Dec 172013
 
fasgas

Canada is the second largest country (in terms of size) in the world.  It is only slightly larger than China but China has 38 times the population.  So you can imagine how spread out things are in parts of Canada. When you are driving in the middle of no where Canada (in my opinion most places are the definition of middle of no where) a gas station or motel could mean the difference between life and death.  It’s important that you know where these service stations are just in case.

FasGas LocationsAs you can see there are a ton of FasGas locations out there.  They are located all over Canada and there are 5 in the Yukon alone.  Alberta has the most locations and I would imagine that is where FasGas originated but don’t quote me on that.  There is pretty much a FasGas in every Province (Quebec and Newfoundland not included).

 

If you live near any one of these stations, you might consider joining one of their programs.  They have a couple of programs that make getting gas at FasGas cheaper.

Oct 222013
 
juneaurestaurants

If you are looking for a restaurant to work somewhere in the Juneau area, here is a list made specifically for you.  This list was created in October of 2013 and because we have so many cities that we are keeping up with, we will not be able to update this as new businesses are created and other businesses close.  Hopefully this list somehow helps you and you can find a job or at the very least a decent restaurant to eat at.  You will notice that a lot of them do not have websites.  We are working on getting ahold of these businesses so that we might help them get something up.  The information we have provided for you includes the business’ name, address, phone number, website, and Google Rating.  You may not understand what Google Rating means but it all has to do with Google Places.  Working just like Yelp.com, at Google Places they have maps and information on restaurants all around the world.  If you have eaten there, chances are its probably in Google Places.

We are getting requests on a daily basis for lists of businesses so you can expect to see quite a few more lists in the future.

Business Name Address Phone Google Rating Site URL
Zyphyr Restaurant 200 Seward St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 780-2221 4.4 http://zephyrrestaurant.com/
Hangar On The Wharf 2 Marine Way #106, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-5018 3.6 http://www.hangaronthewharf.com/
Red Dog Saloon 278 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-3658 3.6 http://www.reddogsaloon.com/
Twisted Fish Co Alaskan Grill 550 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-5033 3.6 http://twistedfish.hangaronthewharf.com/
Sandpiper Cafe 429 W Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-3150 4.1 N/A
Chan’s Thai Kitchen 11806 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-9777 4.3 N/A
Pizzeria Roma 2 Marine Way #104, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-5020 3.8 http://pizzeriaroma.hangaronthewharf.com/
The Rookery Cafe 111 Seward St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-3013 4.5 http://www.therookerycafe.com/
Canton House 8585 Old Dairy Rd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-5075 4.3 http://www.cantonhouse.net/
Southeast Waffle Co 11806 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-2030 3.8 N/A
Seong’s Sushi Bar & Chinese 740 W 9th St, Juneau, AK 99801 4.1 N/A
Valley Restaurant 9320 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-1422 3.6 N/A
El Sombrero Inc 157 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-6770 3.7 http://elsombrerojuneau.com/
Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor 318 Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-2400 3.7 http://www.bullwinklespizza.com/
Papa Murphy’s 9108 Mendenhall Mall Rd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-7567 4.1 http://www.papamurphys.com/
Kenny’s Wok & Teriyaki Sushi Bar 126 Front St, Juneau, Alaska 99801 (907) 586-3575 3.2 N/A
Donna’s Restaurant 9131 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-1470 3.8 http://www.donnasrestaurant.com/
Suwanna Thai Cafe 8800 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-1250 5 N/A
Zen Asian Fusion Cuisine 51 Egan Dr, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-5075 3.9 http://www.zenrestaurant.net/
SUBWAY® Restaurants 8777 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-2774 4 http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/default.aspx?rdr=Banners:GooglePlaces:SubwayCom
Mount Roberts Tramway 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (888) 461-8726 4.1 http://www.mountrobertstramway.com/
Little Hong Kong 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 790-2513 3.5 N/A
Peter’s Oriental Food 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 restaurant 4 N/A
Sandbar & Grill 2525 Industrial Blvd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-8400 3.5 http://www.sandbar.bz/
McDonald’s 2285 Trout St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-4653 3.8 http://www.mcdonalds.com/
Gold Creek Salmon Bake 1061 Salmon Creek Ln, Juneau, AK 99801 No Phone Found 2.5 http://www.bestofalaskatravel.com/
Vintage Fare Cafe 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-1865 3 N/A
Rockwell 109 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-4340 3.6 http://www.rockwelljuneau.com/
Dragon Inn Chinese Cuisine 5000 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-4888 5 N/A
The Breakwater Restaurant & Lounge 1711 Glacier Ave, Juneau, AK 99801 monday 3.4 http://www.breakwaterinn.com/
Asiana Gardens 9116 Mendenhall Mall Rd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-3119 4.3 http://www.asianagarden.net/
Jovany’s 9121 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-2339 5 N/A
Udder Culture 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-1991 3.8 http://www.udderculture.com/
Glacier Restaurant Lounge 1873 Shell Simmons Dr, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-9538 N/A N/A
Vito & Nick’s Pizzaria 9342 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-7070 4 N/A
MI Casa 9200 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-3636 3.6 N/A
Twin Lake Cafe 3239 Hospital Dr, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-0124 N/A N/A
Bernadette’s Fast Food 225 Front St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 523-8062 N/A N/A
Rodfather’s 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-3555 3.9 N/A
Breakwater Inn 1711 Glacier Ave, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-6303 2 http://www.breakwaterinn.com/
Latinos Restaurant 115 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-4340 4 N/A
Juneau Pizza 9342 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-7070 N/A N/A
AK Fireweed House Bed & Breakfast 8530 N Douglas Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-3885 N/A http://www.fireweedhouse.com/
Wings Tours 2 Marine Way, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-6275 N/A http://www.wingsairways.om/
Heritage II Go-Airport 9131 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 790-2097 5 N/A
La Salsa Mexican Food 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 789-0116 4 N/A
Tramar’s Franklin St Diner 339 N Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 463-4091 N/A N/A
Alaskan Culture Center 3788 McGinnis Dr, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 790-8807 N/A N/A
Apr 152012
 

