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About Our City
Saskatoon is located in the province of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is located in Western Canada. The name Saskatchewan comes from kisiskatchewan, a Cree name meaning "swiftly flowing river". Saskatchewan is referred to as the "Land of Living Skies" with breathtaking blue skies, more than 100,000 lakes and beautiful prairie landscapes.
Saskatoon is a rapidly growing city with a population of about 250,000. Saskatoon offers the services and facilities of a large city in the friendly environment of a small town. It is situated on the South Saskatchewan River which is crossed by eight bridges. The paved pathways of the Meewasin Valley Trail follow the river through the city. Pedestrians, cyclists and skiers have full access to the trail system and the parks and natural areas that surround it.
Saskatoon is a safe, calm city. It boasts a diverse population that provides excellent academic, artistic and recreational opportunities. Galleries, festivals, sports events and concerts provide year-round entertainment.
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving an average of 2,381 hours annually. Saskatoon experiences four distinct seasons, allowing time to enjoy the hot sun and play in the snow.
Spring is moderate and wet (April, May)
Summer is hot and dry (June to August)
Autumn is cool and comfortable (September, October)
Winter is cold with snow (November to March)
To enjoy our prairie winter, we suggest that you bring or plan to purchase a warm coat, knitted wool hat, gloves, scarf and sweaters. Lightweight clothing, primarily cotton, is popular in the summer. IN spring and autumn, when the weather is cool, sweaters and a lightweight coat are most comfortable.
Canadian students normally dress casually for school - long pants or jeans are acceptable for both men and women.
Homes, schools, buses and public buildings are all properly equipped with heating or air-conditioning to provide year-round comfort regardless of the outside temperature.