Manitoba Holidays

Secluded, sprawling and scenic, Manitoba is full of surprises. Go wild and experience true wilderness, whether taking a rugged adventure trek, soaking up a little luxury at a remote lodge or enjoying an incredible wildlife safari along the banks of the mighty Hudson Bay.

The capital of the province – Winnipeg is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Rich in culture, the city has numerous museums and galleries as well as being very multicultural with particular emphasis on First Nations culture, which is easy to see and experience. We recommend hitting the up-and-coming food and nightlife scene downtown, viewing the sacred White Buffalo at Assiniboine Park Zoo or stepping into a fascinating open air art installation in Winnipeg’s streets.

Then, head north to Churchill, it's location on the Hudson Bay close to the arctic means it's ideal for viewing the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights, winter activities such as dog-sledding and of course, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing that simply cannot be done anywhere else. Take a unique opportunity to get up close with majestic beluga whales and iconic polar bears in their natural habitat on a dedicated tour.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore multicultural Winnipeg - one of Canada's best kept secrets
  • Discover world-class museums, galleries and fantastic nightlife in Winnipeg
  • Head north to Churchill to view the incredible Northern Lights
  • Take a tundra buggy tour for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Polar Bears
  • Visit Churchill in summer for a chance to view rare Beluga whales

Time Zone

GMT-6 hours

Flight Time

Approx 11 hours; in-direct flights from the UK to Winnipeg are available

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccines required.

Manitoba's main attraction is its incredible wildlife opportunities that cannot be experienced in the same way anywhere else in the world. Fly up to Churchill, situated on the Hudson Bay for a one-of-a-kind chance to view Manitoba’s two most famous residents in their natural habitat - the majestic beluga whales and iconic polar bears.

  • Polar Bear Viewing

    Whether you take an adventure packed expedition on a heated tundra vehicle or view from a secluded lodge - feel the excitement at the first sight of a great white bear on the tundra - an experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere in the world. Getting face to face with polar bears in the wild is one of life's great moments and is completely unique to Churchill, Manitoba. Take a winter (October - November) tour to spot on the frozen tundra or take a summer tour (July) which combines viewing the bears with Beluga whales below.

  • Beluga Whale Viewing

    Hit the waters of the vast Hudson Bay for an incredible cruise to seek out beluga whales. Listen out for the high-pitched whistles and chirping of the social and curious Beluga as you journey through the bay. The first sightings of these great white icons is truly breathtaking, looking like white spirits floating through the deep blue waters as they swim alongside your boat is an experience not to be missed. Best experienced on a summer tour (July) you can combine them with viewing the iconic polar bears above.

  • Winter Activities

    Enjoy Manitoba’s crisp, sunny winters and snow across the province. Build an igloo as you learn about northern culture and winter ecology, take a dog-sledding tour through the boreal forests and take part in the excellent, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and even snowshoeing and ice fishing that are on offer, Manitoba's winter adventures are endless.

  • Northern Lights, Churchill, Manitoba

    Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

    The town on the edge of Hudson Bay, Churchill is also famous for its nightlife as one of the world's premiere viewing areas for the aurora borealis - "spirits" that dance in the sky some 300 nights each year in Manitoba. Be awestruck upon seeing the haunting beauty of the blue, green and white colours as they swirl and dance in the still northern sky with performances that can be seen on clear nights. According to legend, the northern lights will dance their way down to earth if you whistle at them.

  • Isla, Destination Executive

    Isla

    Destination Executive

    "Best time to view the polar bears on the tundra buggy is either early morning or late evening, so make sure to set your alarm."             

  • Taylor

    Destination Manager

    "Dog-sledding a must if you are visiting in winter - it was so much fun and a great way to see the landscape."

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