10 Interesting Facts About Prince Albert

Facts About Prince Albert

Facts About Prince Albert

  1. Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada, after Saskatoon and Regina.
  2. The city is known as the “Gateway to the North” because it is the last major centre along the route to the resources of northern Saskatchewan.
  3. The city itself is located in a transition zone between the aspen parkland and boreal forest biomes.
  4. The area was named kistahpinanihk by the Cree, which translates to sitting pretty place, “a great meeting place”. or “meeting place”
  5. The highest temperature ever recorded in Prince Albert was 39.4 °C on July 19, 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −56.7 °C on February 1, 1893.
  6. The first hospital was constructed in 1899, followed by a maternity home built in 1945 which lasted approximately twelve years.
  7. The Estimated Population of Prince Albert is 35,926.
  8. Prince Albert was founded in 1866 by the Reverend James Nesbit as a Presbyterian mission station.
  9. Prince Albert is named after Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria.
  10. Prince Albert has one of the highest Aboriginal population ratios for any Canadian city at 41.5%
Facts About Prince Albert
Facts About Prince Albert