Bizarre but Amazing: Gopher Hole Museum

December 26, 2013 , In: Design, Living , With: No Comments

IMGP2345The prairies are full of fascinating and weird museums and monuments.  The Torrington, Alberta Gopher Hole Museum is just one of the amazing attractions that the area has to offer.  If you are ever in my hometown of Lloydminster, I encourage you to visit our local museum which includes a three eyed calf head, and displays of rabbits sitting at a table playing poker.

But, I digress… Torrington..

IMGP2450The reason I know about this little nugget of a museum is because during summer break from my studies at the University of Alberta I worked for Travel Alberta in the Visitor Information Centres located along the borders.  I had the pleasure of learning a lot about Alberta and exploring in depth the south and south western area of the province including Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (rattlesnakes!), Waterton Lakes National Park (gorgeous), and the Crowsnest Pass (undiscovered).  Seriously, Alberta has so much to offer tourist wise and is just so diverse.

But again, I digress…

Let’s let the photos speak for themselves:

IMGP2451Giant horse sized gophers plowing the land…




Look at those gopher curls on her!


I’m not sure if the gopher on the right is  supposed to be a native or a mardi gras participant.


Just kicking’ it old school.


What’s up with those gopher underwear?!


Oh no!  The Alberta Treasury Branch is being held up by a gopher bandit!


Gopher love – 50’s style.

There are so many more amazing gopher montages, but I’ll let you discover them yourself, and if you’re ever heading from Red Deer down to Calgary, make a little detour and check it out ourself!




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Michelle Little

Writer & Photographer

Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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