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Convention and Event Planning Guide

Battlefords Tourism and Convention Association

Box 1715, (#401 - 1101 101st Street) · North Battleford, Saskatchewan S9A 3W2 Ph: (306) 445-2000 · Fax: (306) 445-7233

Introduction

We are the Battlefords...........................................................................................3

Facilities/Accommodations

Facilities At-A-Glance............................................................................................5 Facilities ................................................................................................................7 Accommodations At-A-Glance ............................................................................13 Hotels/Motels ......................................................................................................15 Bed and Breakfasts .............................................................................................21 Other Accommodations.......................................................................................22

Published By: Battlefords Tourism & Convention Association Box 1715 #401 - 1101 - 101st Street North Battleford, SK S9A 3W2 Ph: 306-445-2000 Fax: 306-445-7233 www.battlefordstourism.com Designed & Printed by: Ultra Print Services Ltd. North Battleford, SK Cover Design by: Blairmore Media Inc. Saskatoon, SK Special Thanks to J. Johnston and everyone who contributed information and images in the production of this guide.

Entertainment/Attractions

Attractions ...........................................................................................................23 Four-Year Calendar .............................................................................................26 Theatre, Music, Dance ........................................................................................27 Battlefords and Area Golf Courses .....................................................................28 Walking Trails ......................................................................................................29 Battlefords and Area Parks .................................................................................30

Dining/Shopping

Casual and Family Dining ...................................................................................31 Fast Food ............................................................................................................32 Pizza Restaurants ...............................................................................................33 Fine Dining ..........................................................................................................33 Restaurants With Banquet Facilities....................................................................34 Lounges ..............................................................................................................35 Shopping .............................................................................................................36

Sports & Recreation...............................................................39 Companion Programs

Day Tours ............................................................................................................42

Battlefords Tourism and Convention Association Inc. would like to thank the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs Community Development Corporation for their generous financial support of Convention and Meetings in The Battlefords through the publication of this guide.

Convention/Transportation Services ...............44 General Information

Visitor Information ...............................................................................................49 Fequently Called Numbers..................................................................................51 Map of The Battlefords ........................................................................................52

Every effort is made to ensure the information in this guide is correct. Battlefords Tourism assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. The contents of this guide cannot be reprinted without permission from Battlefords Tourism. Printed in Canada

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Welcome to The Battlefords

Northwest Saskatchewan's Convention and Meeting Headquarters!

Intrduction

W

e offer twice the experience for visitors with two communities separated by the scenic North Saskatchewan River; the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford. Both communities derive their name from the Battle River which runs past the Town of Battleford. Before the advent of the white man, the Battle River was known as the "Fighting River" which marked the boundary between Cree and Blackfoot territory. Battleford is steeped in history becoming the capital of the North West Territories from 1877-1883, an area that includes two-thirds of the area of present-day Canada. North Battleford came into being when the Canadian National Railway built a rail line on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River. Today The Battlefords is at the crossroads of five highways, the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway (16) and Highways 4, 26, 29 and 40. It boasts a diverse economy from agriculture to manufacturing, oil and gas, and tourism. The Battlefords offers a blend of sophistication, service and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. An abundance of accommodations, meeting facilities, exciting attractions and a variety of restaurants and shops are available to suit all your needs. The Battlefords is a four-season destination. History comes alive at Fort Battleford, an 1876 North West Mounted Police post, and at the Western Development Museum's 1920's outdoor farm and village. Cree culture can be experienced through the paintings of internationally-renowned artist Allen Sapp or you can try your luck at the Gold Eagle Casino. Discover Saskatchewan's top outdoor all season adventure centre at Blue Mountain, ski the slopes of Table Mountain or enjoy a breathtaking sunset in Battlefords Provincial

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Park. We offer golf courses, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, plus other outdoor activities in the summer and winter. With plans underway for a new multi-purpose recreation and convention facility The Battlefords is well positioned for the future. The Battlefords is the hub of Northwest Saskatchewan with over 16 hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts along with extensive campgrounds within the city and in the immediate area. With almost 40 restaurants, a wide range of recreational facilities and events to choose from, the Battlefords is truly `Saskatchewan's Yearround Playground.' The Battlefords is host to many impressive events throughout the year, such as the Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival, Kinsmen Indoor Rodeo, North West Territorial Days and the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees. We have premier convention and meeting locations from small private meeting rooms to corporate venues that can accommodate more than 300 people. The Battlefords offer a refreshing alternative with unique outdoor adventure and indoor venues for your meetings and conferences. Using a natural backdrop of the North Saskatchewan and Battle River Valleys and surrounding lakes and parks, we can guarantee your visit will be a memorable one. Friendly attentive service, unobtrusive efficiency and a little extra courtesy and consideration are the hallmarks of genuine prairie hospitality. It's who we are.

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Facilities At-A-Glance

Venue Name of Hall Logie Hall Chairs - 450 Calvin Hall Chairs - 100 Tables - 60 Wesley Hall Chairs - 360 Tables - 240 Boardroom - 50 600 400 Main Hall Tables - 500 Banquet 675 Chairs - 800 Meeting Rooms A & B Together: Tables 30 Chairs 60 Separate: Tables &/or Chairs 20 Small Meeting Room - 20 1 Meeting Room Tables & Chairs - 100 Chairs - 125 Portable Stage Facilities Small Kitchen No Kitchen Full Kitchen Contact Person Barb McKay

3rd Avenue United Church

1301 - 102nd Street, North Battleford

306-445-8171

Agriplex 306-445-2024 Agrivilla 306-445-2024 Alex Dillabough Centre

432 - 27th Street, Battleford

Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen

Main Office Main Office Randy Redding Main Office

Facilities/Accommodations

306-937-6216

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306-937-6215 Battlefords Indian and Métis Friendship Centre

960 - 103rd Street, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Jackie Kennedy

306-445-8216 Battlefords Wildlife Federation 306-445-3704 Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre Saskatchewan River Valley

3 Meeting Rooms Full Kitchen shared Meeting Room #1 by all 3 meeting Tables & Chairs - 100 rooms Basement Tables & Chairs - 35 George Hooey Wildlife Collection Tables & Chairs - 140 No Kitchen Tables & Chairs - 30 Chairs - 50 1 Hall Tables & Chairs - 178 Chairs - 278 Tables & Chairs - 144 Chairs - 200 Upper Hall Tables & Chairs - 200 Arena 2500 (Stands & Ice) Gym Tables & Chairs - 425 Chairs - 800 Banquet and Meeting Room Tables - 150 Chairs - 200 Weddings - 75 to about 100 Full Kitchen

Ron Piper Ben Klassen

Battlefords Chamber of Commerce 1 Meeting Room

Junctions of Hwy 16 & 40 East

Heather Guthrie

306-445-6226 Canadian Legion #9

262 - 22nd Street, Battleford

Art Schussler

306-937-7398 Chapel Gallery

891 - 99th Street, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Bill Samborski or Kathy Dill Bill Samborski or Kathy Dill

306-445-1755 Civic Centre

1902 - 104th Street, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

306-445-1755 Don Ross Centre

891 - 99th Street, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Bill Samborski or Kathy Dill Yvonne Michnik

306-445-1755 Fort Battleford National Historic Site

13th Street & Central Avenue Battleford

Kitchen Will Cater

306-937-3100

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Name of Hall Banquet Room Tables & Chairs - 350 Chairs - 500 Board Room Tables & Chairs - 20 1 Large Hall Tables & Chairs - 350 Chairs - 400 Main Hall Tables & Chairs - 200 Chairs - 250 Dance - 150 Large Meeting Room Tables & Chairs - 50 Muse Theatre Tables & Chairs - 100 Banquet Room Tables & Chairs - 250 Summer Hall Tables & Chairs - 450 Conference Room Tables & Chairs - 180

Facilities In-house Catering

Contact Person Cory Fauchon

Gold Ridge Centre

11902 Railway Avenue East North Battleford

306-446-3833 Knights of Columbus

1222 - 105th Street, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Julian Bossaer

306-445-6071 Royal Canadian Legion #70

Full Kitchen

Al Van Meer

Facilities/Accommodations

1352 - 100th Street, North Battleford

306-445-2173 WDM Western Development Museum

Hwy 40 East, North Battleford

Full Kitchen Catering Available

Cheryl Stewart

306-445-8033

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre

R.R. #1, Hwy 378, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Stan Dudek

306-445-4941 Table Mountain Ski Resort

Hwy 40 West, Battleford

306-937-2920 North West Community Futures

761C - 106th Street, North Battleford

Main Restaurant Tables & Chairs - 150 Board Room Tables & Chairs - 25 Tables - 18 Chairs - 30 Complete Video Conferencing System Tables - 50 Chairs - 80 Gym Tables & Chairs - 250 Fellowship Hall Tables & Chairs - 60 Chairs - 80 Fire Side Room Tables & Chairs - 50 Sanctuary Chairs - 400 Tables & Chairs - 300

Full Kitchen

Lawrence Blouin

No Catering Available

Pat Redl

306-446-3200 Air Cadets Hall

792 - 111th Street, North Battleford

306-445-0004 Territorial Drive Alliance Church

Territorial Drive, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Audrey Wall

306-445-5158

Living Faith Chapel

1371 - 103rd Street, North Battleford

Full Kitchen

Danelle Warkentine

306-445-3009

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The Gold Ridge Centre

Planning your event in the Battlefords, whether it's for business or pleasure, extravagant or intimate, the facilities at the Gold Eagle Casino can offer the perfect amount of space and service to suit your needs. The Gold Ridge Centre is located in the Gold Eagle Casino adjacent to the Gold Eagle Lodge. Whether it is a seminar or convention, wedding, fundraiser, or staff party, the professional staff at the Gold Ridge Centre will ensure your event is a complete success. The fully carpeted facility is approximately 5000 square feet; measuring 83x60 which includes a 20x25 foot stage. Connected to the stage is a Green Room which can be equipped to your requirements and located in front of the stage is a 26x32 foot dance area. The Gold Ridge Centre can be customized for any type of function accommodating up to 550 guests. Seating capacity for Cocktail Reception is 450 guests, Dinner Seating is 320 guests and Theatre or Cabaret is 550 guests. The Gold Ridge Centre features all the amenities and technical support that you will need for your event such as an In-House PA system, theme décor, round, square, and oval tables with comfortable cushioned chairs as well as internet service. Our Events Coordinator and Executive Chef will be there every step of the way by creating a unique and comprehensive package and providing the perfect menu to compliment your event. Our uniformed banquet team will provide the perfect room set up and service to make your event extra special, from luncheons to buffet dinners including a white gloved plate service with full liquor service, stocked with an extensive wine selection. The Gold Eagle Casino and Gold Ridge Centre assures that full attention is given to every detail and appreciates your consideration of our facility and services.

