Embrace winter. Get up and get out.

I did something different this weekend. I made a concerted effort to stay and play outdoors in the cold. Plus I chose where I thought would be a beautiful winter playground, Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan. I couldn’t have been more right. I had found Saskatchewan’s winter wonderland.

Heavy snow laden pine trees, windy white roads and animal sightings a plenty, Waskesiu  boasts a perfect winter landscape to get outside and reconnect with nature while trying out some fun winter activities.

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Moose Jaw: More than expected. Surprisingly.

Moose Jaw is a city that has a lot going for it in terms of tourism. In this month’s travel spread for Pink magazine, I go beyond the obvious hot spots and unearth some other gems found in this great southern Saskatchewan destination.

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Read this month’s magazine here.

Riversdale revitalized, a trend around these parts

It’s a trend that can be seen across the province. Areas, neighbourhoods, towns and cities of Saskatchewan have experienced record growth, rejuvination and revitilization. Why?

Well, with a leading economy comes a healthy increase in population growth. People have been drawn to our lovely province for jobs, quality of life and the opportunity to start their own businessess and follow their dreams. These of course are just a few reasons.

On a recent visit to Riversdale, a Saskatoon neighbourhood, revitilization efforts were well underway. Ideally located minutes from the beautiful South Saskatchean River - hip restaurants, galleries, young people and innovative entrepreneurs have moved in and set up shop in the neighbourhood.

Here are a few pics from just a few of my favourite pit stops in Riversdale and a link to the article I wrote that appears in the December issue of Chatelaine.

http://www.chatelaine.com/living/travel/hot-hood-riversdale-saskatoon/

The Hollows Restaurant

Any restaurant that holds onto and cherishes vintage interiors is a winner in my books. The Hollows is a very hip restaurant specializing in food to table meals. It is located in a heritage building that used to be a Chinese restaurant. The owners have chosen to adopt some of the former retro interior and by add their own flavour. From the recycled glassware to the bathroom decor, any hippie or hispter for that matter would feel at home here.

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Historically rich Indian Head

Looking to discover more about your own province? Me too. Join me on my adventure as each month I chronicle my visit to lesser known Saskatchewan gems. Perfect excuse to do some exploring in this beautiful province.

Here is the latest piece featured in PINK magazine. Hope you enjoy it.

Loving the history – Indian Head

For my next spread in PINK, you will get to learn all about my discoveries in Indian Head. I really have to admit that this little town quite unexpectedly stole my heart. Steeped in rich and interesting history it truly has a lot going for it. What I found most incredible was the obvious dedication to preserving and revitalizing the town. They truly embrace its history.

The folks who took me on personalized (out of season) tours of the Bell barn and Rural Sports Hall of Fame were so incredibly kind and informative. It was a valuable experience and has truly reshaped how I view small town life and what it offers. There really is a story to be told anywhere you visit.

Anyhow, I won’t spill the beans on what I was able to uncover, but will leave you with some photos from the trip.

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