City of Saskatoon
Saskatoon is the most populous city in the province of Saskatchewan, and has been since the mid-1980s when it surpassed the provincial capital of Regina. The city had a population of 202,340 in the Canada 2006 Census, with a civic estimate of 223,200 in 2010. The city's census metropolitan area had a population of 233,923 in the 2006 Census. Statistics Canada estimated Saskatoon's CMA population as 257,300 in 2009.
Saskatoon has 78 elementary schools and 14 high schools, serving about 37,000 students. Saskatoon has three main school boards, The Saskatoon Public School Division, the Saskatoon Catholic School Division and the Conseil des Ecoles Fransaskois.
The Saskatoon Health Region is responsible for health care delivery in the region. The health region operates three hospitals within the city boundaries, these include Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital, and St. Paul's Hospital (Saskatoon). Royal University Hospital is a teaching and research hospital that operates in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan. The health region also operates hospitals in smaller neighbouring communities. In addition to hospitals the health region operates long-term care facilities, clinics and other health care services.
Arts & Culture
Saskatoon boasts a variety of arts and culture, as well as annual festivals and events. The Mendel Art Gallery, located on picturesque Spadina Crescent offers patrons free admission and civic conservatory. Other sources of art and culture include the new Persephone Theatre, TCU Place, Meewasin Valley Centre, Saskatchewan Western Development Museum, Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Popular Festivals run annually, which include Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Saskatchewan Children's Festival, the Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival (a showcase of alternative theatre), and Saskatoon Folkfest (a cultural festival).
Welcome to the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city, known for its friendly hospitality and diverse culture. This western Canadian four-season destination with its scenic parkland setting on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River has gained a reputation as a great place to both live and work. Saskatoon enjoys more hours of sunshine annually than any other Canadian city making it easy to take advantage of the over 400 acres of riverbank trails and parks for hiking and biking or a round of golf at one of the 7 challenging courses.