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Population:  196,811

Elevation:  1598 feet

Time Zone:  Saskatoon is in the Central Time Zone.  When it is 12:00 noon in New York City (EST), it is 11:00 AM in Saskatoon.  Daylight saving time is not observed.

Location:  Saskatoon is centrally located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada 780 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg, a little over 520 kilometers southeast of Edmonton, and just over 300 kilometers  north of the U.S. border.  Saskatoon is situated on the banks of the south Saskatchewan river which is crossed by seven bridges within the city limits.

 

Average Temperatures:

 

 Month  

   High

 Low

January  

     9F

  -11F

February

    -8F

  13F

March  

   27F  

   6F

April  

   49F

  26F  

May  

   64F

  38F  

June  

   71F

  48F 

July  

   77F

  52F  

August  

   75F  

  48F

September  

   63F

  38F

October  

   51F

  27F

November  

   31F

  12F

December  

   16F

  -2F

 

 

Local Seasons:  This region has long, severe winters and relatively short summers with moderate rainfall.  There are many sunny days throughout the year.  Winter snowfall is comparatively light and is swept away by strong winds.  The transition from season to season often occurs very quickly without the interim seasons of fall and spring such as are found in more temperate climates.

 

 

National Holidays:  

New Years Day January 1

Good Friday Varies

Easter Monday Varies

Victoria Day Monday preceding May 25

Canada Day July 1 The Holidays Act provides that July 2 is Canada Day

when July 1 is a Sunday.

Labour Day First Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day Second Monday of October

Remembrance Day November 11

Christmas Day December 25

Boxing Day December 26

 

Arriving:

 

Saskatoon airport (YXE) is located about 10 minutes from the city centre, provides links to all national and international destinations.

By car

Visitors traveling by automobile and arriving in Saskatchewan from the south may enter the province at any one of a dozen border crossings. But the best road is the one leading from Minot, ND (#52), through North Portal to Estevan, SK (#39) and on to Regina (#39 and #6). From Regina, capital of the province and national home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, head north on #11 (twinned highway) to Saskatoon, and then on to Prince Albert (#11) and Waskesiu (#2).

For those arriving in Saskatchewan from the east or west, the TransCanada highway is the fast route. From Regina, head north on #11 to Saskatoon. An alternative route is the Yellowhead Highway (#16). It links Edmonton, AB, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, MB., spanning Saskatchewan to the north of the TransCanada. More scenic than its southern counterpart, the Yellowhead is the preferred route for many tourists arriving from the east or west.

Rail

Saskatoon is served by VIA Rail (1-800-561-8630). Arrivals from eastern Canada are on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:55 a.m., and from western Canada on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:40 a.m. Taxi service is available from the station, located about 15 minutes from the city centre.

Bus

There are bus connections to Saskatoon from all points. During summer months, there's daily bus service from the downtown bus depot (933-8000) to the park village of Waskesiu. In Waskesiu, however, you'll have to find a ride to the trailhead, located 30 kms from the village.


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