River Heights, Saskatoon

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River Heights
Coordinates: 52°9′45″N 106°37′41″W / 52.16250°N 106.62806°W / 52.16250; -106.62806Coordinates: 52°9′45″N 106°37′41″W / 52.16250°N 106.62806°W / 52.16250; -106.62806
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lawson Suburban Development Area
 • Type Municipal (Ward 5)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Randy Donauer
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,385
 • Average Income $90,089
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Area code(s) Area code 306
Website River Heights Community Association

River Heights is a neighbourhood in Lawson Suburban Development Area, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Its eastern boundary borders the South Saskatchewan River. The suburb is just south of the Mall at Lawson Heights. Development of the neighbourhood began in the very early 1960s (it appears on the official 1961 City of Saskatoon street map, though an issue involving restrictions on mortgage funds delayed its initial development,[1] and by August 1967 only a small portion of the community had been developed[2]), with full build out completed by the early 1980s. Most of the neighbourhood's land was annexed by the city in the late 1950s, with the eastern third of the district annexed in 1974.


The River Heights suburb has a population of 4,385 residents with an average household size of 2.6 people. The family income is on average $90,089. Approximately 76.9% of all residents own their own homes.[3] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $293,006.[4]


École River Heights School
60 Ravine Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 1E2
Type Elementary
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Sherry McConnell
Vice Principal Deena Shyluk
Grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 416[5] (2017)
Education system Public
Language English, French
Feeder to Marion M. Graham Collegiate
St. Anne School
St Anne Elementary School (Saskatoon).jpg
102 Ravine Court
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 4H6
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1976 (1976)[6]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Principal Duane Johnson
Vice Principal Carol Engel
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 188[5] (2017)
Education system Separate
Language English
Feeder to Bishop James Mahoney High School

Government and politics[edit]

River Heights exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—University. It is currently represented by Brad Trost of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.[9]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Meewasin. It is currently represented by Ryan Meili of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in a 2017 by-election.[10]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, River Heights lies within ward 5. It is currently represented by Randy Donauer, first elected in 2010.[11]


Within River Heights itself, the only commercial development is at or adjacent to the Canarama Shopping Centre strip mall, which was built in the late 1970s at the intersection of Assiniboine Drive and Warman Road. The community boundaries, however, abut the Mall at Lawson Heights and associated commercial to the north, commercial development off Circle Drive to the west and additional commercial on Pinehouse Drive, also to the north of River Heights.

Public services[edit]

Saskatoon energy provides electrical utilities to all Saskatoon neighbourhoods which existed after 1958.[12] Water is treated and supplied by the City of Saskatoon Water and Wastewater Treatment Branch.[13] There are health professional offices in the central business district, such as physician, dentist, optometric services. The three Saskatoon hospitals are located in other nearby neighbourhoods. St. Paul's Hospital is located in Pleasant Hill, Royal University Hospital is located in the University of Saskatchewan Land Management area, and Saskatoon City Hospital is located in City Park.[14] The Northwest Division oversees the neighbourhoods on Saskatoon's west side surrounding the Central Division.[15] The River Heights subdivision is served by the City of Saskatoon Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services.


  1. ^ "Residential projects held up". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. May 18, 1960. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "SPL Collections: Aerial Views (Photo taken Aug. 18, 1967)". Saskatoon Public Library Local History Department. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  3. ^ "River Heights Commumity Association". DirectWest NewMedia. 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  4. ^ "River Heights". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  5. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10 
  6. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2. 
  7. ^ "College Park School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  8. ^ "St. Anne School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-05. 
  9. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  10. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  11. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  12. ^ "City of Saskatoon Departments Utility Services". Archived from the original on 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  13. ^ "City of Saskatoon Departments Utility Services Water Treatment". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  14. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  15. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

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