Meeting with the Polar Bears

The town of Churchill, nestled on the shores of Hudson Bay, is 650 miles north of Winnipeg. It is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. Every autumn, polar bears gather along the water’s edge near the town, anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form.This trip allows you to experience the excitement of polar bear viewing from a world-famous Tundra Buggy®, as well as enjoy the eclectic charm of this unique Northern town. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Winnipeg

    Winnipeg Check in at your airport accommodation upon arrival in Winnipeg and look through your pre departure material. You may wish to explore the colorful Exchange District which is a National Historic Site of Canada or stroll through St. Boniface, the city’s French Quarter, or explore the newly opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights! Night at  Four Points Sheraton Hotel or similar.

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 Churchill

    Churchill Early morning departure for Churchill. Upon arrival we will have a town and aera tour, a guided tour of local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including such attractions as
    Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility and a stop at the Churchill Eskimo Museum. After a delicious dinner at a locally owned restaurant, guests will enjoy an evening slide presentation by a local photographer. Night at Tundra Inn hotel or similar. (B, L, D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 3 Churchill

    Churchill Welcome to the Kingdom of the Ice Bears! Today we will venture out onto the vast tundra where will we look for the kings of the Arctic !The phenomenal migration of these extraordinary animals takes place annually, as they prowl the coast of the Hudson Bay while waiting for the sea ice to form. We will navigate on the tundra in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife while our knowledgeable interpretive guide will offer insights into the lives of these incredible animals. A delicious lunch will be served right out on the tundra. After our first full day, we will return to Churchill where guests will have free time to discover local specialties and popular meeting places. Night at Tundra Inn hotel or similar. (B, L, D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 4 Churchill

    Churchill Early departure on this morning to an other Tundra Buggy excursion. The best way to experience an intimate encounter with a wild polar bear is on an authentic Tundra Buggy. All of our Tundra Buggies are furnished with dual-pane frost-free windows and contain propane heating systems that
    closely resemble a cozy fireplace, with real flames (behind glass). Keep your eyes open to enjoy this magnificent moment, and see one more time this great polar bear. Lunch and refreshments will be served on the buggy while our driver seeks out more incredible wildlife viewing experiences. Night at Tundra Inn hotel or similar. (B, L, D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 5 Churchill - Winnipeg

    Churchill - Winnipeg Final day in Churchill. In the morning you will visit a local dog musher for an exciting and informative dog sled program. Hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert, you will learn about the history associated with dog sledding in Northern Canada. Enjoy an exhilarating ride behind a strong team of huskies on a custom-made sled. Join the musher for hot chocolate and freshly made bannock after your ride of about 5 minutes and share their personal stories of their dog sledding adventures. After lunch, we will visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, walk back in time viewing detailed and exciting wildlife dioramas as well as fur trade exhibits. You will leave chock-full of natural and historical information from the Churchill region. You will be transferred to the Churchill airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg. Night at the Four Points Sheraton hotel. (B, L, D)

    - Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 6 Winnipeg

    Winnipeg Depart from Winnipeg at leisure.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:


· Roundtrip flight between Winnipeg and Churchill
· Round trip transfer between airport and hotel in Churchill
· Churchill town & area guided tour of 2h30
· Dog-sledding introduction and conference
· Visit of the Eskimo Museum
· Visit of the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
· Services of an interpretive guide
· 2 full days  tour in a «Tundra Buggy»
· 5 nights accommodation
· 12 meals (see abbreviations)
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· Air travel (except flight between Winnipeg and Churchill)
· Round trip transfer from hotel to airport in Winnipeg (day 1 and 6)
· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
· Personal expenses
· Tips for guide

Practical info

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Destination
Manitoba North Canada
Activity
Nature - Adventure Summer Winter
Duration
6 days
Code
HIVER-17
Price
From C$6,475
Level
1/5
Comfort
3/5

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