Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE IETHBRIDOE HERAID Frldoy, October 1J, 1971 Feasts for mind and eye along Yellowhead route EDITOR'S NOTE This Is .he second part of a descrip- tive story on (lie Yellowhrad route from Portage La Prai- rie, Manitoba to Prince Hll- pcrt, B.C. By ALAN D. I1ASSEL Was the city of Saskatoon named for the berry or the berry for the city? A local :a- dio station promotes an annual Saskatoon Berry Festival, and gourmets will love the thirty- odd different recipes passed out by the local chamber of commerce. North and west through Langden, Borden, Radisson, and Fielding then on into the Battlefords just more than 80 miles northwest of Sas- vcnating i t s community hall. katoon, arid in some ways the j with "The only floating floor between Saskatoon and Edmon- ton" would you believe trac- tor Yellowhead fan-attic and Big Bear. The last Indian battle on Canadian soil look- place nearby in 1JJ85, and it all comes to life in this fantastic setting. The Battlefords (the old village of Battleford and the newer, larger city of North Battleford) are the gateway to the great bird hunting area to the south and the best fishing and big game areas in central Saskatchewan just to the north. The highway is excellent ri'Jnl through the Battlefords, and on through Paynton (don't miss John Petty's collection of anti- que Maidstonc (busily restoring the Silo Bap- tist church, believed to be the only negro Baptist church on the Marshall (reju- bithplace of the Canadian prairies as we know them to- day. The fabulous North Battle- ford National Historic Park wants a few hours of any traveller's time. The only one of the four original forts estab- lished by the Northwest Mount- ed Police in the 1800s still re- maining in its original form, this museum with its guided tours and illustrated exhibits Will provide any family with a short and unforgettable course in prairie history. You'll see ac- tual photos of Louis Kiel in irons, of Chief Poundmaker H. L. Rogerson has moved bis service station lock, stock and barrel on to the new Yellow- head highway, and is busy in- stalling camping and trailer hookups in anticipation of heavy tourist traffic. HALF AND HALF How do you administer a city that is half in Saskatchewan and half in Alberta? About fO miles west of the Battlefords is Lloyd minster, whose main street, Meridian Avenue, is the dividing line between the two Prague lias brewed beer as far back as llth century PRAGUE Whether you say "na "to your or the chances are that in Prague you'll do as most of the peo- ple of Prague do and make your toast over a glass of Pilsener Urquell beer. Beer has been brewed in Prague as far back as the llth century. The right to brew was one of the im- portant privileges in the city as early as the Middle Ages and the Prazane made full use of it, establishing brew- eries whever they could. Of the old breweries, only U Fleku, which dates back to the 15th century, brews beer today. U Fleku beer can only be consumed on the prem- ises, however. Another favor- ite, U Tomase in Lesser Town, dales back to the 14th century and provides beer on tap. The U Tomase and U Fleku were meeting places for Czech writers, painters and other artists for whom the special atmosphere and the company of their friends served as a source of inspira- tion. JAMAICA 2 Weeks From 5 Departure: Commencing 20th Dec. 1971 Non-Stop Flight by Air Canada Calgary to Montego Bay HAWAII 14 Departures 359.00 US VEGAS 6 Departures 174.00 SPAIN CANARY ISLANDS 636.00 Guaranteed Weekly Departures 3 Weeks From............. FARMERS AND RANCHERS TOUR TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 1625.00 3 Departures C.N.R. ROYAL WINTER FAIR TOUR From 369.00 Includes Sightseeing and NHt Game in Toronto, teaves Nov. 10th, 1971 NEW LOW "APEX" FARES TO EUROPE OR BRITAIN S253 ROUND TRIP (Subject to Gov'l. Approval) BOOK NOW Children Under 12 Hall Fare Can Be Financed Recognized Credit Cards Accepted No Club Membership Required Travel via Scheduled Airline Definite Date of Departure Ticket Validity 22 to 45 Dayi Effective 1st February, 1972 CHECK YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION THEN CALL THE FRIENDLY EFFICIENT STAFF AT A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S., lelhbridgs Phono 328-7921 or 328-1771 Office Open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to S p.m. Parking at Rear of Building provinces. Lloydminster is one ol tire few cities in western Canada that has its own char- ter, amended only by identical orders in council of both pro- vincial governments. Sec the BaiT Colony museunr, and the unbelievable wildlife display of more than exhibits. The west bound traveller will spot his first oil and gas wells just before Lloydminster the first commercial gas well in Sas- katchewan was developed there in the 1930s. Lloydminster aJso claims to have the best asphalt- ing crude oil in North America. "I've compiled a chart show- ing the number of visitors from various areas calling at our Chamber office each says Betty Helm, bright young secretary-manager of the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce, "and it shows more than a 25 per cent increase last year. I put it all down to the Lloydminster has camping facilities, with trailer hookups, golfing, supervised swimming, and even jalopy racing every night. West from Lloydminster into Alberta, the road is first-class for miles, then you encounter the only prolonged piece of nar- row road, with skimpy shoul- ders, on the whole route. Con- struction is well advanced on t h e