Churchill polar bear tours

Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing

7

days

starting from US $5,524per person

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Hundreds of Polar Bears gather around Churchill, Manitoba in late October and November, waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. For a few weeks, it’s possible to safely and comfortably observe the majestic Polar Bears in their natural habitat. Staying both in the town of Churchill and the Tundra Buggy Lodge, you will experience the best of both worlds. This tour gives you plenty of polar bear viewing time, as well as the chance to explore other activities around this sub-arctic town.

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Trip at a glance

Arrive Winnipeg
Churchill
Tundra Buggy Lodge & Tours
Return to Winnipeg
Depart Winnipeg

Itinerary

Number of days and inclusions may vary according to departure date - please ask your Fresh Tracks Canada vacation planner for details

Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
Your trip begins in Winnipeg, central Canada's largest city. After checking in to your hotel for a one-night stay, spend the day exploring on your own. Consider visiting the Manitoba Museum, the Forks Market or strolling down to Provencher Bridge, a pedestrian walkway over the Red River where you’ll find a fun diner and great views of the city.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Enjoy a scenic flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, over the tundra and plains of the North, roughly a three-hour trip. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of the town, featuring the Eskimo Museum – a memorable and informative introduction to the unique culture of the north. This evening, visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Center where you’ll learn more about the history, wildlife and culture of Churchill.

Enjoy a relaxing evening at your Churchill hotel.

Day 3 – Journey To the Tundra Buggy Lodge
Today you will enjoy some free time in the town of Churchill before learning how to mush your team of huskies on an exciting dog sled adventure.

This afternoon you depart from the Buggy Launch and begin your trip to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. The journey to the lodge is just as exciting as the destination. Spend the time taking beautiful photographs, learning about the bear, other arctic wildlife and the environment.

Arrive at the Tundra Buggy Lodge for your three night stay. This unique and casual “lodge on wheels” is both a comfortable place to rest and an excellent base for viewing wildlife. No other lodge-based trip provides as much time for viewing the polar bears.

Days 4 & 5 – Polar Bear Viewing on the Tundra Buggy
Use the Lodge as a base for your wildlife observation and take advantage of the Tundra Buggy for full day wildlife watching excursions. Your guide provides expert commentary as you travel to locations known as bear “hot spots”.

Spend your evenings enjoying home cooked meals, learning more about the polar bears and socializing with new friends. Keep an eye on the dark arctic sky, Northern Lights may light up the tundra at anytime.

Day 6 – Polar Bear Viewing and Return to Winnipeg
After a delicious breakfast, you will depart the Tundra Buggy Lodge for your final bear viewing expedition. When you arrive back in Churchill, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg. Overnight at a Winnipeg airport hotel.

Day 7 – Depart with Fond Memories
Much too soon you leave the fresh air and beautiful sights of Canada behind as your vacation comes to an end.

What we love about this trip

Staying out on the tundra in the Tundra Buggy Lodge

Close-up polar bear encounters around the clock

Spectacular photo opportunities

Possibility of seeing the Northern Lights

A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy

This is a popular trip - book early!

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal onboard
• Naturalist guide escort for duration of trip
• Hotel accommodatio
ns in Winnipeg for 2 nights
• Hotel accommodations in Churchill for 1 night
• 3 nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge
• Included Experiences: Churchill interpretive tour, 3 days exploring on the Tundra Buggy, Dogsledding, Eskimo Museum, Parks Canada Center
• All meals in Churchill and at the Tundra Buggy Lodge
• Transfers while in Churchill

 

Not Included

• Items of a personal nature
• Gratuities
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Hospital, medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

• Enjoy extra nights in Winnipeg before or after your polar bear tour
• Make this a truly epic bear tour, and combine your polar bear trip with a grizzly viewing tour
• Take the train from Toronto or Vancouver to Winnipeg

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel exteriorFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel guest roomFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - King guest roomFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Dining roomFour Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Cafe and bar

Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg

An example of our Comfort accommodations

Conveniently located adjacent to the Winnipeg International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton offers a number of complimentary amenities that will make your stay as comfortable as home. Enjoy free coffee and bottled water, high speed internet and a 24 hour fitness center.

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Tundra Inn

An example of our Comfort accommodations

The Tundra Inn is a charming, family run hotel located in the northern town of Churchill. With comfortable, spacious accommodation and complimentary amenities, this is the perfect place to relax before or after your arctic adventure. Your stay includes continental breakfast, free tea and coffee and high-speed internet.

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Tundra Buggy Lodge

An example of our Wilderness Lodge accommodations

The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a truly unique experience where guests can wake up to the site of polar bears wandering past their window. Climb aboard and immerse yourself in the arctic wildlife on your doorstep, all the while enjoying warm, comfortable accommodation and delicious home cooked meals.

 

Prices & Dates

Trip Start Dates - 2017
October 26
November 8

Trip Start Dates - 2018
October 23**, 26**, 31

Price notes
• Prices are per person based on two people sharing, please ask for single, triple, and child prices.
Single supplement is $250-475 CAD and subject to change based on dates and availability
** October 23 & 26, 2018 departures are 5 night / 6 days

Tundra Buggy Lodge Tour
from US $7,549to US $8,747per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic. Enjoy cozy accommodations right onboard the Tundra Buggy Lodge, watching Polar Bears at all hours. Once day breaks, you’ll head out to explore the tundra further.

Not Included

• Items of a personal nature
• Gratuities
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Hospital, medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

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