Moving to Fort Saskatchewan

Whether you are thinking of moving to Fort Saskatchewan or you have just moved here, a warm welcome awaits you. We have a big city's convenience and a small town's comfort. Our great community spirit and friendly residents will help you settle in and make you feel at home. Getting around is easy and everything you need is right here in Fort Saskatchewan!

Getting to know the city

Arts and Culture

Check out the visual arts scene and cultural experiences in Fort Saskatchewan.

Community Groups and Organizations

Join a local sports group or non-profit special interest group. Check out our Community Resources page for more information.

Education and Schools

There are currently 12 schools located in Fort Saskatchewan governed by two different school boards.

Events and Festivals

We are dedicated to enriching our cultural vibrancy. This includes the presentation of a variety of high quality, free events and festivals for residents and visitors.

Health Services

There are a number of health centres and services available in Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding area.

History and Heritage

Explore over 140 years of Fort Saskatchewan History through tours, programming, and research opportunities.


Visit one of our recreation centres for some family fun or register for one of our programs.

Things to See and Do

Check out our Things to See and Do page for a list of things to do all year round!

Setting up your home

Building and development permits

Permits are required to protect your property and your family. Make sure you have the necessary permits required when developing or building a new home. Check out our Applications, Licenses and Permits page for more information.

Planning and zoning documents

Planning & Development works with the community to develop planning documents at the municipal level. The plans are created through consultation and discussion with community members and stakeholders. The recommendations given to Council on land use matters are based on these policy plans.

Utility services and providers

Gas & Electricity


EPCOR Energy Alberta GP Inc. offers the Regulated Retail Offering (RRO) for electricity service. Wires service (distribution and transmission) is provided by Fortis Alberta. Your electricity bill will include both the consumption fees and distribution fees as well as admin charges and taxes. To set up the service, contact EPCOR at 310-4300 or 1-800-667-2345 (toll free).

Direct Energy

Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) provides regulated natural gas. Distribution is provided by ATCO Gas. Consumption fees, distribution fees, admin charges and taxes will be included in your gas bill. To set up the service, contact DERS at 1-866-420-3174.

Please visit the Utilities Consumer Advocate site for more information about the regulated rates and other competitive energy companies with de-regulated rates or contracts.


Sewage treatment is provided by the Capital Region Wastewater Services Commission. Sewage treatment fees will be reflected in your monthly utility bill. If you encounter sewer problems, call 780-992-6208.

Telephone, Internet & TV Providers

Both Shaw and Telus provide home phone, internet and TV services. Visit their websites for more information.

Waste & Recycling

The City of Fort Saskatchewan provides residents with weekly curbside waste, organics and recycling pick-up. Visit the Waste & Recycling page for more information.


The City of Fort Saskatchewan purchases water from the Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission, and the water is purchased from EPCOR.

To set up water service for your new home, manage your utilities bills and payments, call the City's Utility Department at 780-992-6178 or visit the Utilities page.

Zero Lot Line Housing Information

In 2019, the City allowed single detached houses in certain areas to be built up to one of the shared side property lines (zero metres distance). Because one side can be built with zero metres distance from a shared side property line, homes built on these lots are commonly referred to as Zero Lot Line homes.

More information on Zero Lot Line Properties