A Great Place to Live
A beautiful river valley, parks, schools, shopping and restaurants…it’s all here in Fort Saskatchewan. We combine all the comforts of big city living with strong community values and pride. The result – a great place to live and work.
The Fort Saskatchewan District entered history well over 200 years ago with its original industry of canoe building. In the spring of 1875, the Northwest Mounted Police built the “Fort on the Saskatchewan”. It was originally known as “Sturgeon Creek Post”, but the name was changed very shortly to “Fort Saskatchewan”. A community began to develop adjacent to the fort. Thus, the present City of Fort Saskatchewan traces its history back to this Northwest Mounted Police fort of 1875.
Fort Saskatchewan was incorporated as a Village in 1899, as a Town in 1904 and as a City in 1985.
Fort Saskatchewan today is a growing community with an enviable quality of life. Nowhere will you find better amenities for sports and recreation, more parks and green spaces, with an outstanding trail system. The Fort is located right on the North Saskatchewan River, giving access to many miles of very scenic riverbank.
There are over 75 hectares of parks, open spaces and recreational areas in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Nature and fitness buffs will marvel at all of the opportunities presented by more than 30 kilometers of trails linking all parts of the city with paved pathways and residential sidewalks. Chart a course through the quiet, wooded area and along our river valley and throughout the city. The trails are designed for year-round multi-use that includes walking, inline skating, cross country skiing and biking.
We have it all in Fort Saskatchewan!
City of Fort Saskatchewan