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Paynton Ferry

The Paynton Ferry is located north of Highway 16 northwest of the Battlefords area on a grid road between Highways 16 and 26.

This seasonal ferry transports about 30,000 vehicles over the North Saskatchewan River every year.


  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Operators typically take a break for meals:

  • noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


  • Six cars

Load Limit

  • Weight - 31,500 kg (69,400 lbs.)
  • Length - 18.2 m (60 ft.)
  • Width - 6.0 m (20 ft.)

Check the status of the ferry on the Highway Hotline

Phone: 306-397-5580

For all other inquiries about the provincial transportation system, contact the Ministry of Highways Customer Service Centre:

File an online inquiry or complaint

Or call

1-844-SK-HIWAY (1-844-754-4929)

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