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!

Here are some facts and figures:

  • The average price of a house in Saskatoon is $375,370 as of January 2016.
  • Household utility costs are below average when compared with other major Canadian cities.
  • There are no personal premiums or charges for basic and needed health care services in Saskatchewan.
  • Auto insurance rates are among the lowest in the country compared with other major Canadian cities.
  • The cost of commuting is low as the average commute within Saskatoon is 20 minutes.

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.

Childcare and Pre-Schools

Elementary and High Schools

Post Secondary Schools

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.

Annual events include:

Attractions include:

Learn more at Tourism Saskatoon

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