|Rouleau hotel in 2007. Image source|
|Arlington Hotel, Rouleau, c. 1915. Image source|
|In 1994, the Rouleau Hotel was operated by Reid Junek and Joanne Desfosses. From The Buckle of the Grain Belt; Rouleau and District History, 1894-1994|
|Rouleau, c. 1950. From The Buckle of the Grain Belt; Rouleau and District History, 1894-1994|
In the summer of 2003, filming began in Rouleau for the CTV sitcom, Corner Gas. The town of 450 was renamed Dog River, and the Rouleau Hotel became the Dog River Hotel. The exterior was refurbished for filming, and dressing rooms were installed on the upper floors. Corner Gas wrapped up filming the sixth and final episode in September of 2008. The series finale aired on CTV on April 13, 2009.
|The bar at the Dog River Hotel was open for business in April 2007. Image source|
© Joan Champ 2011