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    Canadian Herefords
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    aerial view east over Windflower Gore...
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    Spiritwood and Lake Witchekan
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Spiritwood Restaurants

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    by kemptonjones Updated Jul 6, 2003

    eat-in, Take and Bake or picnic in the shade under the trees on the patio, clean and modern, fast friendly family service

    Favorite Dish: pizza freshly made by Papa Rene to your order, baked piping hot in his own oven and served with a smile by Maman Sally!

    digital photo by my friend Ivy
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Seniors
    • Disabilities

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Spiritwood Warnings and Dangers

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    by kemptonjones Updated Aug 16, 2003

    Find Spiritwood on Provincial Highway #3 and while motoring in our Parklands, be alert for wild deer crossing the roadways before your path...and moose which are assuredly much larger. Locally most vehicles are equipped with an accessory warning device that constantly sounds a warning to the deer while the vehicle is in motion. Depending upon the season of the year, deer will move about singly or small "family" groups of 7 or so, but it's not unusual to see herds of 50 or more white tail deer in a herd in our Parklands. Warning signs are posted at intervals along our highways at the most likely deer crossing but like the rest of us, deer don't always obey signs...and neither do some moose. A few years ago, I recall that a brand new RCMP Police Highway Patrol Cruiser was "wiped-out" near Spiritwood in a highway collision with an errant moose...only hours after the Constable took delivery of his new Cruiser.
    In recent times, we have also been alerted to the fact that there is an OSTRICH on the loose in this area...no kidding! This large bird has been reportedly seen along the highways within a few miles of town. Actually, ostriches are raised on a local farm, as are llamas, wild boar, bison, elk, white tail deer and a variety of other critters, so consider yourself warned. Some of these farmed animals are known to escape and run loose. A collision with even a porcupine can do a lot of damage to your vehicle and porcupine are really slow moving animals. There is one other little beast you really never want to collide with...our skunk.
    (my daddy used to call these odiferous animals the "two-toned pussycat with a fluid drive"...it's an old joke and if you don't understand the allegory, just ask someone older who knows about old cars...Chryslers...it's kinda cute).
    Our Saskatchewan Highways have wide shoulders and deep ditches to accomodate heavy snowfall. Guardrails are uncommon.
    So slow down and save a buck...or an ostrich...or a moose...or your own life.

    white tail deer buck

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Spiritwood Favorites

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    by kemptonjones Updated Aug 16, 2003

    Favorite thing: Canadian Western beef cattle ranching

    Fondest memory: the sights and sounds of our world famous Canadian Western beef cattle industry and the friendly folks that make it so.

    Canadian Herefords
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    • Food and Dining
    • Adventure Travel
    • Farm Stay

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