Best Things To Do In Saskatchewan

Highlights From The Road to 150 Saskatchewan Episode

Often known as an incredibly flat province, nothing could be further from the truth. With lush boreal forests and pristine lakes in the North to prairie landscapes and badlands in the South, Saskatchewan is the perfect place for outdoor lovers to explore.

We drove a pontoon boat around Lake Waskesiu, learned about the province’s first nations at Wanuskewin Heritage Centre, and went for a float in Canada’s version of the dead sea. We also toured the RCMP Heritage Centre, witnessed the RCMP sunset ceremony, climbed a massive sand dune, and hiked through one of the few remaining natural grasslands in North America. We packed a lot of adventures into our short visit and can’t wait to return one day and explore the province further.

We also learned many new things, including:

  • Regina is home to the RCMP training academy. All RCMP officers go through training in this very spot!
  • Grasslands National Park is home to the rarest wildlife in Canada!
  • Canada’s version of the dead sea, the salty lake of little Manitou, is located right between Saskatoon and Regina!

There is so much to do in Saskatchewan, especially for those who love the outdoors. Whether you’re looking for incredible natural parks to explore, small lakeside towns, or first nations culture, Saskatchewan is the place to be! [Read more…]

Little Chicago – Aprendiendo Acerca de “Scarface” en los Túneles de Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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El pequeño pueblo de Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan no es lo que esperaba. ¿Quién iba a pensar que un mafioso de Chicago, Al Capone para ser exactos, traficaría alcohol en túneles debajo de Moose Jaw?

Para el señor Capone debió ser un gran cambio, de haber crecido en Nueva York y más tarde controlar las escenas del crimen en Chicago a un pueblo cien veces más pequeño. [Read more…]

Little Chicago – Learning About Scarface in the Tunnels of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan

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It’s not what I expected in the little town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Who would of thought that a gangster from Chicago, Al Capone to be exact, would be bootlegging alcohol in tunnels under Moose Jaw?

It must have been a big change for Mr.Capone, who was raised in New York and then controlled Chicago’s crime scene, to come up to a town hundreds of times smaller.

My family and I arrived at 7PM for the Chicago Connection Tour. We were guided across the street where we met Miss Fanny, the lady of the bar. The tour is an interactive play with a couple of actors who put on a great show, complete with old Chicago accents and lingo.

We were shown a quick video in the bar that gave us some history of Al Capone and the alcohol bootlegging industry. We were then treated as bootleggers ourselves and brought into the tunnels to meet gangster Gus, who guided us through the rest of the tunnels. The accents were great. There was suspense. Some people even got scared (like my mom).

All in all, it was a great show and if you ever find yourself passing through southern saskatchewan, it’s worth the visit.

You can also enjoy a latte across the street where the tour begins.

Have you been to the tunnels of Moose Jaw before?