There are many places in Canada that have a German connection. The Goethe Institut Canada has come up with an app to view these sites across Canada. Once downloaded, you can explore what German connections there are from the east coast to the west! To go directly to the traces of Germany in Saskatchewan to read about the Egg Money Sculpture, the Cathedral of the Holy Family or the “first family of Saskatoon”, click here.
The Imhoff Gallery and Museum – Berthold von Imhoff
Imhoff Museum is a Municipal Heritage Property, as well as designated in 2005 a Provincial Heritage Property. To visit the gallery’s website, click here.
Mennonite Heritage Village
The Mennonite Heritage Village was founded in 1992 to establish a historical Mennonite Village depicting the life and times of early settlers in the Swift Current area, and to develop appreciation for the contributions made to this country by Mennonite immigrants. To view the village’s website, click here.
Eaton Memorial: Monument “Fortitude”, Plaque & Reflective Garden at the Saskatchewan Railway Museum by Saskatoon
The site of the Saskatchewan Railway Museum, was formerly known as Eaton and was the location of an Internment Camp in 1919 where sixty-five persons of Ukrainian and German origin were detained as ‘enemy aliens’ and later deported. To view the Saskatchewan Railway Museum’s website, click here.
Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre
The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre offers the permanent exhibit Berthold Von Imhoff Art Gallery which houses over 250 oil paintings by the artist.
St Peter’s Abbey, Muenster
The oldest Benedictine monastery in Canada, founded in 1903. Established parishes served their congregations – many of them German-speaking immigrants, in the German language. To read more, click here.
St. Joseph’s Colony Heritage Site, South Qu’Appelle
In 1886, German Catholics fleeing religious persecution in Russia emigrated to Canada and formed a settlement they named St. Joseph’s Colony.
Further sites featured by Tourism Saskatchewan Canada:
- Count von Imhoff Commemorative Statue, St. Walburg. A life-size bronze statue of the world-renowned artist.
- Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Paradise Hill.This church was decorated by Berthold Von Imhoff in 1929.
- Rosary Church & Shrine, Reward.The shrine displays the artistry of Bertholf von Imhoff.
- Blumenfeld Church & Grotto, Prelate. The heritage value of Blumenfeld Church lies in its association with the Prelate district’s German-Russian pioneers, the architecture and the cemetery’s wrought iron crosses.