With Ford Canada lending us a 2015 Ford Focus and then sending us on a trip for a weekend, we went to Ogema, Saskatchewan where we took the Southern Prairie Railway for a trip to Horizon, Saskatchewan.
It is a tourist railway and we were taken in a refurbished Pullman passenger car an hour down the track where we explored the Federal Grain Elevator. Then it was back to Ogema where we headed back to Saskatoon.
The trip down to Ogema was fantastic and if I was in the area, I’d do it again. The boys and I had a great time learning about the history of the area, the train we were on, and the changes in southern Saskatchewan (which is now strangely empty since the advent of industrial farming).
The elevator was another great experience. I had never been in one and may never be in one again. Learning about how it worked and was constructed was a lot of fun.
If you are in the area and have some time on a weekend for a great adventure, make sure you check out the Southern Prairie Railway. It’s worth the time and money to step back in history and see Saskatchewan from a different perspective.