Mar 082012
 

Population: 18,609
Elevation: 2,260 feet (690m)
Website: www.fortstjohn.ca
Newspaper:  Fort St. John’s Alaska Highway News

Things to do in the City

  • Paved Walking Trails
  • North Peace Leisure Pool
  • Skateboard Park
  • Fort Bowling Lanes
  • Chances Gaming Centre
  • Music and Art Downtown

Places to Stay

  • Econo Lodge
  • Pomeroy Hotel
  • Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • Howard Johnson
  • Northwoods Inn
  • Super 8 Fort St. John
  • The Grande Haven
  • Vlad Motor Inn
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites
  • Cedar Lodge Motor Inn
  • Best Western Coachman Inn
  • Condill Hotel – Pub
  • Caravan Motel
  • The Roost Motel
  • Four Seasons Motor Inn
  • Blue Belle Motel

 


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Mar 072012
 

Population: 43
Elevation: 2,624ft (800m)

Destruction Bay, Yukon is a really small community that lies on the Kluane National Park and Reserve and the Tachal Region in Yukon.  Destruction Bay and Burwash Landing are both located on the Alaska Highway.  Destruction Bay is named after a severe windstorm back in the 1940′s and was founded as a construction camp for the Alaska Highway.  They provide all the government services to the area including surrounding towns (Burwash Landing) and various tourist locations along the Alaska Highway.  They have a modern highway lodge which includes a gas station (Fast Gas), 70 seat restaurant, lounge, general store and 32 rooms with TV’s. 

Things to do

  • Kluane National Park
  • Kluane Lake

Hotels

  • Talbot Arm Motel Hotel
  • Burwash Landing Resort & RV Park

Food

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Mar 072012
 

Haines Junction is that mirage in the desert that you think you will never see but up and over that hill over there…boom a gas station, hotels, food, everything a human could need.  It also serves as a junction for the Alaska Highway and Haines, Alaska highway route.  I am hoping that eventually they will build a road that ends in Juneau.  I am pretty sure that would be the most epic drive in the entire world.  Haines Junction is located in the Shakwak Valley in the deep southwestern Yukon.  It’s at the foot at some of the most gorgeous mountains in North America.  Just take a look at Haines Junction in terrain view because you will just see how awesome this place is. City slickers beware, this is more of an adventurous, outdoors kind of place as you will find almost all outdoor activities available here.  If you are looking for something that is somewhat all inclusive, I would recommend the Dalton Trail Lodge as they have food and lodging available as a package for $230.00 (Canadian Dollars) per night which is pretty awesome.  Every room has its own bathroom (which you may not consider a luxury but out in the Yukon it really is) and the rooms are all located in 4 cabins or main building.  They have 2 double rooms and 8 single rooms available in their main building with the rest of the rooms (10 more double rooms) located in the 4 cabins.  Haines Junction really does have a spectacular view in all directions.  If you miss out on Haines Junction on your way up to Alaska, be sure and spend some time on your way back!

Population: 589
Elevation: 2,150ft (656m)
Website: www.hainesjunctionyukon.com
News: www.yukon-news.com

Things to do

  • Dezadeash River Trail
  • Flight-Seeing Trips of St. Elias ice age landscape
  • Alpine Wildflower Hike
  • Snowmobile excursions

Place to Stay

  • Raven Hotel
  • Cozy Corner Motel & Restaurant
  • Alcan Motor Inn
  • Kluane Bed & Breakfast
  • Stardust Motel
  • Dalton Trail Lodge

Food to Eat

  • The Raven Gourmet Dining
  • Village Bakery & Deli
  • Alcan Motor Inn
  • Backerei Café
  • Cozy Corner Motel & Restaurant
  • Kluane Park Inn
  • Mountain View Motor Inn

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Mar 062012
 

Population: 23,276 (26,028 Metro)
Elevation: 2,200ft-5,584ft (670m-1702m)
Website: www.city.whitehorse.yk.ca
News: Whitehorse Daily Star | Yukon News | What’s Up Yukon | L’Aurore boreale

Whitehorse, Yukon is the largest city in the Yukon.  It is also the Capital of Yukon.  The city was named after White Horse Rapids because the rapids looked similiar to a white horses mane.  Winter is not as bad in this city as it is everywhere else in the Yukon and summer days tend to have 20 or more hours of daylight.  This city actually has rush hour traffic which you won’t really see anywhere else. 

Things to Do

  • The Trolley – Operates along the Yukon River between Rotary Peace Park and Spook Creek Station.
  • Whitehorse Transit – Buses that operate weekdays from morning till early evening and Saturdays during business hours.
  • Yukon Quest – Dog sled race from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Considered one of the toughest in the world.
  • Artic Winter Games
  • Yukon Gardens
  • Log Skyscrapers
  • Yukon’s Wildlife Preserve
  • Takhini Hot Springs
  • Whitehorse Fish Ladder and Dam

Hotels

  • Skky Hotel by Resort Book
  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Canadas Best Value Inn
  • Westmark Whitehorse Hotel and Conference Center
  • High Country Inn
  • Sundog Retreat
  • Westmark Klondike Inn
  • Airport Chalet
  • Yukon Inn
  • Westmark Klondike Inn
  • Eagle Plains Hotel
  • Family Hotel
  • Oldsquaw Lodge

Food

  • Antoinette’s Food Cache
  • Volare Restaurant
  • Klondike Rib and Salmon Barbecue
  • Burnt Toast Cafe
  • Baked Cafe
  • The KEBABery
  • Alpine Bakery
  • Chocolate Claim
  • Legends Smokehouse & Grill
  • G&P Steakhouse & Pizza
  • Wolf’s Den Restaurant
  • Java Connection
  • Airport Chalet
  • Bocelli’s Pizza
  • Sanchez Mexican Deli
  • Sakura Sushi Japanese
  • Cork and Bull
  • Earl’s Restaurant
  • Ruby’s Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
  • Pho Chez Noodle
  • Giorgio’s Cuccina
  • Fusion Korean Restaurant
  • Gold Rush Inn
  • Tokyo Sushi
  • Sam N Andy’s
  • New Asia Restaurant
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Tim Horton Donuts


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Mar 062012
 

Population: 4,514
Elevation: 1,350ft (410m)
Website: www.northernrockies.ca
News: The Fort Nelson News

Fort Nelson is largest town in British Columbia’s Northeastern corner.  It was established back in 1805 as a trading post.  North West Company used it for fur trading in the late 1700′s and early 1800′s. 

