Yorkton is a city located in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, near the Manitoba border. 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.