Churchill Town and Tundra Polar Bears Tour - Enthusiast Package

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure – one that cannot be replicated anywhere else on earth. This tour allows you a unique opportunity to view the majestic polar bear in its natural habitat – often extremely close-up – from an official Tundra Buggy®, as well as a chance to experience the eclectic charm of Churchill.

Start with a night’s stay in Manitoba’s capital, Winnipeg, before beginning your real adventure with a flight over frozen plains, boreal forests and lakes of the Manitoba hinterlands to remote town of Churchill, on the shores of Hudson Bay. Once in Churchill, you’ll get a chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and heritage of the town, from visiting historic Cape Merry to seeing the famous ‘Polar Bear Jail’.

The following days are spent on the thrilling and impressive Tundra Buggy® – a gigantic bear-proof vehicle that travels across the frozen plains as you observe the incredible polar bears, and other arctic wildlife, including caribou, snowy owls and Arctic foxes and hares. The curious bears will often approach the buggy and stand up to peer at the windows, giving an opportunity to capture amazing photographs to commemorate your unforgettable northern Canadian experience.

 

Duration
6 days

Guide Price

£5,399 pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted
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Trip highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view wild polar bears in their natural habitat
  • Amazing Inuit history and fascinating local culture in Churchill

Arrive at Winnipeg International Airport and take the free airport shuttle to your overnight airport accommodation. In the evening, you will meet your Frontiers North Adventures Interpretive Guide for a brief orientation and get to meet the other members of your group. Overnight at the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg Airport or similar.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg Airport or similar

Depart early from Winnipeg this morning and truly begin your wild adventure with a flight to remote Churchill on the shores of the Hudson Bay. After arriving in Churchill, you'll be transferred to your hotel to check-in and then whisked off to explore from a full Churchill Town and Area Tour to a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre to learn about the area's natural history. Also included is a visit to the fascinating Itsanitaq Museum which holds some of the oldest Inuit carvings and artefacts in the world. Enjoy dinner at your hotel with your group, followed by a evening cultural presentation by a local resident to further get a feel for the history and unique culture of this Northern outpost.

After breakfast, you and the rest of the group will be picked up right from your hotel and transferred to the Tundra Buggy® Launch where you will board this incredible vehicle for your first adventure. The driver will navigate the trails of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife while your interpretive guide will point out interesting facts about the areas geology and history. Enjoy a picnic lunch right on-board the Tundra Buggy as you continue to get up close to and take photographs of these magnificent creatures.

After a warm dinner and relaxing night back at your hotel, spend another full day out on the frozen Tundra, once again spotting and getting close to the majestic and curious polar bears as well as viewing caribou, snowy owls and Arctic foxes and hares. Enjoy another picnic lunch on-board, allowing you even more time for some last minute photos of the wild polar bears. Spend another evening relaxing at your Churchill hotel, sharing stories and photos from your day with the rest of the group.

Today is your last day in Churchill, spend the day soaking up more of the northern culture with a thrilling dog sledding excursion. The local dog musher will regale you with fascinating stories and introduce you to the dog pack before taking you on a mile-long sled through the amazing boreal forests surrounding Churchill. Head back to town for lunch before spending the afternoon doing some last minute exploring of Churchill, take a chance to buy any souvenirs or perhaps take another visit of the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre for another look at their exhibits. This evening, you'll bid farewell to Churchill and be transferred to the airport back to Winnipeg. Spend another night in Winnipeg for one last evening with your group for one last chance to swap stories.

Check out of your hotel this morning and depart either home or on to your next destination. Why not extend your trip with another few nights to fully explore Manitoba's capital Winnipeg, or speak to our Destination Specialists about combining this tour with other incredible destinations in Canada.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg Airport or similar

Included

  • Accommodation: 2 nights (1st and last) at a Winnipeg airport hotel and 3 nights in Churchill
  • Roundtrip flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Transfers between Churchill airport and hotel
  • Churchill Town and Area Tour, Churchill Itsanitaq Museum visit and evening cultural presentation by a local on day 2
  • Full day Tundra Buggy® bear watching excursions on day 3 and day 4
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Centre visit to learn about the historical significance of Churchill on day 5
  • Dog sledding excursion through the boreal forests on day 5
  • Full board beginning with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with dinner on board the plane on Day 5
  • Frontiers North Interpretive Guide
  • Baggage handling
  • Gratuities (except for Tundra Buggy® driver & tour leaders)