Classic Churchill Polar Bear Tour

002511 - W20

This program offers incredible adventures that bring our guests right into the heart of polar bear country, the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Explore the tundra on the world-famous Tundra Buggy®! Enjoy the thrill of dog-sledding, a true Arctic experience.

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Highlights
  • Town and Area Tour of Churchill
  • Visit the Polar Bear Holding Facility (polar bear jail)
  • Tundra Buggy® tours searching for polar bears
  • Arctic wildlife such as arctic fox and hares, ptarmigan and snowy owls
  • Dog-sledding excursion
Details
Group Size: Maximum 22

2021 & 2022 Departures:
Select dates from early October to mid-November

2021 Prices:
4-Night Tour (2 nights in Winnipeg/2 nights in Churchill)

From CA$6,349   – twin
Single supplement from CA$850
5-Night Tour (2 nights in Winnipeg/3 nights in Churchill)
From CA$6,949  – twin
Single supplement from CA$1,150

2022 Prices:
4-Night Tour (2 nights in Winnipeg/2 nights in Churchill)
From CA$6,549  – twin
Single supplement from CA$850
5-Night Tour (2 nights in Winnipeg/3 nights in Churchill)
From CA$7,149 – twin
Single supplement from CA$1,150

2023 Prices:
4-Night Tour (2 nights in Winnipeg/2 nights in Churchill)

From CA$6,749   – twin
Single supplement from CA$850
5-Night Tour (2 nights in Winnipeg/3 nights in Churchill)
From CA$7,349  – twin
Single supplement from CA$1,150

As availability on travel programs changes frequently, please contact us for the most up to date availability on the trip you are interested in.

Taxes: 3.5% PST; 5% GST

Prices are shown in CA$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room.  Triple rooms are not available on this program.

Tour Code:
002511 - W20

Itinerary
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Classic Churchill Polar Bear Tour, 5 day/4 night

This classic tour has you staying in the town of Churchill and going out onto the tundra in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Fly to Winnipeg
Arrive any time today to Winnipeg and check into the Lakeview Signature Trademark Collection by Wyndham at the Winnipeg airport. Join the evening meet & greet at the hotel.
Meals: None
Day 2: Travel North to Churchill & Town Tour
You have an early morning flight to Churchill today. On arrival you will enjoy a Churchill Town and Area Tour to get to know the area surrounding the town, with a stop at the Polar Bear Holding Facility. After lunch at a local restaurant you will have a visit to the Churchill Eskimo Museum. Dinner is at a local restaurant along with an evening cultural presentation by a local.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Tundra Buggy® Adventure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tundra Buggy® launch site where we will board our Tundra Buggy and set off to explore in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Our knowledgeable Tundra Buggy driver will navigate throughout the WMA in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. A delicious lunch will be served right out on the tundra. After our first full day, we’ll return to town where you will have some time to explore the town before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Dog Sledding Excursion & fly south to Winnipeg
Today you will take part in a Dog sled program as well as pay a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre to learn about the historical significance of Churchill. This evening after dinner you will be transferred to the Churchill airport for your flight south to Winnipeg. Check in to the Lakeview Signature Trademark Collection by Wyndham at the Winnipeg airport.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Tour ends
You may depart Winnipeg at your leisure today or choose to add on some days to explore Manitoba’s capital city. We would be happy to quote you to extend your stay and recommend some local sightseeing options.
Meals: None

Classic Churchill Polar Bear Tour, Extended, 6 day/5 night

This tour is an extended version of the Classic Churchill Polar Bear Tour above. You’ll stay in the town of Churchill for an extra night and go out onto the tundra one more day, in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife.

