July 13 - 19, 2019
Tour Status - Available
Alberta is a province in Western Canada. Its landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. You will visit an area of feedlots and vast prairie land. Continue on to the province of Saskatchewan where you will spend time at the "Ag In Motion" Farm Show.
- Private, air conditioned motor coach transportation
- Meals & Attractions as Outlined
- Multiple Farm/Technical Visits
- Entrance fee for Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
- Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump Visit
- Day Admission to "Ag In Motion" Farm Show
- Flexicoil visit
- Knowledgeable Select Holidays escort
- Plus more...
DAY 01 - Sat 13 July - ARRIVE CALGARY - BANFF (D)
Arrive Calgary and transfer to Banff. For those arranging their own flight details, schedule your arrival prior to 11 am. This afternoon enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree view over the mountain peaks and the valley below. Visit Bow Falls and view Banff Springs Hotel before arriving at the hotel for the night. Overnight: Banff
DAY 02 - Sun 14 July BANFF - KANANASKIS COUNTRY - LETHBRIDGE (B/L/D)
Leaving Banff behind travel through one of Alberta’s best kept secrets, Kananaskis Country. This unspoiled region of the country boasts wildlife viewing plus Canada’s highest paved highway. Arrive at the Bar U Ranch, where the views are breathtaking as one can see the wagons pulled by Percheron horses. Discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Depart for “Head- Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump”. The Head-Smash-In-Buffalo-Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site placing it among other world heritage monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge and the Galapagos Islands. Later in the afternoon arrive into the city of Lethbridge for a 2-night stay. Dinner this evening will be in partnership with independent farmers and producers in and around the community. Overnight: Lethbridge
DAY 03 - Mon 15 July LETHBRIDGE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel then depart for a visit to a local Greenhouse and Vegetable Farm that grows tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Drive to the community of Picture Butte to Kosters Dutch Bakery for a coffee stop before arriving at the VRP Farms and a tour of one of their large feedlot operations. This is one of the largest feedlot operations in all of Canada and is situated in an area known as “Feedlot Alley”. After lunch in the community of Coaldale, depart for a visit to a farm operation growing potatoes, sugar beets and beans. This farm operates an irrigation farming operation. Return to Lethbridge for the night. Overnight: Lethbridge
DAY 04 - Tue 16 July LETHBRIDGE - MEDICINE HAT (B/D)
Another day visiting the different agricultural operations that are found in this region of the province. View a large grain growing operation before departing Lethbridge for Bow Island and a tour of a farming operation growing peppermint used for toothpaste and oil extraction as well as other farming activities such as wheat production. Group will overnight in the city of Medicine Hat situated in the southeast corner of Alberta. Overnight: Medicine Hat
DAY 05 - Wed 17 July MEDICINE HAT - SASKATOON (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel then travel north and into the province of Saskatchewan. This province, diagonal from west to east, is the area commonly called the "grain belt," level or gently rolling plains marked by fertile soils that make Saskatchewan one of the world's great wheat producers. Travel to the farming community of Davidson to visit a large cereal grain operation for a tour and lunch. This afternoon arrive into the city of Saskatoon. Tour the Flexicoil Seed Equipment and Manufacturing facilities before checking into hotel for a 2-night stay. Dinner is on your own this evening. Overnight: Saskatoon
DAY 06 - Thu 18 July "AG IN MOTION" FARM SHOW (B)
Breakfast in the hotel then enjoy a full day at “Ag in Motion”, Western Canada’s first outdoor farm expo, and situated on 320 acres of prime agricultural land. The annual expo will feature live demonstrations of field equipment, crop plots and interactive agribusiness exhibits showcasing the products and services relevant to the agricultural industry. Return to hotel later this afternoon. Overnight: Saskatoon
DAY 07 - Fri 19 July END OF TOUR (B)
After Breakfast transfer to Saskatoon airport.
You may wish to extend your Canadian experience by traveling to the bustling west coast seaport city of Vancouver and joining a cruise to Alaska along the Inside Passage.
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