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 #E4158592 for sale located at 209 9995 93 Avenue

Courtesy of George Erickson of Realty Executives Focus

2 beds 2 baths 1076 sqft

209 9995 93 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4158592

$227 500
MLS® listing #E4158612 for sale located at 1 HILLCREST Point(e)

Courtesy of Thomas Lowe of RE/MAX Real Estate

3 beds 3 baths 1376 sqft

1 HILLCREST Point(e)

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4158612

$409 000
MLS® listing #E4158347 for sale located at 141 Wisteria Lane

Courtesy of Irene Zucht of RE/MAX Elite

3 beds 3 baths 1723 sqft

141 Wisteria Lane

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4158347

$394 900
MLS® listing #E4158596 for sale

Courtesy of Gagandeep Chohan of MaxWell Polaris

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4158596

$630 000
MLS® listing #E4158182 for sale located at 118 GREENFIELD Way

Courtesy of Barry Candelora of MaxWell Polaris

4 beds 3 baths 1850 sqft

118 GREENFIELD Way

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4158182

$689 500
MLS® listing #E4158281 for sale located at 134 WOODHILL Lane

Courtesy of Carl Phin of Century 21 Leading

3 beds 3 baths 1801 sqft

134 WOODHILL Lane

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4158281

$449 900
MLS® listing #E4157930 for sale located at 104 70 WOODSMERE Close

Courtesy of Elan Lynes of RE/MAX River City

1 beds 1 baths 605 sqft

104 70 WOODSMERE Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157930

$135 000
MLS® listing #E4157931 for sale located at 415 70 WOODSMERE Close

Courtesy of Elan Lynes of RE/MAX River City

1 beds 1 baths 506 sqft

415 70 WOODSMERE Close

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157931

$140 000
MLS® listing #E4157820 for sale located at 36 Campbell Court

Courtesy of Deborah Schindel of Purplebricks

3 beds 3 baths 1684 sqft

36 Campbell Court

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

MLS® #E4157820

$365 000
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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.