Vistor Centre Locations

The Battlefords River Valley Visitor Centre is open year-round from Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.  It is located at the base of King Hill in the Battlefords RIver Valley at 801 River Valley Drive. Call 306-445-2000 or email contact@battlefords.ca.  

 The Fred Light Museum is open from May long weekend to September long weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The museum serves as a tourist information centre for the Town of Battleford. Located at 11 -20th Street East in the Town of Battleford. Call (306) 937-7111. Closed from September to May.

When in The Battlefords, tune to Tourism Radio 100.5 FM for information on festivals, events and attractions.

Climate

The weather in The Battlefords is generally dry and sunny. Summer daytime temperatures range from 18C to 35C (65F to 95F). Evenings are cool, requiring a light sweater or jacket. Winter temperatures vary from +5C to -30C (41F to -22F). Sufficient snowfall also makes it ideal for winter activities and sports.

Currency Exchange

The currency system is based on Canadian dollars and cents. U.S. currency can be exchanged at any bank, credit union or trust company. Most businesses accept U.S. currency at the current exchange rate.

Liquor Laws

The minimum age for consumption of alcohol in Saskatchewan is 19 years. Alcohol, beer and wine are sold in government liquor stores and cold beer and wine stores in several locations. Restaurants are licensed to serve alcoholic beverages.

Sales Tax

A Federal Goods and Services Tax of 5% and Provincial Sales Tax of 6% are levied on goods and services. 

Smoking

The City of North Battleford and The Town of Battleford are both smoke-free communities which makes all public places and private clubs smoke-free. This includes bars, nightclubs, bingos, bowling centres, private clubs & restaurants. In addition, smoking is not allowed in outdoor seating areas associated with these establishments or in temporary tent shelters at public events.

Transportation

Air Service

The North Battleford Cameron McIntosh Airport (YQW) is located 5 minutes from the City Centre. There are no scheduled commercial flights, however, the aiport can support light aircraft, helicopters and small lear jets. The nearerst international airport is located in Saskatoon.

Ground Transportation

Greyhound Canada provides daily bus service to various Canadian destinations. The bus depot is located at 2691 98th Street.

Cab/Taxi Service

Crown Cab services the Battlefords and area. They also offer a wheelchair accessible van and car wash open 24 hours. Their office is located at 1072 - 102nd Street North Battleford.

Time

Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year round and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Location

Altitude 548.3352 metres (1,799 feet)
Latitude N 52 degrees, 46 minutes, 44 seconds (North Battleford)
N 52 degrees, 44 minutes, 12 seconds (Battleford)
Longitude W 108 degrees, 18 minutes, 2 seconds (North Battleford)
W 108 degrees, 18 minutes, 27 seconds (Battleford)
Area 33.55 square kilometers (12.95 square miles)

Population

City of North Battleford 14,338
Town of Battleford 4,065

Frequently Called Numbers

Destination Battlefords (Visitor Information Centre) - 1-800-243-0394 or (306) 445-2000
Fred Light Museum (Visitor Information Centre) - (306) 937-7111 
North Battleford City Hall - (306) 445-1700
Battleford Town Hall - (306) 937-6200
North Battleford Public Library - (306) 445-6108
Battleford Public Library - (306) 937-2646
Time of Day - (306) 244-6411
Tourism Saskatchewan - 1 877-237-2273
Weather Office - (306) 445-7000

Emergency Numbers

Police/Fire/Ambulance 911
Poison Control 1-866-454-1212
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (306) 446-1720 - 1052 101st Street

Hospital Number

Battlefords Union Hospital - 1092 107th Street (306) 446-6600

Transportation Numbers

www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions/

Cameron McIntosh Airport - (306) 445-6606
Greyhound Canada - (306) 445-4453
Highway Hotline - 1-888-335-7623 
CAA Emergency Services - 1-800-222-4357
Crown Cab - (306) 445-8155
SGI - 1-800-667-1384 or (306) 446-1900
Battlefords Transit System - (306) 445-7796
Handi Bus - (306) 445-7797