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View Poll Results: Best city in Saskatchewan?
Saskatoon 12 85.71%
Regina 2 14.29%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Saskatchewan is one province in Canada that's very much under the radar for most Americans. I know it's praries in the south and lakes/forest to the north and I can imagine the energy industry has scoped it out geologically. Anyhow what is the better of the two large cities in Saskatchewan; Saskatoon or Regina? Which one feels more vibrant? What are the distinguished differences between the two?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:31 AM
 
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Good question! Haven't been to Saskatoon so I can't comment.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Good question! I've read alot about both on the internet and heard about them anecdotally, and they both keep being described in similar ways. Regina has the slightly stronger skyline, but Saskatoon has a bit more muscle as a corporate centre. Saskatoon has the University of Saskatchewan which is the province's main university, and that brings quite a bit of hipness to its core with all of those young college students about. Regina, however, is the capital, and it has the Saskatchewan Roughriders which are the pride of the city. Both are approximately the same size around a quarter million and are more vibrant and urban then people might expect them to be. Both cities have high crime rates, much of it arising from impoverished urban aboriginal populations, although I'd rather not scapegoat any particular ethnic group, crimes are committed by other ethnic groups as well. Saskatoon is on a river and has been called the city of bridges. Regina has a man made lake and no notable natural features besides that. It is also the slightly smaller of the two cities. I hope someone who's actually been to both cities can comment since that felt insufficient.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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I grew up about equidistant from the two cities, and went to school in Regina for a while, before transferring out west to Lethbridge. Regina's kind of a dive.

Both have serious high crime areas and both suffer from abysmal weather and roads (though those are standard problems in any prairie city). Saskatoon's river valley is very nice. I've been told since they dredged and deepened Wascana Lake in Regina it's much nicer (it was a glorified slough when I lived there).

Regina is the government center and Saskatoon's more or less the business center - Saskatoon's growing unbelievably fast, to keep pace with the massive northern development that's been going on recently(oil sands, uranium, diamonds).

Were I given the choice, I'd pick Saskatoon.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Never been to either, but from what I know I would choose to live in Saskatoon over Regina, even if it is further north. Seems like nice town.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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Saskatoon ..if you must. Pick a new suburb.

Hard to believe that just a few years ago it was "last one to leave Saskatchewan turn out the lights"

That's what happens when you give the NDP the boot.

Now it's "last one to leave BC turn out the lights" as they welcome the NDP with open arms..lol
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Saskatoon without a second thought. Regina is a dumpy government town with RCMP Depot, and the only thing going for it is the 'Riders.

Saskatoon is young, with the University, amazing river and booming economy. Plus in Saskatoon you're not far from great lakes and wilderness, where Regina is a bump on the bald ass prairie.

Both have epically crap weather though.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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^^ That's pretty much the candid opinion I was looking for.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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So basically Saskatoon = Calgary and Regina = Edmonton?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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So basically Saskatoon = Calgary and Regina = Edmonton?
Except U of A in Edmonton beats U of C, and the scales are about 1/5 the size. Edmonton's river valley beats out Calgary too.
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