•  Dear readers of my blog!

    On the tenth day of my epic summer road trip, I drove one hour from Vegreville to Edmonton and discovered a wonderful heritage centre as well as a magnificent national park on my way. The city of Edmonton also immediately appealed to me with its diversified restaurants, beautiful parks and stunning historic buildings. I'm already looking forward to visiting parts of this beautiful city again in the near future.

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     Train station in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in Tofield

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     One of three churches in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     Pig farm in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     On the shores of Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     A bison right beside the road through Elk Island National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     River Valley Stairs in Edmonton

    2019 summer vacation: Day ten - From Vegreville to Edmonton

     Alberta Legislature Building in downtown Edmonton

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  • Dear readers of my blog!

    On the ninth day of my epic summer vacation, I drove from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Vegreville, Alberta, situated about one hour east of Edmonton. The weather was great in the morning and afternoon but a storm with heavy rain took place in the early evening. Several aggressive insects bit me quite heavily after the storm but I was able to recover with a good night of sleep in a cozy hotel.

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     Fort Battleford National Historic Site in northern Saskatchewan

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     Flags representing the different First Nations living in and around Battleford

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     One of the military quarters in Fort Battleford

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     Monument in Lloydminster, on the border between Saskatchewan in the east and Alberta in the west

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     Vegreville Egg in honour of its Ukrainian heritage

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

    Elks and Kinsmen Parks in Vegreville

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     Monument at the entrance of Elks and Kinsmen Parks in Vergreville 

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     County of Minburn and Vegreville town hall

    2019 summer vacation: Day nine - From Saskatoon to Vegreville

     Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Saint Vladimir in Vegreville

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  •  Dear readers of my blog!

    On the eighth day of my epic summer vacation, I only traveled a rather short distance from Prince Albert to Saskatoon. However, there were many stunning things to be visited, to be seen and to be experienced which only increased my admiration for the underrated Province of Saskatchewan.

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Diefenbaker House Museum in Prince Albert

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     North Saskatchewan River as seen from Prince Albert Historical Museum

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Prince Albert City Hall

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections in Prince Albert

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

    Evolution of Education Museum in Prince Albert 

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Church at Batoche National Historic Site

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     South Saskatchewan River near Batoche

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     South Saskatchewan River as seen from a platform at Batoche National Historic Site

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Farm house at Batoche National Historic Site

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Saint Paul Cathedral of Saskatoon

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     The Prairie Lily on South Saskatchewan River

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Vimy Memorial in Kiwanis Memorial Park of Saskatoon

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Delta Hotel Bessborough in downtown Saskatoon

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Victoria Park Pagoda in Saskatoon

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Riverhouse Studio Gallery in Saskatoon

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     Historic water tower in downtown Saskatoon

    2019 summer vacation: Day eight - From Prince Albert to Saskatoon

     River Landing Park in Saskatoon

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  •  Ladies and gentlemen!

    A boring old stereotype says that Saskatchewan is the most boring province of Canada. This isn't true at all. I would actually say that Saskatchewan is among the most beautiful provinces and the following photographs are going to prove it. On the seventh day of my epic summer vacation, I traveled from Flin Flon in Manitoba to Prince Albert in Saskatchewan and discovered numerous beautiful parks, monuments and landscapes. Saskatchewan is as beautiful as most other provinces with the enjoyable exception that there are a lot less tourists there so you can enjoy all these wonderful sights undisturbed. I'm looking forward to visiting this stunning province again one day.

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Neighbours of the North Park monument right on the border between Creighton, Saskatchewan and Flin Flon, Manitoba

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Baldy Lake in Narrow Hills Provincial Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Zeden Lake in Narrow Hills Provincial Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Fisher Creek Trading Post in Candle Lake Provincial Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Waskesiu River Trail in Prince Albert National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Waskesiu River

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Narrows Peninsula Trail in Prince Albert National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Boardwalk along Narrows Peninsula Trail

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Kingsmere River in Prince Albert National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Wapiti in Prince Albert National Park

    2019 summer vacation: Day seven - From Flin Flon to Prince Albert

     Another wapiti along the road in Prince Albert National Park

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  • Dear readers of my blog!

    On the sixth day of my epic summer vacation in June and July 2019, I drove from Thompson in Northern Manitoba to the city of Flin Flon in Western Manitoba which is situated right on the border with Saskatchewan. The northern landscapes were truly stunning to watch. I also have an amusing anecdote to share. When I left Thompson, I thought that I had enough gas to reach the next gas station I had seen the day before without any problems. When I passed by a very small town, I decided to look for a nearby gas station nevertheless. There was no attendant and the actual gas station was actually closed. It was possible to buy gas at a machine with a debit card but the machine didn't accept credit cards which frustrated an elderly couple that had arrived before I came to this place. They also informed me that the gas station which I thought was on my way had actually burned down. If I hadn't stopped at this particular place with the unusual pump, I would have run out of gas for sure. The lesson I have learned from this is to go to the gas station early in the morning right after checking out of the hotel.  

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

     Wekusko Falls suspension bridge

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

     Sea plane in the small town of Snow Lake

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

     Our Lady of the Snows Roman Catholic Church in Snow Lake

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

    Cranberry Portage Park 

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

     Statue of Flintabbatey Flonatin right next to Flin Flon Station Museum

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

     View of Flin Flon as seen from Flinty's Trail and Boardwalk above Ross Lake

    2019 summer vacation: Day six - From Thompson to Flin Flon

     War monument in front of The Hundred Stairs in Flin Flon

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