Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Saskatoon is a growing, friendly city. Throughout its history, it has welcomed people from all over Canada and the world. As of June 30, 2015, Saskatoon’s population was estimated to be 260,900. More and more people are choosing Saskatoon as a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family! To learn more about Saskatoon, click on the links on the left side of the screen or above.
The Saskatoon area has been inhabited for over 8000 years, first by Aboriginal peoples who have left evidence of their lives in the form of tipi rings, medicine wheels, and bison kill sites. The name “Saskatoon” comes from the Cree word misaskwatomina, which refers to a sweet, purple berry which still grows in the area.
The first settlers of European ancestry arrived in the early 1880’s. Chief White Cap advised them to build their colony on the east side of the river; this colony was called Nutana, and was located where the neighbourhood of Nutana is today. By the early 1900’s, a settlement called Saskatoon had developed on the west side of the river, and Riversdale (still a neighbourhood today) had sprung up on the west bank, further south from Saskatoon. In 1906, the three villages joined together to create the town of Saskatoon.Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound