Rundle's Mission Pigeon Lake Alberta Canada

Located on the northwest shores of Pigeon Lake in Alberta, Rundle's Mission is both a provincial historic site and a national monument. It is named after Reverend Robert Rundle a British Wesleyan Methodist missionary that worked for the Hudson's...
Located on the northwest shores of Pigeon Lake in Alberta, Rundle's Mission is both a provincial historic site and a national monument. It is named after Reverend Robert Rundle a British Wesleyan Methodist missionary that worked for the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). In 1847, he received approval to build his mission overlooking Pigeon Lake. He met with and became friends with the First Nations (Plains Cree and Stoney Nakoda) people that travelled and gathered in the area. He learned their languages and customs. He is recognized by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada for introducing agriculture to the area. He returned to England in 1848 due to an injury and left the mission to his friend, Benjamin Sinclair a Metis man from New Norway and Methodist missionary.

Fun fact: Banff's famous Rundle Mountain is named after Reverend Robert Rundle.

Today Rundle's Mission is still a gathering place with events and programs, nature trails and group accommodations.
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13 May 2023 at   Physical-47436 RR # 15 Lakeshore Drive Mailing-Box 12 Site 8 RR # 1, Thorsby, AB T0C 2P0, Canada
Rundle's Mission is a retreat and event hosting destination on the shores of Pigeon Lake. It is a favourite location for weddings and family reunions.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
Rev. Robert Rundel chose this site to build a permanent mission. Life was tough in 1847 as periodic food shortages were common. Rundel picked this location for its year round artisanal well, a lake full of fish and land suitable for introducing...
Rev. Robert Rundel chose this site to build a permanent mission. Life was tough in 1847 as periodic food shortages were common. Rundel picked this location for its year round artisanal well, a lake full of fish and land suitable for introducing agriculture to the area.
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13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
I have always enjoyed visiting Rundle's Mission and attending community events here during the summer. It is a special place for people that reside, visit and have vacation cottages on the lake.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
This tiny church was built in 1912 to serve the community. It is open to the public to visit. Inside there are just 4 pews and a small organ. It can hold up to 35 people.

The Tipi is dedicated to Chief Maskipeton (Broken Arm) and his People. He...
This tiny church was built in 1912 to serve the community. It is open to the public to visit. Inside there are just 4 pews and a small organ. It can hold up to 35 people.

The Tipi is dedicated to Chief Maskipeton (Broken Arm) and his People. He was a Cree leader, warrior, Christian, a peacemaker, and a martyr. Now school children attend programs here to learn about Chief Maskipton and his people.
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13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
The Lakeshore Lookout is a newer addition to Rundle's Mission. The gazebo is a nice spot to sit and watch people playing on the water, the birds or just to rest and enjoy nature.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
This a beautiful viewpoint and cozy picnic sport located on the shores of Pigeon Lake next to Rundle's Mission's Lakeshore Lookout Gazebo.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
Rundle's Mission was recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1965 for the role the mission played in introducing agriculture to the area.

13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
Rev. Robert Rundel planted the first garden on the site with the help of a Cree lady named Susette Witaskimakan. Together they planted beans as the first crop.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
The 89 hectare nature conservancy has approximately 8km of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and groomed cross-country skiing. Wildlife such as deer and moose are common here.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
Built in the 1920's this is a nondenominational cemetery that is open to the community. It is a very peaceful and serene resting place for those who loved Pigeon Lake.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
The Beach House is one of the accommodation options available at Rundle's Mission. It has 5 bedrooms, one of which is accessible. The common spaces include a dining room, living room and kitchen.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
The Country Cottage has five bedrooms each with its own full bath. One of the rooms is accessible. The common area in the centre of the cottage has a dining room, living room and kitchen. The cottage also has a BBQ and fire pit.
13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
The Memorial Lodge was built by master craftsman Hobart Dowler in 1957. This rustic log building has two stone fireplaces and a large deck overlooking Pigeon Lake. It can be booked for weddings and events for up to 100 people. The Lodge also has...
The Memorial Lodge was built by master craftsman Hobart Dowler in 1957. This rustic log building has two stone fireplaces and a large deck overlooking Pigeon Lake. It can be booked for weddings and events for up to 100 people. The Lodge also has group accommodations for 24 guests.
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13 May 2023 ·   11 months ago taken in   Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada
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