The Galt’s Get OUTTA Town 2013 Bus Tours Filling Up!

Waterton JUN 22 [register by Jun 15] | Hutterite Colony AUG 17 [Register by AUG 10]

Take some well-deserved time this summer to get away on the Galt Museum & Archives Get Outta Town Summer Bus Tours presented with Red Arrow Motorcoach to the Waterton Wildflower Festival and the Wilson Hutterite Colony; bring a friend to learn the history of the area from our expert guides, immerse yourself in local stories, meet fascinating characters and indulge in fabulous local food.

“The morning tour at the Waterton Wildflower Festival will be led by popular horticulturalist Lyndon Penner who is participating in the Festival this year,” enthuses the Galt’s programs assistant Lauren Bartholomew responsible for coordinating the tours. “The afternoon features tea and a tour at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel. We round off the summer with our popular Hutterites & History tour.”

“We are very happy to be working with Red Arrow Motorcoach again this year,” says Leslie Hall, Community Program Coordinator at the Galt, “they ensure that we travel in style; we had rave reviews last year. To add to the travel experience, our on-board guide shares knowledge along the way.”

John Stepovy, General Manger at Red Arrow, says “Summertime is always a great time to get out and explore Alberta. We’re very happy to once again partner with the Galt Museum & Archives Get Outta Town Bus Tours. Giving Albertans the chance to see southwestern Alberta historic sites, hear the meaningful stories and learn about its remarkable history is really special. We hope everyone has a great getaway and goes home with some very special memories."

Two tours are scheduled for June 22 and August 17:

Waterton Wildflower Festival [full-day tour] Sat JUN 22 8:00 am – 6:00 pm $90/person +GST

The tour begins as we interpret the history en route to Waterton National Park for two fabulous programs at the Waterton Wildflower Festival: a morning Wildflower Walk with horticulturalist Lyndon Penner and an afternoon Tea & History at the Prince of Wales Hotel. There will be a short time at lunch for you to visit the Gardening Fair or the town site.

NOTE: nature walks are on unpaved pathways/dirt trails. Must be able to stand and walk at a gentle pace for 2 hours at a time. Lunch venue has stairs and no elevator.

Hutterites & History [half-day tour] Sat AUG 17 9:00 am – 2:00 pm $50/person +GST

Why do southern Alberta Hutterites dress the way they do? How do they live? Learn about Hutterite history and culture over pastries and coffee at the Galt, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the modern Wilson Hutterite Colony, and enjoy a home cooked lunch with the community.

NOTE: Pathways are gravel or wooden sidewalks. Lunch venue accessed via short flight of stairs (approx. 5 stairs).

All excursions include guided transportation on Red Arrow coaches, site admissions, guided tours, snacks, water and juice, as well as locally prepared lunches. Costs are $90/person for the Waterton Wildflower tour and $50/person for the Hutterites & History tour.

Out-of-town guests can take advantage of the special accommodation rate on the evenings prior to and of each tour with Get Outta Town hotel partner Sandman Hotel Lethbridge; a reservation code will be shared when booking Get Outta Town tickets at the Galt. Ric’s Grill has provided dinner discount certificates for out-of-town guests.

Pre-registration for each tour is required and closes seven days prior to each tour. To register, stop by the information desk, or call 403.320-3954 [toll-free 1.866-320-3898 ext 0].  Tours require the ability to stand and walk on uneven surfaces and the ability to walk up a flight of stairs. To discuss mobility or dietary concerns prior to purchasing a ticket, call Leslie Hall at 403.320-4700.

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