Province of Saskatchewan Off The Beaten Path

  • A Hawk takes flight with its mid-morning snack
    A Hawk takes flight with its mid-morning...
    by Bwana_Brown
  • You will find then on the road too!
    You will find then on the road too!
    by Bwana_Brown
  • Ernie, Canada's Largest Turtle
    Ernie, Canada's Largest Turtle
    by canuckmike

Province of Saskatchewan Off The Beaten Path

  • Val Marie - almost a ghost town

    Val Marie is just one of these typical Saskatchewan prairie villages. Situated in the middle of vast plains. The first thing we saw was ‘off course’ the grain elevator, but as in many other small villages it is not used any longer.Val Marie has one paved road the Main Street with an increasing number of closed shops. There are just two businesses...

  • Gravelbourg - a touch of Europe

    Gravelbourg was founded in 1906 by a French priest from Quebec with the name of Louis-Pierre Gravel. Afterwards hundreds of French-Canadian families settled in this part of Saskatchewan. During our visit we still found a lot of French influence in Gravelbourg. Signs do have two languages and we sampled a special atmosphere in some shops and café s....

  • Canada's Largest Turtle

    Built in 1983, Ernie the Turtle is Canada's largest turtle and is the second largest turtle in the world. The world's largest turtle is in North Dakota but that one is made up entirely of tire rims so it's only in the shape of a turtle. Ernie makes his home in Turtleford which is a little less than 100km west of Lloydminster. You can get there on...

  • World's Largest Bunnock

    If you are looking for the world's largest bunnock, you'll have to head to Macklin. What's a bunnock? It's a horse anklebone. Where is Macklin? It's about 10km from the Alberta-Saskatchewan border near the intersections of highways 14, 17 and 31. Why would Macklin erect a 32 foot tall anklebone of a horse. While in Bunnock is a game invented by...

  • World's Largest Tomahawk

    In Cut Knife, you can find the world's largest tomahawk. Cut Knife is located a little less than 50 km west of North Battleford along Highway 40. The tomahawk is located in Tomahawk Park which is on the western edge of the town. I guess the tomahawk is supposed to show the unity between First Nations and whites in the area. It is located near the...

  • The prairies own lighthouse...

    Being from Nova Scotia, Canada, I'm used to the oceanside scenes of washed up seaglass, driftwood, faded fishing boats with mended nets...and the ever-present lighthouse. I have to say, though, that I never really expected to see such a thing driving through northern Saskatchewan from Tessier to North Battleford. Strange, strange, strange. I guess...

  • St. Nicholas Church near Lumsden

    This little wooden church is situated in the Qu'Appelle Valley, east of Craven nearby Lumsden. Craven. Take road '99' from Craven and you can not miss this lovely church.Stroll around and look at the old tombstones and off course take a look inside this simple wooden church. It is the oldest remaining church of Saskatchewan.But most of all: enjoy...

  • Lumsden: step into a country pace

    Leave Regina over ‘Highway 11’ and after 30 km’s you will find the ‘Lumsden exit’. Even better you take halfway the exit (left) for Deer Valley. Take a look at Condie Nature Refuge and Deer Valley Resort and drive through the amazing plains to Lumsden.Suddenly you descend into a lovely valley and ‘step into the country pace’ of Lumsden.On the main...

  • Buffalo Pound Provincial Park – with...

    Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is named after a ‘buffalo pound’, which was used by the first nations of the Canadian plains for hunting buffalo. In the park were once areas were the hunter corralled the animals. The plains bison were reintroduced to the park in 1972.We visited Buffalo Provincial Park during autumn and ‘of course’ couldn’t use the...

  • Big Beaver has still its own store

    Big Beaver is in my pinion one of the most remote settlements in Saskatchewan. Along Highway 34 there wasn’t even a signpost; in the village we saw another (paved) road coming from Highway 18. The tiny village is surrounded by the prairies and rolling hills of the Big Muddy Badlands and as far as you can see there are no other living species around...

  • Thunder Creek Heritage Marshes

    A system of wetlands, creeks, lakes, and upland containing more than 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat along its 80 km length - great for birdwatching and possibly other wildlife viewing. There are several trails (gravel roads) that can be taken to reach the waterways, heading north (right) off of Highway 1 between Moose Jaw and Chaplin. We took the...

  • Acadia Valley – Grain Elevator Museum

    If you are visiting Leader there is an off the beathen path sight just across the border of Alberta.You can not miss these ‘Cathedrals of the prairies’ when driving in the eastern part of Alberta (or in Saskatchewan). After we turned off Highway 9 in Oyen to drive to Leader in SK we soon could see this impressive landmark of the hamlet of Acadia...

  • Fort Qu’Appelle – fish and lake

    Driving from Regina through Highway 10, we suddenly descended into the Qu’Appelle River Valley and reached the little village of Fort Qu’Appelle. These valleys are the ‘negative’ hills of Saskatchewan, which is not as flat as a lot of people think. Another proof: Fort Qu’Appelle offers during winter time down hill skiing !!Fort Qu’Appelle is...

  • Condie Nature Refuge

    This is just a small nature park in the middle of the Saskatchewan plains. The heart of the park is the dammed Boggy Creek by Canadian National railways to create a water reservoir for their steam engines. Nowadays a place to observe waterfowl and other birds, as well as marshland and grasslands habitats with native plants.Within Condie Nature...

  • North Battleford - Allen Sapp Gallery

    We were driving on the long straight roads through the plains of Saskatchewan and stopped in North Battleford. More or less looking for a café to drink a cup of coffee. On the way back to our car we found by coincidence the Allen Sapp Gallery.This gallery is completely dedicated on the most famous Cree (one of the First Nations) painter of Canada:...

  • Leader - something in the middle of...

    We reached Leader through a couple of gravel roads after a rainy day and the first thing we had to do was washing our car. A 'good' start in a typical Saskatchewan village, surrounded by vast plains: 'something in the middle of nothing'. Leader is situated at the junction of Highway 32 and Highway 21, about 80 km’s north of Highway 1.The main...

  • Motherwell Homestead: prairie pioneer...

    The Motherwell Homestead is situated approximately 1 hour Northeast of Regina Follow ‘Highway 10’ till the turnoff for Abernethy. You will step back in time in this prairie homestead of western Canada’s settlement period. On the site you will find the old Italian-style house from stones, as well as a huge barn and some old farm machinery.Gift shop...

  • A popular front yard tree

    Every second house in Saskatoon (But I asume also almost all Saskatchewan's cities), has this nice tree in the front yard.

  • it looks like forgotten, but...

    These kind of small old cottages are perfect picture for the Saskatchewan artists. There are many nice wotercolour or oil panted pictures, placed in the Circle Mall on 8 Street East.

  • Motherwell Historic Park

    If you have any farming in your background, you will wish to see the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Park - near Abernathy, SK. This park is a working Canadian prairie farming using techiques from the very late 1890's to the dirty thirties.

  • No end of sights...

    People joke about Saskatchewan being flat and boring. I was totally amazed at the sights and scenes that appeared around every corner!


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