Located in central Saskatchewan
on the South Saskatchewan River in Canada
, Saskatoon retains an unmistakable Western air, with cowboys and horse trails meshed with cultural sophistication and a wealth of Art Nouveau architecture.
The city experiences each of the four seasons, with very warm summers and true winters, and a natural scenic beauty. The park-lined banks of South Saskatchewan River
entice residents and tourists to stroll, jog and bike.
Known as the Bridge City for its seven graceful river crossings, Saskatoon has some unforgettable landmarks, such as the Delta Bessborough Hotel and Meewasin Valley Trail. There is also a rich cultural scene, complete with interesting museums and scores of concerts, theatrical events, live performances and festivals. Live theater is a vibrant part of Saskatoon’s culture – and the city is home to a number of theatre venues.
ADDITIONAL SASKATCHEWAN CITY PAGES:
- The coldest day ever recorded in Saskatoon was -50°C (-58° F) in 1893.
- Following the release of the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" in 1998, the city became popularly known as "Toontown," after a similarly named location in the movie.
- Former Saskatchewan resident and singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell moved to Saskatoon as a young girl.