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Walking Tour to the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility at the University of Saskatchewan
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Fee: Free of charge
This three-hour tour offers a scenic stroll from the Delta Bessborough Hotel along picturesque Spadina Crescent, across the historic University Bridge and the U of S campus, and through the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility on campus. The Rayner Facility is part of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, which plays a leadership role in education and research for ensuring a healthful and sustainable global food supply. Home to over 100 lactating cows, the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility also comprises teaching and demonstration areas, research and development wings, visitor-accessible overhead barn walkways, and interpretive exhibits. The title of the exhibits reflects the overarching theme: Feeding the World. The tour concludes with a guided walk back to the hotel at perhaps a more leisurely pace.
Note: Tour will take place if weather permits. The round-trip distance is approximately 6 kilometres, so dress for autumn weather, wear comfortable running or walking shoes, and perhaps bring along a water bottle.
The maximum number of participants is 40.
Riverboat Brunch and Tour
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fee: $49.30 per person (plus 15% gratuity for the Brunch)
Come cruise along the South Saskatchewan River! The riverboat tour starts at the Delta Bessborough Hotel with a guided 20-minute stroll along the river via the naturally beautiful Meewasin Valley Trail (did you know that the Meewasin Valley Trail is more than 60 km long and was named one of the Top 10 Greatest Hikes in Canada by Reader’s Digest Magazine?). Once at the riverboat launch behind the Mendel Art Gallery, it’s all aboard the Prairie Lily for a delicious Sunday brunch - all while enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon cruise taking in the wonderful land of living skies. The tour concludes with a walk back to the hotel along the ever-popular Meewasin Valley Trail.
Note: Tour will take place if weather permits. Dress for autumn weather and wear comfortable running or walking shoes.
The minimum number of participants is 40.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park Tour
12:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Fee: $25.00 per person
Welcome to Wanuskewin, a historic site that promotes sensitivity and knowledge of the Northern Plains cultures. This tour departs from the Delta Bessborough hotel for a 20-minute bus ride to the Wanuskewin site, located along the South Saskatchewan River five kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Learn more about First Nations Technology and enjoy a traditional dance performance. Perhaps indulge in some shopping and support the First Nations artisan industry at the same time, by picking up a pair of genuine moss wrap arounds (boots), a hand-beaded purse, or an authentic stone carving. The tour concludes with a short bus ride back to the hotel.
Tour will take place rain or shine. Dress for autumn weather and wear comfortable running or walking shoes. Please note that we can accept cash only for this tour.
The minimum number of participants is 12.