When the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were created in 1905, the Fourth Meridian was selected as the border, bisecting the town of Lloydminster. For the next quarter century, Lloydminster remained two separate towns with two separate municipal administrations, but in 1930 the provincial governments agreed to amalgamate the towns into a single town under shared jurisdiction.
The Border City's main industries are farming, heavy oil and gas production. Beautiful Lloydminster and area lends itself to pleasant self-guided tours. Other outdoor activities include bird watching, fishing, camping and water recreation at the many nearby lakes.