Facilities/Accommodations

Gold Ridge Centre

11902 Railway Avenue, North Battleford, SK Tel: (306) 446-2488 Fax: (306) 446-7170

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North Battleford Civic Centre

The North Battleford Civic Centre is a regualtion sized 200' x 85' arena, with spectator seating for 2000 people. Located within the building is an upper auditorium, which can seat 200 people, and is fully air conditioned, complete with kitchen services and washrooms. The Lower Auditorium provides full concession services and large public washrooms. The Civic Centre has proven to be an excellent venue for trade shows, car shows, concerts, graduations, rodeos, circuses, pow wows, provincial curling events, and much, much more! Located in the immediate area are 4 ball diamonds, Beaver Lion's Stadium, and the indoor Kinsmen Aquatic Centre. Capacity: · Spectator seating: 2000 · Spectator and Ice Surface combined (Concerts): 2500 · Ice Surface only: 1250 with rectangular tables (Grads, etc.) · Upper Auditorium: 200

Facilities/Accommodations

North Battleford Civic Centre

1902 - 104th Street, North Battleford, SK Tel: 306-445-1755

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The Don Ross Centre

The Don Ross Centre is a multi-use facility suitable for banquets, conventions, concerts, sporting activities, meetings, as well as special performances. The building includes a gymnasium and an adjoining kitchen, meeting rooms, arena, and the Chapel Gallery. Capacity: Don Ross Gymnasium: 450 for banquets, 700 for concerts. There is a kitchen adjacent to the gym and a portable bar, stages, and backdrop curtains are available. Meeting Rooms: 6 meeting rooms that can accommodate from 6 to 150 people, with a wide variety of set-ups. Audio-visual accessories and wireless internet are available. Craft Area: This is a unique space that can accommodate a variety of workshops and has full kitchen services available.

Facilities/Accommodations

The Don Ross Centre

891 - 99th Street, North Battleford, SK Tel: 306-445-1755

Chapel Gallery

The Chapel Gallery provides a warm and elegant atmosphere for leisurely viewing art exhibitions and traveling shows. This is a distinctive and intimate area for wedding receptions, photos, smaller banquets, and is home to a baby grand piano for your playing enjoyment. In the summer the outside patio offers one of the most spectacular views in our great province overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley! Capacity: Meetings: 200 people with chairs only, 140 with round tables. Kitchen available.

Chapel Gallery

891 - 99th Street, North Battleford, SK Tel: 306-445-1757

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Alex Dillabough Centre

Main Hall

This versatile, multi-use facility can accommodate weddings, conferences, meetings, banquets, volleyball, basketball, badminton, etc. The building is one of the few fully air conditioned rental facilities in The Battlefords and surrounding area. The main hall, 70'x100', has a tiled floor and includes a fully functional wet bar with double cooler, a large coat check room and kitchen. The kitchen is clean and well equipped, including 2 commercial stoves, 1 stove, 1 fridge and 2 double coolers. Our full time caretaker will set up according to your specifications, with a portable stage, sound system and various table sizes available. The hall can accommodate 500 people for dining/dancing, 675 for a banquet, 800 for meetings. This facility is wheelchair accessible.

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Meeting Rooms

The Alex Dillabough Centre offers contemporary meeting room facilities with natural daylight and air conditioning for productive conferences and meetings. We have three different spaces available for a variety of uses - from interviews and presentations to meetings and events, day or evening. Rental includes whiteboard and marker pens, access to telephones, flip charts, screens, TV, DVD player, portable screen and overhead projector. Clean washroom facilities and change rooms are available next to each meeting room. Coffee service is available at a small additional charge. Our large meeting room measures 28'x36' and has a flexible wall system to crate the smaller space if required. Capacity of this room is 75 using theatre style seating. A smaller meeting room, measuring 16'x28' sits next to the kitchen facility. This room would have a capacity of 40 sitting theatre style.

Alex Dillabough Centre

432 - 27th Street, Battleford, SK Tel: 306-937-6216 or 306-937-6215

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Canadian Legion #9

Let the Canadian Legion #9 Battleford host your event. From small gatherings to large groups, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, banquets and much more. We have a fully equipped kitchen. The stage can accommodate large bands and equipment. Sound system is also available along with a podium and microphone. The main hall has a dance floor and bar. We can accommodate 150 to 190 people with chairs and tables on site. There is ample room for expansion if numbers are larger up to 270. Located in the heart of picturesque Battleford, the Canadian Legion #9 is only minutes walking distance from fine dining and first class shopping in downtown Battleford. For rental and general information contact: Facilities/Accommodations

Canadian Legion #9

262 - 22nd Street, Battleford, SK Tel: 306-937-7398 or 306-937-3645 [email protected]

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre

Year-Round Resort Can host 1,000 people X-country skiing, hiking, private lake for kayaking and swimming Hosted World's Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup 1999 Climbing Wall (21 Routes) Team Building Zip Line (500 m) Family and School Reunions Fear Factor Course Conventions and Meetings Paintball (9 Fields) Fund Raisers 3000 sq. ft. log chalet with main hall capacity with tables and chairs for 100 people

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre

RR #1 North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3 Tel: 445-4941 www.bluemountaincanada.com [email protected]

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Accommodations At-A-Glance

Pool/Hot Tub/Waterslide Conference Rooms Air Conditioning Wifi/Internet

Bar/Lounge

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Restaurant

Hotels & Motels

Battlefords Inn

11212 Railway Avenue, North Battleford 306-445-1515 1-800-691-6076

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971 Hwy #16, North Battleford 306-445-7747 www.bestcdn.com

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Five Star Motel

322 - 22nd Street West, Battleford 306-937-2651

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Gold Eagle Lodge

12004 Railway Avenue East, North Battleford 306-446-8877 1-866-446-8877 www.goldeaglelodge.com

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Happy Inn

992 - 101st Street, North Battleford 306-445-9425 1-800-664-4824

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Hitching Post

1004 Hwy #16, North Battleford 306-445-9464 1-866-664-4824

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Jackfish Lodge

Seasonal Battlefords Provincial Park 306-386-2800

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Hwy #16 Bypass, North Battleford 306-446-8888 1-800-800-8000 [email protected]

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Hwy #16 Bypass, North Battleford 306-446-4700 1-800-219-5244

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Hotels & Motels

Tropical Inn & Convention Centre

Hwy #16 Bypass Equipment available Number of on site guest rooms 8 banquet and meeting room facilities. From 6-600 In-House Catering 4 meeting rooms with capacity of up to 150 people with breakout rooms to accommodate more. In-House Catering 1. Tama Room 288 sq. ft. 2. Birch Room 2006 sq. ft. 3. Elm Room 825 sq. ft. 4. Aspen Room 952 sq. ft. Total meeting space = 4071 sq. ft. Penthouse 650 sq. ft. Meeting room on main floor 750 sq. ft. Total Meeting space = 1400 sq. ft. Meeting Room 1200 sq. ft. Theatre Style Banquet Style Total Meeting Space (Square Ft)

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306-446-4700

Battlefords only full service hotel

Facilities/Accommodations

Jackfish Lodge and Convention Centre

30 minutes on Hwy #4 North to downtown North Battleford

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Gold Eagle Lodge

12004 Railway Avenue East

306-446-8877

Penthouse boardroom Table & Chairs - 8 Conference Room Tables - 20 Chairs - 30 No Catering Main Entrance Room Tables & Chairs - 40 Standing Room - 45 In-House Catering 2 meeting rooms 1. Tables & Chairs - 80 2. Tables & Chairs - 40

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BCM Inns

971 Hwy #16 Bypass

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306-445-7747

Super 8 Motel

1006 Hwy #16 Bypass

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306-446-8888

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Gold Eagle Lodge

A premier hotel in North Battleford, the Gold Eagle Lodge is conveniently located just off the Yellowhead highway and adjacent to the Gold Eagle Casino. Close to several restaurants, shopping, museums and golf courses. Rated as a 3 diamond hotel by CAA/AAA & 3 1/2 star property by Canada Select, guests will experience luxury accommodations and service at its best in a friendly, professional environment.

Accommodations

The Gold Eagle Lodge is the perfect resting place for corporate or leisure travelers, and has been the host to a variety of delegates attending conventions in the Battlefords. Offering 112 beautifully appointed guestrooms, the hotel boasts spacious standard guestrooms, oversized family rooms, extended stay suites and deluxe Jacuzzi suites. Featuring a 2 storey Penthouse Suite, this guestroom is one of a kind, perfect for a meeting, hospitality room, or a special night. All guestrooms feature large working desks, high speed internet, in room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, fridges, (microwaves in the suites). The Gold Eagle Lodge is a 100% non smoking facility, also offering wheelchair accessible guestrooms. All guests will enjoy a Deluxe Complimentary Continental breakfast with their stay from 7:00 am-10:00 am daily located conveniently in a private dining area.

Facilities/Accommodations

Facilities

On site the hotel offers a recreation facility with large indoor salt water pool, 3 hot tubs, steam room, sauna as well as an exercise facility. Other on site features include dry cleaning services, coin operated laundry facilities, free local calls, no access charges for long distance, and business centre. In the winter, the Gold Eagle Lodge has cold weather vehicle plug-ins along with ample parking for registered guests.

