Canadian Mounties... Proud to say that I have many uncles & cousins that have served & are currently serving as RCMP officers

RCMP settles pay dispute with federal government

The Mounties! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP; colloquially known as the Mounties, and internally as 'the Force') is both the federal and the national police force of Canada.

Canada - Lumsden / Craven (SK)    Saint Nicholas Church, east of Craven - nearby Lumsden (SK).  This little wooden church is situated in the Qu'Apelle Valley nearby Lumsden and Craven, about 30 km's from the capital of Saskatchewan: Regina. It is th oldest remaining church of Saskatchewan.

Saint Nicholas Church, east of Craven - nearby Lumsden (SK). This little wooden church is situated in the Qu'Apelle Valley nearby Lumsden and Craven, about 30 km's from the capital of Saskatchewan: Regina. It is th oldest remaining church of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan, Canada - lonely country!   The 'prairie province' of Canada, Saskatchewan has an total area of 251,700 square miles.  The territory is liberally dotted by lakes, reservoirs and rivers.   Major cities of this region include Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current & North Battleford.  Although the area is vast, the population is relatively small ~ only  1,053,960.

The 'prairie province' of Canada, Saskatchewan has an total area of square miles. The territory is liberally dotted by lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Major cities of this region include Regina, Prince Alb

Historical landmark, Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

A golden orange sunset over the Bessborough Hotel and the South Saskatchewan River.

The last thing you'd expect to find in Canada is a desert.  Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park. 100 km of desert dunes along Athabasca Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/travel/travel_magazine/mar09/athabasca_sand_dunes.asp

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park has approximately 100 kilometres of desert along Athabasca Lake in Northern Saskatchewan.

Prickly Pear and Ball Cactus along the canyon rim of the South Saskatchewan River near Leader Saskatchewan, Canada

Prickly Pear and Ball Cactus along the canyon rim of the South Saskatchewan River near Leader Saskatchewan, Canada. The Canadian prairie has its own special beauty.

Little Red River Park - just outside of Prince Albert, Sask.

Glen Scrimshaw - Canadian Artist - Reflecting at Little Red

so true! 2009km and one ferry ride for us to the closest cousins... 6,790km to the furthest away...

RT, it takes 4 hours of driving to reach my closest cousins, and 6 hours for my grandparents. I'd have to drive 24 hours to get to Quebec and it's one of the closest provinces XD

Actor Kiefer Sutherland poses with a life-sized statue of his grandfather Tommy Douglas, in Weyburn, Sask. Douglas was the premier of Saskatchewan and the founder of medicare in Canada.

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland poses with a life-sized statue of his grandfather Tommy Douglas, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Douglas was the premier of Saskatchewan and the founder of universal free medicare in Canada.

Mystery Rocks, Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

Mystery Rocks on private land southwest of Fort Walsh, Cypress Hills Park, Saskatchewan, Canada

Trout Rock Rapids, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada; photo by .Ernie Fischhofer

My favorite place we overnighted during the Churchill Canoe trip a few years back, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

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