Classic Churchill Polar Bears

A polar bear wanders over the frozen landscape in Churchill Polar bear tour buses pass by two bears wrestling in the snow A mother polar bears watches over her two cubs An adult polar bear lays down in the snow Two huskies harnessed together ready for a dogsledding tour
  • Slide 0, click to enlarge...
  • Slide 1, click to enlarge...
  • Slide 2, click to enlarge...
  • Slide 3, click to enlarge...
  • Slide 4, click to enlarge...
6

days

per person from US$ 3,516

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 to spend the winter hunting seals. In these two short months you have the chance to see these magnificent creatures up close from the comfort and safety of a purpose-built vehicle called the Tundra Buggy. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a ‘must-see’ for wildlife enthusiasts.

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!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg
After checking in to your hotel, spend the day exploring the city. Head over to the Manitoba Museum, which has nine galleries displaying historical artifacts or to the Forks, a funky market which is one of the city’s most popular gathering places.

Day 2 - Winnipeg to Churchill - Where the Excitement Begins
Today you board your plane for a flight from Winnipeg to Churchill; journey over the tundra and plains of the north - the bird’s eye view is spectacular! Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of the town, including a visit to the Eskimo Museum – a memorable and informative introduction to the unique culture of the north.

Days 3 & 4 - Polar Bear Viewing and arctic activities
Why Churchill is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World? Well, because large numbers of the bears congregate near town each fall while they wait for the ice to form on Hudson Bay. With two entire days on the Tundra Buggy, seeing the bears at close quarters is a sure thing! In the evening, enjoy an fascinating presentation featuring life in Churchill.

Day 5 - Churchill to Winnipeg
Set off on an exciting dog sledding excursion today. After a thorough introduction it’s off to the tundra where you’ll get to mush you own team of dogs. This excursion is designed for all ages and abilities.

This afternoon visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, where you learn more about the history, wildlife, and culture of Churchill. Fly back to Winnipeg for a overnight stay.

Day 6 - End of Canada Vacation Package - Depart with Fond Memories
Your Canada vacation ends as you check-out from your hotel this morning and depart Winnipeg.

 

 

Interested? Contact us to start customizing this trip today!

1 877 395 5771 or Email Us

What's Included

Here are just a few of the things to look forward to on this trip...

• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard
• Fully guided, small group tour
• Hotel accommodations in Churchill for 3 nights, Winnipeg for 2 nights
• 2 days onboard the Tundra Buggy with a naturalist guide
• Churchill town and area interpretive tour
• Tour of the Eskimo Museum and Parks Canada Interpretation Center
• Fascinating evening slideshow presentation
• Dogsledding excursion
• All transfers while in Churchill
• All meals in Churchill

2016 Departure Notes:
• Oct 29th and Nov 2nd departures will only include 2 nights in Churchill and will not include dogsledding, the Eskimo Museum or a slide presentation.

 

 

 

Customize this trip a little... or a lot

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

• Enjoy extra nights in Winnipeg before or after your polar bear tour
• Make this a truly epic bear tour, and combine your polar bear trip with a grizzly viewing tour
• Take the train from Toronto or Vancouver to Winnipeg

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard
• Fully guided, small group tour
• Hotel accommodations in Churchill for 3 nights, Winnipeg for 2 nights
• 2 days onboard the Tundra Buggy with a naturalist guide
• Churchill town and area interpretive tour
• Tour of the Eskimo Museum and Parks Canada Interpretation Center
• Fascinating evening slideshow presentation
• Dogsledding excursion
• All transfers while in Churchill
• All meals in Churchill

2016 Departure Notes:
• Oct 29th and Nov 2nd departures will only include 2 nights in Churchill and will not include dogsledding, the Eskimo Museum or a slide presentation.

 

Customization & Upgrade Ideas

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize it to match your needs...

• Enjoy extra nights in Winnipeg before or after your polar bear tour
• Make this a truly epic bear tour, and combine your polar bear trip with a grizzly viewing tour
• Take the train from Toronto or Vancouver to Winnipeg

 

Not Included

• Meals in Winnipeg
• Gratuities
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Hospital, medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
• Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

 

 

 

Interested? Contact us to start customizing this trip today!

1 877 395 5771 or Email Us

Accommodation Options

Here are some examples of the accommodation options on this trip. Contact us for a full list or for more information.

Standard Lodges/Inns

 

 

Interested? Contact us to start customizing this trip today!

1 877 395 5771 or Email Us

Prices & Dates

Trip Start Dates - 2015
September 29
October 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 30
November 5, 8, 10, 14

Trip Start Dates - 2016
September 27
October 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 29*, 30
November 2*, 4, 8, 10, 11, 14

Canada travel price notes
• Prices are per person based on two people sharing. Single and triple prices are available
• 2016 departures may include slight itinerary variations

Tour pricesCAD (per person)
Double
Sep 29 - Nov 14, 20155,449
Sep 27 - Oct 23, 20165,599
Oct 29, 20164,649
Oct 30, 20165,599
Nov 2, 20164,659
Nov 4 - Nov 14, 20165,599

This trip is priced and booked in Canadian Dollars (CAD). Please use the price(s) on this page only for orientation and reference purposes. The actual cost of the trip may be subject to foreign exchange fluctuation at time of payment and may vary from amount shown on this page. Please do not hesitate to contact us for exact pricing and information.

Not Included

• Meals in Winnipeg
• Gratuities
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Hospital, medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
• Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

 

Interested? Contact us to start customizing this trip today!

1 877 395 5771 or Email Us

Trip Map & Outline

Classic Churchill Polar Bears   – Map
Arrive Winnipeg
Churchill
Tundra Buggy Tours & activities
Departs Winnipeg

Why Book With Us?

What makes booking with Fresh Tracks Canada different?

  • Our commitment to making your trip an unforgettable experience
  • 20 years of experience in travel
  • Intimate knowledge of Canada
  • Attention to every detail
  • Our caring and creative people

Like This Trip?

Share it with your friends...

Subscribe

Start your lifelong love affair with Canada. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and get more of everything there is to love about this great country into your inbox.

You may also like...