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Esterhazy | Saskatchewan
Interpretive Potash Centre
A point of interest on the Moose Jaw to Manitoba Driving Tour available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.
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A quick 30 minute jaunt up highway 9 is all that stands between you and the Interpretive Potash Centre, located in Esterhazy, a quaint Saskatchewan town of nearly 3000! The Potash Centre is an interactive showcase that takes visitors on a journey from the early days of Potash mining, through various technological advances right up to present day! The Potash industry in Saskatchewan employs over 6,000 people and generates annual revenues in excess of $2.7 billion dollars!
The Interpretive Potash Centre also displays various rock and mineral formations from the surface of the Earth down to the level of the Potash mine and shows visitors the amazing difference between mining by hand in the early days and the robotic, remote controlled mining of today.
95% of all Potash mined is used for one single thing, any idea what that use might be? Is it,
a) Potato Vodka
b) a component found in Graphite or
The answer is C! Potash’s primary use is in agriculture as a fertilizer and is sold and shipped to many farms right here in Saskatchewan. The other 5% include use in soaps, dyes, glass, drugs and electronics! If you feel like stopping by, be sure to check out the stop description for more information!
Moose Jaw to Manitoba
This POI is featured on the Moose Jaw to Manitoba Audio Driving Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
Multiple topics like history, geography, animals, popular people & things to do!
Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.
Entertaining & Educational
Knowledgeable tour guides point out interesting things as you drive past.
Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia question that adds to the fun.
Tour experience is the same in either direction.
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