Curious polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba
Curious polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba
Polar Bear Sightings & Tundra Buggy at Polar Bear Point
Polar Bear Sightings & Tundra Buggy at Polar Bear Point
Dog Sledding Excursion, Manitoba
Dog Sledding Excursion, Manitoba
Manitoba Northern Lights & Tundra Buggy Experience
Manitoba Northern Lights & Tundra Buggy Experience
Beautiful Scenery and Sights in Churchill
Beautiful Scenery and Sights in Churchill
Polar bear family in Churchill, Manitoba
Polar bear family in Churchill, Manitoba
Wonderful Photo Opportunities
Wonderful Photo Opportunities

Polar Bears in Manitoba

Mixed Board Basis 5 nights from €6,699 per person Including Flights

Overview

An incredible 6 day and 5 night escorted tour through Canada’s northern icy regions to witness the glorious polar bears and sub-arctic wildlife. As the weather turns icy, the Hudson River freezes over and paves the way to create an arctic hunting ground – perfect for plentiful spotting. Over the next 6 days, you will have an abundance of time to capture moments with the magnificent mammals on a Tundra Buggy, discover more with specialist expert talks with, learn about the Inuit people, sleep under the Northern Lights and experience a thrilling dog-sled ride – all in Manitoba! Some truly astounding experiences you won’t ever forget. (TT)

Highlights

  • Exhilarating dog-sledding experience in Churchill
  • Embark on a Tundra Buggy through the icy Boreal Forest
  • Tour of Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility
  • Self-guided tour of Itsanitaq Museum, a collection showcasing the harsh way of life of the Inuit people
  • Unique stay at a Tundra Buggy Lodge, complete with viewing of spectacular Northern Lights
  • Two full day of arctic wildlife spotting safari throughout Manitoba

Itinerary
Arrival in Winnipeg 1 night – Churchill 1 night – Cape Churchill 2 nights – Winnipeg 1 night – Fly home

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Winnipeg

Fly into Winnipeg, Canada’s wintry north and the World’s Polar Bear Capital. This special tour kicks off in the vibrant Winnipeg – full of entertainment, artistic culture and delectable culinary specialities. Recuperate after your journey and meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening, followed by a Welcome Reception dinner and overview of tour.

Overnight: Lakeview Signature

Day 2

Churchill

An early rise today as you don’t want to waste a second on this trip. Board your internal flight to the north of Manitoba, Churchill – a destination on the western shores of Hudson Bay. Once landed, see the many sights and highlights such as the Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility, the “Miss Piggy” plane wreck and the Inukshuk at Town Beach. Dine for lunch at a local restaurant before heading a self-guided tour of the Itsanitaq Museum, a museum dedicated to the Inuit culture and showcasing its collection of artifacts from 1700 B.C.

Next, visit the Parks Canada Visitor Center based in Churchill’s historic train station. You will be joined by a Local Specialist and learn about the history of fur trading. Dine tonight at a local restaurant before turning in for the night.

Overnight: Tundra Inn

Day 3

Churchill – Boreal Forest, Cape Churchill

Today’s itinerary is truly something to be excited for as you will experience the traditional dog-sledding! Plough through the Great Canadian North as you are joined by a Local Specialist dog-sledding expert on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about the traditional and modern Métis lifestyle as well as the history of dog sledding. Wrap up warm as you embark on this exhilarating ride through the Boreal Forest. Find yourself a warm drink and a hot lunch in a local restaurant before exploring the town at leisure.

This afternoon, climb aboard the Tundra Buggy and tear through the wintry wonderland to your accommodation in the wilderness for the next two nights. Tundra Buggy Lodge is definitely the most unique stay as a larger Tundra Buggy has been transformed with sleeping compartments and shared bathrooms, dining hall and lounge area. A great base for incredible views and photographs of polar bears by day and the magical Northern Lights at night. Enjoy a delicious regional dinner tonight in the dining hall.

Overnight: Tundra Buggy Lodge

Day 4

Cape Churchill

Commence a full-day safari through the icy wilderness of Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Be on the lookout for arctic foxes, ptarmigan, polar bears and other sub-arctic wildlife as you travel through the tundra. Upon returning to the Tundra Buggy Lodge, join together for dinner by your lodge chef of enticing regional cuisine. Enjoy this evening on the deck to see more of the Northern lights or any lurking polar bears or relax in the Thanadelthur Lounge. For a further insight into polar bears, join a local polar bear specialist expert from Polar Bears International on a talk on these marvellous mammals with an exclusive presentation.

Overnight: Tundra Buggy Lodge

Day 5

Winnipeg

This morning, leave behind the Tundra Buggy Lodge as you travel through the Manitoba landscapes and keeping your eyes peeled and lenses at the ready for any local wildlife in their natural environment on the journey back to Churchill. Board your return evening flight back to Winnipeg with dinner on board and checking into your hotel in Winnipeg for your final evening.

Overnight: Lakeview Signature

Day 6

Fly home

After an unimaginable 6 days with unforgettable experiences, a multitude of photographs, videos and memories, this tour is sadly coming to an end. Swap stories with your fellow companions as you board your flight home. However, if you don’t feel like ending your tour today, extend your stay in the energetic and lively Winnipeg.

  • Transatlantic flights and internal flights
  • Accommodation as described above or similar standard
  • Transportation throughout the tour
  • 12 meals: 4 x breakfasts, 4 x lunches, 4 x dinners
  • Service of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • Sightseeing activities as per itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • Arrival and departure transfers, we can arrange these at a supplement

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