For the past few years our “city” visit has been to Saskatoon.
Don’t forget, Kindersley is at least two hours from any notable city. Any way you go! You can ride a horse – which takes longer. And biking for me would be an extended time I would have not time for.
So, when we realized that traversing Saskatoon to get to our favourite spots was restricted by road construction – which would add up to 1/2 hour extra time – we decided to venture to another town.
Medicine Hat was our choice. Just 2 1/2 hours distance, we were assured this would be a quick ride. Little did we know that early in the morning, after an hours drive, we literally saw no one (OK, one!) until we arrived in Medicine Hat. There were no towns to slow down for of any note, and the road was fairly well straight (as straight as prairie roads can be).
We left at 7:30 and arrived home at 8:00 in the evening. No stress driving – all our shopping was in one area of town and there was no provincial sales tax. In all, we travelled a few extra miles but saved on gas money (gas is cheaper in Alberta). We saw new sights and came home ready for the next day.