Location and Infrastructure
As the gateway to the northwest, North Battleford is located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Treaty 6 territory, and in the heartland of the Métis.
A $17-million sewer force main project is in its final stages of construction to provide quality sanitary services for community residents and to have infrastructure that supports long-term growth.
Businesses and industries in the area are supported by several transportation options for receiving or moving goods to market.
North Battleford boasts excellent access to major centres like Saskatoon and Edmonton, as the city is located on the same four-lane Highway 16 corridor route. The City is the central hub of five main highways, a railway, and an airport.
North Battleford has convenient access to:
- Major freight trucking connector highways for easy shipping of raw materials and finished goods.
- A major CN Rail line with routes to locations in the US and Canada.
- The regional Cameron McIntosh Airport (YQW) handles transport planes and charter flights.
- Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport offers regular flights to major centres. Travel time from North Battleford is approximately 75 minutes southeast on Highway 16.
The City of North Battleford has two water treatment plants, treating 14 wells supported by the North Saskatchewan River. These provide North Battleford residents with a plentiful and inexpensive quality water supply.
Power and Gas
SaskPower and SaskEnergy supply electricity and natural gas to this region, including the City of North Battleford. North Battleford is also home to the Yellowhead Power Station, a Peak Load Power Plant which opened in 2010, and the North Battleford Generating Station, a natural gas base load power plant that opened in 2013.