Register Wednesday | June 26 | 2019

Sakatchewan, Land of Tall Stuff

Getting high in Canada's flattest province

The license plates boast of being the “Land of Living Skies,” but everyone knows that’s just an optimistic euphemism for “It’s Really Flat Here.” Flatness is a point of local pride, really. Heck, if you’ve spent any time in Saskatchewan—and we’re talking more than fifteen minutes gassing up the car in Moose Jaw—you’ve heard a variation of the province’s unofficial joke: “I know my dog ran away…because I watched him for three days.” Connoisseurs, however, know that Saskatchewan is home to many breath-taking elevations. Well, at least five.

 

HEIGHT-OF-LAND TOWER (10 m)

Celebrating the demarcation of Saskatchewan’s northern and

southern watersheds.The View:

Trees, lakes.

 

COCHIN LIGHT (11.5 m)

A fully-functioning, completely unnecessary, lighthouse.

The View: Grass, lakes.

 

 

DUCK LAKE REGIONAL

INTERPRETIVE CENTRE (24 m)

Observation tower overlooking

the site of the bloody 1885

North-West Rebellion.

The View: Grass.

 

CYPRESS HILLS (600 m)

“The highest point of land between

the Rockies and Labrador.”

The View: Trees. Grass.

Trees and grass.

 

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT LEBRET

(halfway to heaven)

Fourteen crosses, one hill, good times.

The View: Church spires (far), a lake (medium), wheezing pilgrims (close).

Also some grass. And trees.