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 #E4173996 for sale located at 36 ROSS Drive

Courtesy of David Parker of Northfield Commercial

36 ROSS Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173996

$630 000
MLS® listing #E4173867 for sale located at 9218 83 Street

Courtesy of Jarett Johnson of Realty Executives Focus

4 beds 2 baths 1055 sqft

9218 83 Street

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173867

$279 900
MLS® listing #E4173822 for sale located at 302 70 WOODSMERE Close

Courtesy of Jennifer Pollack of RE/MAX Real Estate

2 beds 2 baths 956 sqft

302 70 WOODSMERE Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173822

$178 000
MLS® listing #E4173865 for sale located at 22 SEQUOIA Bend

Courtesy of Brent Bommes of MaxWell Devonshire

4 beds 3 baths 1682 sqft

22 SEQUOIA Bend

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173865

$409 900
MLS® listing #E4173762 for sale located at 6 CHERRY Point(e)

Courtesy of Kenneth Jackson of RE/MAX Real Estate

4 beds 3 baths 2750 sqft

6 CHERRY Point(e)

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173762

$625 900
MLS® listing #E4173749 for sale located at 2 VALLEY Close

Courtesy of Amanda Gering of Liv Real Estate

5 beds 3 baths 1549 sqft

2 VALLEY Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173749

$470 000
MLS® listing #E4173717 for sale located at 59 8602 Southfort BV Boulevard

Courtesy of Michael Mychalyshyn of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 3 baths 1354 sqft

59 8602 Southfort BV Boulevard

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173717

$534 900
MLS® listing #E4173715 for sale

Courtesy of Michael Mychalyshyn of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 3 baths 1354 sqft

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173715

$524 900
MLS® listing #E4173595 for sale located at 8010 92a Avenue

Courtesy of Shelley Confurius of MaxWell Devonshire

3 beds 2 baths 1108 sqft

8010 92a Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4173595

$299 900
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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.