Manitoba Historical Fur Trade Tour - including York Factory

August 24 & 25, 2013


****** Maximum group size is 10 and only 2 spots remaining ******

Heartland International Travel & Tours is pleased to offer this unique, 10th annual Manitoba Historical Fur Trade Tour.

Saturday, August 24

At 7:45 am after meeting at the Winnipeg Perimeter Airlines Charter Terminal you depart for Norway House. Breakfast is served on board. Upon arrival in Norway House, at about 9:00 am, you are met by your tour host and Norway Housetaken on a community tour including the historic HBC buildings and gravesite plus the new facilities of the town. A highlight will be a ride on a York boat.   At noon you are provided with a delicious historic lunch and meet with some interesting local residents. Following the lunch and reception you bid farewell to Norway House and return to the airport where you depart for Churchill. Upon arrival Prince of Wales Fortyou are transferred to your Churchill hotel. Once settled you will have time to shop or visit some of Churchill on your own. At 5:30 pm you are treated to a wonderful dinner. You may wish to try the specialty, Arctic Char. After your meal you visit the Parks Canada exhibit theatre in the Churchill train station for a historical presentation on the life of Samuel Hearne.

Sunday, August 25

At 7:30 am you have breakfast at the hotel. At 8:30 am you transfer to the Churchill port and board a Zodiac for crossing the Churchill River to Sloop Cove and Prince of Wales Fort. Sloop Cove is the natural harbour that sheltered British ships from storms and ice. The Fort tour will be led by Parks Canada experts and they will York Factorytell you the story of this impressive stonework; called the pyramid of the north. On your return have your camera ready as the mouth of the river is home to hundreds of Beluga whales at this time of year and you may get a glimpse of some. In the late morning you receive a box lunch then depart via Gillam for remote York Factory. Renowned as the most significant HBC historic site in North America, York Factory was considered the gateway between Europe and all of western and northern Canada for the HBC. At about 8:00 pm your charter departs Gillam arriving at the Winnipeg Perimeter Charter terminal at 9:50 pm. You receive dinner on board.

Comments from Past Tours:

Victoria BC's Sheila MacDougall's comments of the August 2004 tour. "It was a great weekend. I enjoyed every hour. Just to stand where history was made and to see what is happening there today. Thanks for the memory"

Chris Webber from Ottawa, ON on the 2006 tour. "You are doing a real service by giving Canadians a way to see sites which are a major part of our heritage and also providing a valuable insight into northern life. Thanks!"

Price: $2489.00 CDN + 5% GST per person based on dbl occ. Sgl supp. $65.00 + 5% GST (price and itinerary subject to change)

Included:  Norway House tour, Historical presentation Parks Canada Churchill, Churchill's Fort Prince of Wales and Sloop Cove tour, York Factory tour, private charter flights Winnipeg/Norway House/Churchill/ Gillam/Winnipeg & Gillam/York Factory/Gillam, escort and tour guides throughout entire tour, overnight Churchill hotel, all meals and transfers

Not Included: Winnipeg airport transfers, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, insurance, or expenses of a personal nature.

Optional: Flights in and out of Winnipeg and Winnipeg overnight hotel packages are available on request. Ask about our travel insurance coverage.

Tour Numbers: This is a very exclusive tour that is limited to a maximum of 10 persons.

To Book: Click Here  to fill out a tour registration form.

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For booking information contact: Don, Heather or Shannon

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Heartland International Travel & Tours

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Winnipeg, MB. R3K 0W4

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