Saskatoon is situated along the banks of the scenic South Saskatchewan River, in the heart of the Canadian prairies. The city lies 348 km (216 miles) north of the United States border, 225 km (140 miles) east of the Alberta border and 346 km (215 miles) west of the Manitoba border.
Geographical Coordinates: 52°07′54″N 106°39′09″W
Geographical Size: 144 km² (55.6 sq mi)
Elevation: 481.5 m (1,580 ft)
Time Zone: Central Standard Time Zone (UTC-06:00) year round and does not adjust for Daylight Savings Time.
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest places in Canada with an average of 2,328 hours of sunshine per year. The city experiences four distinct seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall. In summer, temperatures range as high as 30°C (86°F), while winter can see the temperature dip as low as -30°C (-22°F).
Average winter temperature: -12 °C / 10°F
Average summer temperature: 18 °C / 65°F
Average annual precipitation: 348.3 mm/ 14”
One of the main reasons that Saskatoon’s quality of life is high is that the cost of living is low. Saskatchewan has the fastest growing population in the country creating many jobs to be filled. Saskatchewan also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada!
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Learn more at Government of Saskatchewan
From pre-school to post-graduate, the Saskatoon region offers plenty of choice when it comes to learning and development. The school system provides a welcoming, nurturing environment in which students can learn and thrive.
Public schools are free of charge allowing all children to receive a quality education. After high school, loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to ensure that higher education is affordable and attainable for everyone.
Saskatoon has a lifestyle focused on family, community and entertainment. Whether you’re a film buff, an opera aficionado or a sports fanatic, there’s no better place to be than Saskatoon. With year-round festivals, live theatre and a vibrant music scene, it’s a city with something for everyone.
Learn more at Tourism Saskatoon