Magical Musical History Tour

July - August 2014

Roll up for the Magical Musical History Tour! Join local music historian and author John Einarson as he guides you through the streets of Winnipeg on a very unique one-of-a-kind tour of the city's illustrious rock 'n' roll history. See the house where Neil Young lived and began his song writing career, where he made his first recordings and played his first live performances; see the house where Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman of The Guess Who wrote These Eyes, No Time and others as well as where Burton Cummings composed Share The Land, Rain Dance, and more; see the school where Neil Young sat on the steps and "dreamed of being a star"; where Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) was first conceived; the house Terry 'Seasons in the Sun' Jack grew up in; the spot where Neil Young met Joni Mitchell; plus much much more. The tour features a video of vintage photos and music as well as John's colourful stories and points of interest. In the 1960's Winnipeg was the rock 'n' roll capital of Canada. See and hear why on this exciting tour.

2014 Tour Schedule:

Tours run Thursday evenings - July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21

Tour Time:

Thursday evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meeting Place for the Bus Tour:

In front of the Travel Manitoba Explore Centre, the Forks Market (1 Forks Market Road), adjacent to the Johnston Terminal


$39.00 + taxes and fees for a total of $42.45 / adult

Seats must be booked in advance and are non-refundable; dates cannot be changed once booked

Full payment is due at the time of booking; we cannot hold seats without payment

Tour Includes:

  • 3 hour guided rock 'n' roll tour throughout Winnipeg
  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach

Click here to book your seat for the tour or call Heartland Travel at (204) 989-9630

Ask about private group tours on other dates

Note-this tour is not wheelchair accessible; The bus we use is not wheelchair accessible. If you are able to walk up/down a few stairs to get on/off the bus, then this tour is fine for you to take.

For more information on this tour, call Heartland Travel at (204) 989-9630 or 1-866-890-3377

News Articles on the Magical Musical History Tour

Winnipeg Free Press Article Jul 23 - Rock and Roll Bus Tour

CBC: The Scene - Article on the Magical Musical History Tour

A Scene staff member interviewed tour guide, John Einarson about the Magical Musical History Tour of Winnipeg. Click here to view the article

Tour Testimonials

Thank you very much for an outstanding tour. This was the most enjoyable 3 hours for Claire and I. I would have paid $75.00 per ticket if that's what the cost had been. We will be telling everyone about this tour in the hope that others we know will book for a future date. We may even take this tour again because it is so enjoyable and we can relate to everything.

Paul Newsome - July 28, 2011 tour

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