Vistor Centre Locations

NOTICE: There is currently no Visitor Centre location. 

Contact Destination Battlefords at destinationbattlefords@outlook.com if you have any questions! 

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 make 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 airport can support light aircraft, helicopters and small lear jets. The nearest international airport is located in Saskatoon.

Cab/Taxi Service

Crown Cab services the Battlefords and area. They offer a wheelchair-accessible van and online bookings on their website.

Their office is located at 491 114th Street, North Battleford.

(306) 445-8155

NB City Cab services the Battlefords and area. They offer online bookings on their website, office pick-ups, event transportation, and medical transportation. 

Their office is located at 1761 101st Street, North Battleford.

(306) 445-5556

Bridge Taxi services the North Battleford area. They offer online bookings on their website, airport and out-of-city services, and corporate transportation. 

Their office is located at 1191 98th Street, North Battleford.

(306) 446-2097

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 kilometres (12.95 square miles)

Population

City of North Battleford 13,836 (2021)
Town of Battleford 4,400 (2021)

Frequently Called Numbers

North Battleford City Hall - (306) 445-1700
North Battleford Public Library - (306) 445-6108
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

Highway Hotline – 1-888-335-7623

CAA Emergency Services – 1-800-222-4357

Crown Cab – (306) 445-8155

NB City Cab – (306) 445-5556

Bridge Taxi – (306) 446-2097

SGI – 1-800-667-1384 or (306) 446-1900

Battlefords Transit System – (306) 445-7796

Handi Bus – (306) 445-7797