Canadian North & Arctic Tours

A Fresh Tracks Canada northern lights tour in the arctic is a unique way to learn and discover the true north.

When you arrive, take a moment to note the feeling of the cool, clean arctic air hitting your skin for the first time.

Observe the icy ground beneath as the sunlight bounces off the snow, making it sparkle.Realize the peacefulness around you rather than of the commotion of the city streets back home. Your first reaction to this unfamiliar territory is anticipation – were will this adventure take you, and when will you see your first polar bear?

Led by expert Canada travel guides, there is always something to be seen and information to be learned when you travel to the arctic region.

Our favorite Canada Arctic Trips...

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High Arctic Explorer Expedition Cruise
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High Arctic Explorer Expedition Cruise

12

days

starting fromUS $11,180per person

This spectacular Arctic cruise is a perfect introduction to the wildlife, history, and scenery of the Canadian north. 24 hour daylight means plenty of time to observe wildlife including migratory birds, whales, polar bears, as well as haunting historic... read more

from US $11,180 to US $15,854 per person

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High Arctic Explorer Expedition Cruise

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $11,180 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine and stunning Arctic wilderness
  • Onshore hikes and wildlife spottting
  • Wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales, muscox
  • High crew to guest ratio
  • Expert guides with insider area knowledge
  • Class 2 Icebreaker research vessel
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Unique optional kayak program
Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise
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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise

15

days

starting fromUS $15,390per person

 

Travel back in time, along the paths of early Arctic explorers on this iconic small ship cruise expedition. As you travel along the Northwest Passage, explore the spectacular fjords and bays, view rare Arctic wildlife, and see other-wordly ice formations... read more

from US $15,390 to US $20,185 per person

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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $15,390 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine and stunning Arctic wilderness
  • Onshore hikes and wildlife spottting
  • Wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales, muscox
  • High crew to guest ratio
  • Expert guides with insider area knowledge
  • Class 2 Icebreaker research vessel
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Unique optional kayak program
Classic Churchill Polar Bears
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Classic Churchill Polar Bears

5

days

starting fromUS $3,659per person

Visit Churchill, Manitoba, the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World' in October and early November when polar bears congregate at nearby Cape Churchill in large numbers, waiting for the ice to form on Hudson Bay. Once the ice is stable enough, they disperse... read more

from US $3,659 to US $4,775 per person

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Classic Churchill Polar Bears

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $3,659 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • An optional helicopter sightseeing tour
  • This trip is popular - book early!
Polar Bear Expedition by Train
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Polar Bear Expedition by Train

8

days

starting fromUS $4,879per person

Travel one way by overnight train and one way by air for a visit with Churchill's famous polar bears and an introduction to the rich history and culture of Churchill. With a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you spend two days on a specially designed... read more

from US $4,879 to US $5,269 per person

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Polar Bear Expedition by Train

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,879 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • Journey through the arctic tundra by train
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • This trip is popular - book early!
Churchill Belugas and Bears Summer Adventure
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Churchill Belugas and Bears Summer Adventure

6

days

starting fromUS $3,278per person

Accessible only by air and rail, Churchill is located on the shores of Hudson Bay and is home to a myriad of wildlife from polar bears to the elusive arctic fox, and the playful beluga whales who return to the Churchill River following the ice breakup... read more

from US $3,278 to US $11,708 per person

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Churchill Belugas and Bears Summer Adventure

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6 days / 5 nights starting from US $3,278 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique whale watching excursion
  • Exciting activities and guided tours
  • The sub-arctic experience and scenery
  • Spectacular photo opportunities from aboard a zodiac boat
  • This trip has limited space and availability - book early!
Atlantic to the Arctic - Canadian Wilderness Adventure
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Atlantic to the Arctic - Canadian Wilderness Adventure

23

days

starting fromUS $10,841per person

 

Explore Canada's iconic Canadian wilderness as you travel by train on a Pan Canadian rail adventure. Travel from beautiful Cape Breton Island on Canada's east coast, then stop at quintessential Canadian lodges as you pass through Quebec and Ontario. Your... read more

from US $10,841 to US $11,708 per person

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Atlantic to the Arctic - Canadian Wilderness Adventure

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23 days / 22 nights starting from US $10,841 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary on a limited-time Pan Canadian train experience
  • Discover scenery and Celtic culture on Cape Breton Island
  • Explore the sprawling forests and mountains of Quebec
  • Experience the tranquility of Algonquin park canoeing
  • Learn about the sub-arctic ecology of Churchill
  • See wildlife such as humpback and beluga whales, black bears and polar bears, moose, and beaver
Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing
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Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing

7

days

starting fromUS $6,098per person

 

Hundreds of Polar Bears gather around Churchill, Manitoba in late October and November, waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. For a few weeks, it's possible to safely and comfortably observe the majestic Polar Bears in their natural habitat. Staying... read more

from US $6,098 to US $6,586 per person

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Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing

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7 days / 6 nights starting from US $6,098 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Staying out on the tundra in the Tundra Buggy Lodge
  • Close-up polar bear encounters around the clock
  • Spectacular photo opportunities
  • Possibility of seeing the Northern Lights
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • This is a popular trip - book early!
Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing
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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing

12

days

starting fromUS $8,990per person

 

For just a special few weeks each year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat with a naturalist guide. From the lush and abundant Great Bear Rainforest, to the barren arctic tundra of Churchill, no safari better represents... read more

from US $8,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $8,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
Discover the Bears of Canada by Train
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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

16

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

For just two special departures this year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat while traveling across Canada on the VIA Rail Pan Canadian train celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. From the lush and abundant Great Bear... read more

from US $10,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary on VIA Rail
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing
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Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing

4

days

starting fromUS $2,210per person

 

This is our most independent polar bear trip, you'll have ample time out on the tundra buggies viewing the polar bears up close and have time to experience life in the frontier town of Churchill. This package is perfect for adventurous types who want... read more

from US $2,210 to US $3,416 per person

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Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing

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4 days / 3 nights starting from US $2,210 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • Spectacular photo opportunities from the Tundra Buggy
  • Includes exciting day activities
  • This trip is popular - book early!
Churchill Polar Bear Express - Tundra Buggy Lodge
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Churchill Polar Bear Express - Tundra Buggy Lodge

5

days

starting fromUS $3,278per person

This package is perfect for those with an adventurous spirit but time and budget constraints. Stay outside the town of Churchill at the Tundra Buggy Lodge, where you are around the polar bears day and night. With a slightly larger group, a multi-talented... read more

from US $3,278 to US $3,910 per person

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Churchill Polar Bear Express - Tundra Buggy Lodge

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $3,278 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters day and night
  • Spectacular photo opportunities from the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • This trip is popular - book early!
Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist
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Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist

8

days

starting fromUS $7,051per person

 

Specially produced with serious photographers and naturalists in mind, these all-inclusive packages feature roundtrip air, all meals and tons of Tundra Buggy time. Your guide is either a professional photographer or naturalist, guaranteeing that you make... read more

from US $7,051 to US $7,616 per person

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Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $7,051 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • Spectacular photo opportunities
  • This trip is popular - book early!

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