gorgeous new highway right along side. You will tlnrough Kitscoty, near lovely Lynn Forest beach, Vermilion, with an excellent provincial park and camping spot on the edge of town, and Vegreville. H edge of town, and Vegreville. If Dad didn't take time to detour into western Saskatchewan's great fishing lakes, let Hie youngsters try their luck in the freshly stocked fish pond with nearby camp sites just east of town on Yellowhead 16. Between Islay and Vermilion, Alberta, you get a taste of the excellent" new highway, then bsck on the older, but adequate road. West of Vermilion you're back on the new section straight flat, paved shoulders and 20 miles or so east of Edmonton it becomes first- class divided highway. Mileage, Lloyriminster to Edmonton, 156. Ask about Al Oeming's Alber- ta Game Farm a fantastic wildlife refuge where animals fvcm around the world roam free and the people are con- j tfiined by fences! BIRTHPLACE OF A DREAM Edmonton far the largest city on the Yellowhead (at birthplace of the Yellow- head dream, the Yellowhead Association, and the Yellow head fact; the only provincial capital along the route. See: Legislative buildings, provin- cial museum, University, Cen- tennial Library, the new repli- ca of old Fort visit Leduc and Devon, where the post-war oil boom began. There are camping and trailer facilities at Rainbow Valley; and excellent private spot at Glowing Embers on Yellow- head No. 16 west of town. Less than a decade old, but nudging Vancouver's P.N.E. and Calgary's Stampede for the title of western Canada's pre- mier Exhibition is Edmonton's Klondike Days world-class entertainment, a great parade, melodrama and the biggest casino north of Nevada! It's 85 miles west to Edson gaze out over ths open-pit coal mine south of town, dis- gorging mountains of coal for blast-furnaces in Japan. Lions Park cast of town has tourist and camping facilities. Ilinton is 53 miles booming town of people and one pulp mill (two-hour tours for visitors in Excellent public and private camping and trailer facilities. Twenty-six miles south is another big open-pit mine at Luscar; 90 miles north is the famous Porcupine mine at Grand Cache: the same side- road offers access to Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park anil some of Alberta's best hunting and fishing country. About 20 miles teyond Hin- ton you enter Jasper National Park, and in 30 miles more, the town of Jasper Tliis valley, carved by the Athabasca River [towing east and the Fraser flowing west, is broad, flat and low compared to other Rocky Mountain pass- es making it great for trailers, campers and for mo- torists who like to leave moun- tain-climbing to Hillary. Yet, paradoxically, it provides su- perb views of some very high mountains including the Ca- nadian Rockies' highest, Ml. Tiobson, which towers over tire Yellowhead highway across the border in B.C. Jasper is too much; suffice to list a few must-sees; the Sky- trair: up Whistlers Mountain, the Columbia Icefields (by gi- ant Mnlignc Lake, Mlctlc 11 o t s p r i n g Malignc Canyon, Pyramid Lake and Picnic Island on and on they go, but on we must go for some of the best lies ahead. (To Be Concluded) ALONG THE YELIOWHEAD ROUTE Pretty girls, sandy shores and a lake that pro- vides good swimming and boating-lhat's Jackfish Lake, Sask. along the Yellowhead Highway. by Alan D. Hassell Lower group fares offered by CP Air early in 1972 VANCOUVER In a bid to stimulate tourist travel across the Pacific, CP Air will intro- duce early next year special group and inclusive tour fares with savings up to com- pared with tire regular eco- nomy fare, the airline has an- nounced. Biggest reduction will apply to a group of 70 passengers who will be able to fly from Calgary or Edmonton to Tokyo and return for compared with the individual economy fare of These fares will be effective February 1, 1972, subject to government approv- al. For smaller groups of 15 and 10 passengers, the savings on this route will amount to The group inclusive fares, ef- fective January 1, 1972 will be: For 15 in peak season (July- October) and for 10 in ba- sic season (Nov.-June) ?529. On the South Pacific passen- gers travelling in a group of 25 to Sydney, Australia return will save over the normal eco- nomy fare from Calgary, from Edmonton. Effective on April 1, 1972, Hie price of this travel will be compared with the present economy fare of from Calgary. and Edmonton) The airline also will offer a group inclusive tour fare for 15 passengers at tile same fare of per passenger Calgary- Sydney return, Edmonton- Sydney return. Homecoming car winner The winner of the Saskatche- wan Homecoming '71 car award, sponsored by the Sask- atchewan Council for Crippled Children and Adults is Mrs. D. Obenioch of Kegina. The fund raising project was sponsored by the council to raise finances for their Equip- ment Fund and all proceeds from the award will be turned over to this fund. f OR THE BIST IN QUALITY Motor Coach Tours OF EUROPE COLOURED BROCHURES AND RESERVATIONS FROM YOUR TRAVEL AGENT Now. Collect Minerals of Canada Free from Gulf And discover the world you live in. "When man first walked this earth, he was fascinated by the rocks and gems that surrounded him; and he used them to make his first primitive tools, weapons and even jewelry. Centuries later, he turned to these minerals again for the stories they had to tell about the nature and origin of his earth. Today, he's seeking to discover the origin of the moon and the universe from moon rocks. 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