Nov 252013

Prince Albert is one of those cities considered an oasis in the middle of nowhere.  Those who live there might not consider that as they would say Saskatoon is just around the corner (hour in a half drive).  However if you travel directly north there really is a whole lot of nothing for a long time (all the way to the North Pole).  Henry Kelsey was the first White Man to travel through the area and that was before the 18th century started in 1692.  Now, that does not mean there were settlements other than the Native Americans who settled there originally.  By 1776 a trading post was set up where the current town is and in 1862 the Hudson Bay Trading Company had set up shop in the area.  This caused a surge in population and by then Prince Albert was actually called Isbister’s Settlement.

Population: City – 35,129 | Metro – 42,673
Elevation: 1,440ft (440m)
Time Zone: Central Standard (CST)
News: Prince Albert Daily Herald | Prince Albert Shopper | Rural Roots

  • 540AM – Public News/Talk
  • 570AM – Country
  • 600AM – Country
  • 620AM – Country
  • 650AM – News/Talk
  • 750AM – Oldies
  • 860AM – Public News/Talk
  • 900AM – Country
  • 88.1FM – First Nations Community Radio
  • 89.1FM – Public Music
  • 90.1FM – Public News/Talk
  • 99.1FM – Hot Adult Contemporary
  • 100.1FM – Community Christian Radio
  • 101.5FM – Active Rock

Things to Do:

  • Grey Owl Cabin
  • Cooke Municipal Golf Cource
  • Evolution of Education Museum
  • The Mann Art Gallery
  • Northern Lights Casino
  • Prince Albert Historical Museum
  • Rotary Museum of Police & Corrections
  • Diefenbaker House Museum
  • Buckboard Ranch

Food to Eat:

  1. Amy’s on Second Restaurant
  2. The Bison Cafe
  3. Dr Java’s Coffee House
  4. Shananigan’s Coffee & Dessert Bar
  5. Carlton’s Bakery & Coffee Shop
  6. Fat Burger
  7. Boston Pizza
  8. Tim Horton’s Prince Albert
  9. Princess Cafe
  10. Spicy Peppercorn
  11. New Mill at The Quality Hotel
  12. Humpty’s Family Restaurant
  13. Mr Submarine
  14. Original Joe’s: Prince Albert
  15. Science Fiction Pizza
  16. Vu’s Garden
  17. Saigon River Restaurant
  18. Sopranos Restaurant and Eatery

Places to Stay:

  1. Super 8 Motel – Prince Albert
  2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Prince Albert
  3. Days Inn Prince Albert
  4. Best Western Marquis Inn & Suites
  5. Comfort Inn
  6. Prince Albert Travelodge
  7. Ramada Prince Albert
  8. Prince Albert Inn
  9. Quality Hotel and Suites
  10. Red Pine Bed & Breakfast
  11. Nestle Inn on 3rd
  12. Serenity Spa Bed & Breakfast

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Jun 182012

Population: 15,038
Elevation: 1,634ft (498m)
Website: Link
News: The Yorkton News Review | Yorkton This Week

Radio: AM 940 – Harvard Broadcasting, FM 91.7 – CBC Radio 2, FM 94.1 – Harvard Broadcasting, FM 100.5 – Dennis Dyck

Back in the late 1880′s (around 1882 to be exact) a group of York County, Ontario settlers came to the edge of a massive glacial lake.  The town was originally located  where the Yorkton Airport is currently at.  There is really no forest here as it is almost 100% agriculture in this area.  One of the coolest events held by this town has got to be the Yorkton Film Festival which has been going on since the late 1940′s.  The geography of the area is pretty flat compared to most of the other cities we profile. There are at least four campgrounds to choose from if you are looking to do some camping: Cherrydale Golf & Campground, City of Yorkton Campground, Good Spirit Provincial Park, and York Lake Regional Park.  If you are looking for a church or specific religious area to pray, have no fear because there are over 25 churches in this small city.  Everyone always forgets that gambling is legal in most of Canada so there are Casinos in most major cities.  There also happens to be some in Yorkton!

