Valleyview, Alberta City Profile

Valleyview is located at the cross roads of two major highways in Alberta.  Alberta highway 43 which runs Northwest/Southeast from basically Edmonton to the border of British Columbia West of Demmitt and Alberta highway 49 which runs from the town to essentially Dawson Creek, British Columbia.  In the late 1800’s this area was used for trade with […]

Tok, Alaska City Profile

Tok, Alaska lies on a flat alluvial plain in the Tanana Valley.  Its located between the Tanana River and the Alaska Mountain Range.  Its also one of the most important junctions in Alaska being located at the junction of Glenn Highway and the Alaska Highway.  There are quite a few Indian Settlements in the area.  […]

Thompson, Manitoba City Profile

Thompson, Manitoba is the Northern most “city” in Manitoba.  We basically consider anything above 10,000 a city in Canada only because they are self sufficient enough to provide basic services for their citizens (sewer system, public transportation, University, etc).  It is considered the major hub for Northern Manitoba so you can be sure to find […]

Swift Current, Saskatchewan City Profile

Established in 1883, Swift Current was originally just a stop on the Pacific Canada Railway.  Basically what it was, was the end of the line at one point.  Due to this happening in 1882 citizens began flocking to the end of the line in order to make money and live a decent life.  The economy […]

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan City Profile

Saskatoon was originally founded and developed as a dry town in which people would not have to deal with the liquor trade.  This escape was something that was necessary for a group of people and so the Temperance Colonization Society was given 21 sections of land where Saskatoon is currently located.  In 30 years the […]

Regina, Saskatchewan City Profile

Regina was established back in 1882.  The crazy thing about this place (other than the casinos) is really how flat everything is.  Something that is truly amazing is how far you can see if you just step right outside.  Its located in the Regina Basin which has very little elevation change.   Its home to the Roughriders of […]

Red Deer, Alberta City Profile

Red Deer has long benefited from being pretty much the mid-point between Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.  The main economy in this area is oil and agriculture.  With their population rising above 100,000 you could consider Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer a “metroplex” if you consider that more than half of the entire population of Alberta […]

Prince George, British Columbia

Prince George was originally a trading post called Fort George which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and was named after King George III.  It was operated by North West Company which mainly traded furs competing with the Hudson Bay Trading Company.  Prince George is also the largest city in Northern British Columbia.  It […]