Doukhobor Dugout House National Historic Site

In 1899, the Doukhonours came to the prairies in Western Canada. Many Russian Doukhobors fled their homeland and settled in the Blaine Lake area of Saskatchewan. They adapted to the harshness of their environment by digging into the North Saskatchewan River ravine, where they built a dugout house, in the style of houses in the Caucasus. These Dugout style houses were used until 1904 when log houses were built and a village established. This National Historic Site of Canada tells a dramatic, compelling tale of prairie Doukhobor culture.


Box 433
Blaine Lake, SK S0J 0J0

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