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THIRD LEG - FORT SAKSATCHEWAN, ALBERTA

DESTINATION

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta was founded in 1875 and established by the North West Mounted Police. The city is one of Alberta’s oldest Euro-Canadian communities originally inhabited by French pioneers. The construction of the Canadian Northern Railway lead to an increase in Fort Saskatchewan’s population and resulted in the introduction of farming enterprises and petrochemical industries. Today, Fort Saskatchewan is known for its intricate river valley park and trail system but also for the famous flock in Finnsheep that graze in Peter T. Ream Historic Park during the summer. Remnants of the original railway can be found in Legacy Park, home to the old station, and Chabot Park, where the piers of the original railway bridge are still standing.

Picnics are ideal at West River’s Edge which is located at:

West River’s Edge

(Approximate Address)

1875 River Valley Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada   T8L 2C5

Exploring Legacy Park and Peter T. Ream Historic Park is possible by parking at the train station:

Canadian Northern Station

10030 99 Avenue

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada   T8L 2T1

Information courtesy City of Fort Saskatchewan (2018), Heritage Resource Management Information System – Government of Alberta (2013) and The Canadian Encyclopedia (2018)

RACE

The third leg of race began at West River’s Edge where teams had to search for their next clue near the Big Piece of the Puzzle; a monument dedicated to the skilled trades people that call Fort Saskatchewan home. Contestants also had to take a selfie with the North Saskatchewan River in the background while here. Teams then raced to Peter T. Ream Historic Park where Team Gold Star Nurses was the first to arrive and count the wandering forty-seven (47) Finnsheep as part of a Road Block challenge. Before checking in at the Pit Stop, teams also completed a Detour challenge where they had to decode a message provided in Morse Code or have their time zone skills tested. Team Trendy and Unnecessary used their Express Pass for this challenge, which they randomly received in a clue envelope earlier in the race. The Pit Stop for this leg of the race was in Legacy Park.

To count the sheep yourself, and try the other challenges associated with this leg of the race, see the clue cards below.

"Big Piece of the Puzzle" at West River's Edge"Big Piece of the Puzzle" at West River's Edge


Road Block - Team Fire and Ice Counting the Sheep!Road Block - Team Fire and Ice Counting the Sheep!

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