The largest city in Saskatchewan, Saskatoon is home to just over 266,000 people as of 2021. Combining urban, suburban, and natural elements throughout, it is a truly unique place to live in the prairies. Largely more affordable than most major Canadian cities, it offers housing styles of all shapes and sizes—from towering condo complexes to spacious single family homes. And while Saskatoon certainly has its fair share of the subzero winter temperatures much of the Canadian prairie provinces face, don't let that scare you! The city also boasts more sunshine than most of the country, with some of the best summer weather to get out and enjoy our beautiful Saskatchewan lakes.
The City of Saskatoon is home to every amenity your family could need, from shopping and dining to leisure and recreation. With over 60 incredible Saskatoon neighbourhoods from which to choose, there's sure to be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. No matter whether you drive, bike, or rely on public transit, transportation around the city is a breeze with great traffic routes, trails, bike lanes, and buses available throughout.
Renowned for its culture, Saskatoon is home to the beautiful Remai Modern Art Museum and is brimming with a vibrant arts scene. Numerous festivals take place throughout the year, including Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Jazz Festival, and the Fringe Festival, just to name a few. It also offers the SaskTel Centre, which hosts many concerts and sports events throughout the year.
Outdoor lifestyles are also made highly accessible in Saskatoon. With the South Saskatchewan River flowing right through the heart of the city, there is plenty of opportunity for water sports of all kinds, including paddleboarding and kayaking. It also boasts over 200 parks throughout its many neighbourhoods, including the Meewasin Valley Trail, which is highly popular for walking, jogging, and cycling.
Also an educational hub of the Saskatchewan, there are many spectacular schools in Saskatoon, ranging from preschool to post-secondary. Here, you'll find the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Saskatchewan Polytechnic, offering a wide range of study programs. There are also public, private, and Catholic school systems for both elementary and high school, so families can find the best educations for their children.