Meetings & Events

The Gold Eagle Lodge offers a meeting room that will accommodate up to 25 people boardroom style, and 40 people theatre style. The hotel also offers guestrooms that convert into meeting space for smaller boardroom meetings for 6 to 15 people. Food & Beverage service can be arranged on site. The Gold Eagle Lodge is owned by the Battlefords Tribal Council, and operated under a management agreement with Airline Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

Gold Eagle Lodge

12004 Railway Avenue East, North Battleford, SK S9A 3W3 Tel: 306-446-8877 Toll Free: 1-866-446-8877 Fax: 306-445-4722 www.goldeaglelodge.com

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Jackfish Lodge Golf & Conference Centre

Location

The full service hotel is located in the scenic Battlefords Provincial Park, along Jackfish Lake, near Cochin, Saskatchewan. Only a half hour drive from The Battlefords on Highway #4.

Meeting Facilities

Meeting facilities include 1 boardroom and 3 banquet rooms. Facilities accommodate meetings and receptions in a variety of settings for up to 300 people. Whether you require a formal or casual atmosphere, our Catering Manager will be pleased to facilitate requirements for your function. Highspeed wireless internet is available for use.

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Dining

Enjoy a quiet brunch or an exquisite evening in our Lakeside Dining room. A popular location in the area known for its great menu creations. After your day unwind in our lounge or watch the sunset from the deck.

Rooms

Sleep in comfort in one of our fifty-eight spacious guest rooms and awaken to the panoramic setting of the lake.

Recreation

Play our eighteen-hole championship golf course. Designed along scenic Jackfish Lake, each hole will challenge players of any calibre. The Proshop offers power carts, equipment, rentals, accessories, apparel and driving range. Also available inside the Park are numerous walking trails and beachfront just minutes away from the Lodge.

Jackfish Lodge Golf and Conference Centre

Located in Battlefords Provincial Park Tel: 306-386-2800 Pro Shop: 306-386-2877 www.jackfishlodge.com

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North Battleford Super 8 Motel

Facilities/Accommodations

Location

Conveniently located on Highway #16. Easy access to restaurants, fuel stations, shopping, Casino, Western Development Museum and golfing. Within walking distance to hiking and cross-country ski trails. A short drive to downhill skiing and to the Battlefords Provincial Park.

Services

Enjoy the convenience of our new open lobby with a breakfast area for our complimentary toast, muffin, cereal, fruit, juice and coffee bar. Guest laundry as well as customer shower facilities available Elevator available for access to all floors. Two new meeting rooms to serve your business needs. Photocopying and faxing available, as well as a small shop in case you've forgotten something.

Guest Rooms

Select from 72 spacious rooms, all with complimentary high speed interent access, coffee makers and hair dryers. Smoking and pet friendly rooms available. Four large rooms with a panoramic view available as well.

North Battleford Super 8 Motel

1006 Hwy #16 Bypass, North Battleford, SK Tel: 306-446-8888 1-800-800-8000 [email protected]

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Location/Introduction

BCMInns is proud to be part of a community with such a rich cultural background. Our Museums and Art Galleries boast award winning paintings, information from the battle in the Battleford's and are appreciated by even the most distinguished collectors or connoisseurs of fine art. Only a short drive away, the outdoor enthusiast can spend an afternoon at one of our provincial parks, enjoy a round of golf, walk the scenic paths of Finlayson Island or, in the winter months, enjoy a day of skiing. While staying at BCMInns enjoy the breath-taking view of the North Saskatchewan River and the quaint town of Battleford from beautiful complimentary breakfast room or outdoor patio or take a walk through time while browsing the history of The Battlefords proudly displayed in our lobby.

Facilities/Accommodations

Services and Amenities

BCMInns promotes excellent customer service and clean, quiet accommodations. Our staff has a wonderful knowledge of our community and surrounding areas in order to better serve you. Our 50 newly renovated rooms all have free wireless high speed internet with outside access to your rooms, which is very poplar with businessmen, seniors and crews.

Meeting and Convention Services

BCMInns can also accommodate up to 40 people in our meeting room, whether it be a formal event or casual business meeting we will assist with your arrangements. Our incoming sport teams enjoy the atmosphere and relaxing in our hospitality room. We are a small growing chain of hotels constantly looking for ways to better serve our customers. We strive to provide friendly, outstanding service with comfortable surroundings, with our National Pride "hospitality" being offered at each of the units. We understand that life is becoming faster each day and whether your stay is for work, rest or play our customers are guaranteed a quiet, comfortable, wellmaintained accommodation offering either a restaurant or continental breakfast. With 10 locations throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta, BCMInns is proud to be members of growing communities and pride ourselves in taking an active role in the growth, improvement and economical development of the communities through our participation in minor sports and local events. We look forward to serving you in the future... travel safe.

BCMInns

971 Hwy #16 Bypass, North Battleford, SK Tel: 306-445-7747 Reservations: 1-888-700-2264 www.bestcdn.com

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Tropical Inn Hotel & Conference Centre

The Tropical Inn Hotel is located on Highway 16 Bypass with easy access to the community, shopping malls, walking trails and golf courses. It is Battlefords Only Full Service Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel has 119 tastefully decorated rooms, including standard, poolside, poolview, executive, one bedroom suites and Jacuzzi suites. All guest rooms have free wireless high-speed Internet, voice mail, cable TV, Pay Per View Movies, in-room coffee, tea, hair dryers, irons, boards and fridges. Our business class & executive suites also have microwaves, hard wired and wireless High Speed Internet and leather task chairs. All of our rooms feature queen or king pillow-top mattresses.

Facilities/Accommodations

Recreation

The Tropical Inn has two giant indoor water slides, a swimming pool, giant hot tub and sauna.

Dining/Beverage Services

Smitty's Family Restaurant decorated in historic photos of the Battlefords around a giant 600-gallon aquarium, overlooking the pool complex with its tropical setting. The restaurant offers breakfast all day, light snacks, lunches, full meals and room service. Located in the restaurant is Kingstreet, a private dining area for up to 35 people. Bennigan's Irish Pub features giant screen TVs with satellite reception, pool table, arcade games and gaming, weekly Karaoke and Name that Tune in an olde Irish pub setting. Featuring a host of domestic, premium and import drafts and ales by the pint, as well as wine by the glass, martinis, and cocktails. We also feature a liquor store with off-sale beer, wine and liquor on site.

Meeting Facilities

The hotel offers 7 clear span meeting and banquet rooms of various sizes to accommodate groups of 2 to 500 spread over 10,000 square feet. We offer a host of audio Visual options including digital projectors, overheads, DVD, VCR, flipcharts, cordless microphones to ensure your conference or business meeting is a success. The Grand Ballroom is elegant with its oak walls and chandeliers, perfect for that special day in your life. High quality food and beverage catering is provided from within the hotel. Friendly and professional staff will ensure your function is a well planned success.

Tropical Inn Hotel & Conference Centre

Hwy #16 Bypass, North Battleford, SK Tel: 306-446-4700 1-800-219-5244 www.tropicalinns.com

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Battlefords Tourism and Convention Association Inc. would like to thank the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs Community Development Corporation for their generous financial support of Convention and Meetings in The Battlefords through the publication of this guide.

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Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast Number of Rooms

3 large guest bedrooms and lodge with 4 bedrooms and private bathrooms

Description

Victorian style house on mixed farm

Harvelle House Bed and Breakfast

Box 538 Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

306-937-6105

Irene's Bed and Breakfast

1402 - 98th Street North Battleford, SK S9A 0M4

3 guest bedrooms

306-445-4092

Older-style, two storey house, shared bathroom Jacuzzi in quiet west side of North Battleford Overlooking Jackfish Lake main level and ground floor level

Facilities/Accommodations

Lakeview Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast

64 - 3rd Avenue West Metinota, SK S0M 1X0

2 large guest bedrooms with private bathrooms

306-892-2339

Prince Manor Bed and Breakfast

Box 1967, 102 - 27th Street West Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

2 large bedrooms with private bathrooms

306-937-2437

1912 Edwardian Manor built for Senator Prince, many original features with spectacular views Historical 1908 warm spacious house next to the hospital in downtown North Battleford

Shepley House Bed and Breakfast

1071 - 106th Street North Battleford, SK S9A 1W6

306-445-4568

3 large bedrooms with private entrance; two bedroom family suite with kitchen, living room and private bathroom 5 large bedrooms, one with private entrance and adjoining bathroom and Jacuzzi

Wasmuth Homestead Bed and Breakfast

Box 454 Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

Farm with antique car and miniature horse carriage rides

306-937-2440

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Other Accommodations

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre - 306-445-4941

Twenty kilometres of mountain bike and hiking trails, 10-metre outdoor climbing wall, 250-metre cable valley glide, 10-acre lake for swimming and canoeing, Twenty kilometres of cross country skiing, 15 kms of skate skiing trails, fear factor course, confectionery and rental equipment available as well as paint ball facilities, large playground and beach volleyball. Cabins are also available year-round as well as a 3,000 sq ft. lodge for conventions and meetings and camping sites. Orienteering, cooperative games and leadership training available. Ideal for family reunions. Blue Mountain is only twenty minutes from the Battlefords. Facilities/Accommodations 22

Campgrounds

Eiling Kramer Campground - 306-937-6212; off season 306-937-6216

Located one mile south of the historic town of Battleford next to Fort Battleford National Historic Site, the campsite offers panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Open in May to end of September, the campsite offers 74 sites (15 & 30 amp receptacles) with full service sites available. There is also a playground and picnic area with shelter building. Contained campfires are allowed, firewood is supplied.

David Laird Campground - 306-445-3552; off season 306-445-3752

Located one kilometre east of North Battleford on Hwy 40 E., the David Laird Campground has 41 serviced sites and 20 unserviced sites. There are also some fully serviced sites available along with pull-through sites for larger trailers and RVs. Open from May 1st to September 30. Campground includes modern shower/washroom facilities; large outdoor barbeque/picnic area, firewood, trout pond, children's playground and a store.

