Vistor Centre Locations
Battlefords River Valley Visitor Centre is located at the base of King Hill in the Battlefords River Valley, just off Highway #4 in between Battleford and North Battleford. The Centre includes interpretive areas dedicated to grassland, wetland, and forest habitats of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Fred Light Museum (Battleford Visitor Information Centre) 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.
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.
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.
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.
A federal tax of 5% is levied on all goods and services. A provincial tax of 5% is assessed on all goods with the exception of food, restaurant meals and children's clothing.
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.
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.
Greyhound Canada provides daily bus service to various Canadian destinations. Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) provides frequent daily service between Saskatoon and Regina and many points throughout the province. The bus depot is located at 2691 98th Street.
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.
Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year round.
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)
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 City 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
Poison Control 1-866-454-1212
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (306) 446-1720 - 1052 101st Street
Battlefords Union Hospital - 1092 107th Street (306) 446-6600
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
STC Bus Depot - 1-800-663-7181 (in SK) or (306) 445-4453
SGI - 1-800-667-1384 or (306) 446-1900
Battlefords Transit System - (306) 445-7796
Handy Bus - (306) 445-7797