I can’t believe what a great photo Lisa managed to get of this white pelican flying over Lake Manitoba.
Our first stop “north of 60”. Spectacular and very raw. Everything in the NWT is on a different scale. This shot is of Alexandra Falls, but Louise Falls is also close by. When we arrived I warned everyone “we are in serious bear country now”. Sure enough 5 minutes later Lisa saw a bear on […]
Despite Saskatchewan’s reputation for its prairie geography, there is a surprising variety of landscapes, including the hills and lakes in the north, a lake with water that is denser than the Dead Sea, and the North and South Saskatchewan rivers. Saskatchewan also features historical sites related to the North-West Rebellion. In 1885, Louis Riel, leader […]
This is the town where my grandfather was born. I was happy to see the grain elevator was still standing. The once iconic structures are disappearing from the prairie landscape. It was nice to see this one has survived (so far). A large number of the old “wood cribbed” elevators were operated by the Saskatchewan […]
This is the field across the street from the “Ruby” and “Corner Gas” locations that were the main part of the set of the popular Canadian sitcom Corner Gas. You can even see it in the show on occasion. The first episode to air on CTV featured a discussion on the field between the main […]
Old legends say that “Lake Superior never gives up her dead”. I asked around and apparently the scientific explanation is that the water in Lake Superior is so cold that bacteria doesn’t grow in a drowned human body. Without the growth of bacteria the body sinks and never returns to the surface. The water in […]
The scenes at Neys Provincial Park were an inspiration for the Canadian Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris. In looking at the trees, water, and scenery it’s easy to see how. The park was also the home (1941-1946) to a camp housing German WWII prisoners of war (and some Japanese-Canadians). According to park interpretative signage […]