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 […]

Portage La Prairie, Manitoba City Profile

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 […]

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 […]