Mankota and Grassland History Tours

 
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Picture it All!  Dinosaur Fossils and Glacier Trails; Ancient Peoples; Ghost Town & Communities Today!

Join local resident turned tour guide, Neil Deringer and photographer Wendy Nuttall on an amazing tour that offer a backstage pass into the Mankota Area and the West Block of Grasslands National Park.  You'll learn the basic history of these area, and see some incredible sights, while also having at your disposal, professional photographer Wendy Nuttall who can help you with basic photography skills such as composition, hone your skills whether it's with a camera phone, tablet or proper camera, while she also takes photos of the tour itself to help you have a souvenir of your day. 

Choose from one of three dates/pick up areas available:

July 15th: Pick up from Swift Current (Pickups available from Cadillac on request).

July 16th:  Pick up from Assiniboia and/or Mankota

August 17th:  Pick up from Maple Creek (Gull Lake and Swift Current pickups available on request).

 

 

Mankota - Mankota, SK S0H, Canada

 What's on Tour?

 We start our tours in various locations of Saskatchewan.  From there we will head southward where you will see trails of the last glacier on one side of highway 18 and the tracks of the runoff waters from the melting glacier on the opposite side.

Throughout the tour we will give you a picturesque view & narration of:

  • Habitation Circles
  • Salamander Effigy (the only known one in North America).
  • Earth Lodge Village
  • Fossils
  • Homesteads
  • Pre Columbian History back to Ancient Cultures
  • Plus other local sites of interest.

 

Choose from three dates and pick-up locations:

  • July 15th - Pick up at 8am at the City of Swift Current Museum & Visitor Centre (Additional pickups available in Cadillac).
  • July 16th - Pick up at 8am at the Town of Assiniboia Prince of Wales Cultural & Recreation Centre (Note: Parking across the street is available for large RV units). Or at 9pm from Mankota.
  • August 17th - Pick up at 8am at the Town of Maple Creek Visitor Centre (Orr Building) (Note: Parking across the street in the CPR Parking Lot by the Land of Living Skies Park for large RV units).  Additional pickups available at the Town of Gull Lake and the City of Swift Current if requested.
  • July 15th -Drop off at 5pm at the City of Swift Current Museum & Visitor Centre. Additional dropoffs available in Cadillac if requested.
  • July 16th - Drop off at 5pm at the Town of Assiniboia Prince of Wales Cultural & Recreation Centre. Or at 6pm from Mankota.
  • August 17th - Drop off at 6pm at the Town of Maple Creek Visitor Centre (Orr Building). Additional dropoffs available at the Town of Gull Lake and the City of Swift Current if requested.
  • Hiking boots or closed-toed shoes with firm soles are recommended (walking will at times be on uneven terrain).
  • Long sleeved shirt.
  • Brimmed hat.
  • Sun Screen and bug repellant.
  • Transportation to and from sites.
  • 7 Hour Guided Tour (with exclusive backstage access to specific areas).
  • Photography Instruction by professional photographer Wendy Nuttall.
  • Catered Lunch.
  • Water throughout the day.
  • Where trips are cancelled due to weather or safety concerns by Mankota Tour Company, every effort will be made to rebook you on a subsequent tour. Where rebooking is not possible, Mankota Tour Company will refund your booking fees 100%.
  • Those who cancel with less than 72 hours before your scheduled trip departure, a fee of $50.00 will be charged for each participant.
  • Those who cancel with 72 hours of notice or more, a fee of $25.00 will be charged for each participant.
  • No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.

 

Mankota
Mankota, SK S0H, Canada
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