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Saskatoon International Education
About Saskatoon
Saskatoon is located in the Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 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, sunsets and sunrises, 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 welcoming and vibrant city. It boasts a diverse population that provides excellent academic, artistic and recreational opportunities. Galleries, festivals, sports events and concerts provide year-round entertainment.

Sunny Saskatoon

Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving an average of 2,381 hours of sun annually. The city 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 students bring (or plan
to purchase) a warm coat, knitted wool hat (toque), gloves or mittens, scarf and sweaters. Lightweight clothing is popular in the summer. In spring and autumn, when weather is cool, sweaters and a lightweight coat are most comfortable.

Homes, schools, buses and public buildings are all properly equipped with heating or air conditioning to provide year-round comfort regardless of outdoor temperatures.

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And watch the video below, Living in Saskatoon!