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Attractions

Museums

Fred Light Museum - 306-937-7111 or off season - 306-937-6200

The museum, named after the son of a North West Mounted Police officer, offers the most comprehensive firearms collection in Western Canada, military uniforms from the 1800s and the two world wars as well as themed rooms filled with turn-of-the-century artifacts. The Fred Light Museum is located at 11 - 20th Street east in Battleford and is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.

Western Development Museum Heritage Farm and Village - 306-445-8033

Located just off the Yellowhead Highway on the eastern entrance to North Battleford, the museum tells the story of agriculture through preservation of farm equipment, a 1920's outdoor farm and village complete with a steam locomotive. Open year-round, hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Closed Mondays January to March.

Fort Battleford National Historic Site - 306-937-3100/306-937-2621

The fort is a North West Mounted Police post built in 1876. Experience the stories of the Mounties, First Nations and the Battleford Settlers. Tour original buildings with costumed interpreters and witness historic weapons demonstrations. Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The fort is located on 13th Street East in Battleford. The Fort is open from May long weekend to September Labor Day weekend and by appointment during the rest of the year.

North Battleford Sports Museum and Hall of Fame - 306-445-1992/306-445-3444

The museum is located in the basement of the North Battleford Library and offers a large display of sporting memorabilia from more than 30 individuals and teams from baseball, fastball, hockey, pistol and rifle shooting, bowling, track and field, golf, boating, swimming, football, soccer and wheelchair racing. The museum and hall of fame is open three days a week Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - 306-446-1983

Located at 292 - 22nd Street, Battleford, the museum documents the rich history of baseball throughout the province with more than 4,000 artifacts, photographs and papers as well as baseball souvenirs. The museum is open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday during July and August, and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm the rest of the year. Tours are available upon request.

Chief Poundmaker Historical Centre and Teepee Village - Poundmaker First Nation 306-398-2522/306-398-1036

View the story of Chief Poundmaker, the Battle of Cut Knife Hill in the 1885 uprising, blue-print of Poundmaker's teepee, pictures and artifacts of Poundmaker's and Big Bear's families. Tours are available upon request.

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Casino:

Gold Eagle Casino - 306-446-3833

Located on the Yellowhead Highway on Highway 16, the casino has 260 slot machines; three-card poker, Texas Hold 'em, Phil 'em Up and Let it Ride. In addition the casino also has nine live game tables including Roulette and three-card Poker. The Kihiw Restaurant (Cree for Eagle) seats 130 and soars above the rest with its unique menu featuring regional and First Nations cuisine and spectacular Sunday brunch. The Kihiw is fully licensed and the casino has many in-house promotions.

Outdoor Activities:

Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre - 306-445-2433

Ever wanted to spy on a goose nest by remote camera or learn about animals and plants that inhabit the picturesque North Saskatchewan River Valley? These experiences and more are available at the Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre, located just southwest of the City of North Battleford. Nestled in the heart of the Aspen Parkland between the boreal forests and the prairies, the centre is home to a wealth of plants and animal species. Learn about the birds and mammals that live in the river valley by examining a large exhibit of taxidermy specimens. You can also wander through the grounds and learn about native plants and then stay for a picnic on the hill as you enjoy the panoramic view of the river valley.

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre - 306-445-4941

Attractions 24 Three kms of mountain bike and hiking trails; 10 metre climbing wall large enough for 34 people; 250metre cable valley glide 30 metres high; 10-acre lake for swimming and canoeing; 30 kms. of cross country skiing and skate skiing trails; confectionery and rental equipment available as well as paint ball facilities; large playground and beach Volleyball. Cabins are also available year-round as well as a 3000 sq. ft. lodge for conventions and meetings. Camping is also available. Ideal for family reunions. Blue Mountain is only twenty minutes from The Battlefords.

Table Mountain Regional Park - 306-937-2920

A leader in alpine recreational facilities in Saskatchewan, Table Mountain has a quad chair lift, magic carpet and a T-bar. Snowboarders can experience a terrain park, and skiers have access to ski runs from novice to expert. There is also a tubing park for all ages. Rentals are also available with a pro-shop offering a variety of ski and snowboard accessories. Certified instructors are available for all abilities. A modern chalet and licensed lounge provide a relaxed atmosphere for refreshments.

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Galleries:

Chapel Gallery - 306-445-1757

Located at 891 - 99th St. in North Battleford, this community gallery has a special focus on visual arts and artists from Saskatchewan. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks with the gallery showing photography and quilting to sculptures and paintings. For more information go to www.nbleisure.com

Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection - 306-445-1760

The Allen Sapp Gallery opened in 1989 and is the only public gallery named after a living artist in Canada. Located in downtown North Battleford at 1 Railway Ave. E., it includes the permanent collection of renowned Cree Artist Allen Sapp and the works of many other First Nation and Inuit artists.

Heritage Sites:

The Battleford Opera House

The former opera house is located above the Town of Battleford offices at 91 - 24 Street and is currently under renovation. To phone for a tour and history of the opera house contact the Town of Battleford at 306-937-6200.

Post Office

The post office located in the heart of the Town of Battleford, was built in 1911 and is one of the five oldest continuously used post offices in Canada.

The Court House

The court house in Battleford is believed to be the oldest existing court house in Saskatchewan still in use today.

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Queen's Hotel

The Queen's Hotel located in central Battleford is one of the oldest hotels in Saskatchewan. It is more than 120 years old.

North Battleford Library Clock

Built in 1914 and situated by the post office in North Battleford until 1971, it was installed in the North Battleford Library in the mid 1980s where it still keeps time.

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Theatre, Music and Dance

Live Theatre

Battlefords Community Players - 306-446-3133

Four dates set annually in the fall, winter and spring, mostly supper theatres. Plays performed at the Western Development Museum's Muse Theatre in the Battlefords.

Cochin Community Players - 306-386-3114/306-386-2333

Mostly comedies performed in a supper theatre format. Plays are set in Cochin in the fall, winter and spring.

Dance

Dance Connection - 306-446-6226

Tap, Ballet and Jazz.

Annette's School of Dance - 306-445-3944

Tap, Ballet and Jazz.

Svoboda Dance Association and Festival - 306-445-4791

Ukrainian dance for youth. Includes an annual festival each spring.

Battlefords Highland Dancing Association - 306-398-4760

Various forms of highland dance.

Zorya Dancers - 306-445-6795

Adult Ukrainian dance instruction.

Music

North Battleford Comprehensive School - 306-445-6101

Junior and senior band program for students grade 9 -12. Attractions

City Kinsman Band - 306-445-6101/306-445-3314/306-445-5013

School-aged students perform concerts within and outside the community at various locations and outside of the community at various events and festivals.

Battlefords Concert Band - 306-445-3314

Adult band performs at various venues throughout the year.

Choirs

Gallery Singers - 306-445-0188/306-445-4338

Adult Choral group. Performs at various venues throughout the year.

Youth Kamala - 306-445-0182/306-445-4338

Youth Choir. Performs locally, nationally and internationally.

Kinsmen Choir - 306-445-3831

Performs at various community based events.

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Golf Courses

North Battleford Golf and Country Club - 306-937-5659

The course is located on the Poundmaker Trail overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. Meticulously manicured fairways and greens and a choice of three tee boxes on every hole make the course playable for all abilities. Golfers are sure to be satisfied with a variety of shots and views. Course length for gold is 6,638 yards, blue is 6,119 yards and green is 5,609 yards. Ladies' par is 74 while the men's is 72. Licensed restaurant, pro shop, driving range, power carts and club rentals are also available.

Jackfish Lodge Golf Course - 306-386-2800

Located in the Battlefords Provincial Park and designed along beautiful Jackfish Lake is the Jackfish Lodge Golf and Conference Centre. The 18-hole championship course is rated at 71 for men and 73 for ladies. Each of the holes will challenge players of all calibres. The pro shop offers power carts, equipment, rentals, accessories and apparel. Adjacent is a driving range, a full service hotel with a lounge, licensed dining and conference facilities.

Saskatchewan Hospital Golf Course - 306-446-6800

Nine-hole course in the heart of The Battlefords.

Area Courses

Meota and District Lakeside Golf Course - 306-892-2200

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Aquadeo Beach Golf Course - 306-386-2211

Nine-hole course on north shore of Jackfish Lake.

Rustic Nine Golf Course - 306-445-0107

Short par 3 golf course just 2 minutes from North Battleford owned and operated by Victor & Elaine Liebaert & family.

Golf Simulators

Nine In Nine Out - 306-441-5618

Golf the world's greatest courses year-round right here in The Battlefords. Book during the summer and golf seven days a week in the winter. Bring your own clubs or rent on site. Fully licensed. Open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. 1648A - 100th Street, North Battleford.

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Walking Trails

Battleford Walking Tour

This self guided walk includes Fort Battleford, Indian mass grave (1885), Springs, Colonel Otter Park, Telegraph Flats, old government house site and a number of other buildings and structures dating back to 1885 and earlier.

North Battleford Walking Tour

This self-guided journey takes the walking historian to some of the oldest houses and businesses in the City of North Battleford. Twenty-nine homes, both public and private buildings portray the city's railway beginnings in early 1900.

Territorial Drive

This paved path circles around the City of North Battleford adjacent to Territorial Drive from Railway Ave, and 13 St. west and north past Highway 4 North then east and south to Pioneer Ave, near the downtown core of North Battleford.

The Trans Canada Trail

Begins at Fort Battleford and makes its way across the North Saskatchewan River to the Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre where a trail marker is located. The trail then follows the Territorial Drive path eventually branching off to a gravel road northeast of the City of North Battleford.

