The Battleford Trail

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Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society Inc.

The Battleford Trail 183.85 Miles Swift Current - Battleford

The the railway reached Swift Current in 1883 the Battleford Trail became the overland line between Battleford and the outside world.

The trail was regularly policed from 1876 by the R.N.W.M.P. between 1883 - 1880. oxcarts, teams, wagons, stage coaches and mail carriers used this trail, crossing the river at Saskatchwan Landing.

Colonel Otter and his men used the trail in 1885 to reach Battleford during the Riel Rebellion. In 1886 R.C. Laurie D.L.S. officially surveyed the trail laid out by G. Marchand in 1883.


Land Location SW S36 T19 R15 W3M
Rural Municipality 167 - Saskatchewan Landing
GPS Location 50° 38' 51.04" N, 107° 57' 47.95" W
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