Introduction to Churchill's Bears

Discover Churchill and spot polar bears on the tundra. This compact trip includes two tundra expeditions to see the bears with a specialist guide in an adapted vehicle to keep you and the bears safe.

5 Days

$3,217

Introduction to Churchill's Bears - 5 - $3,217

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 2 nights in Churchill
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • 2 guided excursions onto the tundra
  • Charter flights between Winnipeg & Churchill included

Start from Winnipeg and end at Winnipeg

Landmarks visited on Introduction to Churchill's Bears

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Winnipeg

After flying into Winnipeg head to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, which is based right next to the airport making for the easiest travels tomorrow. 

Check in and then head to an evening meet and greet with your fellow travellers and an expedition leader. This will give you the opportunity to ask any last minute questions and discuss the plans for the adventure ahead.


Day 2: Begin the Churchill Adventure

Have an early breakfast at the hotel and then board the transfer bus for the short trip to the airport departures. The flight to Churchill is two and a half hours. Upon arrival, you'll take an interpretative transfer into Churchill, seeing points of interest highlighted by the bus driver throughout the journey. You may also stop at the Polar Bear Holding Facility on the way.

After the tour, arrive at your hotel in the town and enjoy the rest of the day as you please, getting to know the area. You might visit Churchill's Itsanitaq Museum, home to a huge collection of Inuit artifacts, and wander around the many unique shops that Churchill has to offer. If you fancy taking to the tundra you could try out dog sledding, or to gain a very privileged perspective of the region you could book a helicopter tour. 

Meals: Breakfast


Day 3: Tundra Buggy Adventure

The first day on a Tundra Buggy! Be picked up from the hotel in the morning and transferred to the Tundra Buggy Dock where you'll board your buggy. Hit the trails and travel into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), looking out for polar bears and other Sub-Arctic wildlife while the interpretative guide points out interesting facts about the area's geology and history. 

You'll stop for a picnic lunch as you continue to watch and photograph the local wildlife, then carry on the journey on the tundra. 

In the late afternoon, return to town for a warm dinner and relaxing evening.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch


Day 4: Second Tundra Buggy Adventure

Look forward to your second Tundra Buggy adventure in search of more polar bears and extraordinary wildlife sightings. In the midst of your exploring, lunch will be eaten picnic style out on the tundra again. You'll want your camera to capture some of the encounters in the wild!

As the day draws to an end, so does your time in Churchill. You will be transferred back to the Churchill airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival you'll return to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, in time to spend the evening as you wish.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 5: Depart Winnipeg

Check out of your hotel and then depart Winnipeg at your leisure, for home or onward travel.


NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
October 2020
14-Oct-2020 $3,217* Provisional Date
20-Oct-2020 $3,217 Provisional Date
23-Oct-2020 $3,217* Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CAD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $4,299

Additional Notes

Prices above are subject to an 8.5% local tax.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single occupancy is an additional CAD $825 added to the above per person rate. 

Children of 8 and above are welcome to join on this adventure but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Includes

  • Return flight to Winnipeg
  • 2 nights in Churchill
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Cultural Heritage Tour
  • Guided by Expedition Leaders and Assistants
  • All activities and entrance fees as listed

Excludes

  • Travel to and from Winnipeg
  • Any trip pre or post extensions
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, beverages, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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