Nicknamed the “city of bridges”, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, one of the most lively and fun cities in all of Canada. The night life and fun is one of the best in the country. Here are 11 facts about Saskatoon that you might not know about.
1. Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, with a population of over 255,000. It was established in 1883 and incorporated in 1906.
2. It is the 16th largest city in Canada.
3. Saskatoon has only had 1 earthquake ever recorded on May 15/1909, which lasted roughly 30 seconds.
4. Climate; June 5, 1988 was the highest temperature ever recorded in Saskatoon at 40.6°C and the coldest was -50°C in 1893… 4 years before I was born.
5. The city of Bridges – the city has at least seven bridges, thanks to the South Saskatchewan River.
6. Saskatoon has two universities; the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan.
7. The city of Saskatoon has more Tim Horton’s per capita, the most in Canada. If double-doubles and Timbits are your “go to things” in the morning, then you will love Saskatoon.
8. The land that is Saskatoon has been inhabited for over 6000 years.
9. The city is has at least 2,381 hours of sunshine every year; so Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
10. Parks as far as the eye can see; it has over 190 parks.
11. Saskatoon is home to Canada’s largest ever snowball fight; over 7000 participated in a huge snowball fight in 2016 – Diefenbaker Park (park is named after John Diefenbaker – Canada’s 13th prime minister).