Things to do (In Town)

  • Poplar Hills Golf Course
  • Fort Nelson Demonstration Trails
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Amazing Wildlife
  • Fort Nelson Heritage Centre

Things to do (In the Area)

  • Liard Hot Springs
  • Northern Rocky Mountain Provincial Park
  • Smith River Falls
  • Wokkpash Recreation Area
  • Muncho Lake
  • Rafting on the Liard River

Hotels

  • Super 8 Fort Nelson
  • Ramada Limited Fort Nelson
  • Lakeview Inn and Suites Fort Nelson
  • Woodlands Inn
  • Fort Nelson Hotel
  • Blue Bell Inn
  • Fort Nelson – Ramada Limited
  • Shannon Motel
  • Provincial Motel

Restaurants

  • Boston Pizza
  • Subway
  • Triple G Hideaway
  • P & T Restaurant
  • Fort Pizza
  • Backroads Sport & Grill
  • Mama & Papa’s Cafe


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Feb 192012
 

Population: 3020
Elevation: 1461 feet (445m)
Website: www.virden.ca/

Virden is a vibrant community with a great sense of pride for their hometown.  They have some of the most amazing facilities for the public there.  They just built this crazy Hockey arena with an NHL sized rink in it.  Its a growing community with many attractions, recreation and sporting opportunities.  Its a very strong business community with a little bit of art also.  Many of the churches and services groups spend a lot of time and effort to keep the city looking as pristene as possible all of the time.  One of my favorite places to go if you are going during a decent time of year is Victoria Park because it has some of the most amazing landscaping.  It even has an outdoor band shell available for many types of entertainment.  The town itself is located off the Trans-Canadian Highway at Highway 83.  Virden is also pretty much the exact half way point between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Regina Saskatchewan.

Attractions

  • Virden Wellview Golf Course – $16.50 per full round
  • Virden Regional Multi-Purpose Recreational Facility – Hockey Arena
  • Curling Arena – Virden Curling Club
  • Victoria Park – Tennis Courts
  • Several Snow Mobile Trails
  • Four Seasons Golf Course
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Station
  • The Aud Theater
  • St. Mary’s Anglican Church
  • Fort Montagne a La Bosse
  • Costume Closet

Places to Stay

  • Jays Inn and Suites
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Four Season’s Island Resort
  • Virden Motel
  • Grand Central Hotel
  • Countryside Inn
  • Assiniboine Valley Bed & Breakfast
  • Huggybears’ Bed & Breakfast

Places to Eat

  • Elegant Moose
  • Virden Country Cafe
  • K C’s Esso Restaurant
  • Chicken Chef

Distances From

  • Winnipeg – 289km
  • Regina – 287km
  • Calgary – 1,042km
  • Edmonton – 1,066km
  • Fairbanks – 3,998km
  • Anchorage – 4,184km
  • Fort Worth – 2,196km

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Feb 172012
 

Population: 35,629
Elevation: 1893ft (577m)
Website: www.moosejaw.ca
Media:
News – Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Moose Jaw Forum / Radio – 800 AM (Oldies since 1922), 100.7 FM (Country Music), 103.9 FM (Community Radio)  / TV – Channels 4 (CBC), 7 (CTV), 11 (Global Regina)

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 of major population in Western Canada that has retained its original Main Street (completely intact).  Moose Jaw Refinery processes over 5 million barrels of heavy crude oil per year.  They do this in order to produce several grades of road asphalt, wellsite fluids, and roofing flux.  Its less than an hour away from Regina which is pretty much the only major city of its size for hundreds of miles.

Attractions

  • Emerald Glass and Gallery
  • IMC Potash Gallery
  • Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
  • The Yvette Moore Gallery
  • Burrowing Owls
  • Murals of Moose Jaw
  • Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
  • Crescent Park
  • Moose Jaw Warrior Hockey
  • Casino Moose Jaw
  • Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum
  • Western Development Center
  • Temple Gardens Mineral Spa
  • Trolley Company

Places to Stay

  • Comfort Inn
  • Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort
  • Super 8 Motel – Moose Jaw
  • Travelodge Moose Jaw
  • Knights Inn Moose Jaw
  • Dreamland Motel
  • Days Inn Moose Jaw
  • Prairie Oaks Tourist Complex
  • Heritage Inn
  • Capoone’s Hideaway Theme Motel
  • Thritlodge Moose Jaw
  • Midtown Motor Motel
  • Wakamow Heights Bed and Breakfast
  • Knowles Motel

Places to Eat

  • Cornerstone Inn Pub & Eatery
  • Harwood’s
  • Bobby’s Place
  • Boston Pizza
  • Nit’s Thai Food
  • Burger Cabin
  • Family Pizza
  • Kergano’s
  • DK Sushi House
  • Nick’s Place
  • Hickory Smokehouse & Grill
  • Hopkins Dining Parlour
  • National Café
  • Déjà Vu Café
  • Saigon 75
  • Houston Pizza
  • Jame’s Chinese Restaurant
  • Calico Junction
  • Smitty’s Pancake House
  • Cordova Bistro
  • Jade Garden
  • The Mad Greek
  • A & W Family Restaurant
  • Trifon’s PIzza Moose Jaw
  • Humpty’s Family Restaurant
  • Overseas Restaurant
  • Rodo’s Pizza
  • Prairie Oasis Restaurant
  • Al’s Pizza & Family Restaurant
  • Joey’s Seafood Restaurants – Moose Jaw


