Some interesting facts about Saskatoon ….
- As the Province of Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon has a population of approximately 260,600.
- The name "Saskatoon" is derived from “mis-sask-quah-toomina,” a Cree name referring to the sweet and violet-coloured indigenous berry that grows in the area.
- The Saskatoon area has been inhabited for some 6,000 years; however, it was not until the summer of 1883 that the first settlers began to arrive. In 1903, the town charter was obtained. And on May 26, 1906, Saskatoon was incorporated as a city.
- Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, and records an average of 2381 hours of sunlight annually.
For information on things to do and places to go, please visit the Tourism saskatoon web site (http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com/).