So, as you may have read in my previous post, we went on a road trip this past weekend. The reason for the road trip was to get out of town since it was a long weekend. The specific destination of our trip was “Dog River” (aka Rouleau) to see Corner Gas.
For those who haven’t seen it (not sure if it is show all around the world) Corner Gas is a Canadian tv show that was based in the town of Dog River, Saskatchewan. Created by Brent Butt, an awesome Canadian comedian, it is a parody of small town prairie life. It is hilarious! It’s also over, but rerun a lot. The set from Corner Gas, which was a roadside gas station attached to a diner called The Ruby, is still standing at the edge of Rouleau, the town where they filmed the show.
Also, Rouleau’s main street was a big filming spot. The Hotel still says Dog River and the Police Station has been turned into I believe a cafe and souvenir shop (it was closed when we were there, good reason to go back!). It was a very neat experience. I must admit, Corner Gas and the Ruby were a little bit disappointing. They’ve taken all the signs down so nothing actually says “Corner Gas” or “The Ruby”. They’ve also boarded up the windows and replaced the gas pumps with painted wood boxes. But it was a very cool experience.
I imagine we’ll go back in the summer. The ‘surveillance bush’ was non-existent, I think because of it being winter and all the grass being dead. I need to watch some episodes and pay attention to what it actually looked like. I was very excited to see that it was marked on the visitor map on the Rouleau website.
Have you ever visited somewhere because it was in a movie or tv show?