The largest city in saskatchewan
with a population of around 230,000 in the city proper and close to 260,000 in the CMA.Saskatoon however is not the capital.That is regina
a slightly smaller city 250km south.
Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan which is a very fine school.
There are some negative aspects of living in saskatoon.The biggest of which is the long harsh winter.
Nightime lows in the -30 and -40 range is not uncommon however it is a dry cold and most days are sunny so it is bearable to a certain extent.
Thankfully the summer is very pleasent with daytime tempratures in the 20-30 range and nightime lows around 10 degrees celcius.Saskatoon also experiences up to 19 hours of daylight from may-july.
Another issue in Saskatoon in recent years is the traffic problems.10-15 years ago,roads were virtually empty and one could drive anywhere in under 10 minutes.You could also ride the bus for under $1.Saskatoons population has boomed since then and rush hour commutes of up to an hour is not uncommon.Less people use public transport due to the poor coverage and insane rates of close to $3!
Lastly crime is becoming somewhat of a problem.While most of it is non violent petty crime that stays mostly contained in the downtown and west side,it is there.
All in all Saskatoon is not a bad place to live if you can handle the cold and don't mind some bigger city problems.
vancouverite 1;"I'm going to the U of S in saskatoon".
vancouverite 2;"Better bundle up!"