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum was created back in 1906 and has since then gone under many renovations.  From 1906-1945 the collection was held in several buildings including the Normal School, Provincial Legislative Building, Regina Trading Company, and others.  It was pretty much destroyed in 1912 due to the June 30th Tornado which was the deadliest tornado in Canadian history.  Since then, the museum has been rebuilt and is a beautiful place to come and hang out, maybe eat a packed lunch.  In 1990 the collection was damaged pretty bad from a fire but has since been reopened and rebuilt into something amazing.

Admission is by donation. A suggested level of contribution is:

$6.00 – Adults
$5.00 – Seniors (65+) and Youth (12-18)
$3.00 – Children
$15.00 – Families

Your donation will be used by the “friends of the museum” to support programs, exhibits and services. Donations of $10.00 or more are accepted by credit card. Please see the Information Desk for further details.

Information Desk
Address: 2445 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Phone: (306) 787-2815 or 787-2816
Fax: (306) 787-2820
Email: rsminfo@royalsaskmuseum.ca

Other Information
Facebook: Link
Twitter: Link
Youtube: Link

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Apr 152012
 

One of the most beautiful buildings in Regina (hell pretty much all of Saskatchewan) is this great building in downtown Regina.  Its beautiful landscape is only overshadowed by this majestic landmark on the shores of Wascana Lake.  Its open 362 days out of the 365 calendar year.  Basically this means its open everyday except major holidays (my guess is Easter, Christmas, Boxing Day perhaps).  They do their tours in both English and French so you really do not have an excuse not to stop in here and see this if you are in the area.  Oh ya, did I mention its free also.  Now you really have no excuse.  If you have a group that includes 10+ people then you are probably going to want to make a reservation ahead of time.  They allow all kinds of groups like School Groups, Wedding Photography, Public Tours, etc.  The grand staircase, rotunda, and Prince of Wales entrance provide beautiful settings and are approved locations for photos.  The Public tours are really only 30 minutes anyway so you can spend that little time learning about the building and the rest walking the grounds and checking out how gorgeous the entire area is.

