The 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..
The 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:
Giant 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!