Whitecourt, Alberta City Profile

So this area was originally settled by the Cree First Nation until the late 1800’s when the Hudson’s Bay Company set up a trading post in order to trade goods with the natives.  John Goodwin was the first resident to settle the town in 1905.  The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came through a few years […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grande Prairie, Alberta City Profile

This city was named the most dangerous city in Canada back in 2012.  It has since moved down to #7 on the same poll.  Most recently it’s been in the news because a bunch of people have lost their natural gas connection during winter due to an explosion.  So it is located in a prairie just like […]