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Town of Battleford
Post office in downtown Battleford
Nickname(s): The Battlefords
Town of Battleford is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Battleford
Coordinates: 52°44′20″N 108°18′07″W / 52.739°N 108.302°W / 52.739; -108.302
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 12
Rural Municipality Battle River
Post office Founded N/A
Incorporated (Village) N/A
Incorporated (Town) 1904
 - Mayor Chris Odishaw
 - Town Manager Sheryl Ballendine
 - Governing body Battleford Town Council
 - Total 23.33 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 3,685
 - Density 157.9/km2 (409/sq mi)
 - National Population Rank (Out of 5,008) 867
Time zone CST
Postal code S0M 0E0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 16
Waterways North Saskatchewan
Battle River

Battleford (2006 Population 3,685) is a town located across the North Saskatchewan River from North Battleford, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The town was founded in 1875 as a fur trading post and NWMP (Northwest Mounted Police, now Royal Canadian Mounted Police). Between 1876 and 1883, Battleford was the territorial capital of the Northwest Territories (now Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, northern Quebec, northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories) and the NWMP fort [1] (Fort Battleford) located there played an important role in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. The Fred Light Museum is a Municipal Heritage Property (c. 1911) on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. [1]

Government House, the seat of government of the NWT from 1876-1883, burned down on July 7, 2003.

Battleford and North Battleford are collectively referred to as The Battlefords by Saskatchewan residents. The local economy is fueled mainly by agriculture.

The 1973 western Alien Thunder was partially filmed here.

Court House
National Historic Site


2006 Census

According to the Canada 2006 Census:[2]

Population: 3,685 (-3.5% from 2001)
Land area: 23.33 km2 (9.01 sq mi)
Population density: 157.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (409 /sq mi)
National population rank: Ranked 867th out of 5,008
Median age: 37.8 (males: 37.4, females: 38.0)
Total private dwellings: 1,485
Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: 1,451
Median household income: $42,188
Fort Battleford
National Historic Site

See also


  1. ^ Canadian Register of Historic Places
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 9 March 2009.  

External links

Coordinates: 52°44′20″N 108°18′07″W / 52.739°N 108.302°W / 52.739; -108.302



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