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Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

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Welcome to Fort Saskatchewan ...

A typical abbreviation for Fort Saskatchewan: Ft. Saskatchewan

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Fort Saskatchewan had a population of 14,957 people.<1>

The city of Fort Saskatchewan was founded in 1875 and was incorporated as a city July 1, 1985.

Fort Saskatchewan is 2,040 feet [622 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Fort Saskatchewan lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Fort Saskatchewan: (780) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Fort Saskatchewan: T8L<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Fort Saskatchewan had a population of 14,957 people.

The population of Fort Saskatchewan represents 0.45% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 14th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 14,957 people, the population of Fort Saskatchewan increased 13.99% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 13,121 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Saskatchewan.

Communities near Fort Saskatchewan ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fort Saskatchewan and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2006
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Edmonton   [Map]   730,372   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   E   18 miles [29 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   W   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Saskatchewan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Saskatchewan. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Saskatchewan:

Websites for Fort Saskatchewan ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Saskatchewan ...

Looking for more information about Fort Saskatchewan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Saskatchewan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Saskatchewan.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Fort Saskatchewan. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Fort Saskatchewan were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Saskatchewan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Fort Saskatchewan.

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Fort Saskatchewan, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Fort Saskatchewan). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Fort Saskatchewan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Fort Saskatchewan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Saskatchewan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Saskatchewan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Saskatchewan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Saskatchewan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7004, Longitude: -113.2239     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Saskatchewan.