Location: 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada
Price: Free
Group Tours: Free (Group Tour Request Form)
Wedding/Other Photography: Free (Photo Request Form)
Photo Gallery: Link

Other Information

Tour Schedule
Summer Hours:
May 21, 2011 – Sept. 5, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tours offered every half hour. Last tour at 8:30 p.m.

Winter Hours:
Sept. 6, 2011 – May 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
Tours offered every hour. Last tour at 4:00 p.m.

Groups of ten or more
Please fill out the form to make a reservation in advance.
Phone (306) 787-5358.

School Groups
Please call (306) 787-5358

Director of Visitor Services: L. deMontigny
Phone Number: (306) 787-5357
ldemontigny@legassembly.sk.ca

Tour Bookings: M. Morgan
Phone Number: (306) 787-5358
mmorgan@legassembly.sk.ca

Wedding Photography: K. Liberet
Phone Number: (306) 787-1805
kliberet@legassembly.sk.ca


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Apr 122012
 

Sign Post Forest is probably the most well known attraction in and around the Watson Lake area.  It is definitely one of the more unique side trips along the Alaska Highway.  It is famous worldwide and you can see that when you check out where all the signs are from.   There are over 75,000 signs already and you are more than welcome to add to it when you stop and check it out.  I personally plan on adding a “Don’t Mess With Texas” sign when I next stop by.  It was started back in the 1940′s by military personnel who were homesick.  Be sure to point the sign in the direction where you are from when you add your sign to the forest.  There are new panels being added all the time.  You can add everything from Street Signs, License Plates, Dinner Plates, “Welcome To…” Signs, etc.  If you are planning of spending extra time in the area, Watson Lake is a great place to stay offering several hotels and motels along with and RV Park.  If you are going in the summer, be sure to check out the waterslide at Lucky Lake Park or there is golfing just outside of town.

 


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Apr 122012
 

Email: nlc@northwestel.net
Phone Number:
(867) 536-7827 (STAR)
Fax Number:
(867) 536-2823
Total running time:
1 Hour

Shows start at: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm.

The Northern Lights Centre was built back in 1996 is used to show people and educate them on the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).  You can see state of the art panoramic video with surround sound if you visit and see the Northern Lights any time of the day.  You can also see their space exhibits because of all of their advanced technology.  Check out their website or our FAQ page about What are the Northern Lights?  If you want the real deal though, I suggest you visit it in person.  Their SciDome is probably the coolest thing since butter.  It’s a lot like the astronomy centers you might find around the United States but this one is special in that its in direct view of the Northern Lights. 

Daily 2-part presentations. Each ticket purchased at the Northern Lights Centre gives you admission to both Yukon’s Northern Lights and a space related show on their new SciDome HD system.




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Mar 262012
 

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 as a little kid.  They have several programs and classes available if you want to learn more about flying and other aviation topics.  They have some pretty cool stuff and for the price, you really cannot beat an afternoon like this.

Location: Winnipeg, Alberta
Address: Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0Y8, CANADA
Website: www.wcam.mb.ca
Emails: Programs: programs@wcam.mb.ca |  Booking: events@wcam.mb.ca  |  Gift Shop: giftshop@wcam.mb.ca  |  Other Questions: info@wcam.mb.ca
Phone Number: 204-786-5503
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturdays: 10am-5pm, Sundays/Holidays: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Pricing: Adult – $7.50, Seniors/Students – $5.00, Children (3-12) – $3.00, Family Rate – $18.00
Memberships: General – $40.00, Family – $50.00, Corporate – $500.00
YouTube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuOG_9aaZ2w

Mar 232012
 

Eagle Plains Hotel is obviously a hotel but what you might not know is that its located in the middle of nowhere (literally).  Its located halfway down the Dempster Highway in between Dawson City, Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  You could say that its located in Eagle Plains, Yukon but really their population is eight which doesn’t even constitute township to me.   

