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LONG DISTANCE MOVING WITHIN CANADA - SASKATOON

Saskatoon - Community Overview

The two Gowen sites give evidence that hunting tribes were here 6,000 years ago. Stratified settlement sites at Tipperary Creek indicate regular winter habitation by First Nation Bands. The region was occupied primarily by Cree and Métis, with Sioux at Moose Woods.


Permanent settlement began when the area was chosen for a Temperance colony by a Toronto society. John Lake's survey party selected an east bank site in 1882 and the first settlers arrived in 1883. The legend states that an Aboriginal gave a handful of “Saskatoon” berries to John Lake. These berries grew wild along the river. John Lake named the site after the berries.


Extension of a railway from Regina in 1890 caused the commercial centre to shift to the flatter west bank. The new community appropriated the name Saskatoon, while the original settlement became Nutana. A third, Riverdale, arose south of the railway yards. All three incorporated as villages (1901-05) and in 1906 combined to form the city of Saskatoon. During the ensuing seven years, Saskatoon became a hub of western Canada's railway network and underwent a boom, becoming a major distribution centre and in 1907, gaining the provincial university. During the 1950s, a healthy farm economy and population shift from the countryside made Saskatoon one of Canada's fastest-growing cities. The opening of potash mines nearby, and of uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan, meant continuing expansion during the 1960s and 1970s.


Located on glacial deposits within the belt of a large river, Saskatoon has an attractively variable topography. The river is spanned by numerous bridges, including the Traffic Bridge (1907) and the 42nd-Street Bridge, which completes a ring road.


Saskatoon is the Hub City of Saskatchewan. It is a major educational and medical centre; the heart of the communications and transportation chains of the province. Saskatchewan is responsible for half the quantity Canada exports in wheat, oats, barley, rye, flaxseed and canola, with Saskatoon in the heart of this market. The city is also a world leader in exporting uranium and potash.


Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan, is situated in rolling parklands, on the south bank of the Saskatchewan River. Located 347 km north of the American border, 170 km from the boundary of Alberta to the west, and 340 km from the Manitoba border to the east, Saskatoon is the largest city on the Yellowhead Highway from Winnipeg to Edmonton.


The present population numbers approximately 202,340. 

 

For more information about Saskatoon:

City of Saskatoon

222 – 3rd Ave. N. Saskatoon

SK

S7K 0J5

306-975-3200

https://www.saskatoon.ca/

WEATHER

Saskatoon has an average July temperature of 18.3°C and an average January temperature of –16.4°C. The annual average precipitation is 348 mm. 

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper:


The StarPhoenix

306-664-6231

www.thestarphoenix.com

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

For information on the Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

Additional educational institutes:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing

SGI Canada

306-683-2320

https://www.sgi.sk.ca/


Public Transit


Saskatoon Transit 

306-975-3100

https://www.saskatoon.ca/

SPORTS AND LEISURE

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Saskatoon area, visit:

 

Loblaws

https://www.loblaws.ca/


Safeway

https://www.safeway.ca/


Sobeys

https://www.sobeys.com/en/

SHOPPING CENTRES

Midtown Plaza

201 1st Ave. S.

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 1J5

306-653-8844

https://shopmidtown.ca/


Mall at Lawson Heights

134 Primrose Dr.

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 5S6

306-933-2708

https://www.mallatlawsonheights.com/


Market Mall

2325 Preston Ave. S.

Saskatoon, SK

S7J 2G2

306-343-3838

https://saskatoonmarketmall.com/


The Centre

3510 - 8th St. E.

Saskatoon, SK

S7H 0W6

306-955-6611

https://www.thecentremall.com/


Confederation Mall

300 Confederation Dr.

Saskatoon, SK 

S7L-4R6

306-382-8313

https://confedmall.ca/

ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

https://www.tribute.ca/


Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit:

https://www.restaurantica.com/


Parks to Visit

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Kinsmen Park

MOVING TIPS BROCHURES

Call at 1-888-708-7700 to order the following brochures:

Protecting your goods in transit

Handling dangerous goods

Do-it-yourself packing guide

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