Lake Athbasca’s Spectacular North Shore – Part 2

Reed Bay, Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan

In the last posting, we followed Lake Athabasca’s north shore as far as Lodge Bay. Now we’ll continue from Lodge Bay to the Oldman River, one of the most magnificent stretches. It’s only 30 kilometres in a straight line, but could be two or three times that length if you explore the many bays and […]

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Lake Athabasca’s Spectacular North Shore – Part 1

Pinnacle rock, Lake Athabasca Saskatchewan

Lake Athabasca is the largest lake in Saskatchewan, the ninth largest in North America, and the fourth largest completely within the borders of Canada. Everything about it is big, including having some of Canada’s largest lake trout and northern pike. With a body of water this size, we would expect the landscape to vary, but […]

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Snake Orgy at Fort Livingstone

  It’s almost time for one of Saskatchewan’s most unusual wildlife spectacles. As fascinating as Fort Livingstone’s annual snake orgy may be, the story behind it is just as interesting. In 1874, the North West Mounted Police made their historic March West, and established the first Mountie headquarters at Fort Livingstone on the banks of […]

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Battle Creek Road Trip – History and Spectacular Scenery

Battle Creek Road, Cypress Hills, Alberta

Flowing through both the Alberta and Saskatchewan sections of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, plus Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Battle Creek is one of the shorter waterways on the Canadian Prairies. Yet, few can match it for the mix of history and scenery around every corner of its meandering course.     Located at the […]

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