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Nose for Nipawin Nose for Nipawin  The 10 or 12 kilometre paddle to Nipawin passed quickly enough despite headwinds and increasing darkness. The Old Bridge, visible in the far distance, seemed to retreat faster in the dusk than we advanced. Finally underneath the thing, the reason for...

Francois-Finlay Francois-Finlay  In 1753, Francois Chevalier de la Corne established a fort on the North Saskatchewan River just upstream of the confluence of the North and South. Deep in Rupert’s Land, it was a direct challenge to the HBC. New France’s upstart fur-traders could no longer be...

Forks Forks There are few forks more important in our shared history than the one shown in this photo. Looking southwest, this picture shows the South Saskatchewan river where it meets the North Saskatchewan.The confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers, known locally as ‘The Forks’,...

Close. Very, Very Close Close. Very, Very CloseJune 11, 2022  Imagine my surprise when Bradley Cooper welcomed us to Borden Bridge Campground. Well, it’s hardly a campground. It’s closer to a Hilton than the campgrounds/sites we’ve been frequenting. If you can believe it, there are immaculate, flush...