This is the current conditions weather report for Saskatoon. The report was made 67 minutes ago, at 06:00 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 29.6 kilometers per hour / 18 miles per hour from the southeast (130°). The temperature was 11°C / 52°F, with a dew-point at 11°C / 52°F. The temperature felt like 8°C / 46°F. The atmospheric pressure was 1015 hPa / 29.94 inHg. The relative humidity was 94%. The skies were overcast.
Saskatoon is located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. Saskatoon 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. Residents of Saskatoon are called Saskatonians.
The University of Saskatchewan campus, is located along the eastern bank of the South Saskatchewan River and spans 7.55 kmē. The university was established in 1907. The first classes were held in the Drinkle Building in downtown Saskatoon. Construction of the university campus in its current location began in 1909, and all of the original greystone facade buildings remain today. The university has a yearly attendance of roughly 19,000 students. The university is home to the Canadian Light Source, Canada's only synchrotron.
St Thomas More College is a Catholic federated college of the University of Saskatchewan. Affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan are the Lutheran Theological Seminary, College of Emmanuel and St. Chad (Anglican Church of Canada), and St. Andrew's College(United Church of Canada). All three are located on the university campus.
The First Nations University of Canada Saskatoon campus is located at the corner of 7th Ave. N. & Duke St., with the main campus in Regina.
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Kelsey Campus is located at Idylwyld and 33rd Street.
One of the city's best known landmarks is the Delta Bessborough Hotel
, better known as simply, The Bessborough, the Hotel Bessborough or, more colloquially, "The Bess" (or "The Bez"; the latter is phonetic). Built by the CNR, a federal crown corporation, as a railway hotel during the Great Depression of the 1930s as a make-work project, the hotel was designed to resemble a Bavarian castle. The hotel has passed out of the ownership of the CNR and has survived several changes in ownership, as well as the suggestion that it be demolished in order to restore the riverbank.
Saskatoon hosts many festivals and events in the summer, including the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival, the Saskatoon International Fringe Festival (a showcase of alternative theatre), FolkFest (a cultural festival), and the Canada Remembers Airshow.
The city's annual exhibition (now called the Saskatoon Exhibition but also known in previous years as Pioneer Days and "The Ex") is held every August.