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Feb 132012
 


Population: 82,772
Elevation: 2,805 feet (855m)
Website: www.reddeer.ca
Local Papers: Red Deer Advocate, Red Deer Express
Radio Stations: 89.9 (Tourist Information), 94.1 (Sunny 94 – Adult Contemporary), 95.5 CKGY (KG Country), 99.9 (CBC Radio 2), Zed 99 (Active Rock), 101.3 (“Kraze 101.3″ – Contemporary Hit Radio), 102.1 (Jazz), Big 105.5 (Hot Adult Alternative), 106.7 (“The Dive” – Classic Rock), 107.7 (Public Radio),
TV Stations: Channels: 4 (Citytv), 8 (CTV), 10 (Global), 22 (CBC), 31 (Radio-Canada)

Things to Do

  • Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
  • Carnival Cinemas
  • Cash Casino & Lounge
  • Central Alberta Music Festival Society
  • Central Alberta Theatre
  • CentreFest
  • Popovich’s Dinner Patio Theatre & Wedding Facility
  • Red Deer & District Allied Arts Council
  • Red Deer Motorcycle Show (1198663 AB Ltd.)
  • Red Deer Sportsman and Outdoor Adventure Show
  • Rock N’ Red Deer – Alberta Super Run
  • Westerner Park

Places to Stay

  • Summerland Leisure Park
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Krusi Retreat Bed & Breakfast Vacation Home
  • Green Acres Pine Lake
  • Red Lodge Guest Ranch
  • Fawn Meadows Bed & Breakfast Lodge, Cabins, and RV Park
  • Super 8 City Centre
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Red Deer
  • Cedar Park Cottage
  • Galbraith Manor Bed & Breakfast
  • Ramada Inn and Suites Red Deer
  • McIntosh Bed & Breakfast
  • Days Inn Red Deer
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites South
  • Lions Campground – Red Deer
  • Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
  • Red Deer Lodge
  • Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
  • Holiday Inn 67th Street
  • Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort
  • Chateau Suites
  • Whispering Pines Golf & Country Club Resort
  • Rolyn Hills B & B and Guest Ranch
  • Westerner Campground
  • Motel 6 – Red Deer
  • Nesbitt House Bed & Breakfast
  • Greenway Inn
  • Sandman Hotel Red Deer
  • Coronation Inn
  • Black Knight Inn
  • Dutchess Manor
  • Howard Johnson Inn
  • Travelodge Red Deer
  • Quality Inn North Hill
  • Country Mouse B & B
  • RV There Yet Campground
  • Best Western Red Deer Inn & Suites

Food to Eat

  • A & W North Restaurant (Village Mall)
  • Albert’s Family Restaurant & LoungeBabycakes Cupcakery
  • Boston Pizza
  • City Roast Coffee
  • Dino’s Family Restaurant
  • Dragon City Café
  • Earls Restaurant
  • Fusion Cafe
  • George’s Pizza & Steakhouse
  • Glenn’s Restaurant Ltd.
  • Heritage Ranch
  • Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Patty’s Family Restaurant
  • Popovich’s Dinner Patio Theatre & Wedding Facility
  • Red Deer Buffet Restaurant
  • Red Deer Catering
  • Red Star Chinese Restaurant
  • Rusty Pelican
  • Subway
  • Swiss Chalet
  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
  • Tony Roma’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen


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Feb 112012
 

Population: City – 730,372 | Metro – 1,034,945
Elevation: 2,192 feet (668m)
Website: www.edmonton.ca
Local Papers: Edmonton Journal | Edmonton Sun | Edmonton Examiner (City-Wide) | Vue Weekly | The Gateway | The Griff
Radio Stations: AM 580 (Public Broadcasting), AM 630 (News/Talk), AM 680 (News/Talk), AM 740 (News/Talk), AM 790 (Country), AM 880 (News/Talk), AM 930 (Gospel Music), AM 1260 (Sports), FM 88.5 (Campus Radio), FM 89.3 (First Nations), FM 90.1 (Public Music), FM 90.9 (Public Music), FM 91.7 (Hit Radio), FM 92.5 (Adult Hits), FM 93.9 (News/Talk), FM 94.9 (Public Broadcasting), FM 95.7 (Adult Contemporary), FM 96.3 (Classic Hits), FM 97.3 (Classic Rock), FM 98.5 (Native Radio), FM 99.3 (Adult Hits), FM 100.3 (Active Rock), FM 101.7 (Multilingual), FM 101.9 (News/Talk), FM 102.3 (Adult Contemporary), FM 102.9 (Modern Rock), FM 103.9 (CountrY), FM 104.9 (Hit Radio), FM 105.9 (Christian Music), FM 107.1 (Rhythmic Contemporary)
TV Stations: Channels 3.1 (CTV), 5 (CBC), 5.1 (CBC), 9 (CTV Two), 11.1 (Radio-Canada), 13.1 (Global), 17.1 (Citytv), 30.1 (CTS), 56.1 (Omni)

Things to Do

  • Winspear Centre
  • Alberta Legislature Building
  • University of Alberta
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • Bod Polish Day Spa
  • High Level Bridge and Streetcar
  • Edmonton Symphony
  • William Hawrelak Park
  • West Edmonton Mall
  • Whyte Avenue
  • Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village
  • Alberta Aviation Museum
  • Terwillegar Park
  • World Waterpark
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Muttart Conservatory
  • Mayfield Dinner Theatre
  • Old Strathcona
  • Whitemud Equine Centre
  • Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site
  • Kinsmen Sports Centre
  • Galaxyland
  • River Ridge Golf and Country Club
  • Jubilations Din

Places to Stay

  • Courtyard Edmonton West
  • Best Western Plus South Edmonton
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Edmonton/West
  • Union Bank Inn
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Edmonton/South
  • Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
  • Days Inn Edmonton South
  • The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
  • Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Varscona Hotel on Whyte
  • Metterra Hotel on Whyte
  • Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton West
  • The Westin Edmonton
  • Matrix Hotel
  • Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
  • Radisson Edmonton South
  • Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites
  • Best Western PLUS City Centre Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown
  • Campus Tower Hotel
  • Canterra Suites Executive Hotel
  • Coast Edmonton House
  • Sawridge Inn – Edmonton South
  • Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Center
  • Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
  • Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Super 8 Hotel – Edmonton South
  • Century Casino & Hotel
  • Courtyard Edmonton Downtown
  • Hotel Selkirk

