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Information about Saskatoon

About Saskatoon
Saskatoon, located on the South Saskatchewan River, is the most populous city in the province of Saskatchewan, and has been since the mid-1980s when it surpassed the provincial capital of Regina. The Canada 2011 Census gave the city a population of 222,189. Residents of the city of Saskatoon are called Saskatonians. The name Saskatoon [in Cree: sâskwatôn] comes from the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina "saskatoon berries", which refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area. It is also popularly described as the "Bridge City," for its seven river crossings. The area was settled in the 1880s, and a town charter for the west side of the river was obtained in 1903 (Nutana became a village in that year). In 1906 Saskatoon became a city with a population of 4,500, which included the communities of Saskatoon, Riversdale, and Nutana.

Here are a few links about the city along with touristic information: