This town of 36,000 (2019) is located strategically where the bountiful forest of the north meets agricultural prairie land. The majority of Prince Albert (the locals call it “P.A.”) lies on the sloping south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. You’ll be rewarded with an amazing view of the forest by traveling across to the north bank of the river.
The main industry in Prince Albert is forestry. This was nationally recognized in 1985, when the town was designated as the Forest Capital of Canada. Other important industries in their economy are agriculture, fishing, trapping, mining and oil. Prince Albert also serves as a gateway to Northern Saskatchewan’s resources.
This growing community has a couple major malls, Gateway North Plaza (with 60 plus stores) and South Hill Mall (with 30 plus stores), 21 elementary schools, two high schools, French schools, a school for the handicapped and the $26 million Prince Albert Technical Institute. The average price of a home here is $66,500. If your looking for something active to do there are 53 parks, 3 golf courses, the Frank Dunn swimming pool, the Communiplex hockey rink and the Harry Jerome track, and the town isn’t far from Prince Albert National Park.