THE LOUIS RIEL TRAIL STUDENT TOUR
Winnipeg to Regina
Winnipeg | Saskatoon | Wanuskewin Village | Moose Jaw | Regina
• Eight nights accomodation (triple or quad occ.)
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Private motor coach transportation as per the itinerary
• Full-time tour leader and local tour guides at historic sites
• Tipi camping experience
• Entrance fees as per the itinerary
• Curriculum support materials for selected sites
• Local taxes and service fees
• Transportation to Winnipeg or Saskatoon and out of Regina
• Single (available upon request)
• Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
• Travel insurance (available upon request)
• Personal expenses, e.g. passport fees, meals not mentioned in the itinerary
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Note: If you elect to tour only Saskatchewan, the tour price will be adjusted in your customized quotation. If this is your tour choice, please begin your tour on Day 3.
DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN WINNIPEG (D)
Departure from your city to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
If flying in, you will be met by your tour leader and transferred via air-conditioned coach to check-in at the hotel. Commence a walking tour depending upon arrival time. If you arrive in Winnipeg by bus in the late afternoon, you will be picked up by coach and meet the guide at the hotel to discuss the tour over dinner.
Overnight at Country Inn and Suites or similar (2 nights)
DAY 2 | WINNIPEG (B, D)
Board the bus for an orientation tour of the City of Winnipeg beginning with several Louis Riel memorials in St. Boniface. Some of the highlights will include; Riel’s gravesite at St. Boniface Cemetery; the Riel Statue at St. Boniface College; the Riel Bust at St. Boniface Museum and a chance to take a picture from Esplanade Riel – the magnificent cable stayed footbridge connecting St. Boniface to The Forks.
The Canadian Museum of Human Rights will take you on a journey of education and inspiration unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You will have an opportunity to visit “Riel House” managed by the St. Boniface Historical Society. The house interprets the history of the Riel family and Louis Riel’s life and accomplishments.
The famous “Forks of Winnipeg” are Winnipeg's number one tourist destination. This evening you will either board an historic Paddlewheeler for a cruise up the Red River (weather permitting) or experience the Haunted Winnipeg bus tour.
DAY 3 | WINNIPEG - SASKATOON (B, D)
(If your tour is Saskatchewan only – the tour begins at 3 PM with arrival into Saskatoon)
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout, before departing for Saskatchewan with a stop to visit the Margaret Laurence House in Neepawa, Manitoba. Margaret Laurence, an internationally renowned author was born and raised in Neepawa. The house was built about 1894 and was purchased by the Margaret Laurence Home Committee in 1986 dedicated to the literary career of the “First Lady of Manawaka”.
We will visit the historic Besborough Hotel and walk along the South Saskatchewan boardwalk. You will have a chance to see the famous “Children Playing” sculpture in the park and walk around the Broadway district.
Note: As tomorrow night (day 4) you will be sleeping in Tipis at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. You may want to keep your main bag at the hotel and take just what you need for an overnight trip. We will be returning for to the hotel for another night before heading south to Moose Jaw.
Overnight at Hampton Inn and Suites or University of Saskatchewan dormitory accommodation (1 night)
DAY 4 | SASKATOON - WANUSKEWIN VILLAGE (B, L)
Breakfast at your hotel and checkout (storing main bags if possible), before visiting the Remai Modern Art Gallery for a visit.
We will walk down to the river docks to board the Praire Lily riverboat for a unique “Shipwreck Luncheon Cruise”. We will then have a full luncheon while we cruise along the North Saskatchewan highlighted by the numerous bridges that span the river within the city. After our cruise, we will visit the largest of the four Western Development Museums that offer an extremely realistic experience of a part of Saskatchewan history.
Note: The river cruise is seasonal and dependent upon winter – an alternate activity will be planned.
At the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, you will have an opportunity to explore some of the interpretive centre artifacts before watching a demonstration of dancing and drumming in the visitor centre. We will have dinner with our hosts and then participate in story-telling and evening activities before our “night under the stars”.
Overnight at Wanuskewin Village (1 night)
DAY 5 | WANUSKEWIN VILLAGE - MOOSE JAW (B, D)
After an early breakfast in the Interpretive Centre cafeteria, we will board our bus for a full day visit to Batoche National Historic Park and Fort Carleton Provincial. We will take one of the few remaining river ferries, an iconic structure in the area.
Batoche National Park displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Visitors can also see an award-winning half-hour multi-media show in the Visitor Reception Centre. En route, we will stop at the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre which portrays the history and culture of the Willow Cree, Métis and Pioneer societies.
Fort Carlton Provincial Park takes you back in time to the rugged, adventurous days of the fur trade. You can see, touch and smell artifacts such as buffalo hides, beaver pelts, war clubs, blankets, guns, twist tobacco, birch bark baskets and so much more. Please note that the Fort Carlton Provincial Park has seasonal openings.
Overnightat Hampton Inn and Suites or University of Saskatchewan dormitory accommodation (2 nights)
DAY 6 | MOOSE JAW (B, D)
After breakfast, we board our coach for the drive to Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, stopping for lunch on arrival before joining two tunnel tours.
At the he Chicago Connection and the Passage to Fortune we'll hear the story of Al Capone in Moose Jaw and the experiences of Chinese immigrants who lived beneath the streets under extremely distressing conditions. When we emerge, a chocolate fudge factory awaits!
We will have an opportunity to see the air base where the famous Snowbirds are located and train. With some luck, you may see the famous aerial acrobats in the air! We will check into our hotel and rest before heading for the Hopkins Dining Parlour for dinner. Located in an old mansion, Hopkins Dining Parlour is a heritage site and has outstanding food.
DAY 7 | MOOSE JAW - REGINA (B, D)
This morning we will check out and depart for the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, before joining the Moose Jaw Visitor Centre where we will board an historic trolley owned by the Moose Jaw Trolley Company.
The Moose Jaw Trolley Company builds on the rich history of Moose Jaw through restored electric cable trolleys that were operational from 1911-1932. The perfectly restored interior takes you back in time adding to the historic experience. Next, we’ll tour the Western Development Museum that features a history of transportation with a number of planes, trains and vehicles.
From here, we will head to Regina for the remainder of our tour.
Overnight at Best Western or similar (2 nights)
DAY 8 | REGINA (B, D)
After breakfast, we will board our bus to head to the Saskatchewan Royal Museum in Wascana Park to explore before heading for the Saskatchewan Legislature where we will have a tour of this magnificent building.
Following the tour, we will head downtown to see the site of the courthouse where Louis Riel was tried and sentenced to death. After our walking tour we will board our coach to visit the Saskatchewan Science Centre, a hands-on and interactive experience. Afterwards, we will continue our tour of Waskana Park. Located in the centre of Regina, this park (officially known as Wascana), covers a total area of 2300 acres (930 hectares), making it one of the largest urban parks in North America.
We will next visit the First Nations University of Canada – a unique facility housed on the University of Regina campus featuring the remarkable architecture of Douglas Cardinal. After our visit, we will drive to the RCMP Heritage Centre and national training centre for our RCMP officers.
DAY 9 | REGINA - TO HOME (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the bus station or Regina International Airport for your trip home.
Prices will be quoted in CAD.
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