It’s a place where family comes first.
Here are the top ten reasons people choose to follow their new home dreams to Fort Saskatchewan.
The SouthPointe School opened in September 2017 as a K-6 elementary with an initial capacity of 500. It will have a graduated opening system for junior high, expanding yearly until it’s K-9 in 2020. Use this tool to determine if you’re in the school boundary.
2. The Dow Centre
The Dow Centre in Fort Saskatchewan is 17,000 square feet of awesome! It’s where sport and art live in harmony. The facility has two sections: the Landrex Recreational Pavilion, and Sherritt Cultural Pavilion.
3. Access to Green Spaces & Recreation
Fort Saskatchewan is a place to be healthy and active!
Kids and teens can hone tricks and get outside safely at the skateboard park.
Be fit, healthy, and happy! Sweat it out at the Dow Centre’s fitness centre, track, soccer field, NHL-sized arena, steam rooms, or take your kids to the indoor playground to burn off extra energy.
- Six lanes
- Warm pool (32 Celsius)
- Whirlpool (40 Celcius)
- Dry sauna
- Shallow walk in bay area
- Diving board and rope
- Boating certification
Harbour Pool is for water lovers, a place to dive in year-round. The facility boasts:
4.Retail and Shopping
Wondering about shopping? Cornerstone is closest to SouthPointe and is a Fort Saskatchewan staple. With 32 acres of shopping, there is tons to meet every need. Want more? We’ve got a whole post to cover Shopping in SouthPointe!
5. North Saskatchewan River
Fort Saskatchewan is located beside the North Saskatchewan River. Launch your boat at Red Coat Landing Boat Launch. For those who prefer to keep their feet on land, there’s Strachan’s Landing, a spot preserved for admiring nature.
6. Sherritt Cultural Pavillion
Home to the city’s the visual and performing arts, the Sherrit Cultural Pavillion is where locals take in a performance at the Shell Theatre or bring the kids and try your hand at pottery at the Waiward Steel Pottery Studio.
7. Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
The city’s first library goes back to 1905 (it all started in the North-West Mounted Police Barracks). More than 100 years later, the love of reading is still strong. Head to City Hall with your library card or click here for more information.
And this is super cool: The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library has a Makerspace! It offers 3D printing, video editing, photo scanning, musical instruments, an XBOX Gaming Console, a sewing machine, and more.
8. Be Part of History at the Fort Heritage Precinct
Visit the old fort and go back in time. It’s a chance to know the city’s roots. Walk through the fort (built in 1875) and take a guided tour through a historical village constructed between1902 and the 1920s. Compare your new home to life over a century ago.
9. Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital
No one like to be sick, but for when it happens, it’s nice to know your neighbours are healthcare professionals. This new facility offers 24-hour emergency care, plus a range of health services. Click here for more information on the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital
- Harbour Pool: http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/recreation/harbour-pool
- Fort Saskatchewan Public Library Maker Space: http://www.fspl.ca/home/services
- Fort Saskatchewan Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery: http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/culture/art/art-gallery
- Community Hospital: http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/new-residents-guide/hospital-health-services
- Skateboard Park: http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/parks-trails/skateboard-park