As far as Summer weather is concerned you really cannot do much better than Yorkton.  The average temperatures in the Summer rarely reach much higher than the 70′s.  However, Winter is a different story with an average temperature of 0 degrees which I know is not a fun beat to mess with.  One of the best parts about Yorkton is the fact that its built as basically a hub for most of Canada.  With the three major highways that go through Yorkton, you can pretty much get anywhere in Canada pretty easily and faster than other places in Saskatchewan.

Things to Do

  • Yorkton Film Festival – Every year in May
  • Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
  • Sunflower Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
  • Yorkton Arts Council
  • Cherrydale Golf and Campground
  • Deer Park Golf Course
  • Painted Hand Casino
  • York Lake Golf & Country Club
  • Yorkton Bowl Arena
  • Yorkton Summer Fair

Places to Stay

  • Best Western Yorkton Inn
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • The Ramada Yorkton
  • Redwood Motel
  • Yorke Inn
  • A Second Home B&B
  • Lazy Maples Bed and Breakfast
  • Lorraine’s Bed and Breakfast
  • Patrick Place

Food to Eat

  • Wanders Sweet Discoveries
  • Manos Family Restaurant
  • Wing’s Restaurant
  • Family Pizza
  • Tim Horton Donuts
  • Legends Restaurant
  • Melrose Place
  • Mr. Sub
  • The York House Dining and Lounge
  • Tapps Brewing Company
  • Chalet Restaurant & Lounge
  • Boston Pizza

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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

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

Tour Bookings: M. Morgan
Phone Number: (306) 787-5358

Wedding Photography: K. Liberet
Phone Number: (306) 787-1805

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Mar 312012

Population: City – 234,200 | Metro – 260,600
Elevation: 1,579ft (481.5m)
News: Saskatoon StarPhoenix | The Western Producer | Saskatoon Sun | Saskatoon Shopper | Verb | Planet S | The Saskatoon Mirror | The Sheaf | Eagle Feather News | Business Today


Things to Do

  • Shopping
    • Midtown Plaza
    • Market Mall
    • The Centre
    • The Mall at Lawson Heights
    • Confederation Mall
    • Preston Crossing
    • College Park Mall
    • Mount Royal Mall
    • Antique Mall
    • Stonegate Shopping Centre
    • Scotia Centre Mall
    • River City Mall
    • Westgate Plaza Strip Mall
    • Royal Square Strip Mall
    • Grosvenor Park Centre Strip Mall
    • University of Heights Square Power Centre
    • Erindale Centre Strip Mall
    • Blairmore Power Centre
  • Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
  • Laff Trax Comedy Theatre
  • Rosebud Burlesque
  • TCU Place
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
  • Credit Union Centre
  • Mendel Art Gallery
  • Saskatchewan Western Development Museum
  • Forestry Farm Park
  • Prairieland Park
  • Doors Open Saskatoon
  • The Great Plains Comedy Festival
  • Dakota Dunes Golf Links
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Shaw Centre
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
  • Wilson’s Entertainment Park
  • Ukraianian Museum of Canada
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • Ramada Golf Dome
  • Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory
  • Karttrak Go-Karts

Places to Stay

  • The James Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Blairmore
  • Super 8 Motel – Saskatoon
  • Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown
  • Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
  • Park Town Hotel
  • Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Motel 6 Saskatoon
  • Days Inn Saskatoon
  • Delta Bessborough
  • Ramada Hotel and Golf Dome Saskatoon
  • Hotel Senator Saskatoon
  • Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon
  • Super 8 Saskatoon West
  • Riviera Motor Inn
  • Best Western Harvest Inn
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Saskatoon
  • Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon
  • Comfort Inn
  • Patricia Hotel
  • Colonial Square Motel
  • Sandman Hotel Saskatoon

Food to Eat

  • Saint Tropez Bistro
  • Truffles Bistro
  • Calories Bakery and Restaurant
  • La Bamba
  • AA Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Park Cafe
  • Alexander’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Amigo’s Cantina
  • Mr. Rizzo’s
  • Otowa Japanese Restaurant
  • Thien Vietnamese
  • Rice Bowl Fusion Restaurant
  • Fuddrucker’s
  • Saboroso Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Sushiro
  • Royal Thai
  • Carver’s Steakhouse – Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon
  • Rembrandts

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Feb 052012

Population: 15,048
Elevation: 2,680 feet (817m)
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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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.


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



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.

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