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What you should Know about Fort Saskatchewan

(Published on - 9/9/2019 7:40:49 PM)

Learn some History about

Fort Saskatchewan 


A mere 25 km northeast of Edmonton lays the city of Fort Saskatchewan. Stretching along the banks of the North Saskatchewan river, Fort Saskathewan covers an area of over 48 square kilometres. Fort Saskatchewan covers on area of over 5,800 private homes, and boarders both Strathcona County. Residents here are proud of our riverside city and its heritage...


Fort Saskatchewan's rich history dates back over 130 years. In 1875, the Mounted Poice opened a fort for canoe building along the North Saskatchewan river, and the fort slowly grew until 1905 when it received a population boost, thanks to the Canadian Northern Railway. The railway established a transcontinental rail line and a bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan river. In 1985, Fort Saskatchewan became a city in Alberta. It continues to demonstrate steady growth and a promising future.


City residents have easy access to new Fort Saskathcean Community Hospital that opened in 2012 and educational instuitutions. The Fort Saskatchewan real estate market includes single family homes, townhouses, condominiums, apartments and senior housing facilities. Its thriving labour force leads to numerous employment opportunities, in both light and heavy industries. Fort Saskathewan also provides its citizens with cultural activities, religious institutions, entertainment and recrealtional amenities, as well as low taxes.



In an effort to maintain low costs and a high standard of living, the city has developed unique methods of city landscaping as part of thier Sheep Grazing Program, a flock of 50 sheep roam the downtown core during the summer months, providing grass and week maintenance. In response to the Sheep Grazing Program, civilians adopted a city sheep mascot named Auggie. 


Sheep are not the only ones to roam Fort Saskathewan's green open spaces: with over 400 hectares of parks and recreational areas, nature-lovers can walk, run, bike or skate throughut the city. There are over 50 kilometres of trails connecting the city with pathways and sidewalks,. Camping and sport facitlities also proid outdoor entertainment activities. 


From its colourful history to its cuddly sheep mascot, Fort Saskathewan provides reidents with family-frienely, scenic, riverside living. 



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