Finlayson Island

Finlayson Island is located on the North Saskatchewan River between North Battleford and Battleford. The island is named in honor of Don Matheson Finlayson and features a variety of nature trails for walking, hiking, skiing or picnicing. A variety of flora and fauna along with wildlife make it a unique recreational opportunity.

Attractions

North Shore Walking Trail

Located along the north shore of the North Saskatchewan River, the walking trail starts at the Goose Project by the look-out and continues east along the north shore of the North Saskatchewan River past Saskatchewan Hospital and two kilometres past the water treatment facility. The convergence of the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers can be seen from the eastern part of the walking trail. The trail is groomed in winter for skiing.

Geolog Tour

For those who want to go back in time even further, a 19-stop tour of the geological formations of the area provide an insight into surrounding hills, rivers, lakes, levees, sand dunes, boreal forest and an ancient glacial spillway. Part of the tour is explained and can be viewed from King Hill above the Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre.

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Battlefords and Area Parks

Battlefords Provincial Park - 306-386-2212

Nestled on the banks of Jackfish Lake, Battlefords Provincial Park is just 30 minutes from the City of North Battleford. Family recreation is the cornerstone of the park's large lush green lawns, top-rated golf course, modern campsites, beautiful beach and playground area. The park offers 317 individual campsites, 182 of these are electrified - eight group campgrounds are available. All campgrounds are within walking distance of the lake, a store, shower, laundry facilities, golf course, concession, picnic sites and a large white sand beach. Open May long weekend to September long weekend.

Table Mountain Regional Park - 306-937-2920

A leader in alpine recreational facilities in Saskatchewan, Table Mountain has a quad chair lift, magic carpet and a T-bar. Snowboarders and skiers can experience a terrain park, and runs from novice to expert. There is also a tubing park for all ages. Rentals are available with a pro-shop offering a variety of ski and snowboard accessories. Certified instructors are also available for all abilities. A modern chalet and licensed lounge provides a relaxed atmosphere for refreshments and a meal or après-ski drink. Open December (times will vary according to the season snow and temperatures) to the end of March.

Meota Regional Park - 306-892-2292

Meota Regional Park is located on the southwest shore of Jackfish Lake, about 30 minutes north of North Battleford. The park contains 14 electrical, 13 non-electrical and 14 full service sites. Amenities include food service, concession, outdoor pool, swimming lessons, beach, picnic area, playground, showers, modern washrooms, lake, boating, fishing, boat launch, nine-hole grass greens golf course, club rentals, mini golf, driving range, laundromat, ball diamonds, firewood and nature trails. Open from May long weekend to September long weekend.

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Other Area Regional Parks

Atton's Lake - 306-398-2353 Glenburn - 306-389-4700 Wilkie - 306-247-2033

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Casual and Family Dining

Boston Pizza

11434 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-445-0545 Casual Dining for families, groups and teams; Big Screen TV and games.

Kihiw Restaurant (Gold Eagle Casino)

11902 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-446-3833 Aboriginal Cuisine featuring Sunday Brunch - Kihiw is Cree for Eagle.

Country Cuisine

2401 - 99th Street North Battleford 306-446-4555 Family style restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Main Diner

1902 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-9799 Chinese Food - Family dining.

Crandleberry's Cyber Café and Books

1821 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7270 Internet Café with book store serving snacks, light entertainment featuring author readings, musicians and various local artists.

Moon's Kitchen

1126 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-6888 Chinese Food - Family dining.

My Friends' Place

1126 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-937-2884 Middle Eastern food - Family dining.

Dragon Palace

1292 - 101st Street North Battleford 306-445-7704/7705 Chinese buffet - no MSG - Licensed

PK Homesteaders Restaurant

1102-100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7732 Family style restaurant with home-made meals.

Fuzzy Orange

11409A Railway Ave E North Battleford 445-1177 Quick snack foods.

Smitty's Restaurant

Tropical Inn 1001 Highway 16 Bypass North Battleford 306-446-4700 Family style restaurant - children welcome.

Great Wall Express

1082 - 102nd Street North Battleford 306-446-0021 Family style restaurant and take out.

Humpty's Restaurant

Hwy 16 Bypass North Battleford 306-445-2668 Family style restaurant - open 24 hours.

South Vietnam Restaurant

1076 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-446-6800 Vietnamese Restaurant - Family dining Canadian menu also available.

Jackfish Lodge Golf & Conference Centre

Battlefords Provincial Park 306-386-2800 Beautifully situated in the Battlefords Provincial Park, Jackfish Lodge is seasonal from spring to end of October. Fully licensed with a lounge, outdoor patio, BBQ facilities and full service menu.

Venice House

1601-100th Street North Battleford 306-937-0000 Italian style family restaurant - with cocktail lounge.

Dining & Shopping

Vera's Diner

146 - 22nd Street Battleford 306-937-7363 Old Fashioned style family dining.

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Fast Food

A & W Restaurant

2142 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-9453 Family style fast food restaurant.

Ranch House Kentucky Fried Chicken

1702 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-4408 Family style restaurant specializing in fried chicken. Take out available.

Burger King

11400 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-446-8181 Family style fast food restaurant with children's play centre.

Subway Restaurants

(2 Locations) 1-1591-100th Street North Battleford 306-445-4700 302-114th Street North Battleford 306-445-2766 Family style restaurants specializing in hand-made `your-way' subs and wraps.

Chester Fried Chicken North Battleford Foodland

1702 Thompson Crescent North Battleford, SK S9A 3C3 306-445-4220 Take out only from convenience store.

Chester Fried Chicken Battleford Shell Food Store and Car Wash

500 - 5th Avenue W. Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 306-937-2334 Take out only from convenience store.

Taco Time

302-114th Street North Battleford 306-445-4026 Family style restaurant specializing in Mexican food.

Tim Hortons

11402 Railway Avenue E. 306-445-4474 9803 Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-445-4483 Family style restaurant specializing in doughnuts.

Dairy Queen

1661 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-5216 Family style restaurant with specializing in ice cream deserts.

Extreme Pita

1642 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7482 Family style fresh food restaurant.

McDonald's Restaurant

11102 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-445-7475 Walmart Canada 601 - Carlton Terrace & Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-445-8105 Family style restaurant with a children's play area at the main location.

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Pizza Restaurants

Boston Pizza

11434 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-445-0545 Family style restaurant with exotic varieties of pizza, for eat in, take out or pick up.

Fine Dining

Pennydale Junction

92-22nd Street Battleford 306-937-3544 Family style fine dining restaurant with Olde Worlde Atmosphere. Reservations recommended.

Family Pizza

1642 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-446-1212 No restaurant, order for take out or pick up only. Specializing in pizzas and the extras.

Porta Bella Restaurant

2491-99th Street (off Hwy 4 North) North Battleford 306-937-3785 Fine dining with Mediterranean style food. Reservations recommended.

Pizza Hut

11204 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-446-6700 Family style pizza with a pizza lunch buffet.

Riganato's Steak & Rib House

3-302-114th Street North Battleford 306-445-9997 Fine dining with Greek style food. Reservations recommended.

The Yellow Submarine

Territorial Place Mall North Battleford, SK S9A 3N6 446-4422 Family style pizza - design your own pizza eat in/take out.

Longhorn Steakhouse

1112A - 101st Street North Battleford 306-445-7274 Fine dining in an exclusive steakhouse. Reservations recommended.

Venice House

1601-100th Street North Battleford 306-937-0000 Family style pizza order for take out, pick up or eat in.

Vern's Pizza

#3-1591 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-6466 No restaurant, order for take out or pick up only. Specializing in extra thick meat pizzas.

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Restaurants with Banquet Facilities

Dragon Palace

1291 - 101st Street North Battleford

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Venice House

1602 - 100th Street North Battleford

306-937-0000

Banquet Room Tables & Chairs - 30 (note: tables are various sizes, number is estimated) Chairs - 50

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"Congratulations to The Battlefords' host committee of the 2008 Scotties Provincial Ladies Curling Championship. The core team of volunteers were fabulous hosts. Crowds were great, and some tremendous shot-making by all the teams."

Del Jones, President Saskatchewan Curling Association

"Congratulations on hosting a first class event. We really appreciated the hospitality shown to us by everyone in The Battlefords."

Dining & Shopping

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Lounges

Bennigans Bar and Lounge

Tropical Inn 1001 Highway 16 Bypass North Battleford 306-446-4700 Open year-round from 10:00 am to 2:00 am.

Boston Pizza

11434 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-445-0545 Licensed with lounge available.

Jackfish Lodge Golf & Conference Centre

Battlefords Provincial Park 306-386-2800 Lounge and licensed bar off the main dining room. Open spring to end of October.

"I wanted to take this opportunity to comment on the PeeWee-Bantam Provincial Championships held in The Battlefords. It was fantastic. The attention to detail right down to giving the little kids .25 for each ball retrieved was exemplary. The admission was inexpensive as were the prices at the concession. All part and parcel of making an event successful. The Opening Ceremonies were exquisite and emotional. The level of the competition was amazing and the fans were treated to exciting games. I cannot say enought about the wonderful event. We follow our granddaughter who plays for the Hustler Bantams and this has been the best event we've attended. Please convey this to the organizing committee - pats on the back all around."

Kalyna Wiebe Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan

Dining & Shopping

Porta Bella Restaurant

2491-99th Street (off Hwy 4 North) North Battleford 306-937-3785 Bar and lounge available.

Venice House

1601-100th Street North Battleford 306-937-0000 Licensed with lounge available.

Longhorn Steakhouse

1112 - 101st Street North Battleford 306-445-7274 Licensed with lounge available.

Mettaxxas Lounge

302 - 114th Street North Battleford 306-446-8292 Licensed Cocktail Lounge.

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Shopping in The Battlefords

Malls

Frontier Mall

11429 Railway Avenue East North Battleford 306-445-7575 Variety of shops and services to suit every need as well as the Real Canadian Wholesale Club and gas bar. Other stores near the mall include Canadian Tire, Peavey Mart, Staples Business Depot and Boston Pizza.

