Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure – Belugas and Polar Bears

See the best of Manitoba's wildlife

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Take a truly unforgettable adventure to view the majestic Polar Bear and gentle Beluga Whale in their natural habitat - a completely unique opportunity that cannot be replicated anywhere else on earth.

You'll begin with a night’s stay in Manitoba's capital, Winnipeg before beginning your real intrepid adventure, as you fly over the 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 cruising the arctic waters of the Hudson Bay.

The rest of your trip will be spent sailing on the Hudson Bay and Churchill River, viewing the hundreds of Beluga Whales that come to feed, mate and give birth in the warm, shallow waters and view Polar Bears in their summer environment, swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers. You'll also have an opportunity for an excursion on an Arctic Crawler™ to further view the summer Tundra landscape as well as other amazing wildlife - Arctic Sik Siks, over 200 nesting or migrating bird species, seals, Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox, and more - make sure to bring your camera to capture these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view wild Polar Bears in their natural habitat
  • Incredible wildlife, from magnificent Beluga Whales and Polar Bears to Arctic foxes and moose
  • Journey across stunning landscapes from the flowing waters of Hudson Bay to boreal forests
  • Amazing Inuit history and fascinating local culture in Churchill

Sample Itinerary Summary

Not quite your cup of tea? Our Destination Specialists can tailor any part of this itinerary or create one from scratch just for you.

Duration
7 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Winnipeg
    1 night
  • Churchill
    4 nights
  • Winnipeg
    1 night
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • „„Accommodation for 6 nights – 2 nights in Winnipeg and 4 nights at Lazy Bear Lodge
  • „„Flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • „„Transfers between hotels and airport in Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Eight hour Hudson Bay Coastal Boat Tour viewing Polar Bears and arctic wildlife
  • Four hour Summer Tundra Tour on Arctic Crawler™
  • Three hour Beluga Whale Boat Tour/ Fort Tour viewing Beluga Whales and walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort
  • „Three hour Cultural and Heritage Tour of the Churchill area, including historic Cape Merry and the Polar Bear Jail
  • „„Meals: daily breakfast, lunch on Day 2 and one dinner entrée of your choice from the Lazy Bear Café menu
Not included
  • „„Meals unless otherwise specified
  • „„Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Churchill

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Get up close to wild Polar Bears and Beluga Whales in their natural habitat
    • Cruise the arctic waters of the Hudson Bay and Churchill River
    • Learn about the history and Inuit culture of Manitoba's northern outpost, Churchill
    • Explore the summer Tundra landscape on a Arctic Crawler™
    • Book the optional extras for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to snorkel and kayak with the Beluga Whales