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Saskatoon, The Paris of the Prairies


Divided into east and west sides by the South Saskatchewan River, located on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway about 800 km west of Winnipeg, 500 km east of Edmonton, and about 205 km north of Regina on Saskatchewan Highway 11 sits Saskatchewan’s largest city, Saskatoon.

Home of the University of Saskatchewan, the city of Saskatoon has 65 neighborhoods in 9 Suburban Development Areas (SDAs): Core Neighborhood Area in the center with University Heights, Holmwood, Lakewood, Nutana to the east of the river and Confederation, Blairmore, North West Industrial, and Lawson to the west of the river.



The Saskatoon CMA, including Martensville, Warman, and Delisle has a population of around 325,000 and is growing at about 2% per year with roughly 85% of that growth coming from international immigration. The top first-languages of Sasktonians other than English in order are Filipino, German, Mandarin, French, Ukrainian, and Urdu.



Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic SIte of Canada and nominated to UNESCO the World Heritage List, a gathering place 2.5 km north of the city has nineteen archaeological sites dating across the last six thousand years.

The name Saskatoon comes from the Cree word for the Saskatoon berry that is common in the area. Originally founded in 1882 by the Temperance Colonization Society from Ontario as a utopian, alcohol-free agricultural colony, the lack of a railroad, difficulty navigating the South Saskatchewan river, and the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, limited settlers to less than 100 by 1891. With the railroad arriving in 1890, the settlements amalgamating to form a city, and expectations of more civic development, Saskatoon became the fastest growing city in Canada by 1906.



Grains, pulses, livestock, oil and gas, potash, uranium, and lumber power Saskatoon’s economy. About 65% of the world’s recoverable reserves of the fertilizer potash are located in the Saskatoon region.



From the Business Profile Annual Report provided by the City of Saskatoon for 2019, there were about 12,000 businesses broken down to 79% in the services-producing sector with the top sectors being Trade (wholesale and retail) and Construction. 42% of all licensed businesses in 2019 were Home Based.



The climate of Saskatoon is cold, semi-arid with warm summers and long, cold winters. The frost free growing season lasts from late May to mid September. On the shortest day of the year, the sun rises at 9:13 am and sets at 4:56 pm. The longest day of the year is 16 hours and 45 minutes with the sun setting at 9:31 pm. At 52 degrees North, Saskatoon has about the same latitude of Amsterdam and Berlin.



Two notable people who grew up in the city nicknamed ‘Paris of the Prairies’ for its eight bridges crossing the South Saskatchewan River  are “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe and singer Joni Mitchell.


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