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North Battleford

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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.

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  • Allen Sapp Gallery, #1 Railway Ave. E., +1 306 445-1760. 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.
  • Western Development Museum, Juntion Hwys. 16 & 40 E., +1 306 445-8033. 9AM - 5PM. 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.


  • Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre, Rivervalley Drive (southwest of North Battleford), +1 306 445-4244. noon - 8PM Tu-Sa. 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.
  • Gold Eagle Casino, Highway 16 (eastern entrance), +1 306 446-3833. 9AM - 3AM Su-W and until 4AM Th-Su. 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.





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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. [1]

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
EdmontonLloydminster  W Saskatchewan Highway 16.svg E  SaskatoonPortage la Prairie
Meadow LakeGlaslyn  N Saskatchewan Highway 4 (jct).svg S  RosetownSwift Current

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