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Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure, Belugas & Polar Bears

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During the summer season, Manitoba welcomes back the stunning Beluga whales around Hudson Bay. There's no doubt you'll be enchanted by the friendly and curious nature of the Beluga whales and the encounter of Polar bears sleeping on the rocks or dipping in the water to cool.
Canada
Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort

Paddle amongst beluga whales

View polar bears and arctic wildlife

Visit many historic sites around Churchill

Get ready to tick off from your bucket list the chance to encounter the most famous predators of the Arctic wild. This ultimate arctic summer adventure takes you to Churchill, where beluga whales migrate into the warm, shallow waters to give birth and feed on fish. With our freedom of Choice you can decide whether paddling with beluga whales or Aqua gliding for a real thrilling experience.

Wildlife enthustiasts will also spot polar bears from the safety of Artic crawler vehichles, that drives across the vast Churchill Wildlife Management Area for the chance to see heaps of northern wildlife, including the incredible polar bears hidden between colourful summer blooms.

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Included

2 nights in Winnipeg at Inn at the Forks - 4*
4 nights in Churchill at Lazy Bear Lodge - 4*
Taxi vouchers provided between Winnipeg Airport and hotel
Group transfers between Winnipeg hotel and charter flights to/from Churchill
Shuttle service between the airport and lodge in Churchill
Daily Breakfast
Meals: 1 lunch and 1 dinner as per Itinerary
Cultural and Heritage Tour of the Churchill area, including historic Cape Merry and the Polar Bear Jail
Hudson Bay Coastal Boat Tour (6-8 hour)
Beluga Whale Boat Tour/ Fort Tour to see Beluga Whales in the water and walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort (based on availability)
Summer Tundra Tour on Arctic Crawler (3-4hour)
Parks Canada Interpretive Presentation
Freedom of Choice Day
Freedom of Choice Days

Freedom of Choice 

For this package we have included Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary. Our per person price includes at least one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following day:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 5

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Day 1
Winnipeg Airport → Winnipeg

Take a taxi (voucher for this service provided) from Winnipeg Airport to Inn at the Forks and check in.

Overnight stay in Winnipeg at the Inn at the Forks.

Winnipeg Airport → Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Day 2
Winnipeg→ Churchill

After breakfast, a group transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Churchill. A Lazy Bear Lodge guide will meet you upon arrival at Churchill Airport and escort you to the lodge. Start your Cultural and Heritage Tour, which takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area where you will be exploring various historic sites. These include Cape Merry, an outside tour of the polar bear holding facility, the wreckage of the famous plane, “Miss Piggy”, and many other historic sites that make Churchill the town it is today. Afterwards, return to your hotel and meet your hosts for the next five days.

Overnight stay at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Please note: Your package includes one dinner at the Lazy Bear Cafe. It may be taken on any night while at the lodge.

Breakfast
Winnipeg→ Churchill
Churchill
Day 3
Churchill

After breakfast, depart on a full-day Hudson Bay Coastal Tour by boat with the opportunity to view the polar bears along the coast of Hudson Bay and other local river estuaries.These magnificent creatures can be seen in these areas, swimming in the water or cooling off on the rocks. A day of fun and learning is complemented by lunch served on board during the tour.

Overnight stay at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Please note: Your package includes one dinner at the Lazy Bear Cafe. It may be taken on any night while at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch
Churchill
Polar Bear
Day 4
Churchill

After breakfast, take part to a 3-hour Beluga Whale Boat Tour in search of the ivory-coloured beluga whales. Also included in the excursion is a walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort, giving you a taste of the region’s past days.

Overnight stay at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Please note: Your package includes one dinner at the Lazy Bear Cafe. It may be taken on any night while at the lodge.

Breakfast
Churchill
Hudson Bay
Day 5
Churchill

After breakfast, enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Guided Kayaking (3 hours)
    Paddle amongst beluga whales in the Churchill River with an with an experienced guide. Beluga whales are curious creatures and on occasion they may trail behind the kayaks! The excursion takes place at low tide and focuses on spending time with the beluga whales in their natural environment.
    This adventure is safe for beginners and first time kayakers; a short instructional session will be provided prior to going on the water. Included are equipment (single or double kayak, wet suit, life jacket and neoprene boots), experienced guide, and dockside transfers. Some passengers choose to wear bathing suits or thermal clothing under the wet suits. It is best that clothing be close fitting. The excursion is subject to weather conditions.

OR

  • Beluga AquaGliding™ (3 hours)
    Glide above the water for a truly unique ultimate water adventure. The specialized AquaGlider™ creates a non-threatening posture, encouraging some of the thousands of friendly and curious Beluga Whales to approach us in their natural habitat. Recommended for ages 12 and older, wet or
    dry suits are provided, as well as neoprene boots, gloves and lifejackets (with wet suits). Please note: It is best that clothing be close fitting bathing suits or similar under the wet suits; under the dry suits, sweatpants and a sweatshirt is ideal. Activity is subject to weather and water conditions.

Overnight stay at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Please note: Your package includes one dinner at the Lazy Bear Cafe. It may be taken on any night while at the lodge.

Breakfast
Churchill
Beluga Whale
Day 6
Churchill→ Winnipeg

Following your last delicious breakfast at the Lazy Bear Lodge Café, this 3-hour Tundra Tour will allow you to experience the Arctic Crawler™ and take you to explore the beauty of the tundra, the flora and fauna and possibly various wildlife in the comfort of a specially constructed all-terrain vehicle. The lodge shuttle takes you to Churchill Airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival in Winnipeg, take your charter bus to the Inn at the Forks in downtown Winnipeg.

Overnight stay in Winnipeg at Inn at the Forks.

Breakfast
Churchill→ Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Day 7
Winnipeg → Winnipeg Airport

After breakfast, take a taxi (voucher for this service provided) to Winnipeg International airport for your return flight.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
Independent Holiday Package

Start your holiday when and with who you want! Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

6 nights
from AUD8,054
per person, twin share
Canada
Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
06 July 2022 - 23 August 2022

Hotel options

Lazy Bear Lodge
Lazy Bear Lodge

Chrurchill
At Lazy Bear Lodge, the thrill of the arctic doesn't end when you return to the Lodge. That's because the Lodge itself is an authentic northern wonder! This is no regular log cabin. The timber was reclaimed from a fire in the boreal forest. Using hand tools, the logs fit together so well as to appear as if they were melted into each other. The windows were recycled from an 1800's Hudson Bay Trading Post, and if you look closely, you'll see the characteristic wave of the old glass.Come inside and feel the warmth of the massive stone fireplace, crafted from a 20,000 pound block of stone and mortar

Important notes

  • 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.
  • Minimum age requirement is 12 years old.
  • Please note that the tour schedule is subject to change based on weather or other circumstances beyond the supplier’s control.