Grocery Stores

Battleford Super A Foods

91 - 22nd Street West Battleford 306-937-2626 Various products available for in-store purchase.

Co-op Grocery Store

9800 Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-445-9800 Various products available for in-store purchase.

Territorial Place Mall

9800 Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-445-9800 Variety of shops and services to suit every need. Family style restaurant available, as well as a large Co-op grocery store, gas bar, pharmacy, hardware and an outdoor activity store.

Sobeys Ready to Serve

9801 Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-445-1934 Various grocery products, both unique and conventional available, as well as a seasonal garden centre.

Major Retailers

Canadian Tire

11802 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-446-3333 Variety of in-store goods including hunting, sports, camping, garden centre, home improvement, car maintenance and repair and an on-site garage.

Specialty Stores

Bill and Don's Men's Wear

1232 - 101st Street North Battleford 306-445-4111 Specializing in men's wear, including dress suits, smart casual clothing and tuxedos.

Peavey Mart

11142 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-445-6171 Variety of in-store goods including home and garden improvement, garden centre, some farm equipment and work clothes.

Blue Rentals

1291A - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7368 Specializing in party packages and weddings. Catering supplies are available for rent as well as wedding and party supplies.

Wal-Mart Canada Inc. Dining & Shopping

601 Carlton Trail & Territorial North Battleford 306-445-8105 Varying products including grocery - no fresh produce. Products also include a seasonal garden centre, hunting, fishing, sports and clothing along with many other products for the house and home.

Chico's Meat `N Place

First Avenue Mall Battleford 306-937-3313 Specializing in exotic meats and preparing on site hunted meats of elk, buffalo and more.

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Crandleberry's Cyber Café & Books

1821 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7270 Internet Café, book store and specializing in home-made cakes.

Shelly's Rose Factory

5 - 9800 Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-446-0552 Specializing in flowers, small gift items and cards.

Craig & Co

1472 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7275 Specializing in name-brand women's apparel and accessories.

M & M Meat Shops

09 - 11204 Railway Avenue E North Battleford 306-445-5010 Specializing in pre-packaged frozen foods.

Danish Home Bakery

1155 - 101st Street North Battleford 306-445-8711 Specializing in European and Danish baking products including breads and pastries.

NB Picturesque Framing 'N Gallery

1270 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-4020 Specializing in custom picture framing.

Home Hardware - North Battleford

11306 - 6th Street North Battleford 306-445-3350 In-store gift shop specializing in gift ware and unique products from around the world.

Nutter's Bulk & Natural Foods

11204 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-446-3666 Specializing in natural and herbal based products, including vitamins.

Jeans n Joggers

1151 - 101st Street North Battleford 306-445-5326 Brand name fashions and accessories for adults and children.

The Original Basket Boutique

71 - 22nd Street West Battleford 306-445-6440 Specializing in creative and unique personal and corporate baskets.

Kitchen Zone

Frontier Mall - 11425 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-445-0666 Unique kitchen equipment, deli, specialized coffees and home-made fudge.

2nd Go Horse Tack

151 - 22nd Street Battleford 306-937-3883 Specializing in new and used horse tack and horse related paraphernalia, clothing and saddles.

Lingerie Amour

1157 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-6040 Ladies underwear specialists as well as sleep wear.

Austin's Saddlery

1005 Battleford Road North Battleford 306-445-4320 Specializing in up to date horse tack, horse related paraphernalia including clothing and saddles.

Milbanke's Flowers and Urban Accents

111 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-4444 Chocolate, home décor and exclusive gift lines as well as plants and flower arrangements.

Dining & Shopping

Creative Interiors by the Designer Gals

Frontier Mall 11417 Railway Avenue North Battleford 306-937-2264

Signs of the Times

1341 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-2453

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Garden Centres

Forest Hall Greenhouse and Garden Centre

Hwy 4 North North Battleford 306-445-5200

Leisure Time Sports

Co-op Territorial Mall 9800 Territorial Drive North Battleford 306-445-9800 Hunting equipment and clothing as well as various indoor and outdoor sports equipment.

Greenery Greenhouse

524 - 5th Avenue West Battleford 306-445-5248

Phoenix Source for Sports

2702 - 99th Street North Battleford 306-446-4020 Various indoor and outdoor sports equipment and clothing.

Hardy Plant Nursery

Hwy 4 South Battleford 306-937-3223

Proline Sports Excellence

2062 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-7283 Various indoor and outdoor sports equipment and clothing.

Home Hardware - Battleford

218 - 22nd Street Battleford 306-937-2642

Home Hardware - North Battleford

11301 6th Avenue North Battleford 306-445-3350

Gift Stores

For convention goers, guest speakers or delegates, choose something special with Saskatchewan made products right here in the Battlefords.

Northern Nurseries

291-114th Street North Battleford 306-445-3030

The Loft - Western Development Museum

Junctions of Hwy 16 East North Battleford 306-445-8033

The Pleasant Garden

442-22nd Street Battleford 306-937-2492 Specializing in landscaping plants.

Home Hardware North Battleford Gift Shop

11301 - 6th Avenue North Battleford 306-445-3350

Allen Sapp Gallery

PO Box 460 1 Railway Avenue East North Battleford 306-445-1760

Sports Shops

Dining & Shopping Canadian Tire Associate Store

11802 Railway Avenue E. North Battleford 306-446-3333 Hunting, camping, indoor and outdoor sports equipment.

Fort Battleford Visitor Information Centre

Central Avenue Battleford 306-937-3100

Freedom Skate and Snow

1318 - 100th Street North Battleford 306-445-2828 Specializing in unique snow and ski equipment.

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Sports Facilities

Indoor Ice Rinks

Agri-Plex Hwy #16 East, North Battleford · 306-445-3466 · Smaller arena · Used for hockey and figure skating in winter · 100 portable seating capacity · Canteen · Change rooms · Used for events in summer by Battlefords Agricultural Society Battleford Arena 451 - 28th Street, Battleford · 306-937-2616 · 87 ft x 189 ft rink · Used for hockey and figure skating in winter · Used for events in summer · 800 bleacher seating capacity (bleachers and floor 2,700) · Canteen · Change rooms Civic Centre 1902 ­ 104th Street, North Battleford · 306-445-1755 · 85 ft. x 200 ft. rink (ice in August to April) · Home of Junior A North Stars (SJHL) and Midget AAA North Stars (SMAAAHL) hockey teams · Hosts annual events such as rodeos, circuses and concerts · 2,500 bleacher seating capacity · Canteen · Change rooms · Corporate box · Enclosed seating area · Lounge area Don Ross Arena 891-99th Street, North Battleford · 306-445-1755 · Smaller arena (ice in October to April) · Used for hockey and figure skating in winter · 200 bleacher seating capacity · Canteen · Change rooms · Attached to the Don Ross Centre

Sports & Recreation

Curling Rink

412- 27th Street, Battleford · 306-937-2431 · Five sheets of ice · Canteen · Change rooms

Swimming Pool

North Battleford Kinsmen Aquatic Centre 1902 ­ 106th Street, North Battleford · 306-445-1745 · Indoor pool · 25m. and 6 lanes · Services recreational and competitive aquatics · Ranges in depth from 2.5 ft. to 11 ft. deep · 1m. diving board · Limited bleacher seating · Change rooms, lockers, showers, large steamroom, whirlpool, exercise room

Down Hill Skiing

Table Mountain Regional Park 30 minutes northwest of Battleford (off Highway 40) 306-937-2920 · Saskatchewan's busiest and best alpine area · Novice to expert runs for skiers and snowboarders · 2000 ft. quad chairlift, T-bar · Beginner area with magic carpet · Terrain park · Tubing park · Chalet, lockers, canteen, licensed lounge · Rentals, pro-shop, lessons

Cross Country Skiing/Mountain Biking

Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre 20 minutes from North Battleford (off Highway 378) 306-445-4941 · 30 kms. cross country skiing and skate skiing trails · Three kms. mountain bike and hiking trails · Tubing park (no tow) · Rentals, pro-shop, lessons, orienteering · Zip line · Paintball · Climbing wall · Fear factor course · Lake and camping · Confectionery · Lodge and accommodation

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Sports & Recreation

Recreational Parks in The Battlefords

Kinsmen Park - Located along 18th Avenue between

96th and 92nd Street, North Battleford. It includes a splash park and three baseball diamonds. Lawn Bowling Green - Located at 1851 106th Street - regulation lawn bowling green allows the local club to host a number of events throughout the season. Skateboard Park - Located by the Civic Centre in North Battleford.

Centennial Park - Located off 18th Avenue and 104th

Street in North Battleford, this 90-acre park includes: Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium with seating for 1,000 people during the summer for baseball tournaments. In the fall the stadium is converted to a full-sized football field. Lions Ball Diamonds - Four ball diamonds are located immediately north of the Civic Centre. All the diamonds have shale infields, covered dugouts, irrigated outfields and are completely fenced. Slo Pitch Diamonds - Two regulation slo pitch diamonds are located off Pearson Avenue at the east end of the park; completely fenced; dirt/sand infields and irrigated outfields. Ideal for large tournaments in conjunction with the Lions diamonds. Track and Field Complex - Consists of an all weather 400 metre track complete with jump pit, pole vault area, high jump area and a throwing cage. The track has an electrical hookup and sidehill seating for spectators. Soccer Pitches - Includes three full-size soccer pitches - ideal for tournaments. Tennis Courts - Five painted courts are located at 1831-106th Street. Available for public use from midApril to the end of October, weather permitting. Horseshoe Pitches - Located at 1831 - 106th Street there are 24 regulation courts located beside the Lions Clubhouse.

Holy Family School - Located off 19th Avenue between

95th Street and Walker Drive in North Battleford. Contains mini-soccer fields, small hill for sliding in winter and a short cross-country ski track.

Fairview Park - located off Clements Drive and Maher

Drive in Fairview Heights in North Battleford. This park has a full-size soccer pitch, outdoor rink and supervised playground program in July and August.

