Churchill Polar Bears | Credit: Frontiers North / Abby Matheson
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Churchill Polar Bears | Credit: Frontiers North / Abby Matheson
Churchill Polar Bears | Credit: Travel Manitoba
Tundra Buggy® | Credit: Frontiers North
Churchill Polar Bears | Credit: Travel Manitoba
Polar Bear Viewing | Credit: Frontiers North / Madeline Grant
Tundra Buggy® | Credit: Frontiers North
Winnipeg | Credit: Travel Manitoba
Winnipeg | Credit: Travel Manitoba
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Classic Churchill Polar Bear Adventure (Tour code: 11862)

Starts and Ends
in Winnipeg
Travel Periods
11 Oct 24 - 12 Nov 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Witness the polar bear migration in the small town of Churchill, a once-in-a-lifetime encounter!

Highlights

Explore polar bear habitat, extraordinary wildlife and photography opportunities whilst onboard a Tundra Buggy® adventure

 

Roundtrip charter flights between Winnipeg and Churchill

Learn about Manitoba's northern culture and feel a connection to Churchill's community!

Churchill and area tour, Churchill Itsanitaq Museum and evening cultural presentation

6 days
From
AUD 11,925
per person, twin share
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Overview

Start your experience in Winnipeg and take in the splendid architectural wonders that this charming city has to offer. Fly to Churchill, a remote community on the shore of Hudson Bay and be ready to be marvelled by the greatest polar bear migration. Have the best of both worlds; experience the northern frontier town of Churchill and the wonderful wildlife surrounding it! This hotel-based adventure offers the excitement of polar bear viewing from a Tundra Buggy®, and the opportunity to take in the eclectic charm of this remote northern town.

The Classic Churchill Polar Bear Adventure includes two full-day Tundra Buggy safaris in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. You will have plenty of opportunity to explore the area for these majestic mammals and other subarctic wildlife in their natural environment.

Sitting on the edge of the Hudson Bay, built on deep Indigenous roots and home to Canada’s most iconic wildlife, the town of Churchill is a must-visit destination for those who seek an authentic Canadian adventure!

Inclusions

2 nights in Winnipeg at Lakeview Signature Airport Hotel
3 nights in Churchill in hotel accommodation
Roundtrip flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
Transfers between Churchill airport and hotel
Meals as per Itinerary
Churchill and area tour
Polar Bears International House visit
Two full-days of Tundra Buggy® adventures
Dog sledding and interpretive program
Frontiers North Interpretive Guide
Prepaid gratuities

Day 1 Winnipeg

Guests will arrive into Winnipeg and check into their hotel at the Winnipeg airport, followed by an evening meet and greet hosted by Frontiers North Interpretive Guide.

Overnight stay in Winnipeg at the Lakeview Signature Airport Hotel.
 

Winnipeg
Museum for Human Rights | Credit: Travel Manitoba

Day 2 Winnipeg Churchill

This morning you depart from Winnipeg on an early flight to the remote town of Churchill. Upon arrival in Churchill, you will head straight out on a Churchill and area tour. The tour comprises of an exploratory drive past various points of interest in and surrounding Churchill. 

In the afternoon, you will make a stop at the Polar Bear International House, to learn about Polar Bears, Polar Bear research, climate change and more. Next up is the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. Here, you will see in-depth displays that reveal the remarkable history of Churchill. Finish the day with a wonderful dinner back at the hotel.

Overnight stay in Churchill in hotel accommodation.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Winnipeg→ Churchill
Churchill | Credit: Travel Manitoba

Day 3 Churchill

After breakfast, board an official Tundra Buggy®, a specially constructed vehicle that travels across the tundra to explore polar bear habitat. Enjoy a full-day Tundra Buggy® Adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area – home of polar bears, arctic foxes, ptarmigan and other unique arctic wildlife. Wear comfortable, layered clothing. Each Tundra Buggy is heated and equipped with washroom facilities and an external viewing platform. A picnic style lunch and refreshments will be provided. Return back to town in the afternoon, followed by an evening cultural presentation by a local resident. 

Overnight stay in Churchill in hotel accommodation. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Churchill
Tundra Buggy® | Credit: Frontiers North

Day 4 Churchill

Today in Churchill is all about northern culture. Your first excursion of the day is a dog sledding program with local dog musher Dave Daley of Wapusk Adventures. You will be introduced to his dog park before embarking on a mile-long dog sled ride through the boreal forest. After lunch, you will visit the Itsanitaq Museum, which is home to an enormous collection of Inuit artifacts.

Overnight stay in Churchill in hotel accommodation.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Churchill
Dogsledding | Credit: Frontiers North / Madeline Grant

Day 5 Churchill Winnipeg

After breakfast, enjoy the thrill of the Tundra Buggy® during your last day in Churchill. Lunch on board of the Tundra Buggy is included. Then, in the late afternoon you will be transferred to the Churchill airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. Light meal on board the plane is included.

Overnight stay in Winnipeg at the Lakeview Signature Airport Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Churchill→ Winnipeg
Polar Bear | Credit: Travel Manitoba

Day 6 Winnipeg

Today, check out of your hotel and depart for your next destination.
 

Accommodation

Lakeview Signature Airport Hotel

Winnipeg
Relax with contemporary amenities and superior service at Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, offering a free 24/7 shuttle to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), which is less than a kilometer away. Enjoy the shops and movie theater at CF Polo Park, Winnipeg Jets hockey games at Bell MTS Place, and family fun at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
  • Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.
  • Proof of Travel Insurance is mandatory and will be requested at the time of booking.
  • Please note that the tour schedule is subject to change based on weather or other circumstances beyond the supplier’s control.
  • It is important to bring warm layered clothing such as snug but comfortable fitting windproof outerwear with an attached hood or very warm hat, a pair of ski or wind pants, long underwear, as well as a fleece jacket and/or sweater.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
  • Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance

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