Fort Battleford National Historic Site
Welcome to Fort Battleford, an easy day trip from Saskatoon. Uncover the central but little-known role of Fort Battleford in the 1885 Resistance. Discover the stories of the First Nations, Métis, North West Mounted Police, and settlers in difficult times.
Visiting Fort Battleford National Historic Site
Things to do, trails, tours, programs, events, volunteering, and activities.
How to get here, facilities and services, museum, theatre, local attractions.
Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.
Daily visitor fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Seasonal and annual admission passes.
Wildlife, weather, environment, insect and seasonal safety, and site regulations.
Contact Fort Battleford National Historic Site
1-306-937-2621 (from March 1st to October 31st)
For emergencies at the historic site:
Hours of operation
Battleford National Historic Site is closed for the season.
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