Motor Coach Tours — History on the Road
SHFS will not be directly offering any History on the Road tours during 2015. Instead SHFS has partnered with IXTAPA Tours in providing tours of historical Saskatchewan.
Fort Carlton Day Tour – May 23, 2015
This tour begins in Saskatoon at 8:30 a.m. for a full day divided between Fort Carlton, Fish Creek and Duck Lake. Fort staff are joined by local Cree Elders who share their knowledge of their ancestors’ connections with Fort Carlton.
Saskatchewan’s Grasslands Safari – June 4-7, 2015 and September 22-25, 2015
The tour begins in Saskatoon with a pick up in Moose Jaw before departing for Willow Bunch. There we will meet a local Metis guide and visit the St. Victor Petroglyphs, Wood Mountain NWMP Stables, and the West block of the Grasslands. While visiting the East block of the Grasslands we will meet a local native artist & historian who will take us to a sacred area for a ceremony.
Gardiner Dam & Ducks Unlimited Day Tour – September 21, 2015
Tour is by motorcoach from Saskatoon with coffee at Gardiner Dam and a tour of the pavilion. Drive through the resort village of Coteau and lunch at Lucky Lake where we will tour the museum with an excellent permanent record of small town Saskatchewan. We then will travel north and stop at the Ducks Unlimited marsh between Lucky Lake and Birsay for a fall viewing of the waterfowl. Return home at sunset.
Fort Battleford & Poundmaker Cree Tour – Date TBA
This tour is by coach from Saskatoon. Fort staff are joined by Cree Elders who share their knowledge of the forts and how their ancestors travelled to the trading posts. Hear what’s not in the history books, of the battles from descendants of those who lived it. Walk the land where these battles were fought. We will also visit the Cut Knife Museum, home to both Native and pioneer settlers’ artifacts. Staff and Elders will be on hand to answer questions.
For tour pricing and registration, please contact IXPATA Tour Coordinators:
Ron & Arla Delver
306-220-5085 or 306-222-8337