Phone#: 867-993-2453
Email: eagleplains@northwestel.net

Services Offered

  • Hotel Rooms (All websites say modern but who knows)
  • Large Parking Area
  • Restaurant
  • Gas Station (Unleaded, Diesel, Propane, Aviation Fuel)
  • Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Campground
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Service Station
  • Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Electrical Hook-ups
  • Road/Area Information


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Feb 152012
 

manitobamuseumThis amazing Museum is one of the best reasons to come to Winnipeg at some point in your trip if you can.  It kind of reminds me of the Natural Science Museum in Houston, Tx.  It gives you a great picture of what kind of evolution has occurred in that part of Canada.  You can also see other parts of the world here.  Its a pretty cool place.  If you check out their website you can get the current exhibits that are going on.  If you get a membership, you can get into everything for free pretty much.  That way, if you are planning on going more than once, it pretty much pays for itself.  Here is some of their information in case you want to know more.  If you end up contacting them, I would try first by email, then by telephone because they tend to get pretty busy during the summer.

Phone Number: 1-204-956-2830
Location:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address: 190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg MB  R3B 0N2  Canada
Winter Hours: (September 6, 2011 – May 18, 2012) – Mondays: Closed Tuesdays: 10am – 4pm Wednesdays: 10am – 4pm Thursdays: 10am – 4pm Fridays: 10am – 4pm Saturdays: 11am – 5pm Sundays: 11am – 5pm
Individual Prices: Museum Gallery – $8.50 for Adults, $7.00 for Youth/Student/Senior, $28.50 for Family, and Free for Members  |  Planetarium – $6.50 for Adults, $5.00 for Youth/Student/Senior, $20.00 for Family, and Free for Members  |  Science Gallery – $7.00 for Adults, $5.50 for Youth/Student/Senior, $22.00 for Family, and Free for Members
Bundle Packages: Museum/Science Gallery/Planetarium – $19.00 for Adults $13.50,  Youth/Student/Senior, and $64.00 for Family  |  Museum & Planetarium – $13.50 for Adults, $10.00 for Youth/Student/Senior, and $45.25 for Family  |  Museum & Science Gallery – $14.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Youth/Student/Senior, and $47.25 for Family
Membership Prices: Individual – $64, Student – $42, Senior (60+) – $42, Senior Couple – $80, Family/Couple – $106, Business/Organization – $225
Website: www.manitobamuseum.ca
YouTube Videos: The Science Gallery

Jan 282012
 

Manager:  Derek Frederiksen

Co-Op gas stations are pretty common in Manitoba/ Saskatchewan.  They usually have a  nice staff with lots of helpful information.  You have no idea how awesome this gas station can be when you are getting close to being empty and running on the two gallons that you carry with you in case of an emergency.  These people will give you help, any information you need, and a smile on your face when you are leaving.  Cannot speak highly enough about this gas station.

They OFFER:

  • Pumps/Fuel
  • Propane
  • Card lock
  • Confectionary
  • Movies
  • Magazines

 

 

C-STORE HOURS:
Open Seven Days a Week
Monday – Saturday – to end September
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 1st  Hours:
7:00 a.m. – 10:00p.m.

OFFICE  ADDRESS:
627 Main Street
P.O. Box 627 Broadview,
Saskatchewan S0G 0K0

 

Jan 232012
 

Established in 1912, the Winnepeg Art Gallery (WAG) is Western Canadas oldest public art gallery along with being world renowned for its collection of Inuit art. WAG also showcases work by Manitoban, Canadian and international artists. The penthouse restaurant overlooks the fountain and flowers in the sculpture court.  The Gallery is located in the center of Winnipeg within walking distance of most hotels downtown.  The building itself has become quite the landmark for the City.  Once you see it in person, you will understand why because it’s a pretty amazing building to see up close and in person.  The main building has a gift shop, restaurant, rooftop garden, lecture rooms, and a theatre auditorium.  The gallery itself has really made a great transformation from a civic gallery back in 1912 to Canada’s 6th largest gallery.

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Website: www.wag.ca/
Phone Number: 1-204-786-6641
Gallery Hours: Mondays: Closed, Tuesdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm, Wednesdays:  11:00am – 5:00pm, Thursdays: 11:00am-9:00pm, Fridays:  11:00am – 5:00pm, Saturdays:  11:00am – 5:00pm, Sundays:  11:00am – 5:00pm
Pricing: Members – Free, Adult – $10, Family – $25, Senior (60+) – $8, Student – $8, Child <5 – Free
Membership: Individual – $55, Family – $80, Senior (60+) – $45, Senior Couple (1+ person over 60) – $65, Student – $25