City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Winter Outdoor Recreation Spaces

Check out the following Winter Recreation Spaces North Battleford has to offer!

Leisure Guide 2021-22

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Finlayson Island

Finlayson Island

This is a popular hiking and cross-country skiing destination in the middle of the North Saskatchewan River. The Island is accessed from our signature arched bridges. Finlayson Island was named in 1964 by the Government of Saskatchewan in honour of Donald (Dan) Matheson Finlayson – an innovative farmer who homesteaded in the Battle River Valley. His homestead was burned during the Rebellion and he served as a Member of Parliament from 1908 until 1934.


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King Hill

King Hill Lookout

King Hill Lookout

The King Hill Lookout provides a 360-degree view of The Battlefords, including the Battlefords River Valley, City and Town. Access to the lookout is from Territorial Drive, west of the Territorial Drive and Highway 4 intersection.


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Centennial Park


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Centennial Park

Centennial Park is a 90 acre park in the centre of the City, located at 18th Avenue and 104th Street. The Access Communications Centre is located in the park which also features large open space, a track, splash pad, ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, a skateboard park, and lawn bowling.

  • Tennis Courts

There are three tennis courts in Centennial Park which are available for public use, free of charge, from April through October, weather permitting.

 

  • Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium

One of the best in Saskatchewan, Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium has seating for 1000 spectators and is a full senior baseball diamond complete with lights, grass infield, electronic scoreboard, concession and an irrigated outfield. It is the home of the North Battleford Beavers Intermediate, Junior and Midget baseball teams. In the fall the Stadium is converted to a full sized football field that is utilized by the North Battleford Comprehensive High School Vikings as well as the local touch football teams.

  • Lions Ball Diamonds

These four diamonds are on the north side of the Access Communications Centre. One diamond is full sized while the others vary from bantam to pee wee size. The diamonds all have shale infields, covered dugouts, irrigated outfields and are completely fenced. Washrooms are available adjacent to the diamonds.

  • Slo Pitch Diamonds

These are two slo-pitch diamonds located off Pearson Avenue at the east end of Centennial Park.

  • Track and Field

Centennial Park has a 400-metre track as well as jump pits, a pole vault area, high jump area and a throwing cage. There is an electric hookup adjacent to the track which is next to a hill which serves as an excellent spot for spectators. Washroom and concession facilities are available.

  • Skateboard Park

The Skateboard Park is located next to the Access Communications Centre.

  • Soccer Pitches

Centennial Park has 3 full size irrigated soccer pitches which offer an excellent playing surface. The pitches are utilized by the local minor soccer association as well as adult soccer leagues.

  • Playground

This playground is located just north of Beaver Lions Stadium. It features a complete set of play apparatuses and a playground shelter. The City operates a playground program in July and August, which is free of charge to all users.

  • Centennial Park Activity Centre

Located at 1841-106th Street this facility serves as a clubhouse for the horseshoe and lawn bowling clubs from May to September. During winter, the facility is available for small group meetings and workshops. It can accommodate approx. 20-25 people.

  • Walking and Ski Trails

The City has developed a system of waking trails throughout Centennial Park -- covered with crusher dust and suitable for walking, jogging or cycling. In the winter, the City grooms approximately 1.8 kilometres of trails for cross country and skate skiing.

Holy Family Park


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19th Avenue between 95th Street and Walker Drive

This open space park is connected to the grounds of Holy Family School and does feature some playground equipment. Minor soccer teams utilize the park and, in the winter, the City grooms a short cross-country ski track.

Fairview Park


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Fairview Heights Park is at 202 Clements Drive.

This park has a full-sized soccer pitch, playground and outdoor rink in the winter. This is among the supervised parks the City offers in July and August.

Don Ross Toboggan Hill

Located beside The Don Ross Arena at 891 99th Street, North Battleford, SK

Lighting provided by the North Battleford Lions Club.
Conditions: Excellent

Cross Country Ski Trails

During the winter the City of North Battleford grooms trails in four areas for Cross Country enthusiasts.

2021 Trail Grooming Schedule
(subject to minor adjustment due to weather and trail conditions)

Holy Family & Centennial Park: Mondays
North Shore Trail & King Hill: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Finlayson Island: Thursdays & Fridays

Trail Conditions
Centennial Park Trail and Holy Family School Trail -Conditions: Poor
North Shore Trail & King Hill - Conditions: Excellent
Finlayson Island Loop A - Conditions: Excellent
Finlayson Island Loop B - Conditions: Excellent

 

Centennial Park: Located behind the Access Communications Centre, several kilometres of groomed trails can be found here. The area is fairly wide open. There is adequate light for the night skier.

Holy Family School Park: A short trail designed for use by local residents. A very easy flat trail for beginners.

Finlayson Island: Located on the old Battleford highway. The trails are groomed on both sides of the island. Trails are well protected from wind through wooded areas, providing excellent skiing. Trails are looped, so shorter routes are available. Hiking is also popular on the island in fall, spring and summer.

North Shore Trail: Located along the North Shore of the river, access is from Poundmaker Trail, near the pedestrian bridge leading to Finlayson Island. The trail is a 5.5 km loop in a wooded area and is enjoyed by all levels of skiers. The trail runs along the northern shores of the North Saskatchewan River to two kilometres beyond the F.E. Holliday Water Treatment Plant heading east. 

Outdoor Ice Surfaces

Lit for night-time play:

Connaught Community School - 8th Ave & 108th Street

St. Mary Community School - 14th Ave & 111th Street

Day Time Play:

Fairview - Ross Cresent & Clements Drive

Killdeer - Killdeer Drive

Riverview - 7th Avenue & 100th Street

Access Communications Centre - Off MacDonald Drive (North side of Access Communications Centre)

Conditions:
Our outdoor rinks are flooded and scraped daily, weather permitting.

Fairview Conditions: Fair
Kildeer Conditions: Fair
Riverview Conditions: Fair
Access Communications Centre Conditions: Fair

 

 

Nearby Recreation & Attractions

For the most comprehensive list of regional recreation and nearby attractions visit Destination Battlefords at http://www.battlefords.ca/