Food to Eat

  • Hardware Grill
  • Red Ox Inn
  • Guru Restaurant
  • Continental Treat Fine Bistro
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizza
  • Zaika
  • Vivo Ristorante
  • Pagolac Restaurant
  • Sabor Divino
  • Normand’s Restaurant
  • Culina Highlands
  • Bul-Go-Gi House
  • Dadeo Diner and Bar
  • Cafe de Ville


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Feb 092012
 

You might look at the picture we have submitted for Airdrie and think to yourself, “Why haven’t I seen or heard of this place before?”  Well, chances are you have heard of Calgary and Airdrie is the suburbs for Calgary.  You might think of it as a separate town considering its 20 miles from downtown Calgary but really there is only 5 miles of farmland in between Calgary and Airdrie.   You just have to head north on Calgary-Edmonton Corridor Highway and the first town you will encounter Airdrie first.    It is considered a bedroom community and industrial centre.  They have a local bus system with Airdrie Transit along with a bus system that connects Airdrie with Calgary (InterCity Express or ICE).  The town was established back in the late 1880′s when the Calgary and Edmonton Railway was being established.  The original buildings were all railway buildings until 1901 when farmhouses started popping up.

Population:  42,564
Elevation: 3,573ft (1,089m)
Website: http://www.airdrie.ca/
News:
Airdrie Echo, Airdrie City View
Community Map:
Link
Airdrie Business Directory:
Link

Things to Do

  • Korean Totem Poles
  • Nose Creek Valley Museum
  • The Roxy Theatre
  • Genesis Place
  • Iron Horse Park Minature Railway

Places to Stay

  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Airdrie
  • Ramada Inn & Suites – Airdrie
  • Best Western Regency Inn
  • Super 8 Motel – Airdrie
  • Horseman Motel
  • Apples an Angels Bed and Breakfast – 1-877-346-9399

Food to Eat

  • Sushi Haru
  • Peppercorns
  • Paros on Main
  • Ristorante Napoli
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Original Joe’s
  • Boston Pizza
  • Rico’s in the Village
  • Paul’s Pizza & Steak House
  • Wendy’s Restaurant Airdrie
  • Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant
  • Mr. Mikes Steakhouse and Bar
  • Bogey’s Pub & Grub
  • Jen’s Vietnamese Noodle House
  • Castle Steakhouse and Lounge
  • Ricky’s All Day Grill
  • A&W Family Restaurant
  • Athena’s Grill

 


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Feb 072012
 

Population:  13,676
Agglomeration: 13,676
Elevation: 2,487ft (758m)
Website: http://www.brooks.ca/

Things to Do

  • Shopping
  • Camping and Swimming
  • Dinosaur Park
  • Hockey
  • The Leisure Center
  • Oasis Movie Theatre
  • Dirt Biking
  • The Brooks Golf Club
  • Meadows Golf Course

Places to Stay

  • Super 8 Brooks
  • Callaghan Inn
  • Douglas Country Inn
  • Heritage Inn and Suites
  • A Lakeshore Bed & Breakfast and Spa
  • Lakeview Inn and Suites
  • Plains Motel
  • Ramada
  • Royal City Motor Inn
  • Tel Star Motor Inn
  • Travelodge

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Feb 052012
 

Population: 15,048
Elevation: 2,680 feet (817m)
Website:  www.city.swift-current.sk.ca
News: Southwest Booster | Prairie Post
Radio: AM 540 (CBC Radio One), AM 570 (Country), FM 94.1 (Classic Hits), FM 95.7 (CBC Radio 2), FM 97.1 (Adult Contemporary)
TV Channels: 5 (CBC), 12 (CTV)

Things to Do

  • Art Gallery of Swift Current
  • Swift Current Museum
  • Doc’s Town Heritage Village
  • Mennonite Heritage Village
  • Living Sky Casino
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Chinook Parkway
  • Chinook Golf Course
  • Elmwood Golf Course and Country Club
  • Sask Landing Golf Resort

Places to Stay

  • Best Western Plus Inn and Suites – Swift Current
  • Comfort Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Safari Inn Motel
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Caravel Motel
  • City Centre Motel
  • Howard Johnson Inn
  • K Motel
  • Paradise Inn
  • Rainbow Motel
  • Silver Saddle Suites
  • Thriftlodge
  • Westwind Motel

Food to Eat

  • Boston Pizza
  • Husky Travel Centre
  • Kurt’s Kentucky Friend Chicken
  • L.R. Truck Centre
  • Modern Family Restaurant
  • Pick-A-Deli
  • Russell Up Some Grub Family Diner
  • TNT Restaurant
  • Transport City Service
  • Casey’s Dining Room
  • Horizons Restaurant
  • K Motel Steakhouse
  • Masim Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant
  • Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant
  • MISO house Japanese Restaurant
  • Urban Ground Coffeehouse
  • Wong’s Kitchen
  • BP’s Lounge
  • Buffalo Brew Pub
  • Louie D’s Lounge


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Feb 022012
 

A&W Population: 57,000+
Elevation: 2,198 feet (670m)
Website: www.medicinehat.ca
News: Medicine Hat News | Prairie Post
Radio: FM 93.7 (Christian), FM 94.5 (Country), FM 96.1 (Adult Contemporary), FM 97.3 (Public), FM 98.3 (News/Talk), FM 100.5 (News/Talk), FM 102.1 (Classic Hits), FM 105.3 (Active Rock)
TV: Channels – 6 (Citytv), 8 (CTV), 34 (Radio-Canada)

Things to Do

  • Medicine Hat Public Library – Theatre
  • Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Medicine Hat College Theatre
  • Spectrum Sunshine Festival
  • Medicine Hat JazzFest
  • Tongue on the Post Folk Festival
  • Canada Day and the Sandfly Festival
  • Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede
  • Medicine Hat Speedway and the Medicine Hat Motorplex
  • Police Point Park

