The Big Five: Polar Bear, Black Bear, Beluga Whale, Bison & Moose
The Big Five: Polar Bear, Black Bear, Beluga Whale, Bison & Moose
Tundra Buggy Experience, Polar Bear Sightings & Dog Cart Riding
Tundra Buggy Experience, Polar Bear Sightings & Dog Cart Riding
Riding Mountain National Park Scenery & Sights
Riding Mountain National Park Scenery & Sights
Stunning Scenery & Wildlife in Churchill, Manitoba
Stunning Scenery & Wildlife in Churchill, Manitoba
Winnepeg Manitoba
Winnepeg Manitoba

Canada's Big Five Safari

7 nights from €5,559 per person Including Flights

Overview

A once-in-a-lifetime holiday wildlife watching in central Canada. You will have the opportunity to spot the Manitoba Big Five - black bear, polar bear, moose, beluga whale and bison.

Begin the adventure in the Riding Mountain National Park, where you will go on a wildlife drive to search for moose, bison and black bear. You will tour the park at different times of day to enjoy the changing landscape and roaming animals. Then you will fly north to the town of Churchill on the edge of the tundra. You will learn all about the historical and ecological significance of the area on a guided tour, including a visit to the Eskimo Centre. A boat tour will take you into the Churchill River estuary where schools of beluga whales gather to feed.

Churchill sees over 300 nights of auroral activity each year and so there's a good chance you will be able to see the northern lights during your stay. After a second Beluga boat trip, this time on a Zodiac so you'll be close up and personal with the beluga whales, you will then take an exhilarating dog-sled ride. The final part of your adventure is on board a Tundra Buggy - specially designed to travel the tundra, you may be lucky and spot a summer polar bear cooling itself in the waters of the Hudson Bay. You certainly will be able to spot and photograph may species of birds and wildlife, before heading back to Winnipeg. (JV - on request)

Highlights

  • Marvel at the sight hundreds of Beluga Whales gathering in the Churchill Estuary to feed and breed
  • Spend time in beautiful Riding Mountain National Park with the opportunity to spot black bear, moose and bison
  • Discover the remote town of Churchill, inaccessble by road, and learn about Polar Bears with the chance of spotting one of these magnificent creatures in the wild.
  • Maximum group size 18 people

Itinerary Overview

Fly to Winnipeg 1 night - Transfer to Riding Mountain National Park 2 nights - Return to Winnipeg & fly to Churchill 2 nights - Fly to Winnipeg 1 night - Onwards flight from Winnipeg

Departure Dates

2023 - 17 July, 24 July, 7 Aug, 14 Aug

2024 - 15 July, 22 July, 5 Aug, 12 Aug

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Day 1

Arrival in Winnipeg

Fly to Winnipeg and transfer independently to the hotel at Winnipeg airport. In the evening you will meet your Interpretive Guide for a meet and greet over dinner (included)

Overnight: Winnipeg airport hotel

Day 2

Winnipeg - Riding Mountain National Park

Transfer by coach to the Riding Mountain National Park, taking just over three hours, and stopping en route at the Farmery Estate Brewery. You will have an introduction to this beautiful national park and in the evening, enjoy a wildlife safari.

Overnight: Lakehouse hotel, Riding Mountain National Park (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 3

Riding Mountain National Park

This morning you will take a wildlife drive thorugh the park, and then enjoy Interpretive walking tour of the lovely village of Wasagaming and surrounding area. In the afternoon take a guided cruise on beautiful Clear Lake aboard The Martese. This evening you will take a wildlife drive to the Lake Audy Bison Enclosure to see these beauitful animals.

Overnight: Lakehouse hotel, Riding Mountain National Park (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 4

Experience an early morning wildlife before breakfast, then take a guided hike through pristine Ominik Marsh, perhaps spotting beaver and other wildlife. Then you'll return to Winnipeg by coach, check into your hotel and enjoy a final dinner.

Overnight: Winnipeg airport hotel (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 5

Take an early morning flight north to the remote community of Churchill. Experience a Tundra Buggy adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Then you are free to explore Churchill and enjoy an evening meal.

Overnight: Accommodation in a local inn (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 6

Today you will take a Churchill town and area tour, then visit Polar Bear International House to learn all about these magnificent creatures and their habitat. then you will take a boat tour of the Churhill River and a guided tour of historic Prince of Wales Fort. The excitement will continue with a Dog Cart ride (dog sledding without the snow!)

Overnight: Accommodation in a local inn (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7

This morning you will enjoy a zodiac boat ride on the Churchill River to see the beautiful beluga whales. In the afternoon visit the Park Canada Visitor Centre and the fascinating Isantitaq museum. In the evening fly back to Winnipeg and enjoy a relaxing dinner in your overnight hotel

Overnight: Winnipeg airport hotel (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 8

Today you will either fly home or continue your Canadian adventure.

  • Return international flights
  • Return internal flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Travel to Riding Mountain National Park and throughout your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as described above or similar - please note that accommodation on this tour is comfortable but simple
  • All meals as listed above
  • All excursions and activities as listed above

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