Planning Committee and Registrar
Saskatoon, the City of Bridges, is the sunniest city in Canada. We hope you will take the opportunity to walk or jog along the 22 kms of riverbank trails, view over 6,000 years of First Nations’ history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, explore the largest indoor museum street featuring 1910 Boomtown at the Western Development Museum, see many North American animals close up at the Saskatoon Zoo and Forestry Farm Park, or view the collections representing the life, interests and times of Canada’s thirteenth Prime Minister at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.
Plains Indians are credited with originating the name Saskatchewan. Their word was "Kisiskatchewan" - meaning the river that flows swiftly - in reference to the most important waterway running through their territory.
Saskatoon is located in the heart of the Great Plains. It is a community with a wonderful combination of big city amenities and small town spirit. Originally a gathering place for early settlers, Saskatoon is now a vibrant and diverse city, an educational centre, home of the University of Saskatchewan, a world leader in agricultural biotechnology, home of the Synchrotron, a base for mining, manufacturing and a flourishing high tech industry, and a cultural oasis.
Saskatchewan covers 651,900 square kilometres - more than a quarter million square miles. Contrary to popular belief, fully one half the province is covered by forest, one third is farmland and one eighth is fresh water - with nearly 100,000 lakes
Saskatchewan is home to a million people, many with family roots in Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and the British Isles. Although the province is dependent on the farm economy, two thirds of its people live in cities and towns.
Saskatchewan is located in the heart of North America, neighbouring the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. To the north is the Canadian territory Nunavut. To the south are the American states of Montana and North Dakota.
Saskatchewan summers are usually warm and dry. High temperatures range from 15 C (60 F) in May to the mid-30s C (90-95 F) in July and August. We average the most sunshine of any Canadian province; nights tend be cool. The weather in late June can be unpredictable - ranging from heavy rainfall to brilliant blue skies.
For additional information please refer to the following links.
In and around the City of Saskatoon:
Canadian Light Source
In and around the Province of Saskatchewan
Museum of Natural History
RCMP Training Academy
RCMP Centennial Museum
Saskatchewan Science Centre
Government of Saskatchewan
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