Yorkton is a small city with a lot to offer. Founded by a group of settlers from York County, Ontario, the city in southeastern Saskatchewan was originally located on the banks of the small Whitesand River about five kilometers from the site of the modern city. Today, Yorkton is a charming place of about 15,000 with three major highways connecting it to its neighbours. The city's economy is based primarily in agriculture, retail and other service industries.
While the area offers great snowmobile trails for winter amusement, Yorkton comes alive in spring and summer months with band concerts, exhibitions and festivals like the Yorkton Film Festival. As one of the longest running film festivals in Canada, it features the very best of Canadian short films and videos free of charge. The city also offers plenty of golf courses, an ecological preserve for nature lovers, nearby lakes for fishing and boating and opportunities for big game hunting. Many provincial parks are just a short drive away, including Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.