The Battlefords River Valley Visitor Centre is one of two tourist information centres in the Battlefords (the other is the seasonal Fred Light Museum). It also serves as the hub of recreation and education for the Battlefords River Valley.
The Centre features exhibits of animals and plants that inhabit the picturesque North Saskatchewan River Valley and is located at the base of the King Hill Lookout near the Battlefords Goose Project and the westernmost trail head of the North Shore Trail.
Visitors can learn about the birds and mammals that live in the river valley by examining a large exhibit of taxidermy specimens that are maintained by the Battlefords Wildlife Federation.
Brush up on your knowledge of moose, elk, and deer. Compare skulls and bones of various mammals. Feel the softness of fox and beaver fur, and the rough eroded skull of a plains bison from long ago. Find out why wetlands are an essential part of our water supply system and critical wildlife habitats.
Delve into the world of plants by studying the Steven Beardsworth Herbarium Collection and indentifying plants found in the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Wander through the grounds and learn about native plants and then stay for a picnic on the hill as you enjoy the panoramic view.
Experience more nature across the road at the Battlefords Goose Project. This human-made wetland was built with the cooperative efforts of the Battlefords Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, City of North Battleford, and the McMillan Family. You may see a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other critters from either the path or from the lookout tower. Visitors can operate a remote camera located on an island in the Battlefords Goose Project by moving the controls in the Visitor Centre. You will be surprised by the action going on in the nests.
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