Host City – Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan

The growing City of Lloydminster is ready to showcase itself as host of the 66th Annual Conference. Straddling the Alberta-Saskatchewan border with a population of approximately 27,804 it is Canada’s only city to border two provinces!  This unique city was founded in 1903 and features a historic downtown area and all the conveniences of a modern city.

Attractions:

  • World's Largest Border Markers
    Located at City Hall on the intersection of Hwy. 16 & 17. Four 100ft. high giant survey markers were erected to signify the provincial boundary and 4th meridian which marks the border.
  • Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre
    The Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre is a fascinating place for learning about the past and future of Lloydminster. It consists of a public art gallery, antique museum, wildlife display, heavy oil science centre, and gift shop. The centre is a great place for relaxation, enjoyment and inquiry with appeal for all ages.
  • Historic Downtown
    Historical downtown Lloydminster is home to over 100 retailers, restaurants and services. Visit www.streetscapes.ca for more information.

Did you know?

  • Intended to be an exclusively British Utopian settlement centred around the idea of sobriety, the town was founded in 1903 by the Barr Colonists, who came directly from the United Kingdom.
  • After the creation of the two provinces in 1905 the town was split into two and finally in 1930 the provincial governments agreed to amalgamate the towns into a single town under shared jurisdiction.
  • Lloydminster's charter allows it to follow Alberta's use of daylight saving time on both sides of the provincial border.
  • The city has two telephone area codes with the Saskatchewan side assigned to area code 306, and on the Alberta side the 780 area code.

For a complete visitor information visit the Lloydminster Tourism website.

How to get there:

The City is located on Hwy 16, directly on the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan.