Saskatoon is a pleasant city of around 220,000 people straddling the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. It is positioned at 52°7'N latitude, 106°38'W longitude, about 500 m above sea level. It is located near the western edge of the Saskatchewan Plain , the second of three levels of the Canadian prairies. It has a semi-arid continental climate, with sunny summers and invigorating winters. The city's name derives from the Cree word misāskwatomina which refers to a species of serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia which grows freely in the river valley.


Saskatoon links

City of Saskatoon home page
Saskatoon Tourism

Saskatchewan links

Government of Saskatchewan
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
Saskatchewan Tourism