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Posted May 21, 2020

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Superior Colours & Heritage of Northern Ontario Tour

Sunday October 4 to Thursday October 8, 2020

Our “Fall Colours,” 5 day/4 night guided tour again, on the first day, features daylight train travel from Toronto to Sudbury, Ontario on VIA Rail’s domed car train The Canadian to enjoy the scenery through the Muskoka region.

Roundtrip from Toronto, this package also features all daylight travel with all 4 nights hotel stays, 2 full travel days on VIA Rail’s Sudbury to White River remote rail service or Rail Diesel Car (like a large bus on the rails and the last of its kind in Ontario!) to enjoy pristine Canadian Shield fall scenery.

Package also includes a day tour of Sudbury with visits to Dynamic Earth (for presentations about the heritage and topography of the region), Northern Ontario Railway Museum, plus a visit to the White River Museum and learn about their now famous bear cub (named “Winnie”) that came from here.

The final day will be travelling from Sudbury back to Toronto by motor coach so we can stop and tour the former CPR steamship the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll. Package also includes most meals and additional heritage presentations, tour director, detailed tour info kit and more.

$1,195.00 CDN +HST (per person, double occupancy). Single supplement $400.00. BOOK NOW to get your early booking bonus gift to enjoy on the tour!

No financial commitment required — simply provide us your details and we will contact you to process payments once medical officials allow travel. Final payment deadline is August 31.

Thank you for joining us to support Canadian heritage and tourism during these challenging times.

Manitoba Heritage, Hudson Bay, Buggies & Bears

Early booking bonus!

Tuesday October 20 to Monday October 26, 2020

Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Hudson Bay Company and Manitoba’s 150th anniversary of joining confederation!

Travel round-trip from Winnipeg to Churchill by rail to experience the annual polar bear migration on this 7-day, 6-night tour as we ride through the prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic biomes! Enjoy a 3 day, 2 night hotel stay to visit and explore Churchill and region. A highlight will be the day tour on the world-famous Tundra Buggy along the shores of Hudson Bay as the bears await freeze up.

The package also includes a town introduction tour featuring a visit to the Cape Merry National Historic Site with its views of the Churchill River where it empties into Hudson Bay, a half-day tour along the shoreline of Hudson Bay to the former rocket range to learn about the area’s heritage and ecology, and search for more wildlife with local guides sharing their passion for the region.

Visits to heritage attractions include the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Northern Manitoba Interpretive Centre, and the Winnipeg Railway Museum. Includes all meals on the train, prepared by VIA Rail chefs and enjoyed in the dining car with its large windows, most meals while in Churchill, tour guide, a detailed tour information kit and more.

Train Section — $3,495.00 — Train Cabin — $4,095.00 (per person double occupancy) — Single supplement $500.00. First five bookings will get a special Hudson Bay Company souvenir (during the HBC’s 350th anniversary) package to enjoy on the tour.

No financial commitment required — simply provide us your details and we will contact you to process payments once medical officials allow travel. Final payment deadline is August 31, 2020.

Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1.866.704.3528 or visit their website for more details.

Thank you for joining us to support Canadian heritage and tourism during these challenging times.

Canada Day in Churchill

Enjoy the arrival of the belugas and celebrate Manitoba’s 150th!

Originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to pandemic.

Sunday June 27 to Saturday July 3, 2021

Roundtrip from Winnipeg to celebrate Canada Day in Churchill.

This 7 day/6 night tour features sleeping car accommodations on VIA Rail’s Winnipeg to Churchill train (2 nights each way with a dome observation car!), 3 days and 2 nights hotel stay in Churchill, town and Hudson Bay shoreline tours, Beluga Whale watching; Parks Canada Interpretive Centre (located in Churchill’s restored train station) presentation, the Itsanitaq Museum’s renowned collection of Inuit art, Cape Merry Historic Site, Canada Day in Churchill during Manitoba’s 150th and additional experiences.

Package includes hotel stays in Churchill, rail trips, transfers, heritage attractions and presentations, most meals, tour director, detailed tour info kit and more.

Price begins at $ 2,895.00 CDN + GST per person based on double occupancy. See website for additional options and single rates. First five bookings will get a special Hudson Bay Company souvenir (during the HBC’s 350th anniversary) package to enjoy on the tour.

Reserve your spot today or ask for more information how you can ride the rails of history!

Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1.866.704.3528 or visit their website for more details.

When you book this trip Canada’s History Society receives a commission which goes to support our educational and outreach programs.

Reserve your spot today or ask for more information how you can ride the rails of history!

Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1.866.704.3528 to process your deposit and reserve your space, and for more information on how you can ride the rails of history.

 

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