Saskatoon, whose name comes from the Cree word, Misaskwatomina, which means “a place of many berries,” is famous for its delectable desserts produced with the Saskatoon berry. The South Saskatchewan River is where the city of Saskatoon is located. Wanuskewin Heritage Park is located north of the Meewasin Trail along the river and features exhibits that focus on indigenous culture. Native wildlife can be found in the prairie grasslands of Beaver Creek Conservation Area at the trail’s southern stretch. The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has well-kept gardens and a kids’ zoo to the east of the river.
Four distinct seasons exist in Saskatoon. Temperatures in winter and summer can be very extreme; they can go from -30 degrees Celsius in January to +30 degrees Celsius in July. The absence of humidity, on the other hand, makes summers feel colder and winters feel warmer. Saskatoon is also among the sunniest cities in Canada, with an average of 2381 hours of sunlight per year (6.5 hours each day!).
It has always welcomed visitors from all over Canada and the globe. Saskatoon is becoming more and more popular as a great area to live, work, and raise a family. 85% of the population is white Canadian, 8.9% are Native Americans, and less than 5% are members of other visible ethnic minorities. Aboriginal people were the first to live in the area around Saskatoon.
Over 60 distinct neighborhoods can be found in Saskatoon, some of which are relatively new and others that have been around for as long as the city has. Each has a distinctive features and appeal. Every neighborhood has a Community Association that works to maintain quality living for all inhabitants and to offer recreational opportunities.
Among Canada’s major cities, Saskatoon has one of the lowest cost of living rates. This implies that Saskatoon offers more affordable housing, utilities, food, and taxes than other comparable-sized or larger cities. You will have more money available for saving or spending on less necessary things.
- Population: 1.174 million (2019)
- Area: 228.1 km²
- Elevation: 482 m