The small village of Verigin is NE of the city of Yorkton, between the towns of Canora and Kamsack on Hwy 5. The National Doukhobor Heritage Village is located here on the outskirts of the village. The heritage village was officially opened on June 29, 1980, the day that the Doukhobors celebrate annually as Peter's Day, a day that commemorates the burning of arms which led to the Doukhobor emigration from Russia to Canada seeking land and religious freedom.

A brief history: The Doukhobors, a small sect of Russian pacifist ... (more)