Saskatchewan Description & Overview
Located in the middle of the western prairie provinces of Canada, Saskatchewan is bordered by Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and the United States (see Provincial Map). The province is almost rectangular in shape and has an area of 651,900 square kilometres. Half of the province is covered with forests, one third of cultivated farmland and one eighth is covered with water.
The Province's two largest cities are: Regina">Regina and Saskatoon, for which we provide neighbourhood details.
The first European explorers and fur traders, who represented the Hudson's Bay Company, came to Saskatchewan in the late 1600s. They found established settlements of Aboriginal people, including Chipewyan Indians in the north, the nomadic Blackfoot roaming the eastern plains, Assiniboine in the west, and the Cree, who resided in the north as well as on the plains.
The Government of Canada purchased the Territories in 1870 for its agricultural potential and to build its population. The Metis, people of mixed French and Aboriginal descent, settled here early migrated westward from Manitoba. Saskatchewan entered Confederation as a province in 1905, and Regina was chosen the provincial capital.
Saskatchewan is also proud to be the cradle of Canada's Universal Health Care system, and Canada's Old Age Security system.
Saskatchewan's population stands at about one million. It's Canada's only province where a minority of the population is from British or French background. The majority comes from a variety of ethnic groups: German, Ukrainian, Scandinavian, Amerindian, Dutch, Polish and Russian, plus many non-European origins. Saskatoon and Regina are the major urban centers in Saskatchewan.
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Saskatchewan Communities and Neighbourhoods
Here are the major cities/regions in the province of Saskatchewan. Explore the neigbhourhoods in & around them that you may want to live in:
SK: The provincial capital and head office city has the beautiful Wascana Centre parkland created by a dam across Wascana Creek.
SK: Saskatoon is magically wrapped around the South Saskatchewan River, which winds its way through the city. The town is home to the University of Saskatchewan
Here are some featured neighbourhoods in the province of Saskatchewan. Explore the neigbhourhoods in & around them that you may want to live in:
Sk: Mount Royal is a triangle-shaped neighbourhood on the west side of Saskatoon, nestled inside Circle Drive. The community has excellent access to downtown, St Paul^s Hospital, and the airport
Sk: University Heights is the neighbourhood between the Saskatoon Zoo and McOrmond Drive, and close to the University Heights Suburban Centre, and combines medium and high-density multiple-unit dwellings with commercial areas and civic facilities
Sk: These communities in northwest Regina are about 50 years old, and have a number of smaller bungalows typically under 1,100 square feet, filled with retirees, and increasingly young couples.
Sk: The newest area in the southeast, recently built just east of Prince of Wales Drive. It has larger-than-normal lots, nicely landscaped parks, and includes the new South East Leisure Centre beside an artificial lake
Sk: This community, south of Victoria Ave, is one of the older ethnic neighbourhoods in Regina. The houses here are older and smaller, with have mature gardens that are well tended