Wordless Wednesday 18: A Canadian Pilgrimage

In Calgary, it’s common to head west for the weekend to spend time in the mountains.

For various reasons, the Husband and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to change it up and road trip east instead.


First stop: World’s Largest Teepee in Medicine Hat

We're geeks for roadside attractions.

We’re geeks for roadside attractions.

Photo op on an old oil drilling rig.

Photo op on an old oil drilling rig.

Keeping watch at the campsite.

Keeping watch at the campsite.

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park


The GPS has a very liberal definition of “road” in rural Saskatchewan.

And then we reached a place dear to many Canadians’ hearts.

Yes, that grain elevator says Dog River!

Yes, that grain elevator says Dog River!



I respect that international readers will have no damn clue what Corner Gas is, so I will just say it was a hilarious Canadian TV show that ran for 6 seasons and hit very close to home for many – especially those who grew up in small towns (myself included). Β It’s definitely on the list of great Canadian programming with Due South and the Mercer Report.

Chili cheese dog, anyone?

Chili cheese dog, anyone?

Basically, it’s the most Canadian place you can visit, second only to our nation’s capital.

The Ruby - chili cheese dog anyone?

Have you seen my F and E?

Fingers crossed for a movie!

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About ThatJenK
Writing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 90% pictures of my dogs; 10% miscellaneous opinions nobody asked for.

23 Responses to Wordless Wednesday 18: A Canadian Pilgrimage

  1. What an adventure = I wish i were there with you! WOOF WOOF!

  2. Jane Doiron says:

    Wow! What a cool lookin’ teepee! I would love to see all those sites!

  3. Now that looks like a super fun road trip! I’ve never heard of the TV show that you mentioned but it sounds like it was a classic!
    Loved all the pictures of Alma and Moses, they are so darn photogenic!

  4. Clowie says:

    Your dogs are gorgeous. I love the picture of them on the low wall.
    I hadn’t heard of Corner Gas, but we enjoyed Due South!

  5. Taryn says:

    What gorgeous photos, dogs, and scenery! Beautiful all around!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am guessing you came over from My Brownie Newfies πŸ™‚ My sister has a Lanseer Newf!

  6. timchildress1 says:

    Thanks for the info about the corner gas. I was wondering. Hey great to meet you! We are new to your blog. Stop by and meet Humphrey! We will be back!

  7. Angel&Chaos says:

    weren’t you guys hot out there?

    • thatjenk says:

      It was a bit warm for the short teepee photo op, but the rest of the trip the prairie winds were howling and it wasn’t much over 22Β°C (72Β°F). Had some great thunderstorms, too.

  8. Kelsey says:

    This sounds like a road trip right up our Alley-Amir loves visiting this types of places. How many days did it take? Would love to know your route!

    • thatjenk says:

      I’d highly recommend it – it’s fun to change it up and roadtrip east once in a while. And it’s Corner Gas! We had to go!
      It’s about 700km – we did it in one day just along Highway 1, and camped at a Buffalo Pound Prov Park just north of Moose Jaw. There are lots of lakes and camping areas to choose from around there – lots of boating/fishing to be done. Though I wouldn’t go back to the same campground – it was nice, but no dogs allowed in the water or on the beach, which was a bummer.
      Moose Jaw’s a suprisingly nice town, too, though we didn’t spend any time there. The downtown is made up of lots of gorgeous old buildings.

  9. FleaByte says:

    What cool photos! I love the sprawling landscape. And the teepee!

  10. OH WOW! The photo at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is brilliant!

  11. I never heard of that show, but I loved Due South! (It didn’t hurt the star was such a cutie!) Great photos, love the ‘big sky’ in the shots. Thanks for stopping by Pooch Smooches!

  12. sassmuffinss says:

    Wow! Great photos. Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time! Nothing like getting away from it all.

  13. Bren says:

    Omg, these photo’s are great and your babies are simply adorable!

  14. I absolutely love those two!!!! Their model poses for every single photo makes me smil!!!!

  15. 2browndawgs says:

    Great pictures. So is that the set for the tv show?

    • thatjenk says:

      It sure is. A lot of the real town (Rouleau, SK) comprised the backdrop of the show, including the real-life liquor store/insurance agency!

  16. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Oooh, I’ll join you guys for a chilli cheese dog!! πŸ™‚ Great adventure!

    Have fun

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

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  18. Kristine says:

    So jealous you took the dogs to Dog River. Your photos are hilarious! I heard that the outdoor set was still up and now a tourist attraction but I’ve never spoken to anyone who’d actually gone. I can’t think of many reasons to visit Saskatchewan, but this is one of them. Now that we are back on the prairies I’ll have to nudge the husband into taking a road trip with Shiva and I!

    Love the teepee. I spent most of my life in Lethbridge so I am all too familiar with the Medicine Hat roadside wonders. Or lack thereof… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing your great pictures!

  19. Wow those are some beautiful photos.

    It would seem Canada and the state of Tennessee have the same idea of what constitutes a road. Sadly, it doesn’t fit my definition! LOL

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