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Saskatoon (/ˌsæskəˈtuːn/) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Straddling a bend in the South Saskatchewan River and located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, it is centrally located in the province and has served as the cultural and economic hub of the region since its establishment in 1882 as a Temperance colony. It is the largest city in the province, the 17th largest CMA in Canada, and one of the fastest-growing population centres in the country, with a civic population of 260,900 and an estimated metropolitan population of 305,000 as of 2015. Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan, the Meewasin Valley Authority which protects the South Saskatchewan River and provides for the city's popular riverbank park spaces, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site of Canada representing nearly 6,000 years of First Nations history. The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, the most populous rural municipality in Saskatchewan, surrounds the city and contains many of the developments associated with it, including Wanuskewin. Saskatoon is named after the berry of the same name, which is native to the region, and is itself derived from the Cree misâskwatômina. There is a significant Indigenous population in the city, and several urban Reserves within its boundaries. It is known for its relatively diverse and vibrant culture, as well as its eight (plus two planned) river crossings, earning it the nicknames "Paris of the Prairies" and "Bridge City." Historic neighbourhoods of Saskatoon include Nutana and Riversdale, which were both separate towns before amalgamating with the town of Saskatoon and incorporating as a city in 1906. Nutana, Riversdale, their historic main streets of Broadway Avenue and 20th Street respectively, as well as the downtown core and other central neighbourhoods, are seeing significant reinvestment and redevelopment today. Similarly, the old rail town of Sutherland was annexed by the city in 1956 and is now another historic neighbourhood of Saskatoon, just beyond the University lands.

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Facts and Stats for Saskatoon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Saskatoon

    Know the pollution level of Saskatoon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Saskatoon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Saskatoon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saskatoon.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 34.85 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.42 (High)
    • Attacks 38.24 (Low)
    • Drug offense 59.56 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.68 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.97 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.42 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.03 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.24 (High)
  • Living in Saskatoon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Saskatoon is 137.96 (High)

    • Safety Index 51.19 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 17.12 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 31.03 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.2 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.04 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.2 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 80.09 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Saskatoon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saskatoon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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