Overnight Stops: Winnipeg – Regina – Saskatoon – Prince Albert 2 nights – Winnipeg
What to See & Do across the Prairies of Western Canada?
Arrive at Winnipeg Interantional Airport and head west across open farmlands and wheatfields toward the green oasis of Regina, home of the “Mounties”, and then head up to Lake Diefenbaker up to “River City” Saskatoon and Prince Alberta and Waskasoo, the gateway to the rugged northern wilderness. From there head back through Saskatchewan’s oil country and Yorkton and visit Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park, before returning to Winnipeg to check out the Red River, the Forks, and Winnipeg Beach.
Fly into Winnipeg (1), and spend the night getting your feet settled. Make a trek to the Exchange District, north of downtown which has many buildings dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.
Start west along the Trans Canada Highway to see the lush and hilly Manitoba farmlandsthrough the cities of Portage la Prairie and Brandon. You then cross the border into Saskatchewan where the land is so flat you can almost see the curve of the earth along the horizon. Arrive in the modern capital city of Regina (2), and enjoy Wascana Park, a wetland oasis in a sea of otherwise relatively dry farming country. While here, visit the training ground for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and learn about the Northwest Rebellion that caused its formation.