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 #E4176954 for sale located at 9702 83A Street

Courtesy of Shayne Sharpe of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1780 sqft

9702 83A Street


MLS® #E4176954

$429 500
MLS® listing #E4176952 for sale located at 18 HICKORY Road

Courtesy of Glenn Ewanchuk of RE/MAX Excellence

3 beds 3 baths 1296 sqft



MLS® #E4176952

$317 900
MLS® listing #E4176835 for sale located at 58 Wingate Way

Courtesy of Samuel Ireland of MaxWell Polaris

3 beds 3 baths 1612 sqft

58 Wingate Way


MLS® #E4176835

$358 800
MLS® listing #E4176916 for sale located at 141 BECKER Crescent

Courtesy of Brent Kellington of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 4 baths 2312 sqft

141 BECKER Crescent


MLS® #E4176916

$439 900
MLS® listing #E4176961 for sale

Courtesy of Wally Karout of Royal Lepage Arteam Realty

3 beds 3 baths 2025 sqft


MLS® #E4176961

$448 800
MLS® listing #E4176707 for sale located at 304 8802 Southfort Drive

Courtesy of Sherri Prodaniuk of Kennedy Real Estate

1 beds 1 baths 346 sqft

304 8802 Southfort Drive


MLS® #E4176707

$95 000
MLS® listing #E4176734 for sale located at 98 Cranston Place

Courtesy of Deborah Schindel of Purplebricks

3 beds 3 baths 1222 sqft

98 Cranston Place


MLS® #E4176734

$310 000
MLS® listing #E4176691 for sale located at 77 BOXWOOD Bend

Courtesy of Scott Macmillan of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 3 baths 1393 sqft



MLS® #E4176691

$474 702
MLS® listing #E4176709 for sale located at 427 8802 Southfort Drive

Courtesy of Sherri Prodaniuk of Kennedy Real Estate

1 beds 1 baths 507 sqft

427 8802 Southfort Drive


MLS® #E4176709

$125 000
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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.