Churchill polar bear tours

Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing

4

days

starting from US $2,427per person

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Learn which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.

See Polar Bears From Tundra Buggy

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 the up-close encounter with a polar bear at the best value.

Trip at a glance

4 Days / 3 Nights

Arrive Winnipeg Churchill Tundra Buggy Tours & activities Departs Winnipeg

Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing – Map

Availability

Oct

Places Visited

WinnipegChurchill

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll 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!

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

You'll be staying at various local three to five star hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

What is included in the price?

Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

Can I customize this trip?

Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your personalized trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

How much does my trip cost?

All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your personalized trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

This trip in pictures

A polar bear alert stop sign in Churchill
Two polar bears wrestle in the snow
A family of polar bears wander past the Tundra Buggy on a polar bear tour in Churchill
A young polar bear leans against the Tundra Buggy in Churchill
A lone polar bear wanders along the rocky coastline

Accommodations

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodations. Please call us for the full list and to personalize your experience.

Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel exterior
Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel guest room
Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - King guest room
Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Dining room
Four 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 winter
Tundra Inn - Guest lounge
Tundra Inn - Bedroom
Tundra 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.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

Sample Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

Itinerary for a 5 Day & 4 night Itinerary

Day 1 – Winnipeg Arrival
Today you will arrive independently in Winnipeg, where the day is yours to explore. Consider visiting the Manitoba Museum, which has nine galleries displaying historical artifacts, or the Royal Canadian Mint to learn about Canadian coins, or strolling down to the Forks, a funky market which is one of the city’s most popular gathering places. Spend this evening in a comfortable Winnipeg hotel.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. Enjoy your day in Churchill exploring First Nations culture. Suggested visits include the Itsanitaq Museum or visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre for an in-depth look at the history, wildlife and culture of Churchill. Enjoy a relaxing evening at your warm and welcoming Churchill hotel.

To ensure you are comfortable in Churchill's cold temperatures, ask us about winter clothing rentals. We highly recommend you do this early, as availability is limited!

Overnight in Churchill.

Day 3 – Polar Bear Viewing from Churchill
This morning you board your Tundra Buggy, a specially designed vehicle made for polar bear research and viewing. Spend the day searching for wildlife – polar bears gather here along with many other arctic animals. This is why you’ve come to Churchill, so be sure to have your camera ready!

Overnight in Churchill.

Day 4 – Churchill to Winnipeg
You will spend another exciting day today aboard a Tundra Buggy. If you didn’t catch that perfect photo yesterday, today is your second chance! This afternoon you return to Churchill, where you have some more time to explore before being transferred to the airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 5 – Depart with Fond Memories
Much too soon you leave the fresh air and bright colors of Canada behind as your polar bear adventure comes to an end. Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

Note – 4 day, 3 night itinerary has one less night in Churchill

What Clients Say

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

Star Rating 5

All aspects of the trip were extremely enjoyable. Having the extra day in Winnipeg at the beginning of our trip was very much enjoyed. All tour guides and drivers were top notch! We had the most amazing experience in Churchill - we loved it!

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

What's Included In Our Prices

These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

Accommodations:
• 2 nights accommodations in Winnipeg
• 2 nights Churchill hotel accommodation*

Churchill Experiences:
• 2 full days onboard the Tundra Buggy with a driver/guide

Meal Inclusions:
• Breakfasts while in Churchill
• Lunches onboard the Tundra Buggy

Transfer Inclusions:
• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard

Other Inclusions:
• Digital Travel Documents
• Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

*4 day, 3 night itinerary is also available which only includes 1 night in Churchill.


Not Included
• Churchill museums or Parks Canada Centre admission fees
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Gratuities
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Airfare to and from Winnipeg (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
• Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

Ideas to customize this trip

Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

• Enjoy extra nights in Winnipeg before or after your polar bear tour
• For the best trip for photographers
see our Classic Churchill Polar Bears trip or special photography departures

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

Trip Start Dates

2019 Trip Start Dates

4 day, 3 nights
October 22, 29, 30

5 days, 4 nights

October 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26

Pricing For This Trip

Our prices vary by departure date, hotel class, train service and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our Canadian Insiders to get your personalized quote, or hit the button below.

4 Days / 3 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tour
from US $3,249 to US $3,509 per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic for the ultimate wildlife viewing. Accompanied by a driver-guide from Churchill, join a group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy.

5 Days / 4 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tour
from US $4,149 to US $4,481 per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic for the ultimate wildlife viewing. Accompanied by a driver-guide from Churchill, join a group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

Why book your trip with us?

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  • We are experts in creating personalized itineraries.
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  • We're based in Vancouver with first-hand ‘insider’ knowledge of Canada.
  • Over the past 20 years, we have personalized more than 15,000 Canadian vacations.

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Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

Star Rating 5
November 6, 2017

All aspects of the trip were extremely enjoyable. Having the extra day in Winnipeg at the beginning of our trip was very much enjoyed. All tour guides and drivers were top notch! We had the most amazing experience in Churchill... read more - we loved it!

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771
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