Please note, seats for these tours are limited. Minimum participation in each tour is also required. If a tour must be canceled due to low participation, you will receive a 100% refund.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Ralph Engelstad Arena (Cost: $25/person):
Come tour one of the finest hockey facilities in the world! Home to the 2016 National Championship team for men’s hockey, this $101 million arena is one-of-a-kind! Other stops include the Olympic rink, clubhouses, Ralph’s suite, and Betty Engelstad Arena. Limited to 30 participants.
Time: Leave CanadInns at 10:00am; return at 12:00pm.
Boathouse on the Red ($30/person):
Tour includes kayaking or canoeing the Red River of the North. The river flows northward through the Red River Valley, forming the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. Your paddling experience offers you a unique view starting in the heart of downtown Grand Forks and you may even spot some wildlife! Limited single and double kayaks and canoes are available. Great team bonding for 20 participants.
Time: Leave CanadInns at 2:00pm; return at 5:30pm.
International Peace Gardens($75/person)
Come see one of the most beautiful gardens in America! More than 155,000 flowers line this tribute to peace and friendship between Canada and America. There are reflection pools, lakes, hiking and driving trails, waterfalls and a Peace Chapel. There are magnificent Peace Poles, donated by the Japanese Government. Boxed lunch provided. Limited to 40 participants. Note: Participants MUST bring their passports as entering the garden includes crossing the Canadian border. This tour includes a 7 hour roundtrip bus ride with ~3 hours to explore the garden.
Time: Leave CanadInns at 8:00am; return at 5:30pm.
UND Aerospace Tour(Cost: $15/person)
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has one of the best aviation programs in the world! The Aviation Department is known for its numerous advanced simulators and world’s largest collegiate training fleet of airplanes and helicopters. The tour includes the Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations and Air Traffic Management program. Limited to 30 participants.
Time: Leave CanadInns at 2:00pm; return at 5:00pm.
Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site (Cost: $55/person)
This missile site is actually two parts: Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility and the November-22 Launch Facility. These facilities played an integral role in the Cold War and are the last launch control centers left intact and open to the public. You will go on a guided tour of the topside facilities and travel down the elevator shaft to the underground Launch Control Equipment Building and Launch Control Center. You will see the front lines of America’s nuclear deterrence and equipment that could have been used to launch nuclear missiles. Limited to 20 participants.
Note: This tour includes a 3 hour roundtrip bus ride with ~1.5 hour guided tour.
Time: Leave CanadInns at 1:30pm; return at 5:30pm.
Friday September 15, 2017
Human Space Flight Laboratory ($15/person)
This tour includes the Space Suit Lab, Inflatable Lunar/Martian Habitat, and Electric Lunar Rover. The HSFL has been used for multiple analog missions, and will have brand new modules installed in September 2017. HSFL research and operations are funded by both NASA Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR, as a recent recipient of a NASA EPSCoR CAN grant. Limited to 50 participants.
Leave CanadInn on Friday at 4:45pm; return at 6:00pm.