6 days / 5 nights
October: 25 (Sold Out), 30*
November: 02, 05 (Sold Out), 08
*Bilingual French & English departure.
CA$4,440 per person twin share
CA$1,140 single supplement
Taxes/Fees of CA$165 and applicable GST
Add to your Winnipeg experience:
The Hermetic Code Tour is an additional CA$32 per person and begins at 10:00am on Day 2 of your Kingdom of the Ice Bear 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 (approximately 10 minute walk from the Hotel Fort Garry).
Your tour begins upon check-in at your downtown Winnipeg hotel. If you have sufficient time, you can explore the many tourist attractions this vibrant prairie city has to offer, such as the Manitoba Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, or the colourful Exchange District. A welcome reception will be held at The Manitoba Museum this evening where you will meet your tour manager or guide and enjoy a three course catered meal. You will also meet your fellow group members.
Following breakfast this morning, enjoy free time to explore the historic Forks area, take a local tour, and explore Winnipeg. Board the bus for your mid-day transfer to the Winnipeg Airport, and check-in for your Calm Air flight to Churchill. Welcome to Canada's north! Upon arrival you will be met by your Naturalist Guide and transferred to your accommodation. A Welcome Dinner and introductory talk will be held this evening, hosted by our destination team. (B,D)
Today's activities are centered around Churchill. Discover the town's culture and history on a guided tour, featuring scenic Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, and the renowned "Polar Bear Jail". This afternoon provides free time to visit the Eskimo Museum and the Parks Canada Center. Today you will enjoy dog-sledding with one of Churchill's finest mushers. An optional helicopter trip can also be arranged. The stunning Aurora Borealis shine brightly in the sub-Arctic. Should weather conditions permit, you may be lucky enough to see this magnificent display. (B)
The Kingdom of the Ice Bears! Each fall, these extraordinary animals prowl along the coast of Hudson Bay, anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. On board the famous Tundra Vehicle your guide and driver will use their vast experience to seek out these amazing animals. A hearty lunch will be served on board. We will return to your hotel at dusk, in time for you to experience the local cuisine at one of the town's many restaurants. (B,L)
Enjoy a second full day on the tundra observing the Great White Bear throughout its natural habitat. Keep your eye out for Arctic Hare, cross fox and snowy owls. Following a Farewell Dinner, your guide will accompany you to the airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation for a restful sleep. (B, L, D)
Your tour ends following breakfast at the hotel. (B)
The order of the tours in the itinerary may be changed for scheduling purposes.
- Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
- Round-trip transfers from hotel to airport in Winnipeg and airport to hotel in Churchill
- Two nights' accommodation in Winnipeg - Hotel Fort Garry or similar
- Three nights' accommodation in Churchill - Bear Country Inn or similar
- Meals as indicated in itinerary (B, L, D)
- Tours as indicated in itinerary
- Evening presentation in Churchill "Seasons of Churchill"
- Services of a naturalist guide and our Churchill destination team
- Welcome package and gift from GCTC
- Welcome reception and three course dinner at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg with guided tour and transfers
- Welcome/farewell dinners in Churchill
- Dog-sledding experience in Churchill
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Flights to/from Winnipeg
- Transfers not indicated
- Taxes indicated
Why not spend another couple of nights before your Kingdom of the Ice 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?
Looking for wildlife is always a safari experience! We recommend bringing your binoculars and best spotting skills.