Churchill Polar Bear Encounter

Witness the annual gathering of polar bears in Churchill and spot them on the tundra from a specially adapted truck with your specialist guide. Also included is a chance to go dog mushing and learn about local customs and heritage. You may even catch a glimpse of the aurora too.
6 Days

Churchill Polar Bear Encounter - 6 Days - $4,956

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 2 full days in Churchill
  • 1 full and 1 half day on the tundra looking for bears in adapted tundra vehicles
  • Dog sledding and cultural tour included
  • Flights between Winnipeg and Churchill included
  • First and last night hotels included in Winnipeg
  • Provincial Sales tax (8%) included

Start from Winnipeg and end at Winnipeg

Landmarks potentially visited on Churchill Polar Bear Encounter

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Winnipeg:

Arrive in Winnipeg and check into your hotel in the town, then spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure.

Day 2 – Travel to Churchill:

In the morning, check out from your Winnipeg hotel ready for the transfer to the airport for your flight to Churchill.

Upon arrival you'll head to your home for the next few nights – a wood-heated log lodge with a warm, cosy ambience and all the modern amenities despite the remote location. One dinner at the lodge is included in the price of the trip, taken on a night of your choice. You can pay for meals here for the other nights or visit some of the other local options.

Meals: Breakfast

Day – Touring the Tundra:

This day will be spent exploring Churchill and the surrounding area in your custom-built tundra vehicle. Prepare to be wowed as you track along the coastline in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, observing polar bears up close as well as looking out for the Arctic fox, Arctic hare and camouflaged ptarmigan, among others.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 – Cultural Tour & Dog Mushing:

After breakfast at the lodge, you'll begin your day with a cultural and heritage tour of Churchill. This will give you the opportunity to explore the various historic sites such as Cape Merry, the Polar Bear Jail (outside) and the famous plane crash site of "Miss Piggy".

In the afternoon you'll take part in an dog mushing tour, which will see you ride with the dogs either on sleds, if there is snow, or on wheels, if there is none – either way it's an exhilarating and truly unique experience. Afterwards you'll hear how the dogs are trained and stories of adventures as you enjoy hot drinks and fresh bannock with locals, from the comfort of a warm tent.

Meals: Breakfast, snacks

Day 5 – Tundra Touring & Return to Winnipeg:

Listen to an interpretive presentation in the morning and then explore more of the Hudson Bay area out on the tundra vehicles again. Following lunch you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg, from which you will be collected and transferred to your local hotel in the town.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 – Departure:

The trip reaches it's end – check out from your hotel in Winnipeg ready for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: Please be aware that this itinerary is for guidance only and that a flexible approach is required due to local weather and/ or ice conditions.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single occupancy is an additional CAD $1,134 added to the above per person rate.

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


  • Charter flights Winnipeg/ Churchill return & shuttle transfers
  • 3 nights in Churchill
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Cultural Heritage Tour
  • Expedition Leaders & assistants throughout
  • All activities & entrance fees as listed
  • Provincial Sales tax (8%) included


  • Air 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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