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Welcome to Saskatoon

Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan and the province’s cultural and economic hub. With a growing population of over 245 000 people, this prairie powerhouse is quickly becoming known as a family-friendly city with heritage, culture, and a booming economy.

Neighbourhood characteristics

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Historic

Green Spaces

Water Views

Nightlife

Downtown

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Early to Bed

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck

Tranquil

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Francophone

High Tech

Fun facts

  • Local slang is some of the most unique in Canada; for example, a hooded sweatshirt is referred to as a ‘bunnyhug’.

  • Saskatoon is named after the Saskatoon berry, a sweet reddish/purple berry that grows in the wild and is commonly used in james, pies, and deserts.

  • Motor racing is a popular sport among the locals.

  • The city has more Tim Hortons per capita than any other place in Canada.

  • The Saskatoon area was inhabited by Canada’s indigenous peoples long before European settlement; today, the city has the second highest percentage of individuals identifying as Aboriginal in Canada.

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What to expect

This friendly prairie city boasts entertainment, nightlife, a booming economy, and a unique culture that’s unlike any other.

What not to expect

To get away without a scraper in your car.


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Saskatoon

The “Paris of the Prairies” just might surprise you!

Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan and the province’s cultural and economic hub. With a growing population of over 245 000 people, this prairie powerhouse is quickly becoming known as a family-friendly city with heritage, culture, and a booming economy.


Saskatoon has earned the nickname of “POW City” because its economy is focused on potash, oil, and wheat. Since 1980, the city has dedicated itself towards improving business outcomes for innovative and startup tech companies. Innovation Place is a technology park that houses companies in agriculture, information technology, environmental, and life sciences and biotechnology. With a steady stream of talented graduates from the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute, the Gabriel Dumont Institute, the First Nations University of Canada, and others, it is no surprise that many of Canada’s up and coming technology companies are headquartered in Saskatoon!


Founded in 1882 as a “Temperance Colony”, or colony where alcohol was prohibited, Saskatoon has grown into a thriving metropolis in the heart of the Canadian Prairies. Today, Saskatoon is the host of numerous festivals and events including comedy shows, touring musical acts, cultural festivals, agricultural exhibitions, film, jazz, classic cars, and more. Live theatre is a central part of Saskatoon’s culture. There are a number of theatre venues all dedicated to popular and new plays throughout the downtown core. Live music is also popular in this Prairie city, and Saskatoon has birthed Canadian superstars such as Joni Mitchell and The Sheepdogs. Saskatoon’s vibrant music scene made it the perfect location to host the 2007 Juno Awards, Canada’s premier music industry awards show.


The city is called “The Paris of the Prairies” and “Bridge City” because of its many river crossings and flat grid. The neighbourhoods of Nutana and Riversdale are historic just like the city’s landmark the Delta Bessborough, or the Bez, built in 1932. One of the last railroad hotels built before the Great Depression, today the Bez serves as a landmark and visual reminder of Saskatoon’s cultural heritage as a gateway city. Saskatoon has served as a respite for travellers for centuries, hence its nickname as the “Hub City”.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This friendly prairie city boasts entertainment, nightlife, a booming economy, and a unique culture that’s unlike any other.

With a bustling economy, a rotating calendar of festivals and events, and plenty of family friendly amenities, it's no surprise that families from around the globe are choosing to settle in Saskatoon.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

To get away without a scraper in your car.

Winters in Saskatoon are notoriously cold and snowy. Temperatures can (and do) reach -50 degrees Celsius.

THE MARKET:

Saskatoon is a more affordable option than major metropolitan areas.

The city offers a nice blend of single family, semi attached, and rental houses.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Downtown Saskatoon is easily navigated using the historic spires of the Bez.

The city is called “The Paris of the Prairies” and “Bridge City” because of its many river crossings and flat grid. The neighbourhoods of Nutana and Riversdale are historic just like the city’s landmark the Delta Bessborough, or the Bez, built in 1932. One of the last railroad hotels built before the Great Depression, today the Bez serves as a landmark and visual reminder of Saskatoon’s cultural heritage as a gateway city. Saskatoon has served as a respite for travellers for centuries, hence its nickname as the “Hub City”.

THE LIFESTYLE:

Saskatoon boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, including music, art, and theatre.

Live theatre is a central part of Saskatoon’s culture. There are a number of theatre venues all dedicated to popular and new plays throughout the downtown core. Live music is also popular in this Prairie city, and Saskatoon has birthed Canadian superstars such as Joni Mitchell and The Sheepdogs. Saskatoon’s vibrant music scene made it the perfect location to host the 2007 Juno Awards, Canada’s premier music industry awards show.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

With a rotating calendar of festivals throughout the year, there’s always something new to do in Saskatoon.

Founded in 1882 as a “Temperance Colony”, or colony where alcohol was prohibited, Saskatoon has grown into a thriving metropolis in the heart of the Canadian Prairies. Today, Saskatoon is the host of numerous festivals and events including comedy shows, touring musical acts, cultural festivals, agricultural exhibitions, film, jazz, classic cars, and more.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

This lively town is home to entrepreneurs, students, and innovators from across the globe.

With a steady stream of talented graduates from the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute, the Gabriel Dumont Institute, the First Nations University of Canada, and others, it is no surprise that many of Canada’s up and coming technology companies are headquartered in Saskatoon!

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Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Saskatoon contains 0 districts and 97 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Saskatoon to find the one that’s perfect for you.