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.

The Commanding Officer's house

Self-Guided Tour

Explore the site at your own pace and Uncover the central but little-known role of Fort Battleford in the Conflict of 1885.

We’ve saved you a seat!

Watch the sunrise, or the birds soaring across the majestic North Saskatchewan River valley.

Visiting Fort Battleford National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, tours, programs, events, volunteering, and activities.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, museum, theatre, local attractions.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.


Daily visitor fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


Seasonal and annual admission passes.

Safety and guidelines

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About Fort Battleford National Historic Site

Culture and history

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Stewardship and management

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How to get here

Contact Fort Battleford National Historic Site

General inquiries:
1-306-937-2621 (from March 1st to October 31st)
1-888-773-8888 (toll-free)

For emergencies at the historic site:

Hours of operation

May 23 to September 2, 2024
Thursday to Monday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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