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Winnipeg Railway Museum - Canada Day Weekend Rail Tour
SATURDAY JULY 1, – MONDAY JULY 3, 2017
ROUNDTRIP from either Winnipeg or Portage La Prairie, Manitoba 3 days and 2 nights group circle tour to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.
*** FUNDRAISING TOUR SUPPORTING THE WINNIPEG RAILWAY MUSEUM ***
Rail Travel Tours invites you to join us by celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation on a 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 circle tour includes travel on VIA Rail's CANADIAN from Winnipeg to Melville, Saskatchewan during daylight (on the route that features travel past the QuAppelle valley and stunning Uno Trestle crossing) to overnight here. 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, 1 night stay in Yorkton, SK (in a hotel with a pool and waterslide!) meals and more before returning to Winnipeg travelling on VIA Rail between Canora, SK s Canadian and back to Winnipeg by train to end a memorable tour.
DAY 1 –SATURDAY JULY 1, 2017
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 Canada Day and enjoy the scenery through the windows from our seats in the coach or from the observation area 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. The group will enjoy dinner on the train before we arrive in Melville to enjoy a planned welcome presentation and overnight here.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY JULY 2, 2017
The following morning enjoy a breakfast at the hotel before a full day by boarding our chartered bus to take us to the Yorkton Western Development Museum (and its considerable collection of steam tractors) followed by a visit to the National Doukhobor Heritage Village in Veregrin, SK for a guided tour of the heritage buildings located here and lunch. Next we will travel to Canora SK to visit the historic and ornate Ukrainian Orthodox Church for a welcome to our group. The afternoon will include visits to ride a privately owned narrow guage 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.
DAY 3– MONDAY JULY 3, 2017
This morning breakfast will be enjoyed at our hotel before we transfer by bus north the short distance back to Canora to board the train from Churchill that will take us back to Winnipeg. The route back will feature views of some scenic areas that are the rolling hills and headwaters for the Assiniboine River and views of Riding Mountain National Park. There will be a planned visit to the Dauphin Railway Museum and the opportunity to enjoy lunch on the train before the scheduled late afternoon 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 150th Anniversary of Confederation Tour
Per Person Double: $745.00
Per Person Single: $845.00
CONTACT US for rates for CN pass holders and Children (2-11) & Youth Rates (12-18).
To RESERVE call us locally at 897-9551 or call toll free 1-866-704-3528
* A $100.00 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, 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.