Day 1: Fly to Winnipeg
Arrive any time today to Winnipeg and check into the Lakeview Signature Trademark Collection by Wyndham at the Winnipeg airport. Join the evening meet & greet at the hotel.
Meals: None
Day 2: Travel North to Churchill & Town Tour
You have an early morning flight to Churchill today. On arrival you will enjoy a Churchill Town and Area Tour to get to know the area surrounding the town, with a stop at the Polar Bear Holding Facility. After lunch at a local restaurant you will have a visit to the Churchill Eskimo Museum. Dinner is at a local restaurant along with an evening cultural presentation by a local.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Tundra Buggy® Adventure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tundra Buggy® launch site where we will board our Tundra Buggy and set off to explore in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Our knowledgeable Tundra Buggy driver will navigate throughout the WMA in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. A delicious lunch will be served right out on the tundra. After our first full day, we’ll return to town where you will have some time to explore the town before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Dog Sledding Excursion & fly south to Winnipeg
Today you will take part in a Dog sled program as well as pay a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre to learn about the historical significance of Churchill. This evening after dinner you will be transferred to the Churchill airport for your flight south to Winnipeg. Check in to the Lakeview Signature Trademark Collection by Wyndham at the Winnipeg airport.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Second Tundra Buggy® Adventure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tundra Buggy® launch site in the morning for the second full-day tour out on the tundra.  Lunch and refreshments will be served on the buggy while our driver seeks out more incredible wildlife viewing experiences. At the end of the day you are transferred back to town for dinner.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Tour ends
You may depart Winnipeg at your leisure today or choose to add on some days to explore Manitoba’s capital city. We would be happy to quote you to extend your stay and recommend some local sightseeing options.
Meals: None

Winnipeg Extension

Arrive in Winnipeg a day or two early and do some sightseeing. Visit the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo and see the bison herd at Fort Whyte Alive.. Visit the Forks and shop at the lively market and take in the stunning Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Explore the province’s history at the Manitoba Museum or gaze at the stars at the Planetarium. Tour the Provincial Legislative Building with the Golden Boy atop its dome and view the fabulous artwork at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the stunning, new and innovative Qaumajuq museum, home of the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art.

We can arrange for a car rental and additional nights of accommodation at a centrally located hotel or at the airport. Just ask!

Sub-Arctic Discovery: Churchill Polar Bears, from Montreal

Board your nonstop* charter flight from Montréal, Québec to Churchill, Manitoba—the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
Experience the northern frontier town of Churchill and the wonderful wildlife surrounding it on this hotel-based adventure. You will have the rare opportunity to view wild polar bears from a Tundra Buggy® and to take in the eclectic charm of this remote and extraordinary community.
Subarctic Discovery: Churchill Polar Bears includes a full-day Tundra Buggy adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. Additionally, indulge in and explore the history and culture of Churchill by exploring its cultural museums, unique shops and family-run restaurants boasting delicious
regional cuisine.

3 day/2 night tour from Montreal, select dates October 2021 and 2023. There is currently no tour scheduled for October 2022.

2021 Prices:
From CA$4,999   – twin
Single supplement from CA$585
2023 Prices:
From CA$5,599   – twin
Single supplement from CA$585

Taxes: 3.5 PST; 5% GST

Included
  • Airfare Winnipeg-Churchill and return
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Winnipeg
  • 2 or 3 nights of accommodation in Churchill, depending on program chosen
  • All transfers in Churchill
  • 1 or 2 full day Tundra Buggy® excursions, depending on program chosen
  • Tour of Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
  • Visit to Itsanitaq Museum in Churchill
  • Dog Sledding Excursion
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Tour Escort
  • Pre-departure information package
Not Included
  • Airfare from home city to/from Winnipeg
  • Additional accommodation in Winnipeg pre/post tour
  • Additional tours not outlined in itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
Tour Notes
Do you love trains? This program can be done travelling by train one-way and flying the other, for an 8 day/7 night experience. Prices start at CA$8,299 (2021 trips), CA$8,449 (2022 trips) and CA$8,649 (2023 trips) per person, based on two people sharing accommodation. Single prices are also offered. Please inquire.
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