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Fall Colours of the Qu’Appelle Valley - Roundtrip from Winnipeg or Portage La Prairie

Roundtrip from Winnipeg or Portage La Prairie MB
4 days - 3 nights group tour
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
*** SOLD OUT LAST YEAR -RECOMMEND YOU BOOK EARLY ***

Rail Travel Tours can take you to view the fantastic scenery and the fall colours of the rugged and picturesque region of Western Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan on a tour offered no where else. Travel on VIA's CANADIAN, comfortably past the prairie valleys and rolling hills while enjoying the views from the trains dome car. The train actually travels through part of the Qu'Appelle Valley where the Qu'Appelle River empties into the Assiniboine River for some great views only seen from the train  After the first day on the train arrive in the community that is referred to as Saskatchewan’s “Smallest City” of Melville, to use as the town as our hub, which is located just north of the Valley, for a few days to travel to and enjoy the fall colours of the Qu’Appelle Valley on 2 separate days, and attractions in the communities of Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy and more before returning to Winnipeg by rail after a memorable tour that  combines some great scenery and rich history.

DAY 1 – THURSDAY
Morning meet and greet at Winnipeg's Union Station and tour of the Winnipeg Railway Museum before departing on VIA's westbound CANADIAN.  A short time after departing Winnipeg stop and welcome aboard further guests from Portage la Prairie.  Travel through Western Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan enjoying the views of the prairies fall harvest and the untouched scenery near Firdale that was once the shoreline of the glacial lake Agassiz.  Get your camera ready for the 35 mile stretch where the tracks travel past the winding Assiniboine Valley, part of the Qu’Appelle Valley system, and the great views from the impressive Uno Trestle.  Arrive in Melville to enjoy a welcome dinner and presentation and overnight here.

DAY 2 – FRIDAY
The following morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the group will enjoy a full day tour by bus of the fall colours of the western portion of the Qu’Appelle Valley.  While enjoying the views of the fall colours the group will also enjoy a planned  visit to the Saskatchewan Fish Culture Station that is responsible for stocking all the lakes in the province with a variety of species and their staff will guide us through the entire facility located on the side of the valley.  There will also be a visit to the historic community of Fort Qu’Appelle and a visit to the Sacred Heart Church in Lebret located along the shore of Mission Lake.  After enjoying the scenery of the valley the group will return Melville to visit the Railway Museum and the Melville Millionaires Hockey Museum and free time before you again overnight in Melville.  

DAY 3 – SATURDAY
Start the day with breakfast and a visit to the enjoy the large Melville Heritage Museum before traveling to the eastern part of the province. Our bus then travels to Esterhazy Saskatchewan where we have reservations made at the town golf course that overlooks the first tee on the edge of a ravine and Kapasvor Creek. Then after lunch, with retired miners, they group will tour the Potash Interpretive Centre and  also tour the Heritage Flour Mill here in Esterhazy Saskatchewan before viewing the National Historic Site Kapasvar Church where a little piece of Hungary has been transplanted to the Canadian prairies. We then travel thought the rarely seen eastern area of the QuAppelle Valley past the community of Cowessess and Crooked Lake Provincial Park to enjoy the fall colours of this area  This evening there will be a special last night of the tour supper included at one of Melville’s most popular restaurants as this will be the final night in Melville but get your rest as there will be more touring tomorrow.  

DAY 4 – SUNDAY
Again awake to enjoy breakfast and saving one of the most unique attractions for the group to visit on the last day of our tour we plan to tour the grand Melville Town Hall and Opera House.  Built in 1912 the building, with impressive dome, features offices council chambers, Romanesque windows and a grand auditorium once the site of luxurious balls and is still used for cultural events.   After saying goodbye to the friendly folks and hospitality of Melville we will return to the rails and board the eastbound CANADIAN to enjoy the views from the dome car and dinner on the train before returning back to Manitoba and Portage La Prairie or Winnipeg refreshed and rejuvenated.

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, tickets, well located hotels, a variety of attractions, sights and activities, maps, travel info and more.  Our detailed final itinerary has hints and suggestions for the benefit of your trip that we have learned over the years in our experience and listening to our customers.  We look forward to sharing our passion for Canada by rail when you travel with us…

Pricing Details – Fall Colours of the Qu’Appelle Valley
Roundtrip from Winnipeg, Manitoba

Per person double occupancy: $975
Per person single occupancy: $1,095

        

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•    A $250.00 per person deposit is required to hold space and can be processed with Visa MasterCard
•    Balance of tour cost to be paid on August 07,2017
•    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.
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