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North Battleford
Business District
101st Street

Location of North Battleford
Coordinates: 52°46′N 108°17′W / 52.767°N 108.283°W / 52.767; -108.283
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Census division Division #16
 - Mayor Julian Sadlowski
 - MLA Len Taylor
 - MP Gerry Ritz
 - Land 33.55 km2 (12.95 sq mi)
 - Metro 855.34 km2 (330.25 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - City 13,190
 - Density 393.17/km2 (1,018.32/sq mi)
 - Metro 17,765
 - Metro Density 20.77/km2 (53.79/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
Website City of North Battleford

North Battleford is a small city in west central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located directly across the North Saskatchewan River from the town of Battleford. Together, the two communities are known as the Battlefords.



The 2006 census reported a decline in the population of 3.67% from the 2001 census, resulting in a population of 13,190 residents.

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

Population: 13,692 (−2.6% from 1996)
Land area: 33.51 km²
Population density: 408.6 people/km²
Median age: 36.5 (males: 34.9, females: 37.8)
Total private dwellings: 5,976
Mean household income: $34,995

In recent years a large number of Pannonian Rusyns have emigrated to Canada, concentrating in North Battleford.[1]

Former CNR station


North Battleford is the home of one of four branches of the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum. This branch focuses on the agricultural history of Saskatchewan, including a pioneer village.

The Latter Rain Movement started here in 1946–48.[2]

In 2001 a problem with the city's water system led to the infection of approximately 6280 people with cryptosporidiosis; a lawsuit for several million dollars went through in 2003.

In 2009 John Paul II Collegiate won provincials for the 2A division in boys soccer. The first ever provincial gold in soccer in North Battleford history.

Notable North Battlefordians



  1. ^ Sa bačke crnice na led i sneg Kanade
  2. ^
  3. ^ Jody Lehman's Statistics at URL accessed 2009-03-01
  4. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 09 July 2009

External links

Coordinates: 52°46′N 108°17′W / 52.767°N 108.283°W / 52.767; -108.283

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

North America : Canada : Prairies : Saskatchewan : North Battleford

North Battleford is a city of about 15,000 in northwestern Saskatchewan[[Canada]. The name Battleford is derived from the nearby river of the same name which was known as the "Fighting River" because it once marked the boundary between the Cree and Blackfoot Aboriginal Nations. In 1905, North Battleford came into being when the CNR built a railroad on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River.

  • Allen Sapp Gallery, #1 Railway Ave. E., (306) 445-1760. Displays artwork of renowned Cree artist Allen Sapp. Gallery has a mixture of world class art, native artifacts, and audio visual shows. It has a unique museum which offers a blend of Cree culture, history, and deeply personal insights into one man's experience of growing up Cree at the turn of the century. The gallery was the winner of the 1999 and 2002 Attractions Canada "Best Provincial Indoor Site" award. free admission.  edit
  • Western Development Museum, Juntion Hwys. 16 & 40 E., (306) 445-8033, [1]. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. The museum tells the story of agriculture through preservation of farm equipment as well as a 1920s outdoor farm and village complete with steam locomotive and annual festivals.  edit
  • Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre, Rivervalley Drive (southwest of North Battleford), (306) 445-4244. noon - 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The Battlefords is nestled in the heart of the Aspen Parkland between the boreal forests and the prairies, the centre is home to a wealth of plant and animal species. Experience more nature across the road at the Battlefords Goose Project. free admission.   edit
  • Gold Eagle Casino, Highway 16 (eastern entrance), (306) 446-3833, [2]. 9 a.m. - 3 a.m. Sunday to Wednesday and until 4 a.m. Thursday to Sunday. The Gold Eagle Casino has 267 slot machines, 3 Card Poker, Texas Hold Em, Phil'em Up and Let It Ride. There is also 10 live game tables,Black Jack, Roulette and Poker Tables.  edit

Get out

Battlefords Provincial Park. Set in rolling hills and woodland areas on the shores of Jackfish Lake. Lush lawns, golfing, camping, a beautiful beach, store, mini-golf, boat rentals and playground area. Open May long weekend to September long weekend. (306) 386-2212.

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre. Located on 1,440 acres of wooded hills, it features 30km of cross-country skiing and mountain bike trails, paintball, zip line, climbing wall, fear factor course, chalet, cabins, camping and a private lake. (306) 445-4941.

Table Mountain Regional Park.This alpine ski area features a quad chairlift,variety of runs, terrain and tubing parks and is open early December to the end of March each year. (306) 937-2920.

Routes through North Battleford
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