Miniature Mission

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The old Spirit River Mission still stands on the original town site along the Spirit River.  Built in 1880, this three storey building was a residence, stopping place and shelter for many pioneers.  Now open to the sunshine and the frost, the Mission is still in remarkable condition for a wooden building out on the prairie.

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Looking Up

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Ah, a step back into summer!  Judy’s painting shows the St. Charles Mission at Dunvegan Provincial Park.  You are looking up from the river below, catching a hint of the northern lights in the evening sky as dusk creeps into the giant spruces.  What a welcome sight this small settlement would have been to a weary canoeist or rafting trader.   Things would certainly seem to be looking up.