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WILDERNESS ESCAPADE: 10-DAY SASKATCHEWAN RETREAT

CODE
10RLS
STARTING FROM
$1,030 USD
PLACES VISITED
Elk Ridge Resort, Otter Lake, Saskatoon,...
CRAFT YOUR SASKATCHEWAN WILDERNESS ESCAPE: CUSTOMIZABLE SELF-DRIVE TOUR
Embark on a transformative 10-day journey through the untamed beauty of Saskatchewan. Explore remote lodges nestled in nature's embrace, indulge in outdoor adventures, and witness breathtaking landscapes that paint an unforgettable wilderness portrait. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the remote and uncover the true essence of Saskatchewan's pristine wilderness, creating enduring memories of a remarkable escape.

NOTE: Unleash your wanderlust with our customization Self-Drive tour! Begin and weave through various lodges of your choice, sculpting your adventure as you explore. Whether kicking off in Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba, this road trip grants you the power to curate your route. Craft your journey's narrative, select your starting point, and infuse your expedition with the spirit of exploration. Your adventure, your rules.
Start Location: Elk Ridge Resort End Location: Grasslands National Park
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SAMPLE ITINERARY (CUSTOMIZABLE)
Day 1: Arrive at Elk Ridge Resort

Elk Ridge Resort is Saskatchewan's premier all-season resort, located in a friendly, luxurious setting in the heart of the northern Saskatchewan’s boreal forest not far from Prince Albert. Championship golf, an excellent spa, fine dining, and outdoor experiences are available in plenty at the Elk Ridge Resort and in the surrounding areas of the Lakeland region and Prince Albert National Park. The Resort was awarded the TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence and recognized as a Reader's Digest Top 9 Must See Canadian Winter Destinations.
Overnight: Elk Ridge Resort
Day 2: Elk Ridge Resort

With a challenging and picturesque 27-hole championship course; the course includes three 9-hole sections, two restaurants, trails, and the entrance to Prince Albert National Park a short distance away, you have the entire day of activities of choice. The main beach and the National Park Visitor Centre at Lake Waskesiu are only 9 km away.
Overnight: Elk Ridge Resort
Day 3: Elk Ridge Resort to Otter Lake area (Thompson Lodge)

Less than a three-hour drive north and situated in the Churchill River System on Otter Lake is Thompson’s Resort with 35 rental cabins from bachelor suites to group cabins housing 24 people or more. Each of the units comes equipped with a kitchenette, stocked with basic items, a barbecue, and bathrooms. Thompson's Resort hosts an onsite restaurant with dine in and cabin delivery options, conference facilities and for grocery needs, the Churchill River Trading Post is located just across the street. Thompson’s Resort is the departure point to visit their outpost camps, day fly-out lakes and departures for Twin Falls Lodge. The resort is located right in Missinipe on Otter Lake and is accessible by a mostly paved road 80 km north of La Ronge.
Overnight: Otter Lake
Day 4: Otter Lake area

A full day to relax or opt for activities like, guided canoe and hiking adventures besides other opportunities to unplug and unwind at the lodge nestled in the heart of the boreal forest.
Overnight: Otter Lake
Day 5: Otter Lake area to Saskatoon

Drive with stops in La Ronge and Prince Albert to St Denis located near Saskatoon for your overnight stay at the Champetre County. This facility offers overnight accommodations in cozy saloon rooms, western glamping units and rustic cabins. All the accommodations can be paired with any number of meals or activities to make your stay unique and memorable. If you are seeking a more pastoral atmosphere, you can book the restored Eatons’ house which allows guests two guest rooms upstairs, each with a double bed, and additional living space on the main floor with plenty of room for socializing.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Day 6: Saskatoon to Alive Sky Lodge

Established in 1995 by Arthur and Thérèse Denis, Champetre County, is currently managed by their daughter Francine Edmondson. Following in the family values of Denis, the present owner likes to introduce people to the Saskatchewan prairies, a place they call home. There’s an old homestead full of antiques to simulate curiosity and forgotten memories or you can try your hand at the well-known Lost Corral Maze, featured in the Amazing Race Canada in 2019. For an extra challenge, try the maze at night. For a taste of city life, drive to nearby Saskatoon and visit the Remai Modern, take one of the Prairie Lily’s river cruises on the South Saskatchewan River, and or sample some excellent farm to fork cuisine that Saskatoon’s downtown restaurants have become famous for.
Overnight: Alive Sky Lodge
Day 7: Alive Sky Lodge to La Reata Ranch

Drive three hours southwest to the La Reata Ranch on the shore of the South Saskatchewan River. The area around the ranch is steeped in ranching traditions and prairie history. Experience the rodeo trail and the life of competing cowboys firsthand at nearby small towns. Riding, roping, cowboy cookouts on the range, bonfires under the stars, the magnificent scenery, and the down-home hospitality of La Reata Ranch has left past guests with memories that are treasured for a lifetime. What always remain constant here are the glorious sunrises, the spectacular sunsets, the feel of the wind on your face as you ride the open trails, and the peace of mind only a cowboy can enjoy.
Overnight: La Reata Ranch
Day 8: La Reata Ranch

At peace with your surroundings, relax after a full day at the La Reata Ranch near Kyle.
Overnight: La Reata Ranch
Day 9: La Reata Ranch to The Crossing at Grasslands National Park

Head south to the community of Val Marie, approximately an hour and a half south of Swift Current on Hwy 4. The community is near just outside the West Block of the Grasslands National Park. This is the only Canadian national park that represents prairie grasslands, It is also home to the plains bison, and both the West and East Blocks of the park were declared Dark Sky Preserves in 2019. All accesses to both blocks of Grasslands National Park are by gravel road only. Get details from the Park Visitor Centres and then overnight stay at The Crossing at Grasslands on the border of the park, approximately 5 km from Val Marie. Leave noise and traffic behind and experience The Crossing, your gateway to the wide-open, awe-inspiring expanse of Canada’s only nationally protected grasslands. The Crossing is located on 80 acres and offers a quiet and stunningly beautiful retreat-like setting embraced by grassy, rolling hills and wild prairie skies with direct access to the park for solo hikes and meanders. Their three suites are fully self-contained with luxurious beds, pressed linens, private bathrooms, and well-stocked kitchenettes / kitchen. Guests enjoy balconies overlooking the park and pond; these are great for morning coffees and wildlife viewing. Leave your windows open and fall asleep to a chorus of coyotes. Wake to birdsongs and the big-sky prairie sun rising over the buttes. Explore the rolling prairie and lazy course of the Frenchman River valley, where Sitting Bull, fur traders and Northwest Mounted Police crossed over on their way further west. See hundreds of Indigenous tipi rings, medicine wheels, and lonesome homestead ranches ranch homesteads established more than a century ago.
Overnight: Grasslands National Park
Day 10: Depart Grasslands National Park

Explore the 20-km, self-guided Ecotour Scenic Drive in the park’s West Block to discover stunning landscapes, rich history and active conservation. Unique formations of land and climate have created niches for rare plants, birds and animals including the pronghorn antelope, black-tailed prairie dog, burrowing owl, sage grouse, ferruginous hawk, greater short-horned lizard, and prairie rattlesnake. Head home with a ton of memories of a stunningly varied Saskatchewan drive experience.
Overnight: Grasslands National Park
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
PRICE FROM
Elk Ridge Resort
Grasslands National Park
$1,030 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
  • 9 nights accommodation
EXCLUSIONS
  • Meals unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary as included
  • Car rental, unless added at additional cost

Why Take A Custom Tour?

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Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
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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.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
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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