North Battleford is the seventh-largest city in the province and is directly across the North Saskatchewan River from the Town of Battleford. Together, the two communities are known as "The Battlefords" and strong regional partnerships have been developed between the municipalities and neighbouring First Nations communities in the area.
North Battleford also borders the Rural Municipality of North Battleford No. 437 and also features Canada's only remaining Crown Colony, the North Battleford Crown Colony, within the North Battleford City limits.
The Battlefords are served by the Yellowhead Highway and Highway 4, Highway 26, Highway 29, and Highway 40.