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Town of Battleford and city of North Battleford.
Latitude: 52.7523° N,
Longitude: -108.2583° W
The town of Battleford and city of North Battleford make up The Battlefords region. This area is populated with over 40 km 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 (The Great Trail): this section of the trail starts at Wheeler Rd in Battleford, continues along the North Saskatchewan River and across the bridges towards South Railway Ave and then onto Miller Rd before heading north out of North Battleford. The paved, 12.5-km trail is open to cyclists, hikers and cross-country skiers.

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 Indigenous Mass Grave, the Fort Battleford National Historic Site, former site of Government House and Colonel Otter Park.

Finlayson Island Nature Park: roughly 14 km 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 south 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 1.8 km 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: 25 km 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 north 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 1.3 km of flat skate and classic trails that are designed for beginner cross-country skiers.
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Access

  • Urban / Suburban

Services

  • Self-guided tour

Amenities

  • Interpretive signage
  • Free parking

Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Birding / Wildlife viewing
  • Cross-country skiing

Contact Info

Phone(s): 306-445-2000 | 306-445-2433 | 1-800-243-0394 |
contact@battlefords.ca

Town of Battleford and city of North Battleford.

Latitude: 52.7523° N, Longitude: -108.2583° W

Central - Battlefords, The

The town of Battleford and city of North Battleford make up The Battlefords region. This area is populated with over 40 km 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 (The Great Trail): this section of the trail starts at Wheeler Rd in Battleford, continues along the North Saskatchewan River and across the bridges towards South Railway Ave and then onto Miller Rd before heading north out of North Battleford. The paved, 12.5-km trail is open to cyclists, hikers and cross-country skiers.

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 Indigenous Mass Grave, the Fort Battleford National Historic Site, former site of Government House and Colonel Otter Park.

Finlayson Island Nature Park: roughly 14 km 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 south 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 1.8 km 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: 25 km 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 north 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 1.3 km of flat skate and classic trails that are designed for beginner cross-country skiers.

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Location Information

Town of Battleford and city of North Battleford.

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lat. 52.7523° N, long. -108.2583° W

Contact Info

Phone: 306-445-2000 | 306-445-2433 | 1-800-243-0394 |
contact@battlefords.ca