Places to Stay

  • Best Western Inn
  • Coast Hotel
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Days Inn – Medicine Hat
  • Elkwater Lake Lodge & Resort
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Imperial Inn
  • Medicine Hat Lodge Resort, Casino, and Spa
  • Motel 6
  • Park Lane Motor Motel
  • Quality Inn Medicine Hat
  • Ramada
  • Ranchmen Hotel
  • Sun Deck Motel
  • Super 8
  • Travelodge Hotel
  • Gas City Campground
  • Golden Sheaf Park
  • Ross Creek RV Park

Food to Eat

  • Fast Food
    • A&W Restaurant
    • Burger King – Medicine Hat
    • Dairy Queen – Crescent Heights
    • Pita Pit
    • Taco Time
  • Original Joe’s
  • Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steak House


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Jan 312012
 

Population: 11,583
Elevation: 2,182 feet (665m)
Website: www.dawsoncreek.ca
Newspaper: The Dawson Creek Daily News | Fort St. John’s Alaska Highway News
Radio: AM 890, FM 104.1

Things to Do

  • Kiskarinaw Bridge
  • Dawson Creek Art Gallery
  • Northern Alberta Railway Park
  • Walking Trails
  • Rotary Lake and Park
  • Senior’s Community Park
  • Bear Mountain Ski Hill
  • Down Town Mural Project
  • Alaska Highway House
  • Farmer’s Market

Places to Stay

  • Days Inn Dawson Creek
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek
  • Best Western Dawson Creek Inn
  • Comfort Inn Dawson Creek
  • Peace Villa Motel
  • Aurora Park Inn & Suites
  • Ramada Inn Limited Dawson Creek
  • The Lodge Motor Inn
  • Super 8 Dawson Creek
  • George Dawson Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dawson Creek
  • Sunset Ranch B&B
  • Rising Moon B&B
  • Inn on the Creek
  • Northern Lights B&B
  • Travellers Inn
  • Alaska Hotel

Food to Eat

  • Browns Social House
  • Orion Restaurant
  • Cups Tea and Cakes
  • Mr. Mikes West Coast Grill
  • Le’s Restaurant
  • Noodle Hut
  • Dawson Co-op Cafeteria
  • Sola’s Bar & Grill
  • The Lodge Cafe
  • Hug A Mug
  • Airport Cafe
  • Boston Pizza
  • Rockwells Pub Club
  • Cafe Europa
  • Meng Fan

 

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Jan 312012
 

Population: 47,076
Elevation: 2,195 feet (669m)
Website: www.cityofgp.com
Newspaper: Daily Herald Tribune | The Peace Country Sun
Radio: FM 88.9 (Country), FM 93.1 (Country), FM 96.3 (Christian), FM 97.7 (Active Rock), FM 98.9 (Rock), FM 100.0 (Public Broadcasting), FM 102.5 (CBC), FM 104.7 (Active Rock), FM 90.5 (La Premiere Chaine)

Things to Do

  • Muskoseepi Park
  • Dunes Golf Course
  • Crystal Lake
  • Live Music Downtown
  • Gaiety Theatre
  • Tito’s Restaurant
  • Grande Prairie Regional College Climbing Wall 
  • Nitehawk Recreation Area 
  • Heritage Discovery Centre 
  • Keddie’s Tack and Western Wear
  • Saskatoon Island Provincial Park 
  • The L Spa & Wellness Centre 
  • The Basement Sports Bar & Hangout

Places to Stay

  • Days Inn Grande Prairie
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express Grande Prairie
  • Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie
  • Podollan Inn, Suites, Rez & Spa
  • Best Western Grande Prairie Hotel & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Grande Prairie
  • Super 8 Grand Prairie
  • Motel 6 Grande Prairie
  • Stanford Hotels & Resort
  • Canadian Motor Inn
  • Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Service Plus Inn & Suites Grande Prairie
  • Stonebridge Hotel Grand Prairie
  • Grande Prairie Inn
  • Igloo Inn
  • Econo Lodge Motor Inn
  • Prairie Haven Motel

Places to Eat

  • The Keg
  • Mr. Mikes
  • Mucho Burrito
  • Hong Fah
  • Ramona Pizza & Family Restaurant
  • Ric’s Grill
  • Horn of Africa
  • Sams Sushi
  • Mah’s Family Restaurant
  • Acropolis Restaurant & Pub
  • A & W Restaurant
  • Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurant
  • Golden Star Restaurant
  • Boston Pizza
  • Moxie’s
  • Toyko Ichiban Restaurant
  • Wok Box
  • Super Rice Bowl
  • Sam’s Sushi
  • Jax Grill & Lounge

 


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Jan 302012
 

Population: 1,725
Elevation: 2,277ft (690m)
Website: www.valleyview.govoffice.com
Map of Town: Link

Things to Do

  • Snipe Lake

Places to Stay

  • Paradise Inn And Suites
  • Raven Motors Inns
  • Hi Valley Motor Inn

Places to Eat

  • Sammy’s Drive-In Restaurant
  • Gold Fountain Restaurant
  • Western Valley Bar & Grill
  • A&W
  • Valleyview Pizza & Steak House
  • Subway
  • Rosie’s on Main

 


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Jan 302012
 

Population: 8,971
Website: www.whitecourt.ca
Local Papers: Weekly – Whitecourt Star | Monthly – Community Advisor
Radio Stations: The Rig (FM 96.7) | XM 105 (FM 105.3)
TV Stations: Channel 12

Attractions

  • Whitecourt Crater
  • World Jet Boat Races
  • Golden Triangle Trail
  • Whitecourt Golf & Country Club
  • Eagle River Casino
  • Berry Nice Splash Park
  • Carson Pegasus Provincial Park
  • Whitecourt River Slides
  • West Mountain Hill
  • Fort Assiniboine

Places to Stay

  • Alaska Highway Motel
  • Glenview Motel
  • Green Gables Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Howard Johnson Hotel
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites
  • Nova Inn – Whitecourt
  • Quality Inn
  • Renford Inn
  • Snuggle Inn
  • The Ritz Cafe & Motor Inn
  • Royal Oak Inn
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Western Budget 1 & 2
  • Western Budget 3
  • Whitecourt Inn
  • White Kaps Motel

