Portage la Prairie, MB –
Tourists from as far away as China and Egypt will soon be walking among the wild Canadian geese of Portage la Prairie.
Wild Goose Chase Tours Canada will be offering guided tours that will take patrons on a dangerous and exciting adventure along Crescent Lake that will include an up-close and personal visit with majestic Canadian geese.
“We will bring people who have never experienced the wilderness of Canada an experience of a lifetime,” tour operator Sam Legault told reporters and assembled media. “Not only will our Goose Buggies take tourists to the edge of Crescent Lake but we will guarantee each group the chance to get out and walk among the geese.”
Getting that close to the wild birds will be exhilarating with visitors getting to within inches of the birds that can gather in groups as large as 20 to 30 at a time.
“You will be able to see their tongues as they hiss a you,” Legault said. “And, tourists will be able to grab feathers and droppings for souvenirs and take great photos.”
Tours, excluding air fare, will be $1,500.00 per person with transportation to and from Winnipeg and one nights accommodation in Portage la Prairie.
“There is no better place in the world to get up close and personal with these amazing wild creatures,”Legault said. “Churchill has polar bears and Portage has Canadian geese.”
Wild Goose Chase will launch in time for the fall staging season and then open for the entire goose season next year, starting in April. The primary marketing effort will be targeted at China, Japan and gullible parts of Europe.
“Portage should be proud of the natural beauty it has,”Legault offered. “We want to share it with the world and make an easy buck.”
While most Portagers are not interested in the native birds they are excited about the potential economic spinoffs.