Wander Inn Motel

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Esterhazy SK - Heritage Photo

Potash Capital of the World

The Town of Esterhazy, with a population of over 2600, offers much to the family travellers as well as the tradesmen and business people who visit our town. It boasts a healthy commercial and industrial area, a booming downtown section, varied recreational opportunities, and street upon street of quiet, well maintained, lovely homes.

"A National Historic Site"
100 years old in June, 2007

Tours available during summer months. The Flour Mill Park is located on Hwy #22 at the foot of Main St.

Esterhazy SK, Flour Mill The Esterhazy Flour Mill is the only fully-equipped flour mill remaining in Saskatchewan that combines an elevator and a mill.
The banner at top is a view of the museum set at the front of the Flour Mill Park. The Potash Interpretive Centre to the left has the history of potash mining in the area. The fountain to the right is part of the peace and beauty of the park.
The Kaposvar Roman Catholic Church is a National Historic Event. The 10-acre site consists of a field stone church (1907), 10-room rectory (1900) and grotto (1942) Esterhazy SK - Kaposvar Church Esterhazy offers 7 churches--Anglican, Baptist, Full Gospel, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and United Church.
Recreational facilities and opportunities are available in Esterhazy, including a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, birding and nature trails, a heated outdoor swimming pool, snowmobile trails in winter, a movie theatre, and a public library. There are over a dozen eating establishments, most within town.
The downtown area of Esterhazy is packed with shops and services, including 2 banks, 2 pharmacies, 2 large food stores, a liquor store, convenience stores, 2 hotel bars, clothing and jewelry stores, 2 bargain stores, flower shop, hairdressers, taxi service, photography, and much more. Esterhazy offers professional services, including doctors, lawyers, chiropracter, optometrist, dentist, veterinarian, and a 20-bed hospital that provides basic lab services and x-rays.

Esterhazy SK - Potash Mine
For tradespeople, the two Mosaic potash mines (K1 and K2) are within easy commuting distance of the Wander Inn.

Photo taken by Helen Solmes, Photojournalist, © 2007 by The Miner-Journal, and used by permission.

"Mosaic Potash (Esterhazy) officially put into commission its new 50-tonne AC Koepe hoist on May 9. The hoist is the largest of its kind in the world. A 75-foot high addition
to the K2 head frame to house the drum and motor was built beginning in August, 2005. The mine has gradually increased its hoist capacity from 30 tonnes to upwards of 50 tonnes as dictated by market demand and mill capacity. Contractors, company officials,
employees, and retirees were treated to a lunch and tours of the head frame."

(Excerpt: The Miner-Journal - May 14, 2007 - used by permission)

For those who like to drive through a place and see what it looks like, Esterhazians are proud of their town and their homes and maintain them well. In summer, it's a parkland. In winter, it becomes a winter wonderland.

Photo taken by Ernest Kirchman, copyright © 2009, and used by permission.

Banner at the top was taken by Studio Donnica - used by permission.
Photo of the Esterhazy Flour Mill was taken by Bob Nordin and used by permission.
- click on above photos for larger versions.

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