Driving Across the Great White North

A Canadian friend of mine from my time in Taiwan (yep, I’m lookin’ at you, Rob Junior*), once told me he grew up way far north in Saskatchewan.

How far north?

“Well,” Rob said, “my home town is about a 12 hour drive north of Regina**. Well, actually about eight hours — if you’re going in the winter you can drive across the lakes and that saves you some time.”

Drive across the lakes, I thought?

Since then, I’ve been intrigued by the idea. Curious about the practice? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about ice driving in Canada.

[*Same guy, Rob Junior, formerly lived and taught high school science in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan (2001 pop.: 556), proud home of the world’s largest tomahawk.]

[**Yes, Regina rhymes with what you think it rhymes with.]

By Newley

Hi. I'm Newley Purnell. I cover technology and business for The Wall Street Journal. I use this site to share my stories and often blog about the books I'm reading, tech trends, sports, travel, and our dog Ginger. For updates, get my weekly email newsletter.

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