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Skyscrapercity has a saskatchewan photos thread, I figured this forum needed one too
Most people only know Saskatchewan from passing through it on the trans-canada highway, which goes through the flattest areas of the province (mostly ancient glacial lake beds, which were left flat as the lakes deposited thick layers of clay). Most don't even know that Saskatchewan has more forests than wheat fields, and over 100,000 lakes.
What people don't see are the many amazing beautiful areas in Saskatchewan that can only be found if you venture off the highway.
I believe Saskatchewan is a land full of undisturbed wild beauty. People don't give it enough credit.
These pics are a mix of ones I found on the internet, and a few that I took. Enjoy!
I don't have many Saskatoon pics, maybe some toontown forumers can help
OTHER TOWNS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Last edited by ReginaGuy; Dec 1, 2006 at 10:25 PM.
It is sad that people's impressions of Saskatchewan are almost exclusively formed on the basis of the view from the Trans Canada highway. That province has some truly spectacular and beautiful natural scenery. It is Canada's best kept secret. One of my favourite places in Canada is Prince Albert Park, which I am pretty sure are in a number of these pictures.
This might be better in the Canada section so more people outside of Western Canada can appreciate Saskatchewan. I would figure most people from Manitoba, Alberta, and BC are already somewhat aware of whats in Saskatchewan.
Location: Calgary - our road planners are as bad as yours Edmonton
I gotta say that even the 'flat' prairie is very beautiful in it's own way, especially at certain times of the year, or even the day. Late summer when the canola fields are yellow, or in the fall during harvest is spectacular. Sunrise and sunset is also very nice with the wide open horizons, and a watching a thunderstorm in the distance while you are driving at 3 AM is spectacular.
That said, it can get a little boring when you drive the same stretch of highway over and over for hours on end.
It's funny, my wife's family lives in Regina. When we visit them, we get a little antsy after a few days for lack scenery (the landscape is so flat). When her sister visits us in Calgary, she starts to get antsy after a few days as she feels hemmed in, almost claustrophobic from the trees and hills surrounding her.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.
I agree with those who appreciate the flat. It allows for a glorious view of the sky. I don't think there is anywhere else that you can get such lively, wide open skies. I particularly enjoy the summer sunrise, or watching a downpour from miles away.
Maybe one day if I'm rich I'll bring some hills to Regina.