1. Saskatoon has been inhabited for at least 6,000 years.
Saskatoon, the Canadian city known as the ‘Paris of the Prairies’ because of its seven bridges, was a major meeting place 4,000 years before the European city was founded. Though European settlers first arrived in the area along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in 1883, First Nations peoples had been gathering in the Opimihaw Creek Valley just to the north for thousands of years. Ancient arrowheads, pottery fragments, bison and other animal bones, stone tools and tipi rings have been discovered around Wanuskewin Heritage Park.