Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)

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Prince Albert
Nickname : PA
Downtown Prince Albert
Downtown Prince Albert
Flag of Prince Albert
Motto : Gateway to the North
Location in Saskatchewan
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
Prince Albert
Prince Albert
State : CanadaCanada Canada
Province : Saskatchewan
Region: Prince Albert No. 461
Coordinates : 53 ° 12 ′  N , 105 ° 46 ′  W Coordinates: 53 ° 12 ′  N , 105 ° 46 ′  W
Height : 440  m
Area : 65.68 km²
Residents : 35,926 (as of 2016)
Population density : 547 inhabitants / km²
Time zone : Central Time ( UTC − 6 )
Postal code : S6V - S6X
Foundation : 1862
Mayor : Jim Scarrow
Website :

Prince Albert (officially: City of Prince Albert ) is the third largest city in Saskatchewan Province in Canada after Saskatoon and Regina .

The city is located around 130 kilometers northeast of Saskatoon, the largest metropolis in Saskatchewan. The Prince Albert National Park begins about 80 kilometers north of the city limits .


Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

The first white man who came to this area was Henry Kelsey in 1692. The first settlement and the establishment of a trading post took place in 1776 by Peter Pond . James Isbister, a member of the Métis and employee of the Hudson's Bay Company , settled here in 1862. He farmed at Isbister's Settlement until 1866. Many settlers joined him. The church was founded in 1866 by Pastor James Nisbet. It was named after Albert von Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha , husband of Queen Victoria , who died in 1861. In 1885 city rights were granted.


The city is strategically located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River . In the southern area there are extensive agricultural areas and in the northern area large areas of boreal coniferous forest . Due to the city's central location, it is also known as the "Gateway to the North".

Due to its location in the north, the city serves primarily as an important shopping and employment center for the smaller surrounding communities. Today's major industries are agriculture, wood processing, tourism, mining, and retail. Around 140,000 people are employed in the city. Most work in the service sector. Another important economic sector is mining. In the vicinity of the city, in the Fort de la Corne area, there are several mines from which, among other things, diamonds and gold are to be extracted. The mines were operated by DeBeers and ShoreGold, who had purchased appropriate mining areas. Today (2019) owner is the Star Diamond Corporation , which has already received an environmental permit to operate the mines. Exploration work continued in the third quarter of 2018 , around 5350 km of magnetic field lines and LiDAR data were collected and combined with data on gravitational fluctuations in order to obtain an accurate picture of the magnetic field, gravity and topography of the area. Resistance to the construction of mines in this area is rising from the First Nations resident there .

Other important economic areas are the production of bio-fuels and uranium mining.



The main highways are SK 2 ( Saskatchewan Highway 2 ), SK 3 , SK 11 and SK 302 , which connect the city to the rest of the country.

Air connections

The city has a regional airport, Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport , which connects the city with several cities in the province.

bus connections

Prince Albert Transit operates several lines both in and out of the city.


Famous People Who Were Born Or Lived Here:

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Prince Albert - Census 2016 Statistics Canada , accessed March 17, 2018
  2. a b David Giles: Proposed diamond mine near Prince Albert, Sask. receives environmental approval. In: Global News. October 25, 2018, accessed November 20, 2019 .
  3. ^ Fort à la Corne Diamond District properties. Star Diamond Corporation, 2018, accessed November 20, 2019 .