North & Arctic

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?

VIA Rail train enroute to Churchill, Manitoba
VIA Rail train enroute to Churchill, Manitoba
The Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill
The Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill
Icebergs are a common sight in Canada's north
Icebergs are a common sight in Canada's north
A curious polar bear
A curious polar bear
Photography enthusiasts onboard the Tundra Buggy
Photography enthusiasts onboard the Tundra Buggy
A polar bear wanders along the Hudson Bay
A polar bear wanders along the Hudson Bay
Arctic fox
Arctic fox
The northern lights over the Tundra Buggy
The northern lights over the Tundra Buggy
Departing Churchill
Departing Churchill

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12

days

starting fromUS $11,589per 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 $11,589 to US $16,405 per person

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High Arctic Explorer Expedition Cruise - Map

12 days / 11 nights starting from US $11,589 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
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15

days

starting fromUS $15,900per 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 $15,900 to US $20,843 per person

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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise - Map

15 days / 14 nights starting from US $15,900 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
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5

days

starting fromUS $3,512per 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 $3,512 to US $5,137 per person

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Classic Churchill Polar Bears - Map

5 days / 4 nights starting from US $3,512 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!
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,683per 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 $4,683 to US $5,176 per person

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Polar Bear Expedition by Train - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,683 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!
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6

days

starting fromUS $3,439per 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 $3,439 to US $3,714 per person

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Churchill Belugas and Bears Summer Adventure - Map

6 days / 5 nights starting from US $3,439 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!
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7

days

starting fromUS $5,598per 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 $5,598 to US $6,599 per person

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Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing - Map

7 days / 6 nights starting from US $5,598 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!
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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 - Map

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
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4

days

starting fromUS $2,121per 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 $2,121 to US $3,200 per person

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Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing - Map

4 days / 3 nights starting from US $2,121 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!
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5

days

starting fromUS $3,146per 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 $3,146 to US $4,899 per person

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Churchill Polar Bear Express - Tundra Buggy Lodge - Map

5 days / 4 nights starting from US $3,146 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!
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8

days

starting fromUS $6,768per 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 $6,768 to US $7,626 per person

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Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $6,768 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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8

days

starting fromUS $3,914per person

 

On this week-long adventure, you'll journey to Churchill, Manitoba - one of the top 3 places in the world to see the Northern Lights. View the mystical Aurora from a cozy Tundra Buggy in the deep dark of an arctic winter. Enjoy a culinary adventure under... read more

from US $3,914 to US $4,228 per person

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Northern Lights of Churchill - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,914 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • 4 nights of Northern Lights viewing
  • Once in a lifetime culinary experience under the night sky
  • Sleeping in a cozy Churchill hotel
  • Guided dogsledding and snow shoeing
  • Interpretive presentations & tours

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