John Paul II Collegiate - Full-size soccer field, located

between 16th and 15th Avenues in North Battleford.

Battleford Flats - Located in Battleford on the shores of

the North Saskatchewan River. Consists of eight ball diamonds. Four have shale and all diamonds have dugouts and are fenced. There is also a full-size soccer pitch. Concession available on site.

The Battlefords is truly a `year-round playground' destination. The Battlefords is host to The All Native Hockey Tournament; Kinsmen Rodeo and Dance; Svoboda Dance Festival and hosts many other tournaments and festivals throughout the year. For more information please contact Battlefords Tourism or go to www.battlefordstourism.com, or contact the organizations listed.

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Sports Organizations of The Battlefords

Adult Slo Pitch League .............................306-445-6952 Battleford Curling Club..............................306-937-2431 Battleford 4-H Club ...................................306-446-7498 Battlefords Badminton Club ......................306-445-2913 Battlefords Biathlon Club ..........................306-445-6887 Battlefords Dance Festival ....................... 306-446-0100 Battlefords Highland Dancing .................. 306-937-2446 Battlefords Kinsmen Swim Club ...............306-445-1745 Battlefords Lawn Bowling Club .................306-445-2926 Battlefords Minor Hockey Association ......306-446-3393 North Battleford Horseshoe Club..............306-445-5646 Battlefords Minor Softball..........................306-446-2137 North Battleford Minor Baseball................306-445-1740 Battlefords North Stars .............................306-445-7827 Battlefords Outdoor Hockey League .........306-445-0002 Battlefords Sailing Club.............................306-445-5775 Battlefords Senior Soccer Association......306-937-7670 Northwest Hockey Development Assoc....306-445-8800 Battlefords Scuba Club .............................306-937-7395 Northwest Mountain Bike Club .................306-441-3387 Battlefords Skating Club ...........................306-892-2088 Senior Floor Hockey .................................306-445-2600 Battlefords Ski Club ..................................306-937-2920 Soccer Hotline ..........................................306-445-2100 Battlefords Volkswalk Club ........................306-445-2078 Battle River Archers Archery Club ............306-445-5610 Kan-Do Karate Club..................................306-445-2955 Snowmobiling - Battlefords Trail Breakers........................306-445-1369 Svoboda Dance Club ................................306-445-1007 Table Mountain Ski & Board Inc................306-937-2920 Women's Hockey League .........................306-445-9839 Zone 7 Sports Council ..............................306-446-6770 North Battleford Softball Umpire Association...................................306-937-3998 North Battleford Water Doves Synchronized Swim Club..........................306-446-0001 Karate .......................................................306-445-2395 Kee's Tae Kwon Do School .......................306-446-4699 Ladies' Softball..........................................306-446-2157 Men's Orthodox Softball League...............306-937-2312 Men's Touch Football ................................306-445-2480 North Battleford Golf and Country Club....306-937-5659 NB Tennis Club .........................................306-445-5751 North Battleford Granite Curling Club .......306-445-4333 North Battleford Junior Golf Development ..........................306-445-6234

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Step on tours are not available within The Battlefords. All tours are self guided.

Self Guided Day Tours

Aboriginal

Allen Sapp Gallery - A unique gallery offering

visitors a blend of Cree culture, history and deep personal insights into one man's view of growing up Cree. Allen Sapp is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the Order of Canada.

Art

Chapel Gallery - Located in the Riverview section

of North Battleford, the gallery is a converted church featuring art exhibits from around Saskatchewan. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. The Chapel Gallery also features two labyrinths on its grounds over-looking the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Chief Poundmaker Historic Centre - The

Companion Programs centre is located in a diverse ecosystem which has been populated for well over 6,000 years. With traditional and archeological sites, visitors can view the archives of Chief Poundmaker, experience the Battle of Cut Knife Hill in 1885 and observe a blueprint of Poundmaker's teepee as well as view pictures of Poundmaker's and Big Bear's families.

King Street Station - Sculptured brick of the

liquor board store on 100th Street opposite the Allen Sapp Gallery features sculptures on the history of the Battlefords from Northern Plains Cree precontact, to the modern settlement of the plains and establishment of townships along the railway.

Sports

Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Celebrate the rich baseball history of Saskatchewan. This museum contains over 4,000 artifacts including baseball equipment, trophies, photographs, papers and other donated items. More than 250 individuals and more than a dozen teams as well as numerous communities have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Eco Tourism

Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre - Nestled in the heart of Aspen Parkland

with a wealth of animal and plant species, the centre has a large collection of taxidermy specimens. Learn about the wetlands, wildlife habitats and the plants of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, or operate a remote camera located on one of the islands in the Battlefords Goose Project.

North Battleford Sports Museum and Hall of Fame - Located in downtown North Battleford,

this museum features pictures, trophies and history about sports in the Battlefords and area dating back to the early 1900s.

King Hill Lookout Point - Located on

Territorial Drive and Highway 4 south, the King Hill Lookout offers a 360 degree view of the Battlefords as well as interpretive panels on the geology of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. King Hill Lookout Point is also part of the Trans Canada Trail which heads north onto Territorial Drive.

North Battleford Golf and Country Club Enjoy lunch at Mulligans restaurant overlooking the North Saskatchewan River and then take to the links for a round of golf at one of the top municipal golf courses in Saskatchewan.

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Crooked Trees - Located a short drive northeast

of the Battlefords. This unusual grove of trees has puzzled people of the area and scientists alike and is worth a visit.

Redberry Lake - Located about 80 kilometres east

of North Battleford, the lake is a World Biosphere Reserve where 200 bird species are found, including the rare American White Pelican.

trade history. The Fort, constructed in 1876, played an important role in the settlement of the West. Today, you can tour original buildings, watch historic weapons demonstrations and view artifacts depicting the life of Mounties back when they played a pivotal role in the settlement of the West.

Fred Light Museum - The museum offers a

glimpse of old Battleford when the settlement was the first seat of Territorial Government. The museum offers a collection of artifacts in theme rooms housed in a 1914 school house. The Firearm room contains one of the most comprehensive collections of firearms in Western Canada. Various themed rooms await the visitor including the School Room, Ye Olde General Store, the Battleford Room, Veteran's Room and the Masonic Room.

Companion Programs

The Unusual

Cochin Light House - Located on the shores of

Jackfish Lake, it is set on a prominent escarpment and is a major attraction which can be seen from a distance. It is Saskatchewan's only light house.

Cemetery Tour - Located at the junctions of

Highway 16 and 40 east, tour the oldest cemetery in North Battleford where Sam Kelly, the notorious outlaw of Big Muddy, is buried.

Crafts and Gifts

View the section on specialty shops.

History

Western Development Museum - Step back in

time and experience the story of Saskatchewan's agricultural and rural life at the Western Development Museum's Heritage Farm and Village. With more than 30 homes and businesses representing the boom years of the 1920s set on 100 acres, it shows how the early pioneers lived and worked.

Geolog Tours

For those who want to go back in time even further, a 19-stop tour of the geological formations of the area provides an insight into surrounding hills, rivers, lakes, levees, sand dunes, boreal forest and an ancient glacial spillway. Part of the tour is explained and can be viewed from King Hill above the Battlefords Wildlife Federation Nature Centre.

Fort Battleford National Historic Site - The

North West Mounted Police established Fort Battleford at the junction of the Battle and North Saskatchewan rivers, an area rich in Indian and fur For further information on Day Tours or custom guided tours please contact Battlefords Tourism.

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Convention Services

Communications

Sound Productions

2061 - 95th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 3C6

Printers

TNT Printing

1162 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0L6

306-445-3530

Big Dawg Sound

RR#3, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X4

306-445-2600

Ultra Print

1981 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0X2

306-937-3187

Marko's Music

10113 Borden Crescent, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Z8

306-445-5050

Staples Business Depot

11429 Railway Avenue E. North Battleford, SK S9A 3G8

306-441-4512 or 306-446-4734

Production Plus

Sound System Rentals/Video Production 911 - 111th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 2K2

306-446-5200

306-441-0528 or 306-445-2436

Transport

Jordan Bus Lines

82 - 5th Avenue West, Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

Publicity

Access Communications

1192 - 92nd Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0P3

306-937-7337

Crown Cab

1072 - 102 Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 1E6

306-445-4045

Convention/Transportation Services

News-Optimist

892 - 104th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 1M9

306-445-8155

Meckling Delivery

PO Box 1472, North Battleford, SK S9A 3W1

306-445-7261

Northwestern Radio Partnership - CJNB/Q-98/The Rock

PO Box 1460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Z5

306-445-2029

Winders Moving (1986) Ltd.

RR #3, PO Box 1138, Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

306-445-2477

306-445-6211

Powerflyers - The Battlefords

www.powerflyers.com [email protected] Box 1064, Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

Saskatchewan Transportation Company /Greyhound Canada

2691 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 4A2

306-445-4453

306-441-8373

Powerflyers on-line newspaper

[email protected]

Airport

City of North Battleford Airport - Cameron McIntosh Airport:

for more information contact the airport grounds at 306-445-6606 or Fran deKock - 306-445-3099

306-481-5011

The adcan.ca

On-line advertising Box 1822, North Battleford, SK S9A 3W8

Photocopying

Island Ink Jet

2101 - 95th Street (Co-op Mall), North Battleford, SK S9A 3G2

306-446-0226

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Rentals

Scott Campbell Dodge

An Independent Hertz Dealer 3042 - 99th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 3W8

Relaxation

Take in a relaxing spa or massage or phone Battlefords Tourism for further information.

