Sunday, June 07, 2015

Lazy Sunday # 379: Visit Saskatchewan

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When I was a kid, we used to watch a lot of National Film Board movies in school that covered Canadian topics from coast-to-coast, always either relegating my home province of Saskatchewan to a couple of shots of tractors and combines or skipping over it altogether.

In an odd way, that allowed the rest of Canada to overlook one of the best kept secrets in the country –- Saskatchewan is a great place to visit. Especially in Summer when the days are balmy and the nights utterly spectacular.

Many of you may have flown over the Prairies this morning on your way to the Banff TV Festival. Do yourself a favor and next time (or on your way home) drop in for a just as (or perhaps even more) rewarding travel experience.

They don’t call it the land of living skies for nothing. And you won’t find a finer place to…

Enjoy Your Sunday.


JPilot said...

As much as I loved Regina going through there, the drive from Regina to Medicine Hat is the deadliest most boring stretch of road in the whole country, my eyeballs kept rolling backwards and wanted to float out of my eye sockets. It was like staring at the old Windows background wallpaper for 6 hours non stop.

jimhenshaw said...

Y'see, that's what I mean about well kept secrets JP. You drove right between Grasslands National Park (in the video) and the Great Sandhills (A real Canadian desert) both just a jog one way or the other off #1. You also missed taking a five minute Left turn into Moose Jaw, which is a true prairie jewel or stopped in Swift Current which has close to the largest per capita number of craft breweries in the country.

The trick driving across Saskatchewan is to focus on the horizon, so you can take in the ever changing living skies and still keep an eye out for Buffalo, antelope and coyotes, who tend to camp out on the shoulder and median to collect road kill.