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Just looking back through the last couple pages in the thread & seeing the Regina Hot Air Balloon pics, & it got me thinking of maybe booking a flight.

Every province in Canada seems to offer rides, except for New Brunswick & Newfounland.

in Saskatoon, Sundance is the biggest company in North America that offers rides.



https://www.sundanceballoons.com/cit...-saskatchewan/

I think I'd like to ride on the local Dakota Dunes Casino balloon though

Heather Fritz Photograph

Anyway…
some other Saskatchewan cities that get overlooked a lot but thought I'd post a few pics.

North Battleford


Moose Jaw from the front… the back (just reminded me of the Red Deer pic on the previous page)




Prince Albert
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It's pretty common to see hot air balloons over Ottawa at dawn or at dusk, it's usually the very conventional Remax ones. They seem to fly over the Ottawa river and get close to Parliament Hill. Gatineau hot air balloon festival will start soon so we will see plenty of them.
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It's pretty common to see hot air balloons over Ottawa at dawn or at dusk, it's usually the very conventional Remax ones. They seem to fly over the Ottawa river and get close to Parliament Hill. Gatineau hot air balloon festival will start soon so we will see plenty of them.
They don't need a burner, they just have a politician taking for the hot air.
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I'm under the impression that Saskatchewan's second tier cities have better skylines than Alberta's second tier cities.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 8:52 PM
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Anyway…
some other Saskatchewan cities that get overlooked a lot but thought I'd post a few pics.

North Battleford
This is the first picture i've ever seen of North Battleford so "overlooked" might just be an understatement. It actually has a bit of a skyline which is impressive for a city of only ~20,000 people
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I agree, for a city of just 20,000, having any building over 10 stories is pretty unusual. Yellowknide comes to mind but it's not a fair comparison as it's a capitol and hence government city.
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I'm under the impression that Saskatchewan's second tier cities have better skylines than Alberta's second tier cities.
Yeah absolutely, but especially relative to population. Our tier two cities bottom out around 70 000, so between 70 000 and 120 000 (Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, and Lethbridge). Though all of Alberta's have at least two high rises (35 meters +), with Lethbridge having the most among all tier-2 cities in the prairies at 7 towers. However, Saskatchewan's range from 20 000 to 45 000 (the Battlefords, Moose Jaw, and Prince Albert) and each has two to three.
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Yeah absolutely, but especially relative to population. Our tier two cities bottom out around 70 000, so between 70 000 and 120 000 (Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, and Lethbridge). Though all of Alberta's have at least two high rises (35 meters +), with Lethbridge having the most among all tier-2 cities in the prairies at 7 towers. However, Saskatchewan's range from 20 000 to 45 000 (the Battlefords, Moose Jaw, and Prince Albert) and each has two to three.
Well done, you know your Prairie Cities
Although I'm aware of only one building in Med Hat taller than 35m, Telus or Regional Hospital just don't seem that tall.

Lethbridge, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert each have 3 buildings that are highrises (building 40m +) with each city having at least one 16 storey building.


www.emporis.com

Fort McMurray, Brandon, Grande Prairie*,& Red Deer all have at least a couple highrises each. With honourable mention to Banff, Lake Louise, North Battleford, Thompson and Dauphin* each having at least one building 10 storeys tall.

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https://www.country933.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/08/Fort-McMurray-Aerial-1024x576.jpg
http://bestplaceincanada.com/files/p...5q1f6ku8hp.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_Prairie
http://winnipeglovehate.com/wp-conte...w768_h511).jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson,_Manitoba


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I agree, for a city of just 20,000, having any building over 10 stories is pretty unusual. Yellowknide comes to mind but it's not a fair comparison as it's a capitol and hence government city.
Funny you bring up Capital City, & North West Territories (Yellowknife) Since Battleford was the Capital of the NWT almost a hundred and Fifty years ago.
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The classification of "high rise" begins at 35 meters, not 40. However, I was wrong about Lethbridge having 7. They have 6 buildings of 10 storeys or more, and 4 over 35 meters (all four being between 43 and 50 meters). Still the most amongst tier 2 prairie cities, but not by much.
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Cruise ships sometimes are as tall as the office buildings along Water Street. Instantly adds to the skyline.
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Kitchener (far crane: 6 Storey Office, close crane 31 Storey Residential)

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There's something so great about the image.
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Fort McMurray, Brandon, Grande Prairie*,& Red Deer all have at least a couple highrises each. With honourable mention to Banff, Lake Louise, North Battleford, Thompson and Dauphin* each having at least one building 10 storeys tall.
Late to the party here, but the fatal flaw with Brandon's skyline is that the taller buildings are scattered so far apart that it's AFAIK impossible to get them all in one shot. You have a couple downtown, one or two by the university, and then the CanadInns hotel in the south end of town, so the effect is reduced than if they were all clumped together within a few square blocks.

The effect you see in North Battleford or Prince Albert where there are a few taller buildings a stone's throw from each other really plays up the skyline and gives it some serious critical mass.
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Thanks for the London pic but for those who donèt know, it actually misses the highest concentration of highrises in the downtown core which would be to the left of the photo.
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Thanks for the London pic but for those who donèt know, it actually misses the highest concentration of highrises in the downtown core which would be to the left of the photo.
Thanks. It was looking more lacklustre than I thought I had remembered from other views.
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