On our numerous trips to the USA over the years, we’ve driven past the town of Roche Percee, SK more times than I can count.

Hubs and I had heard and read about the limestone rock formations near there, but had never stopped to take a look.

In order to finally satisfy our curiosity and to see this Provincial Historical Site that’s located so close to where we live, we made the drive out there on Saturday.

Roche Percee was the name given to the area by the Métis people who settled there. It translates to pierced rock.

These rock formations, with their caves and portholes caused by wind and water erosion are unlike anything else in the area.

There’s a bit of climbing involved to view them all, but if one is cautious, it’s doable for anyone with good mobility and balance.

I unintentionally caught this family in the shot, but was happy I did, because it demonstrates the size of some of the rock formations.
Some are even taller
Many photo ops with the various portholes
“Caves” and arches everywhere you look

Once more, I was held in awe of history, of time, and of the power and beauty of nature. Once more, I was made aware of the fact that hubs and I have travelled so much over North America, Central America, and even a bit in South America, but we haven’t yet scratched the surface of our own back yard. We started doing something about that last summer and will be carrying on this year.

“The La Roche Percee Provincial Historic Site features unusual rock formations eroded by wind and water. Once covered with symbolic animal carvings by Indigenous people and later autographs of early European explorers, US Cavalrymen, North West Mounted Police (NWMP) and surveyors. The Short Creek Cairn commemorates the Short Creek Camp of the NWMP during the westward march of 1874”

Tourism Saskatchewan