The Qu'Appelle Valley

Qu'Appelle - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I recently took a tour through Ken Jones' country (the Qu'Appelle Valley) . It's beautiful down there . Unfortunately, I hit an overcast day. Took some pics ; however, not having the photographic professionalism and skills that Ken has, I stuck with point and shoot.

There are a lot of historical sites and buildings in that area. Came across this (right) old church, built in 1892 . Looks like it could use some restoration.


Went to the Motherwell homestead - WOW! When you think of the era that this was built; it was a mansion. William R. Motherwell had a very significant input into the Saskatchewan grain industry.

On the left is the mansion. Anyone that has the opportunity to visit should definitely do so. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go on the premises and inside the "mansion"(left), as it doesn't open to the public until (if I remember correctly - May 17t).





We continued on our tour ; went to Lebret. They have a magnificent old church there. (right)

Across the road there is a little Chapel on the side of a hill. Leading up to the chapel there are crosses representing the 14 Stations of the Cross in the Roman Catholic religion, which portray the events in Christ's passion. (below)

I sincerely feel this area of the province is well worth visiting. Take your camera and go for a tour. It can be done in a "LONG" day. About three hours each way from Tisdale, and about four hours to tour the valley.

Ken Styan

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