Getting there really is half the fun on a driving tour.
Fort la Reine Museum in Portage la Prairie provides itineraries for driving and walking tours of a surprising number of historic buildings, cemeteries and other sites. Leave the driving to a pro and take a Heartland Travel jaunt. Its Haunted Winnipeg tours include stops at the ghost-friendly Fort Garry Hotel, Union Station and, of course, a local cemetery. The company also offers Christmas Lights sightseeing tours and a Magical Musical History Tour with stops at sites where Neil Young and The Guess Who started their rock odysseys. Print a detailed itinerary and follow a Routes on the Red themed tour. Its Glaciers to Grasslands drive is a 250-kilometre loop that will take you to galleries, museums and scenic stops in the Pembina Valley. Similar self-guided Assiniboine Qu'Appelle Valleylands tours include arts and nature trips and expeditions to significant First Nations, Metis and fur trade sites.