The votes have been tallied and Canada’s Greatest Western Town Contest has reached a fitting end (see the entire bracket of towns here), with Old Cowtown . . aka. . . Maple Creek, Saskatchewan the final winner!
As it happens Wee and I passed through Maple Creek just a few weeks ago.
I love that place. Rifts of country and cowboy woven throughout its streets.
Admittedly, some on the corny side.
Others fun. All pose-able.
We studied some historic black and whites.
Bought an old-time country cookbook with recipes like salted beef and jelly rolls. My mom had these identical cookie cutters. I loved seeing that.
Sat street side. . . .
And visited with passer-bys in the heat of the afternoon. All of whom were so friendly!
Congratulations, Maple Creek, well deserved!
But especially thank-you to everyone who participated. This contest shone a light on so many remarkable western corners of our country, we look forward to covering as many as we can manage in future issues of Western Horse Review.