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5 DAY SASKATOON & THE HEART OF CANADA IN WINTERTIME

CODE
5DSK
STARTING FROM
$520 USD
PLACES VISITED
Saskatoon, Manitou Springs
SASKATOON CITY STAY IN WINTER
The secret is out! With so much to offer, Saskatoon has become one of Canada's most talked about city destinations. As it thrives economically and excels as a young, vibrant metropolis, the city’s art, food and cultural scene expands by leaps every year.
Winter time allows you to experience an eclectic combination of activities as varied as sampling the local food scene, getting a first-hand look at indigenous culture including seeing a herd of Plains Bison, trying out the new sport of kick-sledding or driving through Canada’s largest outdoor light show.
Start Location: Saskatoon End Location: Saskatoon
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience one of the most vibrant restaurant scenes in Canada
  • See and learn about the reintroduction of the Plains bison back to their native land
  • Visit the largest outdoor winter time light shows in Canada (seasonal dates)
  • Try our new winter sports (season dates)
  • Canada’s newest major public art gallery at Remain Modern
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SAMPLE ITINERARY (CUSTOMIZABLE)
Day 1: Arrive in Saskatoon

Arrive in Saskatoon, pick up your rental car and check into your hotel. Explore the city centre of Saskatoon by foot. There is tremendous variety of craft breweries and boutique restaurants using fresh local ingredients in the city. Saskatchewan is, after all, the bread basket of Canada and the city’s food creators have infused local ingredients into their menus to create a wide and varied choice. Though located in the centre of Canada you can find spins on Mexican, Burmese, Indian, Thai, and Jamaican food here. While you settle into city, check out the striking new Remai Modern museum that sits on banks of the South Saskatchewan River with stunning river and open prairie skies views. Spanning four levels, Remai Modern has 11 gallery spaces over three floors, learning studios, a theatre, restaurant, store, lounges, play areas and numerous multi-use spaces. Join an informative guided walk through the gallery arranged through the front desk.Make it a night out indulging in the city’s culinary scene for your first evening in Saskatoon. There are a variety of options. If you’re looking to dress up and splurge, try Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Carver’s Steakhouse or Cut Casual Steak and Tap. For a more casual setting, there are a number of pub-style restaurants with fantastic food like the Congress Beer House, Sticks and Stones or Bon Temps Cafe.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Day 2: Exploring Saskatoon highlights

This morning drive to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site located 5km north from Saskatoon. This Northern Plains Indigenous Interpretive Site is home to over 6000 years of history and a truly unique cultural experience. The Heritage Park is a window into a part of Canada’s history that remains little known, and a link to the past unlike any other National Historic Site in Canada. Borrow snowshoes from their counter and explore the marked winter trails of Canada’s longest running archaeological dig site with exciting finds many of which pre-date the pyramids of Egypt. See the herd of Plains bison that were reintroduced here in December 2019 with the first calves born in spring 2020. Wanuskewin’s uniqueness is based on the fact that the finest examples of human occupation of the Great Plains of North America have been discovered here. Wait for dusk and then take a drive through the Enchanted Forest, Saskatchewan's top winter tourist attraction to see the country's largest outdoor light show featuring 75 custom displays throughout the forest. The BHP Enchanted Forest opens for visitors from late November until January.If you are visiting late January then drive to the Farmers Market and check out Saskatchewan’s premiere Winter Festival, the Nutrien Wintershines Festival. See professionally-designed ice creations, a super gigantic igloo, sleigh rides, soup cook-off and enjoy a range of winter activities.Overnight: Saskatoon
Overnight: Saskatoon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Enjoy the wide open Prairie skies of Saskatoon

Try skating at the Meewasin skating rink or try out one of the city’s many outdoor skating rinks and ponds. There are over 50 community association operated rinks located in neighbourhoods throughout Saskatoon. Walk or kick-sled along the South Saskatchewan River Valley trail. The new sport of kick-sledding is with a piece of equipment made up of two ski style runners attached to a handle bar at about waist height. The runners have a rubberized spot to rest your foot and keep balance while some even have seats for carrying small children. Kick sleds can be rented locally from Escape Sports to try out.Drive to Optimist Hill, a winter recreation area with a ski and snowboarding sections, a terrain park and a tubing hill. There is a free toboggan hill for families to enjoy here. Later, try out the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo with a winter walk around to see the many animals out active in the winter months.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Manitou Springs

Often compared to the Dead Sea of Israel, the healing waters of Manitou are legendary for their natural buoyancy, mineral-rich properties, and curative powers. Amongst the top spas of Canada and amongst the Top 50 in North America, the European-style spa and hotel in the heart of Canada’s prairies, the Manitou Springs Resort is one of its kind in Canada. Located about 120 kms from Saskatoon, the delightful winter drive through the prairies to Manitou and back makes for leisurely day and provides an opportunity to try the excellent resort restaurant.
Overnight: Manitou Springs
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Depart from Saskatoon

Return your rental car today as your time in Saskatoon comes to an end.
Meals: Breakfast
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Moderate accommodations
Saskatoon
Saskatoon
$520 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.


Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 nights comfortable hotel accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 4 Day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometers (conditions apply)
EXCLUSIONS
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

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Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

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Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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