FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA


About Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

A mere 25 km northeast of Edmonton lays the city of Fort Saskatchewan. Stretching along the banks of the North Saskatchewan river, Fort Saskatchewan covers an area of over 48 square kilometres. Fort Saskatchewan has a population of over 24,000 residents, and over 5,800 private homes, and borders both Strathcona County and Sturgeon 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 Police 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 Saskatchewan Community Hospital that opened in 2012 and educational institutions. 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 Saskatchewan also provides its citizens with cultural activities, religious institutions, entertainment and recreational 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 their Sheep Grazing Program, a flock of 50 sheep roam the downtown core during the summer months, providing grass and weed 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 Saskatchewan's green open spaces: with over 400 hectares of parks and recreational areas, nature-lovers can walk, run, bike or skate throughout the city. There are over 50 kilometres of trails connecting the city with pathways and sidewalks. Camping and sport facilities also provide outdoor entertainment activities.

From its colourful history to its cuddly sheep mascot, Fort Saskatchewan provides residents with family-friendly, scenic, riverside living.



Latest Fort Saskatchewan Listings

MLS® listing #E4157565 for sale located at 8232 96 Avenue

Courtesy of Tom Allison of RE/MAX Real Estate

4 beds 1 baths 1008 sqft

8232 96 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157565

$255 000
MLS® listing #E4157608 for sale

Courtesy of Edris Azizi of Capcity Realty Group

3 beds 3 baths 1859 sqft

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157608

$324 900
MLS® listing #E4157568 for sale located at 100 Richmond Link

Courtesy of Gary Gordon of Century 21 1st Choice Realty

2 beds 3 baths 1463 sqft

100 Richmond Link

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157568

$328 900
MLS® listing #E4157634 for sale located at 112 70 WOODSMERE Close

Courtesy of Dyanna Retzlaff of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

2 beds 2 baths 906 sqft

112 70 WOODSMERE Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157634

$179 000
MLS® listing #E4157249 for sale located at 63 RIDGEVIEW Close

Courtesy of Brent Schmidt of NOW Real Estate Group

3 beds 3 baths 1527 sqft

63 RIDGEVIEW Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157249

$389 900
MLS® listing #E4157220 for sale located at 126 CATALINA Court

Courtesy of Amanda Crow of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1657 sqft

126 CATALINA Court

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157220

$349 900
MLS® listing #E4157123 for sale located at 190 Woodhill Lane

Courtesy of Sheldon Casavant of Century 21 Masters

3 beds 3 baths 2533 sqft

190 Woodhill Lane

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157123

$574 900
MLS® listing #E4156912 for sale located at 324 70 Woodsmere Close

Courtesy of Jarett Johnson of Realty Executives Focus

1 beds 1 baths 650 sqft

324 70 Woodsmere Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4156912

$164 900
MLS® listing #E4156951 for sale located at 2102 8530 94 Street

Courtesy of Allison Meston of Liv Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1386 sqft

2102 8530 94 Street

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4156951

$300 000
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Learn More About Fort Saskatchewan

Fort Saskatchewan Information

Get better acquainted with the city of Fort Saskatchewan: learn more about our emergency services, local schools, public transportation, municipal government, and our unique Sheep Grazing program.

Parks & Trails

There are over 400 hectares of park land and over 50 kilometres of multi-use trails in Fort Saskatchewan.


Arts & Culture

Fort Saskatchewan is proud of its heritage, and has some great local arts facilities and yearly events.


Fun & Recreation

There are many things to do and way to stay active in Fort Saskatchewan. Join a local club or group, volunteer with seasonal events, or visit one of our many city recreational facilities.