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Saskatchewan

Sitting in the heart of North America, the central province of Saskatchewan is the undiscovered treasure of Canada. Defined by its prairie lands, aboriginal heritage, spectacular wildlife and unequalled hospitality, the Heartlands slow the pace of this magical country.

Saskatchewan’s swaying wheat fields and rolling prairie lands set the scene for an outdoor adventure, whatever your enjoyment. There are so many lakes and rivers, that fishing, canoeing and boating are all common pastimes. Back on dry land, the two national, 34 provincial and 110 regional parks are a haven for birds and wildlife encouraging hiking and biking in warmer months and skiing, snowmobiling and sledging in the winter months. The province's history spans from the criminal world to that of law enforcement. The outlaw Butch Cassidy's roots trace back to the Big Muddy Lake region in southern Saskatchewan and you can visit the cave hideouts where stolen horses were hidden. There’s also a network of tunnels under the streets of Moose Jaw left behind by the gangsters, bootleggers and rumrunners from the 1920's prohibition era. The extreme of this historical criminal activity is clearly visible at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy and Centenial Museum showcasing the world’s largest collection of Mountie artefacts. Saskatchewan’s history and culture are an important part of its progression. Four Western Development Museums in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Yorkton and North Battleford pay tribute to its pioneers and immigrants.

 

 

Average Max/Min temperatures °c
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Regina -11/-22 -9/-21 -2/-13 10/-3 19/3 23/8 27/11 26/10 20/4 12/-2 -1/-11 -8/-18
Flight duration from the UK: Regina 11 hours
Saskatchewan time zone: GMT minus(-)6 hours

Heartland Explorer


17 DAYS/16 NIGHTS

Begins and ends in Calgary.

DEPARTURES

May, June, July, August and September

YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
• Accommodation as stated

DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY

Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Le Germain Calgary

DAY 2 CALGARY

Today is free for you to explore the vibrant, cowboy city of Calgary. Enjoy the mixture of historic and modern attractions with visits to Olympic Park, home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and Heritage Park Historical Village.
Hotel: Hotel Le Germain Calgary

DAYS 3 & 4 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Driving distance: 225Mi/362Km
Heading south today, you cover the rolling ranch lands of southern Alberta, rich with wildlife such as deer, coyotes and eagles. En route, we suggest you take the opportunity en route to visit Waterton Lakes Provincial Park, home to bears, bison, mountain goats and much more. Then it's over the Canadian border into the US state of Montana, home to the beautiful Glacier National Park, offering a wide array of outdoor recreational options.
Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge

DAY 5 MEDICINE HAT

Driving distance: 224Mi/361Km
Another scenic drive takes you towards the Alberta Saskatchewan border and the welcoming town of Medicine Hat. Don’t miss a visit to Saamis Archaelogical Site to see the world's tallest tepee, standing a mammoth 22 storeys high!
Hotel: Medicine Hat Lodge

DAYS 6 & 7 REGINA


Driving distance: 291Mi/468Km
Although today is one of the longest drives, there are plenty of optional stops along the way to keep you entertained. Shortly before arrival in Regina we suggest a stop at Moose Jaw. Regina, Saskatchewan's capital city, is a multicultural destination and home to the training academy for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Wascana Park and Waskana Lake in the heart of downtown offer recreational water activities.
Hotel: Delta Regina Hotel  

DAYS 8 & 9 SASKATOON


Driving distance:162Mi/260Km
Deep into the prairie land for which Saskatchewan is renowned, you journey north towards the province's largest city. Visit the Western Development Museum with its full scale replication of the town’s Main Street in 1910, or perhaps take a scenic cruise along South Saskatchewan River. 
Hotel: Delta Bessborough

DAY 10 DRUMHELLER

Driving distance: 295Mi/475Km
Leaving Saskatchewan behind, today you travel west and return to the province of Alberta. Here you step back in time to a prehistoric era when dinosaurs roamed the badlands of Alberta. Drumheller is a fascinating place to visit whether you’re young or old. Spend time following the 50km Dinosaur Trail, visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Archaeology or explore the extensive dinosaur fossil digs in this area.
Hotel: Canalta Jurassic Inn

DAYS 11 & 12 EDMONTON


Driving distance: 172Mi/277Km
The provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton has many attractions to keep you busy during your two night stay. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as Edmonton is home to the world’s largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall. The many tourist attractions, vibrant culture and extensive dining options make this a great city.
Hotel: The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

DAYS 13 & 14 JASPER

Driving distance: 225Mi/362Km
Journey into some of the most stunning scenery imaginable as today takes you into the glorious Rocky Mountains! Outside the charming mountain village of Jasper are many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram up Whistler Mountain or visit Maligne Lake, which is one of the most photographed lakes in the world.
Hotel: Sawridge Inn 

DAYS 15 & 16 BANFF

Driving distance: 177Mi/285Km
Today’s journey takes you along a never-ending procession of mountains, glistening lakes and jagged peaks. A visit to Columbia Icefield for an adventure out to Athabasca Glacier is a must. Take the Banff Gondola to experience panoramic views of the Bow Valley, then back in town enjoy the great alpine village atmosphere. No visit to the Rockies would be complete without a visit to Lake Louise.
Hotel: Delta Banff, Royal Canadian Lodge

DAY 17 JOURNEY HOME

This morning take the short ride back to Calgary, return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

PRICES

From £2620 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

Due to the nature of the locations featured, some hotels are tourist class only.

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