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 #E4165734 for sale located at 9905A 99 Avenue

Courtesy of Tawnie Misik of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

5 beds 2 baths 957 sqft

9905A 99 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165734

$249 900
MLS® listing #E4165746 for sale located at 22 ROCKWELL Close

Courtesy of Thomas Lowe of RE/MAX Real Estate

4 beds 4 baths 2102 sqft

22 ROCKWELL Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165746

$469 900
MLS® listing #E4165771 for sale located at 67 HILLSIDE Terrace

Courtesy of Shayne Sharpe of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

4 beds 4 baths 2184 sqft

67 HILLSIDE Terrace

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165771

$519 500
MLS® listing #E4165683 for sale located at 84 CAMPBELL Court

Courtesy of Thomas Lowe of RE/MAX Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1755 sqft

84 CAMPBELL Court

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165683

$379 900
MLS® listing #E4165403 for sale

Courtesy of Nicole Knowler of Purplebricks

2 beds 2 baths 806 sqft

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165403

$190 000
MLS® listing #E4165371 for sale located at 7901 95B Avenue

Courtesy of Todd Bradley of Royal Lepage Arteam Realty

4 beds 3 baths 1098 sqft

7901 95B Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165371

$319 900
MLS® listing #E4165423 for sale located at 216 9926 100 Avenue

Courtesy of Trina Hodges of RE/MAX Elite

2 beds 1 baths 1089 sqft

216 9926 100 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165423

$199 000
MLS® listing #E4165386 for sale located at 32 ROSS Drive

Courtesy of Daryl Appleton of RE/MAX Real Estate

3 beds 2 baths 1064 sqft

32 ROSS Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165386

$184 900
MLS® listing #E4165348 for sale located at 66 BRIDGEVIEW Drive

Courtesy of Jennifer Pollack of RE/MAX Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1464 sqft

66 BRIDGEVIEW Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4165348

$450 000
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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.