Wander with me as I explore giant roadside attractions, five-way stops, historic Hungarian settlements and the brightest little town in the prairies.
First, stop at Esterhazy - located 83km southeast of Yorkton - is the homes of Potash Pete. This monument is placed in recognition of the founders, developers and miners of the potash industry in Saskatchewan. Fozzy and I agree that Potash Pete has a great smile!
Just a stone's throw from Potash Pete is the local museum that really helped me get a glimpse into life in the past. In addition to pioneer-era artifacts, you will find many other unique attractions like one of the oldest mills in Saskatchewan and antique trains. This spot makes for that perfect Sunday trip with the family.
Locals always know the best places to check out, so I followed a tip from Dan at the museum to drive 5km south of Esterhazy on grid 637 to see the beautiful Kaposvar Historical Site. Established in 1886 as one of the first Hungarian settlements in Western Canada, this site captures the Hungarian heart of this place.
The next stop was Bredenbury, also know as "the brightest little town on the prairies", because of their incredible Christmas light festival. With the winter holidays just a few months away, I will be sure to come back and check out the lights! Thankfully I am a simple man, so the five-way stop gave me plenty to contemplate for now.
Next, I visited Saltcoats, where a thoughtful monument commemorating WWI veterans and fallen soldiers honouring those who fought for Canada in reveerence. Saltcoats is steeped in history, so to finish off the day I visited, "Saltcoats Historical Cemetery", and it was so interesting.
When i was a kid, my whole family used to go camping down south in Chile, internationally known as Patagonia. My dad had this idea that visiting the local cemeteries can be a way to learn more about the history of people and places we were exploring.
I hope this road trip adventure inspires you to take those roads less travelled. Thanks for reading!