The winter is the worst aspect of the city, as it lasts about 5 to 6 months on average, and temperatures can go down to -40˚C without the windchill. It is quite common for at least one day in the year for Saskatoon to be the coldest place on Earth. It has on occasion been colder than 70˚C with the windchill. The summers are nice, but far too short. Temperatures hover around 20-25˚C, and have been as high as 35˚C.
The west side of Saskatoon is a scary place to be, as crime is a common occurrence there. Unless one enjoys knife wounds, they should avoid it at all costs.
Saskatonian #2: "Really? The same thing happened to me the other day!"
Saskatonian #1: "Yeah, Saskatoon sucks. Lets move to the US"
Saskatonian #2: "OK"
The 8am rush hour is at 6:30-9:30 and the 5pm rush hour is 3:30-6:30, but Fridays rush hour ends Thursday Morning. If you want to fit in you should never stop at a yellow light as everyone will just get pissed off.
Saskatoon has a zoo and a pretty good one! it consists of 300 different kinds of deer and a whole bunch of peacocks. another cool attraction includes "Bareass Beach"(nude beach). You know you are defineatly in Saskatoon if you see restraunts named after chains(Tony Tomma, Hard Wok cafe.) and you can get where ever you want within 10 minutes.
Popular celebrities include Sailor Dan, he sells paintings of sail boats around downtown, and dougie, a guy who drinks in Midtown Plaza (mall)
We Saskatonians take pride in our city but we know where not to be.. which is the west side at night.
Saskatoon's summer starts and ends by not the date but by when DQ on 8th street opens and closes.
Other facts about Saskatoon:
*Work on 20th street usually means prostitution
*Most people have been to Bananza more then 5 times
*Best ski hill around is Blackstrap a.k.a. the pimple on the praire
* zipup sweaters are called bunnyhugs
* chololate milk is called Vico
*Saskatoon is the chlamydia capital of Canada
*Drinking slurpies in -40 is a way of life
*When people say the are going to the U of S they mean the university not America
Guy: ME too!
Girl: haha really? you ever chill with Dougie?
Guy: umm who's Dougie?
Girl: You are obviously not from Saskatoon
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 2;"Better bundle up!"
Person from Saskatoon: Pfft, there is, you'll get torn apart if you wander into west saskatoon.
Person from toronto: I'm gonna take a trip out to West-central Canada. Where to? Calgary? Vancouver?
Person: Every been to Saskatoon?
Person from Toronto: Who or What is Saskatoon?
Person 2: "Yeah, I'm a total waste of human resource!"
Person 1: "Great, let's move to Saskatoon."