The Western Canada Aviation Museum

Located in a hanger of the James Richardson International Airport.  Features military jets, commercial aircraft, Canada’s first helicopter, the ‘flying saucer’ Avrocar, flight simulators, and a Black Brant Rocket built by Bristol Aerospace.  What is really cool is they will do birthday parties…which is something that would have been crazy for me to have experienced […]

Pelly Crossing, Yukon Community Profile

The Klondike Highway cross the Pelly River right at Pelly Crossing. For Yukon, this might as well be a city because of the lack of population in the area. This is a pretty common stop for those traveling along the Yukon River. Many of those who do travel the river often stop in at Fort […]

North Pole, Alaska City Profile

Let me get to the most important answer to the most common question asked about this town.  No, this is not the actual North Pole (1700 miles south of the North Pole), and no this is not the place where Santa comes from.  They have however made quite a bit of money on the fact […]

Moosomin, Saskatchewan City Profile

Moosomin was established back in 1882 and was originally known as Moosomin Station.  Business gradually came in and started establishing themselves by 1884 creating 4 Hotels, 2 Livery Stations, 2 Blacksmith’s, a Doctor, Lawyer and others.  As of 2011/2012 Moosomin was experiencing an amazing amount of growth due to a huge Potash mine just north […]

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan City Profile

Moose Jaw has been around for over 100 years from around the time Saskatchewan first entered into confederation.  It’s a great distribution center for most of Western Canada as it is located on not only both the Trans-Canada Highway and east-west rail across Canada, but also the north-south rail to Chicago.  It’s the only city […]

Minnedosa, Manitoba City Profile

Minnedosa (not to be confused with Minnesota) is a town Northwest of Winnipeg. It is actually directly north of Brandon, Manitoba.  It’s also located at the intersection of the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) and Highway 10.  You are only a 30 minute drive North of Brandon, Manitoba and 30 minutes South of Riding Mountain National […]

Medicine Hat, Alberta City Profile

Located east of Lethbridge and southeast of Calgary, Medicine Hat is the sixth-largest city in Alberta.  Known for it’s massive natural gas fields and reserves the city got the nickname “The Gas City”.  Founded in 1883 it was not incorporated as a town until 1898 and a city in 1906.  The reasons for the boom […]

Mayo, Yukon Village Profile

Mayo was originally settled by those who were seeking gold.  It turned out however, that silver was what was going to make this village thrive.  This village has all the services someone who travels here will need.  Back during the mid 1930’s the Stewart River flooded so bad that it wiped out the original village […]