German Traces

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.

City of Humboldt

The City of Humboldt is named after Baron Alexander von Humboldt, a world famous German scientist and naturalist.

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.

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