Why Prince Albert?

Pronounced prins-al-bert

 

Prince AlbertPrince Albert, also known as P.A., is the third largest city in Saskatchewan. It has a population of 35,000 3 and is located on Treaty 6 territory, and Homeland of the Métis people. 

With plenty of amenities such as shopping malls, grocery stores, libraries, recreation complexes, movie theatres, health care facilities, parks and more, P.A. has everything a student needs. Prince Albert is the gateway to northern Saskatchewan. With lakes, forests and rivers all within a short drive from the city, residents can experience the natural beauty of Saskatchewan.

Quick facts:

  • A friendly and welcoming community. The YWCA can help you get settled.
  • From arts and culture to sporting events and festivals, Prince Albert is host to a variety of events throughout the year.
  • If you like sports, join the locals and cheer on the Prince Albert Raiders, a major junior hockey team.
  • With four distinct seasons, there are endless opportunities for fun. Explore historic landmarks, get in touch with nature at Prince Albert National Park, experience local eateries or rent some snowshoes and hit the trails.
    • The average temperature is 17.4°C in July and -21.5°C in January. 1
  • There are lakes and forests close by that offer abundant recreational and leisure activities. Prince Albert National Park is home to 1,500 lakes. 2
  • Prince Albert sees 2170 hours of sunshine a year. 1
  • You can drive almost anywhere in the city within 20 minutes. That means you will spend less time sitting in traffic and more time doing the things you love. Don't have a car? Prince Albert Transit can get you to where you're going.

PA hiking

Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography

PA snowball fight

Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Keith Starks

PA campfire

Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography

Keep exploring and discover why Prince Albert is a great place to live, study and work.

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