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 #E4179597 for sale located at 44 BOXWOOD Bend

Courtesy of Beverly Bremness of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 2 baths 1407 sqft

44 BOXWOOD Bend

Alberta

MLS® #E4179597

$299 900
MLS® listing #E4179618 for sale located at 42 ALLARD Way

Courtesy of Jennifer Pollack of RE/MAX Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1164 sqft

42 ALLARD Way

Alberta

MLS® #E4179618

$210 000
MLS® listing #E4179649 for sale located at 216 9926 100 Avenue

Courtesy of Trina Hodges of RE/MAX Elite

2 beds 1 baths 1028 sqft

216 9926 100 Avenue

Alberta

MLS® #E4179649

$199 000
MLS® listing #E4179722 for sale

Courtesy of Vince Ferrante of Sterling Real Estate

2 beds 2 baths 947 sqft

Alberta

MLS® #E4179722

$259 000
MLS® listing #E4179423 for sale located at 3402 8530 94 Street

Courtesy of Brent Kellington of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1398 sqft

3402 8530 94 Street

Alberta

MLS® #E4179423

$269 900
MLS® listing #E4179401 for sale located at 53 DILLINGHAM Avenue NW

Courtesy of Sergio Maione of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 3 baths 1765 sqft

53 DILLINGHAM Avenue NW

Alberta

MLS® #E4179401

$389 000
MLS® listing #E4179452 for sale located at 57 DILLINGHAM Avenue NW

Courtesy of Sergio Maione of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 3 baths 1772 sqft

57 DILLINGHAM Avenue NW

Alberta

MLS® #E4179452

$389 000
MLS® listing #E4179469 for sale located at 61 DILLINGHAM Avenue NW

Courtesy of Sergio Maione of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 3 baths 1765 sqft

61 DILLINGHAM Avenue NW

Alberta

MLS® #E4179469

$389 000
MLS® listing #E4179310 for sale located at 25 Wingate Way

Courtesy of Timothy Baker of RE/MAX Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1460 sqft

25 Wingate Way

Alberta

MLS® #E4179310

$354 900
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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.