The city of Prince Albert is the 3rd largest city within the Province of Saskatchewan. Chatelaine Magazine, recently ranked the city of Prince Albert one of the "Ten Best Places to Live in Canada." Prince Albert was amongst the oldest communities in the province and was referred to as the "Gateway to the North" since it was among the final stops for resources prior to entering northern Saskatchewan. The city celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004.
The city of Prince Albert supports the fine arts and cultural community, and it provides lots of events and opportunities in order to help artists to pursue their passions. Some of them comprise: the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, Art Gallery of Prince Albert, John G. and Olive Diefenbaker Theatre, The Prince Albert Arts Centre, John V. Hicks Gallery, and various museums. The E.A Rawlinson Centre for the Arts showcases the John G. and Olive Diefenbaker Theatre and the Art Gallery of Prince Albert. It also features local talent as well as the arts and entertainment from all-over the globe. The Art Gallery of Prince Albert's goal is to facilitate and engage the development, presentation, and preservation of the visual arts in a diverse and inclusive community. Named in honour of the donation of the Diefenbaker Trust Fund to the E.A Rawlinson Centre operating budget, the John G. and Olive Diefenbaker Theatre features more than 600 padded seats, a fly tower, a lobby offering both a beautiful view of downtown Prince Albert and a bar, and an air-conditioned performance space and seating area. The Prince Albert Arts Centre promotes instructional programs for adults and children like for instance university accredit instruction, photography, children's painting First Nations cultural art, clay/pottery, weaving, and adult mixed media. The John V. Hicks Gallery features regional and local art. It also has craft exhibitions year-round.
The Prince Albert Transit, together with the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, offers bus services all over the Province of Saskatchewan. Rail services are provided by the Carlton Trail Railroad, while air service is provided by Prince Albert's Airport.
The geography of Prince Albert is rich and diverse, and the city has benefited in its service centre, tourism, retail, mining, agriculture, forestry sectors. Lately, the city of Prince Albert has been going through major developments, like for example the Diamond exploration in the Fort a la Corne region. Apart from this, bio-fuels and uranium are expected to play a bigger part in the future development of the city of Prince Albert.