Address: View on map Visitor Information Centre Location: Town of Battleford and city of North Battleford.
The town of Battleford and city of North Battleford make up the Battlefords region. This area is populated with an abundance of trails and walking tours that are perfect for beginner and intermediate level hikers, cyclists, walkers, cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts. The following provides a brief overview of each trail area in the region.Trans-Canada Trail: this section of the trail starts at Wheeler Road in Battleford, continues along the North Saskatchewan River and across the bridges towards South Railway Ave, and then onto Miller Rd before heading N out of North Battleford. The 12.5km paved trail is open to cyclists, hikers and cross-country skiiers.Battlefords Geology Tour: a one day tour that features 19 stops at various geological formations in the Battlefords' area. Visitors will see unique formations, such as an ancient glacial spillway, sand dunes and part of the boreal forest.Battle River Settlement Foundation Historic Walking Tour: a six hour tour of the Battlefords' historic buildings, with some of the structures dating all the way back to the 1880s. Some of the sites include an Indian Mass Grave, the Fort Battleford National Historic Site, former site of Government House and Colonel Otter Park.Finlayson Island Nature Park: roughly 14km of hiking and cross-country ski trails that are designed for beginner and intermediate trail users. The trails are accessible by two bridges; vehicle traffic is allowed from Battleford on the S shore, while the northern access bridge from North Battleford is only open to pedestrian traffic. Parking, picnic sites and benches are located on the island. The wide trails are groomed in the winter for skate and classic cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing is also available. The hiking trails contain a mix of gravel and natural terrain.Centennial Park: roughly 1.8km of beginner and intermediate level trails are groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing every winter. This area is also well-lit, making it a perfect location for night skiing adventures.Historic Homes and Buildings Walking Tour: this 4.5 hour long tour includes stops at 92 historic homes and buildings in North Battleford. The buildings were chosen to showcase the city's railway history.North Shore Trail: 25km of natural terrain trails are mowed in the summer for walking, hiking and cycling and are groomed and marked in the winter for classic cross-country skiing. The trails are perfect for beginner and intermediate level trail users and travel along the N shore of the North Saskatchewan River. During your trip, you'll also be able to see where the North Saskatchewan River converges with the Battle River.Holy Family School: the school maintains roughly 1.3km of flat skate and classic trails that are designed for beginner cross-country skiers.
Open Year Round
Area amenities include: Poundmaker Historical Centre, the Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre, Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection, Gold Eagle Casino, Fort Battleford National Historic Site, Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Association, 18 hole golf courses, indoor swimming pool, miniature golf, North Battleford Sports Museum, restaurants, accommodations, shopping, gas station, movie theatre.
- Length : over 40km
- Difficulty : Beginner to intermediate
- Surface : Natural terrain, paved, gravel
- Environment : Urban, North Saskatchewan River views, sites of natural and historic significance
- Cross-country skiing
- Cross-country skiing (skate)