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Canada Day Weekend Rail Tour - June 30 to July 3, 2018


ROUNDTRIP from either Winnipeg or Portage La Prairie, Manitoba 4 days and 3 nights tour to celebrate Canada`s heritage

Rail Travel Tours invites you to join us for the an extended Canada Day weekend rail tour (fittingly as railways were so instrumental with the formation of Canada) with planned day trips by train and bus, hotels, meals, visit to attractions and more. This roundtrip tour includes travel on VIA Rail's CANADIAN between Winnipeg, Manitoba to Melville, Saskatchewan scheduled during daylight (on the route that features travel past the Qu`Appelle valley and stunning Uno Trestle crossing) and overnight here. Those on the tour will also learn firsthand about the heritage of the Canadian Prairies by visiting the National Doukhobor Heritage Village, and the Canora Station House Museum. Also the tour includes a visit to  Canada’s only Toy & Autograph Museum, the Yorkton Western Development Museum, 2 night stay in Yorkton, SK (in a hotel with a pool and waterslide!) meals and more before departing Melville on VIA Rails`s Canadian to return to Winnipeg for the end this tour offered no where else. 

Morning meet and greet at Winnipeg's Union Station and tour of the Winnipeg Railway Museum and enjoy lunch here  before boarding and appropriately travelling on VIA Rail's CANADIAN on the Canada Day weekend to enjoy the scenery through the windows from our seats in the coach or from the observation areas in the dome car.  A short time after departing Winnipeg at mid –day possibly welcome aboard further guests boarding at Portage la Prairie.  From here the route of this train travels west through the prairies and Qu'Appelle Valley.  After we arrive in Melville we will walk to our nearby hotel and have dinner in their restaurant before a planned welcome reception and free time to explore the downtown area and overnight here.

DAY 2 – SUNDAY JULY 1, 2018
The following morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding our chartered bus to take us to the nearby PARKS CANADA Motherwell Farm National Historic Site to tour this historic home (owned by early CDN agricultural Minster W. R. Motherwell) and take in the Canada Day events they have planned for the site on this operating heritage farm.  After our visit we will transfer 
to the Yorkton Western Development Museum (and its considerable collection of steam tractors) to see their displays on the settling of the prairies.  We will also enjoy their Canada Day events including novelty booths, rides, live entertainment and more.  After our extended visit here we will transfer to our nearby hotel to check in followed by free time to explore Yorkton,  Perhaps a visit to the nearby Painted Hand Casino or to enjoy the Canada Day fireworks.  Overnight Yorkton

DAY 3 - MONDAY JULY 2, 2018

This morning we will enjoy breakfast at our hotel before visiting St Mary`s Church in Yorkton with its distinct painted ceiling.  Following this we will travel NW to Kamsack for lunch followed by a visit to their Powerhouse Museum.  This will then be followed by a visit to the National Doukhobor Heritage Village in Veregrin, SK for a guided tour of the heritage buildings located here.  Next we will travel to Canora SK (named after the first two letters of the Canadian Northern Railway) and Stationhouse Museum..  The afternoon will include visits to ride a privately owned narrow gauge train as well as the town’s Ukrainian Museum and Canada's only Toy & Autograph Museum followed by some free time to explore the town and have dinner at a popular Chinese restaurant in Canora.  After dinner we will transfer to our hotel in Yorkton and overnight here.

This morning breakfast will be enjoyed at our hotel before we transfer by bus south the short distance back to Melville. Once here we will visit their still working heritage City Hall with council chambers a upper floor opera house.  This will be followed by a visit to the Melville Heritage Museum with its well laid out themed display rooms.  We plan to enjoy some light lunch here before transferring to the Melville train station to await and climb a
board the train that started in Vancouver that will take us back to Winnipeg.  The route back will again feature some scenic views of the Qu`Appelle and or Assiniboine River Valleys and the opportunity to enjoy dinner on the train before the scheduled evening return to Winnipeg's Union Station. 


Let our knowledge of Canada’s world renowned rail journey work for you.  Those who reserve with us receive an industry leading detailed travel information kit with route guides, special guest speakers, a variety of attractions, sights and activities, maps, travel info and more.  We look forward to sharing our passion for Canada by rail when you travel with us…

Pricing Details - Canada Day Weekend Tour
Per Person Double:    $895.00
Per Person Single:       $1,195.00

CONTACT US for rates for CN pass holders and rates for added Children (2-11) & Youth (12-18) joining the tour. 

To RESERVE call us locally at 897-9551 or call toll free 1-866-704-3528

    * A $250.00 per person deposit is required to hold space and can be processed with Visa or MasterCard
    * Balance of tour cost to be paid on May 15, 2018* Early Bookings receive priority
    * Price above is shown in Canadian Dollars prior to the Canadian Federals 5% sales tax called the GST.
    * Additional pre-tour and post tour hotel stays in Winnipeg can be included.
    * Not be responsible for late bookings if train or hotel space is sold out, highly recommend reserving early guaranteeing your travel dates.
    * Complete itineraries and travel information kit will not be sent in advance of final payment.