Martensville is located eight kilometers north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Accessible via the double-lane Highway 12, and a short distance from the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, Martensville is one of Western Canada's fastest growing cities. In the last decade the city has grown about 7% per year. Martensville is also a young city - 75% of the community’s population is under the age of 45.
Martensville was founded in 1939 when Isaac Martens and his son Dave, purchased land twelve kilometers north of Saskatoon. Dave Martens then sold three small parcels of this land to a number of people who wanted to move out of Saskatoon. A school was established in 1953 on land donated by Jake Gerbrandt and the community began to grow. The community was incorporated as a village in 1966 and as a town in 1969.
Martensville’s nearly 10,000 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality of life, enhanced by an abundance of opportunities for recreation and leisure, and supported by access to health care, and municipal services, programs and facilities.
Martensville is home to:
- Over 30 annual community events each year, including the popular Wyant Group Raceway, Saskatchewan’s premier motorsports facility. Each year, Martensville is a stop on the Canadian NASCAR Circuit, and hosts the A&W 100 Race each September.
- Beautiful parks with winding trails and numerous recreational and service programs and clubs, an active volunteer community.
- Recreational and sports facilities including a Sports Centre, Community Centre, Aquatic Centre and the new Martensville Athletic Pavilion which features three full-size sports courts, weight room and training areas, and a second-level curved running track..
- A wide range of health services including massage and chiropractic services, dentistry, optometry, as well as pharmacies and medical clinics.
- Excellent police and fire services, and numerous churches and community groups.
- Over 400 licensed businesses and a growing commercial sector that offers a number of services and retail opportunities.
- Two elementary schools with two additional brand new schools set to open in 2017.
- A housing market that features many newer modern homes and neighborhoods. New housing developments are continuously underway. The largest one, Lake Vista, will hold about 1,100 dwellings for about 3,000 people.
For the last five years, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has recognized Martensville as having the lowest commercial taxes among Saskatchewan Cities.