Logan's Day Spa

1532 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0W4

306-445-6640

Valley Ford

An Independent Rental Dealer 2222 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y7

306-445-7933

Shear Perfection Salon & Spa

Frontier Mall 11424 Railway Avenue, North Battleford, SK S9A 3G8

306-445-4491

Ulmer Chevrolet

An Independent Vacation Rent-a-Car Dealer 3022 - 99th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8

306-446-4333

Rare Earth House Aromatherapy Massage

1221 - 107th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 1Z4

306-445-6272

306-446-0415

Salon Rose

1261 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0W2

Financial Institutions

Bank of Montreal

1152 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0Z6

306-445-5353

306-445-2473

Photography

Bannerman Photo Studio/Digital Imaging Lab

9800 Territorial Drive, Territorial Mall, North Battleford

Bank of Nova Scotia

1102 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0Z6

306-445-9399

Specializing in group and individual photos, also sells photo albums and regular and electronic picture frames, cameras and accessories. Does digital and regular film processing.

306-445-8125

Convention/Transportation Services

Innovation Credit Union

1201 - 102nd Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y7

306-446-7000

PO Box 160, 131 - 22nd Street, Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

Viewpoint Photographic Design

1141 - 103rd Street, North Battleford

306-446-7026

306-445-5777

Specializing in individual and group photographic portraits.

CIBC

1262 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y9

306-445-6122

Stationers

Bee-J's

901-103rd Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 1K1

RBC - Royal Bank

1101 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0Z5

306-937-5000

306-445-2484

TD Canada Trust

1147 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0Z5

Staples Business Depot

11429 Railway Avenue, North Battleford, SK S9A 3G8

306-446-5200

306-445-7221

City and Town

Battleford Town Office

306-937-6200

City of North Battleford

306-445-1700

For more information on services within the Battlefords, please contact Battlefords Tourism.

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Caterers

Caterer Location/Number 2491 - 99th Street North Battleford, SK 306-445-8361 PO Box 9 Cando, SK Product Various

Porta Bella Cando Country Catering

Various

306-937-3941

JB Lockers (1982) Ltd.

1181 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK

Various

306-445-3430

Ranch House Kentucky Fried Chicken Venice House

1702 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK

Various Chicken Dishes

306-445-4408

1602 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK Various

306-937-0000

Kitchen Zone

Frontier Mall 11425 Railway Avenue North Battleford, SK

Soup and Sandwiches

306-446-0666

Convention/Transportation Services

Take-Out With Delivery Upon Request

Location/Number 11204 Railway Avenue North Battleford, SK

Product Various dishes as well as pizzas

Pizza Hut Nutter's Bulk & Natural Foods

Pick-up Only

306-446-6700

11204 Railway Avenue North Battleford, SK Various soup and sandwiches

306-446-3666

1642 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK Vegetarian dishes including pita pizzas Deli trays

Extreme Pita Sobeys Ready to Serve

Pick-up Only

306-937-2616

8901 Territorial Drive North Battleford, SK

306-445-1934

9800 Territorial Drive North Battleford, SK Deli trays and sandwiches

Battlefords & District Co-operative Ltd.

Pick-up Only

306-445-9800

Railway Avenue/Territorial 302 - 114th Street, North Battleford, SK #103, 1591 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK Deli sandwiches

Subway

(2 locations)

306-445-4700

Family Pizza

1642c - 100th Street North Battleford, SK

Traditional and gourmet pizza

306-446-1212

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Transportation Services

Airports:

The nearest International commercial airport is Saskatoon.

Automobile Rentals

Saskatoon

Avis Rent A Car

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport Delta Bessborough, Mezzanine Level Bay 114 - 2301 Avenue C North Ph: 306-652-3434 Toll-Free: 1-800-879-2847 www.avis.com

Cameron McIntosh Airport

Is a City of North Battleford owned airport. For more information contact the airport grounds at 306-445-6606 or Fran deKock - 306-445-3099 The airport supports light aircraft, helicopters and small lear jets.

John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

1 - 2625 Airport Drive Saskatoon, SK Ph: 306-975-4274 www.yxe.ca

Budget Car & Truck Rentals

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport 234 1st Avenue South 2505 8th Street East 801 45th Street West Ph: 306-244-7925 Toll-Free: 1-800-844-7888 www.budget.com

WestJet

Toll-Free: 1-800-538-5696 www.westjet.ca

West Wind Aviation Inc.

Ph: 306-652-9121 www.westwindaviation.ca

National Car Rental

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport 111 - 2301 Avenue C North Ph: 306-664-8771 Toll-Free: 1-800-387-4747 www.nationalcar.com

Westwind Aviation/Express Air

Hangar 10, John G. Diefenbaker International Airport Ph: 306-665-2582 Toll-Free: 1-877-392-2582 http://www.expressairclub.ca

Convention/Transportation Services

Thrifty Car Rental

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport 143 Robin Crescent Ph: 306-244-8000 Toll-Free: 1-800-847-4389 www.thrifty.com

Automobile Rentals

North Battleford

Scott Campbell Dodge

An Independent Hertz Dealer 3042 - 99th Street

306-445-6640

Luxury Vehicles

Ventures In Paradise (VIP)

Box 220 Glaslyn, SK S0M 0Y0 Ph: 306-342-4605 Cell: 306-441-7563

Valley Ford

An Independent Rental Dealer 2222 - 100th Street

306-445-4491

Ulmer Chevrolet

An Independent Vacation Rent-a-Car Dealer Hwy 4 North

306-445-6272

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RV Rentals

Sask RV Rentals

605 Gray Avenue Saskatoon, SK Ph: 306-229-3363 www.saskrvrentals.com

Taxi Cabs

Crown Cab

1072 - 102nd Street North Battleford, SK

306-445-8155

Bus/Charters

Jordan Bus Lines

(Mailing Address) PO Box 1684 North Battleford, SK S9A 3W2 (Bus Depot) 82-5th Avenue Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

Trains

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

Unit 38 Chappell Drive Saskatoon, SK Toll-Free: 1-888-842-7245 www.viarail.ca

Battlefords Handibus

89 - 891 - 99th Street North Battleford, SK

306-445-7797

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www.stcbus.com 2691-98th Street PO Box 1657 North Battleford, SK S9A 3W2 445-4453 or Customer Service 1-800-663-7181

Saskatoon Luxury Tours

1935 Quebec Avenue Saskatoon, SK Ph: 306-665-0000 www.carservice.ca

www.battlefordstourism.com

Visitor Information

Location

The Battlefords is at the crossroads of five major highways in Saskatchewan. They are Highway 16 (Yellowhead), Highway 4, south to Biggar and north to The Battlefords Provincial Park; Highway 26 off Highway 4 North to St. Walburg, Highway 29 south to Wilkie and Highway 40 west to Cut Knife and beyond to the Alberta border and east to Prince Albert and beyond. rate will be available at these institutions and varies each business day. The currency used in Saskatchewan is the Canadian dollar. When using US dollars, currency is usually exchanged at a fixed rate in businesses around The Battlefords, or exchanged on par. To avoid confusion it is best to exchange money before beginning your journey. Note: All banks in North Battleford are closed Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.

Population

Battleford: 3,685 North Battleford, 13,190 Total population for the Battlefords is 16,875

Liquor Laws in Saskatchewan

The age for consuming liquor legally in Saskatchewan is 19 years old. In The Battlefords there are two liquor stores; one in the Town of Battleford and one in the downtown area of the City of North Battleford. Liquor can be purchased year-round and on Sundays.

Sales Tax

GST (Goods and Services Tax) 5% PST (Provincial Sales Tax) 5%

Time

Central Standard Time. Saskatchewan time remains the same year round.

Metric System

Saskatchewan uses the metric system for weights. To convert between Metric and Imperial: To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply by 9, divide by 5 and add 32. To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, deduct 32, multiply by 5, and divide by 9. Distance/Speed 1 kilometer (km) = 0.62137 (1 km x 0.6 mile = 1 mile) Weight 1 kilogram (kg) = 2.2 lbs 1 pound (lb) =16 oz =0.45359 kg or 500 Grams 1 US gallon =3.7854 litres

Climate

North Battleford enjoys more sunlight than most other Canadian cities, making it a brighter place to live. With average summer temperatures ranging from 18C (65F) to 35C (100F), the weather is ideal for farming and outdoor activities. Winter temperatures vary from 5C (40F) to -30C (-22F). Sufficient snow fall also makes it ideal for winter activities and sports.

General Information

Currency Exchange

Currency is exchanged at five banks and one credit union within the Battlefords. The current exchange

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Tourism Information

Battlefords Tourism and Convention Association Box 1715 North Battleford, SK S9A 3W2 Ph: 306-445-2000 Fax: 306-445-7233 Toll Free: 1-800-243-0394 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.battlefordstourism.com

North Battleford Visitor Information Centre

Open year-round at the Junction of Highways 16 and 40 E. and operated by the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce. Summer hours: May long weekend to September long weekend Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Weekends 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Picnic area and park, sani-dump and rest stop. Hi Speed Internet available. Winter hours: September to May long weekend Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday and statutory holidays. 306-445-6226

Battleford Visitor Information Centre

General Information 50 Fred Light Museum 11-20th Street East Box 40 Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 Summer hours: May long weekend to September Labour Day weekend ­ 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Winter hours: Closed September 1st to May long weekend. 306-937-7111

www.battlefordstourism.com

Frequently Called Numbers

General

Battlefords Tourism .........................................................................................1-800-243-0394 ...........................................................................................................................306-445-2000 Battlefords Chamber of Commerce ...................................................................306-445-6226 North Battleford City Hall ...................................................................................306-445-1700 Battleford Town Hall ...........................................................................................306-937-6226 Highway Hotline..............................................................................................1-888-335-7623 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

Emergency

Police/Fire/Ambulance .......................................................................................................911 The Battlefords RCMP.......................................................................................306-445-1720 Poison Control ................................................................................................1-866-454-1212

Hospital

Battlefords Union Hospital .................................................................................306-446-6600

Transportation

Highway Hotline..............................................................................................1-888-335-7623 CAA (24 hour roadside assistance)................................................................1-800-222-4357 Bus Depot..........................................................................................................306-445-4453 Crown Cab.........................................................................................................306-445-8155 First Bus ............................................................................................................306-445-6660

General Information

SGI .................................................................................................................1-800-667-1384 ...........................................................................................................................306-446-1900

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