Saskatoon To Winnipeg Tour (Heart of Canada Experience Tour)

Saskatoon To Winnipeg Tour
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$870 USD
Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Enjoy the best of these two central Canada cities of Saskatoon and Winnipeg connected by a train journey onboard VIA Rail's The Canadian route. Enjoy elements of adventure and exploration, from Segway rides, heritage parks, museums and art galleries - soak up the top attractions these cities offer.
Start Location: Saskatoon End Location: Winnipeg
  • Remai Modern art gallery admission
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • Prairie Lily river cruise
  • Assiniboine Park Zoo
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Manitoba Museum
Day 1: Arrive in Saskatoon

Arrive in Saskatoon, pick up your rental car and check into your hotel. Later, explore the city centre of Saskatoon on foot. There is a tremendous variety of craft breweries and boutique restaurants using fresh local ingredients in the city. Saskatchewan is, after all, the breadbasket of Canada and the city's food creators have infused local ingredients into their menus to create a wide and varied choice. The striking new Remai Modern museum sits on the riverbank with stunning views of the South Saskatchewan River and prairie skies. 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.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Day 2: Exploring Saskatoon highlights

This morning drive to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site situated on Saskatoon’s northern edge. This Northern Plains Indigenous Interpretive Site is home to over 6,400 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. Wanuskewin's uniqueness is based on the composition of human habitation, hunting and gathering, and spirituality, all in one place. Virtually every ancient Indigenous group recognized across the Great Plains visited this location year-after-year and the result is a remarkably complete and intact record of cultural development in the region over that time span. The area contains some of the most exciting archaeological finds in North America, many of which pre-date the pyramids of Egypt. The archaeological resources of Wanuskewin are exceptional and among the finest examples of human occupation of the Great Plains of North America. Today, the site gives us the opportunity to delve into the past and discover what life was like for these nomadic hunter-gatherer peoples. During the summer months, Prairie Lily Sightseeing Cruises invites you to a one-hour evening sail through the heart of Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River. A narrated commentary provides information on the city’s sights and history. Drop off your rental car.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Day 3: Saskatoon departure by VIA Rail

Depart Saskatoon early today by VIA Rail for the full day service to Winnipeg traversing the wide-open prairie landscape of central Canada. Note that you can choose between comfortable couch sitting, sleeper berth or private cabin accommodation for your daily journey and your travel agent will be happy to provide you with the different price options. Arrive in Winnipeg late evening and check into your hotel.
Overnight: Winnipeg
Day 4: Winnipeg touring

Pick up your rental car and explore the highlights of Winnipeg today including the Forks National Historic Site, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Exchange District, St. Boniface and the French Quarter, the famous Assiniboine Park Zoo and finally, the Royal Canadian Mint. Get a feel of the Canadian sub-Arctic as you experience a journey to Churchill at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. With its 10-acre northern species exhibit, this well run attraction is home to polar bears, seals, muskoxen, Arctic fox, snowy owls, caribou, and wolves.
Overnight: Winnipeg
Day 5: Exploring Winnipeg

We strongly suggest a visit to the iconic Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the only museum entirely devoted to human rights for humanity. From the breathtaking architecture to the moving stories and captivating exhibitions and programs, every part of the Museum offers a unique encounter as you experience human rights stories from Canada and around the world. Later, visit the award-winning Manitoba Museum, renowned for the vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and diverse history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits. The Museum's collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world and allow you to journey from north to south across Manitoba's vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies. The Museum is also noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries including the Nonsuch, a full-size 17th-century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920s. The Manitoba Museum was the first Planetarium in Canada to offer visitors the Digistar' Five All-Dome digital projection technology.
Overnight: Winnipeg
Day 6: Depart Winnipeg

Return your rental car and depart Winnipeg. OPTION: Extend your stays either in Saskatoon or Winnipeg to experience the diverse attractions that these interesting cities have to offer. HINT: Combine this program with our Hidden Gems of Edmonton and Saskatoon by Rail tour to create a three-city exploration of Canada's heartland cities, each one with a range of interesting attractions.
Price with Economy Coach Seating
$870 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

The itinerary below is an independent package with intercity travel by comfortable train and it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, available time frame and budget. Tip: Combine this itinerary with 5 Day Hidden Gems of Edmonton and Saskatoon.

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.

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  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • VIA Rail between Saskatoon and Winnipeg
  • 2 day mid-size car rental in Saskatoon
  • 3 day mid-size car rental in Winnipeg (conditions apply)
  • Sightseeing and attractions as mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Pre/post accommodation


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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?

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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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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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The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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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 travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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