The Canadian Plains

Trip Start Jun 09, 2008
Trip End Jul 01, 2008

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Gull Lake Campground

Flag of Canada  , Saskatchewan,
Saturday, June 14, 2008

The whole point of our journey to Montana via Manitoba and Saskatchewan was so we could see the Canadian plains by driving the Trans Canada Highway.  This section of the trip was well worth the experience.  It may sound hard to believe, but seeing hundreds of miles of straight highway and empty plains that allowed you to see forever was awesome.  We felt similar to what the pioneers must have felt when they saw this huge expanse.

It's quite different from the American plains because there you at least see crops and farmhouses everywhere.  Here, the grain silos were far and few between, but when we did see them, they were very large, old wooden structures that looked like they probably did in the 1800's.

We arrived mid-afternoon in Regina, Saskatchewan (pronounced Redg - eye - na), once again parked the RV downtown, and went out on foot exploring the city.  We found two coffee shops and an event going on at a downtown park which included Indian teepees and a Scottish marching band.

About two hours further down the Trans Canada Highway, we found our next campsite at the small prairie village, Gull Lake.  We set up camp and then biked around the town taking a few pictures.

Then, as usual, dinner and a movie and bed...
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