Places to Eat

  • Liberty Subs & Donairs
  • Mountain Pizza & Steak House
  • Soban
  • My Little Saigon Restaurant
  • Green Gables Inn
  • Crown & Anchor Pub
  • Rainbow Restaurant
  • Pizza Delight
  • McDonald’s
  • Humpty’s Family Restaurant
  • Golden Delight Restaurant
  • Dairy Queen
  • K G’s Sandwich Bar
  • Whitecourt Motor Inn
  • Burger Baron
  • The Ranch
  • Boston Pizza
  • McDonalds
  • Subway Sandwiches & Salads

 


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Jan 292012
 

Population: 1,758
Elevation: 1,900ft (579m)
Website: http://www.townofindianhead.com/
News: Indian Head Today

Indian Head was settled in 1882 just ahead of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.  The town became popular once the railroad was put in because of the one attraction in the area which was the Bell Farm.  Tourists who were taking the train out West would often stop and watch the daily harvesting of the land.  The reason for this was the sheer size of the farm (54,000 acres) which was pretty unheard of in Canada.

Attractions

  • Towns Historic Walking Tour
  • Katepwa Park
  • Qu’appelle Valley
  • Grand Avenue Shopping

Places to Stay

  • Corner House Bed and Breakfast
  • Eden House Bed and Breakfast
  • Grand Avenue Inn & Wooden Nickel Saloon
  • Indian Head Motel Bar & Grill
  • Sunshine Motel

Places to Eat

  • A-1 Pizza – (306) 695-5040
  • Arrowhead Convenience Store – (306) 695-3708
  • China Garden Restaurant – (306) 695-2793
  • Dairy Mart – (306) 695-2030
  • Grand Avenue Inn & Wooden Nickel Saloon – (306) 695-2163
  • Indian Head Bakery
  • Indian Head Bigway Foods
  • Indian Head Ice Cream Parlor
  • JV Restaurant

 


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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 272012
 

Population: 2,361
Elevation: 1853ft (565m)
Website: www.moosomin.com

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 of Brandon.  The PotashCorp Rocanville mine is currently undergoing a $2.8 billion expansion.  As far as electricity goes, there is a $50+ million Wind Farm that has started providing power to the town as of last year.  There is a lot going on in this town as it is a great place to take a break from reality.

Places to Stay

  • Canalta Hotel – (877)-342-7422
  • Moosomin Motel
  • Moosomin Country Square Inn
  • My Lords Bed & Breakfast in the Fieldstone House
  • Prairie Pride Motel
  • Twi-Lite Motel

Places to Eat

  • Boomerangz Pub & Grill
  • Crusty’s Pizza and Subs
  • Dairy Queen
  • KFC/Pizza Hut
  • Moosomin Country Squire
  • The Red Barn & Dano’s Lounge
  • Sweet Pea’s Tea House & Restaurant
  • The Uptown
  • Witch’s Brew Coffeehouse
  • Wong’s Restaurant
  • Yiu’s Family Restaurant


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Jan 272012
 

Population: City – 988,000+ | Metro – 1,079,310
Elevation: 3,376 Feet | 1,139 Meters
Website: www.visitcalgary.com
Newspaper: Calgary Herald | Calgary Sun | 24H | RushHour | Metro News | FFWD | City Light News | BeatRoute | Kerby News | The Calgary Journal | The Gauntlet | The Journal | The Reflector | The Weal

Calgary is a unique city in Canada in that they have the most sunny days out of any major city in Canada.  This is due to how far south the city is located.  The further from the poles (North and South) the longer the sunny days are going to be.  It is located in a plains area but is still only 50 miles from the foothills of the Rockies.  In 1787 the area was mapped out by a cartographer named David Thompson.  Before Thompson, the only people to ever visit or live in the area were First Nations who were part of the Blackfoot Confederacy.  The RCMP became a permanent presence in 1875 and had orders to protect the western plains from whisky traders.  They were also protecting the fur trade at the time.  Calgary is a great mix between Innovation and Western Heritage.  They are very culturally diverse and I would say more so than most of the cities I have ever visited.  The City itself is really the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.  As far as the cities go, this one is no different than any other major city with all of the same services such as Major-Chain Restaurants, Gas Stations, Museums, Parks, Visitors Center, Malls, etc.  I believe it was Forbes Magazine that ranked Calgary the cleanest city to live in.  All across the board Calgary is ranked up in the top cities to live in, eco-friendly, best economy, etc.  Obviously it also ranks #1 in most categories for best City in Canada.  

Attractions

  • Aero Space Museum
  • Spaceport
  • The Military Museums
  • Telus Spark, Science Centre
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Calgary Tower
  • Canada Olympic Park
  • Cantos Music Foundation
  • Fort Calgary
  • Calaway Park
  • Calgary Stampede
  • Glenbow Museum

Places to Stay

  • Le Germain Hotel
  • Best Western PREMIER Freeport Inn & Suites
  • Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Calgary Airport
  • Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
  • Hyatt Regency Calgary
  • Best Western Plus Port O’Call Hotel
  • The Westin Calgary
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Delta Calgary Airport
  • Best Western Plus Suites Downtown
  • International Hotel Suites Calgary
  • Hotel Alma
  • Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport
  • Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
  • Executive Royal Inn North Calgary
  • The Fairmont Palliser
  • Sandman Hotel and Suites Calgary South
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport
  • Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
  • Delta Bow Valley
  • Days Inn Calgary Airport
  • Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • Service Plus Inns & Suites
  • Blackfoot Inn
  • Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton – University Northwest
  • Kensington Riverside Inn

