Saskatoon hosts many festivals and events in the summer, including the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, The Great Plains Comedy Festival, the Jazz Festival and the Canada Remembers Airshow, among others.
The world’s largest potash producer, PotashCorp, has corporate headquarters in Saskatoon.
Saskatoon has welcomed members of the Royal Family since 1919.
Saskatoon has a significant Indigenous population and several urban Reserves.
Saskatchewan has experienced steady GDP growth over the past decade. The province posted a GDP of $81.5 billion in 2019.
Saskatoon’s Elevation is 454 m above sea level.
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, averages 2,380.8 hours of sunshine per year.
The Estimated Population of Saskatoon is 273,010.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site of Canada representing 6,000 years of First Nations history.
There are more Tim Horton’s per capita than in any other city in Canada.
Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon lies on a long belt of rich, potassic chernozem in middle-southern Saskatchewan and is found in the aspen parkland biome.
Saskatoon has been inhabited for at least 6,000 years.
Saskatoon is twinned with Umeå, Sweden; Shijiazhuang, China; Cologne Germany & Tampere, Finland.
Saskatchewan grows half of the entire quantity of Canada’s major export crops: wheat, oats, barley, rye, flaxseed and canola. Saskatoon is at the heart of this market, providing a variety of services and products to the farm sector.
The highest elevations in Saskatchewan are found in the Cypress Hills, peaking at 4,567 feet above sea level.
Saskatoon’s other nickname, the “Hub City,” refers to its ideal central location for distribution and logistics.