Relive the Doukhobor Past
Experience the grit of our Doukhobor pioneers when 'Survivor' was not a game
Tours in 2016 will be conducted on Saturdays only on July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
In 1899, the sweep of a religious ideal came to the wide prairies of western Canada.
Russian Doukhobors fled their homeland and settled in the Blaine Lake area of Saskatchewan, Canada.
They adapted to the harshness of their environment by digging into the North Saskatchewan River ravine, where they built a dugout house, in the style of houses in the Caucasus.
Used until 1904 when log houses were built and a village established nearby, it remains a witness to the tenacity of our settlers. It tells a dramatic, compelling tale from the heart of prairie Doukhobor culture. This historic site was chosen for scholarly study, as a unique combination of built heritage and natural history.
Watch the video at right about the 2015 theme day.
Left: National Historic Site designation program. Click for more information.
Right: Photo of Doukhobor settlers at Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan Archives Board S-B9563