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Classic Churchill Polar Bears

5

days

starting from US $3,554per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(3 reviews)

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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.

What's Included

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

6 day, 5 night inclusions
• 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

5 day, 4 night note inclusions:
• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard
• Fully guided, small group tour
• Hotel accommodations in Churchill for 2 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
• All transfers while in Churchill
• All meals in Churchill

 

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)

 

 

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

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel exteriorFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel guest roomFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - King guest roomFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Dining roomFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Cafe and bar

Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg

An example of our Comfort accommodations

Conveniently located adjacent to the Winnipeg International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton offers a number of complimentary amenities that will make your stay as comfortable as home. Enjoy free coffee and bottled water, high speed internet and a 24 hour fitness center.

Tundra Inn - Tundra Inn exterior in winterTundra Inn - Guest loungeTundra Inn - BedroomTundra Inn - Ensuite bathroom

Tundra Inn

An example of our Comfort accommodations

The Tundra Inn is a charming, family run hotel located in the northern town of Churchill. With comfortable, spacious accommodation and complimentary amenities, this is the perfect place to relax before or after your arctic adventure. Your stay includes continental breakfast, free tea and coffee and high-speed internet.

 

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Because our trips are not escorted group tours, it's not a matter of checking how many seats are available on a trip.

We specialize in custom Canadian vacations which often require custom pricing based on the exact tours, hotels, experiences, and service levels that are right for you.

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Prices & Dates

Trip Start Dates
2017 - 6 day, 5 night trips
September 27
October 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29
November 5, 7, 10, 11

2017 - 5 day, 4 night trips
November 1, 5, 9

Price notes
• Prices are per person based on two people sharing. Single and triple prices are available

Classic Churchill Polar Bear Tour
6 day, 5 night
from US $5,799to US $6,263per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic. Accompanied by a friendly naturalist guide from Churchill, join a small group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy. Your small group size means optimal bear viewing and photography opportunities onboard the Tundra Buggy.

Classic Churchill Polar Bear Tour
5 day, 4 night
from US $4,799to US $5,183per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic. Accompanied by a friendly naturalist guide from Churchill, join a small group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy. Your small group size means optimal bear viewing and photography opportunities onboard the Tundra Buggy.

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)

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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1 877 395 5771

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.

Trip Outline

Arrive Winnipeg Churchill Tundra Buggy Tours & activities Depart Winnipeg

Classic Churchill Polar Bears   – Map 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
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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

The guides were fabulous

Star Rating 5
November 25, 2016

The guides were fabulous and the tundra buggy was warm with one seat for each of us. Fabulous dog-sledding experience - I enjoyed the presentation, humor and hospitality. The wine-tasting was cozy and a lovely touch - listening... read more to fascinating stories of life as a fur trapper. The dinners were unexpectedly gourmet.

In a word brilliant

Star Rating 5
November 19, 2016

Our trip was, in a word brilliant. We think the organization was excellent, and everything ran very smoothly. The guide was great and looked after everyone very efficiently. Indeed, he added to the experience as not only did we... read more see the polar bears it was actually very educational too. Dealing with Fresh Tracks was great. Being in the UK this was by e-mail. Everything was brilliant and whenever I had a query it was dealt with efficiently and most importantly, very friendly. the whole experience felt very personable, not just a client!

The trip was terrific!

Star Rating 5
November 1, 2016

Everything was handled very well and trip was terrific! W saw polar bears , had a great adventure.

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