and diverse city, boasting many professional and amateur theater groups, a symphony, numerous galleries, museums, libraries and award-winning golf courses. Saskatoon is an exciting and diverse destination with much to offer visitors and residents alike. Attractions such as the beautiful River Landing, Saskatoon Farmer's Market, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo and Wanuskewin Heritage Park are testament to the buzz that is Saskatoon!
A world leader in agriculture biotechnology, a base for mining and manufacturing, with a flourishing high tech industry, the focal point of Saskatoon is the South Saskatchewan River with over 400 acres/60 kilometers of riverbank trails and parks to explore and where you can enjoy a casual stroll, bike ride or roller blade through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas. Take a stroll along River Landing located on the river bank or take in one of the many events or festivals scheduled throughout the year.
Saskatoon is located in the central portion of the province of Saskatchewan, spread over a relatively flat area which dips into the South Saskatchewan River Valley and is surrounded by farm land. Saskatoon has four distinct seasons. Winter and summer can be extreme; temperatures can range from -30C in January to +30 C in July. Saskatoon is one of the sunnier places in Canada, averaging around 2,381 hours of sunlight per year (6.5 hours per day!)
Saskatoon has 46 different neighbourhoods, some of which are very new and some that have been in existence for as long as the city itself. Each has its own unique character and its own Community Association which works to provide recreational activities for neighbourhood residents. Saskatoon enjoys one of the lowest costs of living among major cities in Canada. This means you will pay less for housing, utilities, food and taxes in Saskatoon than in other similar sized cities. Saskatoon is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family!
Photos provided by: Tourism Saskatoon