Places to Eat

  • Aida’s Mediterranean Bistro
  • Wa’s Japanese Restaurant
  • Sultan’s Tent
  • Tandoori Hut
  • Abruzzo Ristorante
  • Bagolac Saigon Restaurant
  • Antonio’s Garlic Cove
  • Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Olive Garden
  • Thi Thi Vietnamese Submarine
  • Chili Club Thai House
  • Peter’s Drive-In
  • Bamboo Restaurant
  • Vagabondo Restaurant
  • Buon Giorno’s Restaurant
  • Peppino’s Restaurant
  • Villa Firenze
  • Osteria de Medici Restaurant
  • Leo Fu’s Restaurant
  • Shanghai Palace
  • Moti Mahal Restaurant
  • La Caille on the Bow
  • Silver Dragon
  • A Touch of Ginger
  • Ginger Beef Peking House Restaurant

 


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Jan 252012
 

Population: 12,728 (City), 20,494 (Metro)
Elevation: 860ft (262m)
Time Zone: Central Time Zone

Portage la Prairie is one of the most interesting cities I have ever been to.  According to Environment Canada they have the longest days during the summer months than any other city in Canada.  Its only about a 25 minute drive to Lake Manitoba which is not nearly as large as Lake Winnipeg but is far more populated with more attractions.  There are several towns around the lake (I would say more than 20) with Gas Stations, restaurants, and all kinds of other things.  Portage la Prairie is also home to McCain Foods and Simplot potato processing plants which support most of the towns economy along with providing McDonalds, Wendy’s, and various other restaurant chains.  They also have many attractions worth visiting if you get a chance after leaving Winnipeg:

Attractions

  • Worlds Largest Coke Can
  • Heritage Square
  • Cinema Centre
  • Portage la Prairie Regional Library
  • William Glesby Centre
  • The PCU Centre – Performing Arts Centre
  • Fort La Reine Museum
  • Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Portage la Prairie City Hall
  • St. Mary’s la Prairie Anglican Church

Where to Say

  • Super 8 Portage la Prairie
  • Canad Inns Portage la Prairie
  • Hi-way Motel
  • Yellow Quill Motel
  • Days Inn Portage la Prairie

Where to Eat

  • Dick’s Cafe
  • Tornado
  • Horfrost
  • Bill’s Sticky Fingers
  • Jimmy’s Submarine & Dairy
  • Boston Pizza
  • Garden State Grill
  • Chicken Chef
  • AALTOS Garden Cafe
  • Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
  • Manitobah Dining Room
  • Lita’s Station


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Jan 252012
 

broadviewPopulation: 611
Elevation:
Website: www.broadview.ca

Broadview was settled in 1885 and was set up as a divisional post for the North-West Mounted Police.  When you drive through here you will notice that its not unlike most of the towns in Saskatchewan in that its located on “rolling” plains which is actually pretty flat.  Its a small town as you can tell by the population size but there are still a couple of things that you can do in this town.  They have a horse riding camp and if you contact them ahead of time, I am sure they will set you up with a good ride.  They also have a museum and two restaurants that are pretty decent.  You will get real small town service at these restaurants which I know a lot of people are looking for on vacation. 

Attractions

  • Broadview Museum
  • Hang Gliding Qu’Appelle Valley
  • Pow Wow’s
  • Qu’Appelle Valley
  • Last Oak Golf & Country Club

Places to Stay

  • Sweet Dreams Motel – Open 24 Hours Year Round
  • Broadview Motel

Place to Eat

  • Pan’s Garden Restaurant
  • Kaycie’s Roadhouse Restaurant
  • Broadview Bakery
  • Saskatchewan Liquor Board Store

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Jan 252012
 

Population: City – 41,511/Metro – 48256
Elevation: 1,348ft (409m)
News: The Brandon Sun, Wheat City Journal, The Quill, Student Focus
Radio: AM 880 (Country Music), FM 91.5 (First Nations community), FM 92.7 Public Music, FM 94.7 (Hot Adult Contemporary), FM 96.1 (Active Rock), FM 97.9 (News/Info), FM 99.5 (French News), FM 101.1 (Country), FM 106.5 (Campus Radio)
TV: Channels – 9 (Global), 6 (CBC), 7 (CTV), 13 (Radio-Canada)

Brandon, Manitoba is the second largest city in Manitoba.  It was incorporated back in 1882 and started out as a major junction for the Canadian Pacific Railway.  The people of Brandon are probably the most friendly bunch of people that I have ever come into contact with.  This is really a place that will make you feel like you are at home.  If you check out the Riverbank Discovery Centre off of Conservation Drive you can hit up their visitor center inside.  They will have pretty much all the information you could need about what local events are going on over the next few days.

Museums

  • 26th Field Regiment 12th Manitoba Dragoons Museum – 1-204-725-2373
  • B.J. Hales Museum of Natural History
  • Carousels and Dolls Doll Museum
  • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
  • Daly House Museum
  • Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame
  • The RCA Museum/Le Musee de I’ARC

Things to Do

  • Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
  • Assiniboine Riverbank Trail System
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
  • Assiniboine Riverbank Trail System
  • Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area
  • Brandon University
  • Brandon’s Community Sportsplex
  • Eleanor Kidd Gardens
  • Experience Downtown Brandon
  • Keystone Centre
  • Manitoba Hydro Power Smart® Waterfall of Lights
  • Riverbank Discovery Centre
  • Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
  • Westman Reptile Gardens

Places to Eat

  • 34th Street Bar & Grill
  • Aalto’s Garden Cafe
  • Albert’s Bistro Family Restaurant
  • Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar
  • Beef & Barrel Restaurant
  • Butcher’s Kitchen Restaurant
  • Chalet Restaurant
  • City Centre Restaurant
  • Chicken Delight
  • Chilly Chutney
  • Chicken Corner Family Restaurant
  • Chicken Charlie’s Family Restaurant
  • Clancy’s Eatery & Drinkery
  • Cranberry’s Family Restaurant
  • Deer Ridge Golf Course & Driving Range
  • Hunky House Restaurant
  • Humpty’s Family Restaurant
  • India Gardens
  • Gulliver’s Grill
  • Green Acre’s Family Restaurant
  • 3 x A&W Restaurant
  • Arby’s
  • Burger King
  • 2 x KFC
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco Time
  • 4 x Submay
  • 2 x Quiznos
  • 2 x Perfect Pita
  • New York Fries
  • 4 x McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s

