Yorkton Real Estate
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About Yorkton, SK
Yorkton is a city located in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, near the Manitoba border. Founded and incorporated in 1882 by a group of settlers from Ontario, it has grown to 15,038 residents as of the 2006 census. The city is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Orkney No. 244 and the Rural Municipality of Wallace No. 243.
The Yorkton Film Festival has been held there every year since 1947.A group of settlers from York County, Ontario, established the York City settlement in 1882. They had been recruited by the York Farmers Colonization Company and originally founded York Colony on the banks of the small Whitesand river about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the site of the modern city. York City remained here until 1893.
Yorkton has expanded, and the original settlement was approximately located where Yorkton airport is now located.The York Farmers Colonization Company, with Ontario Member of Parliament N. Clark Wallace as president, and a capital shareholders’ investment of CA$300,000 was incorporated May 12, 1882. ($300,000 then is equivalent to $7.23 million in present-day terms.) Earlier in the year, a group of Toronto businessmen had met to discuss a plan to invest in the opening of lands for homesteading in Western Canada, specifically in the newly created Provisional Assiniboia, North West Territories.
Yorkton is located in the aspen parkland ecosystem. The terrain is mainly one of agriculture and there is no forestry industry. It is also in an area of black calcareous chernozemic soils. The Yorkton area was located on the edge of an area of a maximum glacial lake. The quaternary geology has left the area as a moraine plain consisting of glacial deposits. The bedrock geology is the Pembina member of Vermillion River Formation and Riding Mountain Formation. Yorkton is located in the physiographic region of the Quill Lake-Yorkton Plain region of the Saskatchewan Plains Region.
Additional Yorkton Real Estate Information
There are currently hundreds of homes for sale in Yorkton, Saskatchewan area. Refine your real estate search in Yorkton, SK by selecting price ranges, the number of bedrooms/baths or property types (including Lots/Land, Commercial, Condo). The average listing price for Yorkton homes was $284,747 in 2017. Whether you’re interested in viewing Yorkton real estate or homes for sale in Yorkton in any of your favorite neighborhoods, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. MLS®, REALTOR®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are trademarks of The Canadian Real Estate Association.