Leader and the Great Sandhills Loop Bus Tours

Leader and the Great Sandhills Loop Bus Tours

Location: Leader, SK

The Cowboy Boot Arch at the Great Sandhills on the Leader Bus Tour


Leader & District Tourism
Contact: Brooke Clary
306-628-3860 (Monday to Friday)
Email: recreation.leader@sasktel.net

Tour Cost:

One or Two Day Tours – $85/person

Half Day Tour Only (Aug 31st OR Sept 1st) – $60/person
Each tour offers added value opportunities – see details below.


Tour # 1 – June 1st – Leader & District Guided Bus Tour
As part of your June 1st tour, you will also receive passes to use at the River Ridge Golf Course, or take a refreshing swim at the Leader Pool, (passes may be used anytime during the season).  An added value of $26.00! You can also take part in the Community BBQ happening that day!

Tour # 2 – August 31st & Sept 1st – 2-day The Labour Day Classic Tour
Spend more time at the sites you love on this two-day version of the Leader & District Guided Bus Tour.  Use the extra time to play a round of Golf at the River Ridge Golf Course, or take a refreshing swim at the Leader Pool, both of which you will receive free passes to use!  An added value of $26.00!

NEW Half Day Tours – Don’t have time to do the full two-day tour?  Now choose a single half day tour. View the itinerary for the two day tour, and choose the single half day tour you would prefer to attend:

Saturday, August 31: “The Leader Labour Day Classic”

9:00 am Depart Caboose

9:15 am Arrive at Sceptre Museum

10:15 am Depart Museum

10:40 am Arrive at Great Sandhills

11:15 am Depart Sandhills

11:35 am Arrive at Blumenfeld Church

12:20 am Depart Blumenfeld Church

12:30 am Arrive at St. John’s School and mini church

12:50 am Depart St. John’s

1:05 pm Arrive at Golf Course for lunch (on own)

1:50 pm Depart Golf Course

2:25 pm Arrive at Estuary Hutterite Colony

3:45 pm Leave Hutterite Colony

4:15 pm Arrive at caboose

Overnight in Leader (on your own)

– Shopping at the caboose and downtown Leader

-Golfing (FREE pass included with tour fee)

-Swimming at Leader Swimming Pool (FREE pass included with tour fee)

Sunday, September 1

9:00 am Depart Leader

9:25 am Arrive at Checkerboard Hill

9:40 am Depart Checkerboard Hill

10:10 am Arrive at Meridian Dam Site

10:20 am Depart Meridian Dam Site

10:50 am Arrive At Sagebrush Studios

12:00 noon Depart Sagebrush

12:30 pm Arrive at River Ridge Golf Course (lunch on own)

1:15 pm Depart from Golf Course

1:30 pm Tour Leader and larger than life wildlife sculptures

2:00 pm Arrive at Caboose

Free time for golfing or swimming

**All tours leave from the Leader Tourist Info Centre located at the corner of 5th Ave E and Highway #21

Meet the Guide:

Meet your tour guide, Kerry! Kerry lived and worked in the Area for many years before relocating. His experiences as a Conversation Officer and his volunteer experiences with the local tourism operations have given Kerry vast knowledge about this area. Kerry has coordinated and lead countless tours, hosted a Nature Saskatchewan annual meet and organized local bird watching festivals to mention just a few things.

Tour Information:

The Great Sandhills on the Leader Bus TourWhat will you see?

  • Downtown Leader
  • St. John’s School & Mini Church
  • Larger than Life Sculptures
  • Smith Barn Replica
  • Area Wildlife & Vegetation
  • Meridian Dam Site (Labour Day tour only)
  • Blumenfeld Church on the Leader Bus TourTourist Centre
  • The Great Sandhills
  • Great Sandhills Museum
  • River Ridge Gold Course
  • Estuary Hutterite Colony
  • Blumenfeld Church
  • Sagebrush Studios

If looking for accommodations or camping in the Leader Area:

  • Lion’s Campground
  • Leader Motel (306) 628-4444 info@leadermotel.ca (brand new)
    Leader Inn (306) 628-3854
    Grandma’s Shirley Bed and Breakfast 1 (306) 628-3726
    4L Motel (306) 628-3834

Learn more about the Tour from blogger Cruisin Christine

Enjoy a preview of what the Leader Bus tour offers:

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