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 #E4170187 for sale located at 9503 94 Avenue

Courtesy of Tawnie Misik of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

4 beds 2 baths 1059 sqft

9503 94 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4170187

$329 000
MLS® listing #E4170153 for sale located at 27 HICKORY Road

Courtesy of Wayne Ogloff of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 3 baths 2154 sqft

27 HICKORY Road

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4170153

$495 900
MLS® listing #E4169993 for sale located at 40 WESTWOOD Green

Courtesy of Jason Beattie of Exp Realty

4 beds 3 baths 1094 sqft

40 WESTWOOD Green

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169993

$400 000
MLS® listing #E4169914 for sale located at 9922 83a Street

Courtesy of Shayne Sharpe of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate

4 beds 4 baths 2513 sqft

9922 83a Street

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169914

$449 000
MLS® listing #E4169946 for sale located at 9133 94 Avenue

Courtesy of Stewart Kuzyk of RE/MAX Real Estate

4 beds 2 baths 1152 sqft

9133 94 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169946

$269 900
MLS® listing #E4169880 for sale located at 611 10471-99 Avenue

Courtesy of Wayne Paradis of RE/MAX River City

611 10471-99 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169880

$689 000
MLS® listing #E4169759 for sale located at 9912D SHERRIDON Drive

Courtesy of Annette Gaze of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 3 baths 1206 sqft

9912D SHERRIDON Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169759

$214 900
MLS® listing #E4169770 for sale located at 78 GREENFIELD Wynd

Courtesy of Christina Reid of NOW Real Estate Group

4 beds 4 baths 2864 sqft

78 GREENFIELD Wynd

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169770

$959 000
MLS® listing #E4169568 for sale located at 44 CURRANT Crescent

Courtesy of Paul Lamba of MaxWell Polaris

3 beds 3 baths 1516 sqft

44 CURRANT Crescent

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4169568

$349 900
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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.