For over thirty years we have been offering tours to head north and watch the polar bears. Now, we want to introduce a new series of tours; our "Bear Country Adventures", offering those short on time or looking for an economical alternative to our conventional tours, a chance to head north and visit our wonderful and world famous Polar Bear population.
Day 1: Your tour begins upon departure this afternoon on your northbound flight to Churchill. Located on the shores of Hudson Bay, this iconic town is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Upon arrival in Churchill you will be transferred to your accommodation. Experience local cuisine at one of the town's restaurants this evening. We recommend arrival time in Winnipeg before 13:00pm for travellers flying into Winnipeg this day.
Day 2: The Kingdom of the Ice Bear! Every autumn, these extraordinary animals prowl along the coast of the Hudson Bay, anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. Once the bay freezes over, the bears move out onto the ice and spend the winter hunting seals. From the security of the giant Tundra Vehicle you will venture onto the vast tundra on a quest for the sightings of these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. Return to the hotel at dusk, with an evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 3: Take an optional dog-sledding tour, helicopter tour of the area or Town and Area tour today. Transfer to the airport for an early evening flight to Winnipeg. For those short of time, visit the unique gift shops or take last minute photos this morning, prior to transferring to the Churchill airport for your evening flight. You will arrive in Winnipeg around 20:30pm, please ask us about booking accommodation options in this vibrant prairie city. If you wish to fly out of Churchill this morning, please contact us for details and availability - a change fee applies for any air deviations. (B)
The order of tours may be re-arranged for scheduling purposes.
There is the option of taking the train one-way and flying the other. Out of Winnipeg the train operates Sundays and Tuesdays, out of Churchill Saturdays and Thursdays. These dates are subject to VIA Rail's final 2013 schedule.
Why not spend another couple of nights before or after your polar bear tour in Winnipeg, and learn more of the culture, history and art of the north at the city's fabulous museum and art gallery? May we recommend as a Winnipeg add-on:
Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building
Join our tour guide for a morning of decoding the famous symbols and architecture that makes the building truly unique. You will learn that the building is a library of coded messages and secret techniques inscribed in a Masonic language. Is it possible that the Legislative Building is really a conduit of magical power? Come and find out for yourself!
Listed by TripAdvisor as Winnipeg's # 1 tour and as a "Signature Experience Collection" by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Tour is an additional CA$32 per person and begins at 10:00am on Day 1 of your Bear Country Adventure in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Legislative Building where you will be met by your local guide. All transfers to and from the Legislative Building are on your own.