I am trying to organise a surprise trip to Regina for my husband. It appears to be off the beaten track as far as tours are concerned ,o I aim to do it myself.
His father was one of three men from the north of England who sailed over to Canada from Liverpool on the MS Montcalm in the 1920’s. They went in response to a plea from the Canadian government for experienced farmers to go there to open up the prairies. He was sent to a farm one hour north of Regina and his nearest neighbour was a day away. My husband has always wanted to visit the area where his father spent so much time.
I realise that there is no chance of finding the exact location, but it would be great to be able to tour the area to get a flavour of what his father saw all those years ago.
My plan is to fly to Calgary then go to Regina and work our way north and around, coming back to Calgary via Jasper and Banff. We will finish the trip with a few days at the Stampede in July.
Does anyone have any suggestions of where to stay just north of Regina, preferably on a farm/ranch? Does this sound like a feasible trip in two weeks? I was thinking of staying 3-4 days in this area and we’ll be hiring a car.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.