Places to Stay

  • Barney’s Motel
  • Canad Inns Brandon
  • Hillcrest Motel
  • Comfort Inn
  • Colonial Inn
  • Casa Blanca Motor Lodge
  • Redwood Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Knights Inn
  • Keystone Motor Inn
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites
  • North Hill Inn
  • Motel 6
  • Midway Motel
  • Royal Oak Inn & Suites
  • Super 8 Motel
  • The Little Chalet
  • Trails West Inn
  • Victoria Inn
  • Western Motel

 

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Jan 252012
 
regina

Regina was established back in 1882.  The crazy thing about Regina (other than the casinos) is really how flat everything is.  Its amazing how far you can see if you just step right outside Regina.  Its located in the Regina Basin which has very little elevation change.   Its home to the Regina Roughriders of the Canadian Football League which has gotten more popular over the years.  The CFL has seen players like Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Joe Theisman, Jeff Garcia, Ricky Williams, and others.  Regina also hosts some of the coolest museums.  Everyone American that I have ever known has loved going to the “Mountie” museum.  They have pretty much anything and everything you could want to know about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Their entire history along with a lot of decommissioned weapons.  Regina is also a huge artistic area with several popular galleries that you can find below.  Remember that you can click on the businesses and attractions that have links and go to more information about that business and in some cases go straight to their business website (if they have one).  I have heard Regina compared to Las Vegas in terms of gambling before.  I am not sure if that is really the case anymore, but I know there is a ton of shopping, entertainment, and enough food to feed several cities.  My personal favorite casino in Regina is actually the Casino Regina.  The Casino Regina is actually the old Union Station (main train station for the city) in Regina.  The shows they put on are pretty awesome, they have plenty of space for playing poker, slots, or whatever tickles your fancy.

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - Population: 202,000+
Elevation - 1,893ft (577m)
Newspapers - Regina Leader | Regina Sun | Prairie Dog | L’eau
TV Stations (PSIP | DTV Channel | Cable Channel) -

  • CTV – 2.1 | 8 | 6
  • CBC – 9.1 | 9 | 4
  • Global – 11.1 | 11 | 5
  • Ici Radio-Canada – 13.1 | 13 | 3

Attractions:

  • Legislative Building – Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
  • Royal Saskatchewan Museum – Saskatchewan history and exhibits
  • Wascana Centre Park
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre
  • Saskatchewan Science Center
  • Government House Museum and Heritage Property
  • Regina Globe Theatre
  • Regina Floral Conservatory
  • Sundance Balloons
  • Cornwall Centre
  • En Vogue Day Spa
  • Paradise Entertainment Centre
  • MacKenzie Art Gallery
  • Regina Plains Museum
  • Casino Regina

Where to Stay

  • Delta Regina
  • Hotel Saskatchewan
  • Ramada Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Regina Inn
  • HI Regina – Hostel
  • Regina Travelodge Hotel

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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

 


Jan 212012
 

Winnipeg is a city that can seriously tell a different story on almost every street in the entire area.   The reason I recommend that you start your trip here (assuming you are coming from the Eastern Seaboard, Midwest, or South) is because there are so many things to do in the area.  Its a pretty amazing place and really not what you would expect Canada to be.  Winnipeg is unique because its the only city of its size (500,000+) for about 700 miles in any direction.  That’s like driving across the State of Texas.   Another interesting fact is that its also the coldest city in the World (600,000+ people cities).  What I mean when I say that its a unique city is basically this:  You are driving from any direction towards Winnipeg and you don’t see anything for hours…and I mean HOURS and all of the sudden, you start seeing buildings on the horizon.  Winnipeg has 25 buildings over 230 feet high.  Its pretty insane when you see it in person.  If you can make Winnipeg apart of your trip up to Alaska, I think you will be greatly rewarded!  Here is how:

  • Population:  City (633,451), Urban (641,483), Metro (694,688) – 6th largest city in population in Canada.
  • Elevation:  781 feet (238m)
  • Website: www.winnipeg.ca

Things to do in the City:

The Manitoba Museum – Largest museum in the city.  It depicts the history of the city and the Manitoba Province.  Their showcase piece is a full-sized replica of the ship Nonsuch.  They have a museum, planetarium, and science gallery. www.manitobamuseum.ca
Winnipeg Art Gallery – Canada’s oldest public art gallery (since 1912) also has the world’s largest public collection of Inuit art. www.wag.ca
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.
The Winnipeg Railway Museum
Canada’s Museum for Human Rights
Ukranian Cultural and Educational Centre

 

Hotels in the City:

Other Attractions:

  • Forks Market/Outside Forks Market
  • Busker Stops
  • Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
  • Steam Train
  • Manitoba Legislative Building
  • Forks National Historic Site
  • Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Fort Whyte Alive
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Adrenaline Adventures
  • Prairie Dog Central Railway

Parks:

  • Assinboine Park
  • Kildonan Park
  • Grand Beach Provincial Park
  • CanWest Global Park
  • Tinkertown Family Fun Park

Restaurants:

Winnipeg has literally over 690 restaurants (probably a lot more than that) so its going to take forever and be pointless to list all of them.  So what I figured I would do for everyone is just name the best ones that I can think of.  If you have more ideas feel free to either comment on this article, email us via the contact page, or get ahold of us via Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

  • Casa Grande Pizzeria
  • Gasthaus Gutenberger
  • Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant
  • Stella’s Cafe & Bakery
  • Peasant Cookery
  • Tre Visi
  • Foon Hai Restaurant
  • Bellissimo Restaurant & Lounge
  • Resto Gare
  • Fude Inspired Cuisine & Wine Bar
  • Orlando’s Seafood Grill
  • VJ’s Drive Inn
  • Yujiro
  • Boon Burger Cafe
  • In Ferno’s Bistro
  • Cafe Dario
  • Rib Room & Lounge
  • Falafel Palace
  • Diana’s Gourmet Pizzeria
  • Unburger
  • 529 Wellington
  • Baked Expectations
  • Wok and Roll
  • Baraka Pita Bakery
  • Dairi-Wip Drive-In


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