The Angler's Map of Saskatchewan is a comprehensive map of public lakes and streams for recreational fishing. All information is derived from public resources, particularly the annual Stocked Waters Guide made available by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and the Fort Qu'Appelle Fish Culture Station.Read More
I wonder if I've become normalized to the ingenuity of our group when we're out in the woods... We've built our fair share of useful junk from the bounty of the forest. I may not be the most avid bushcrafter, but some of my friends' skills are reaching Flintstonian proportions.
Nate is one of those friends. He's never had any formal instruction— just good old Canadian know-how. On one rare occasion, when he was too exhausted to be annoyed about being photographed, I captured his process for building one of the most convenient tools on our trips: the tripod.Read More
You've got your backpack, sleeping bag, and tent ready to go. But there's one problem... It's your car, man!
If you're too stubborn to go full weekend-warrior Subaru-owner, your only option is to make due with what you have. So, let's take that four-door grandma car and make sure it's ready for your new rugged lifestyle.Read More
As part of the Manitoba Escarpment, Duck Mountain Provincial Park already benefits from some exaggerated elevation differences between its peaks and the Manitoba lowlands. But the park also contains Baldy Mountain, which officially claims the title of "highest point in the province."
ABOUT BALDY MOUNTAIN
At an elevation of 832 m (2,730 ft), Baldy Mountain presides at 400 m (1,310 ft) above the surrounding lowlands. Like the Duck Mountains themselves, it is shaped entirely by glacial till from the most recent ice age up to 85,000 years ago. These glacial deposits, which can run quite thick in The Ducks, sit on top of a bed of cretaceous shale that is over 70 million years old.
The peak is road accessible, situated north of Dauphin and Grandview, Manitoba. You can drive right up to the lookout tower, but there are also a series of hiking trails that can keep you busy for an hour, an entire afternoon, or a lifetime if you forget your compass.
We don't have frosted peaks or rocky skylines blotting out the sun, but topography does exist on the prairies in the form of valleys, canyons and escarpments. There are several land features that stand in contrast to the flat plains after millions of years of tectonic and glacial activity.
This Prairie Peaks series investigates scenic viewpoints that put the prairies' often dramatic, but understated elevation changes into perspective.
About Brockelbank Hill
Pictured above: the view near the highest point in Saskatchewan's Porcupine Hills, situated close to the Manitoba border. This point is easily accessed by driving along the Woody River Road (980) north of Townsend Lake. What you see is an expanse of the Red Deer River Valley and the lowlands east of the Pasquia Hills. There is a difference of nearly 500m (1,617 ft.) between the peak and the plain below.
Prairie Peaks is an article series documenting noteworthy land features and viewpoints found in the Canadian plains.