Churchill polar bear tours

Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing

4

days

starting from US $2,168per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(3 reviews)

Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

This package is perfect for those with an adventurous spirit and who want the up-close encounter with a polar bear at the best value. On our most independent polar bear trip, you’ll have time to enjoy the charming town of Churchill while also having ample time out on the tundra buggies viewing the polar bears.

Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing – Map A polar bear warning sign in Churchill, don't walk in this area Two polar bears have a playful wrestle A distant Tundra Buggy on a polar bear viewing tour watches as three bears wander by A curious young polar bears stands on his hind legs and leans against the Tundra Buggy in Churchill A polar bear wanders along the Hudson Bay coastline
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Trip at a glance

Arrive Winnipeg
Churchill
Tundra Buggy Tours & activities
Departs Winnipeg

Itinerary

Itinerary for a 5 Day & 4 night trip

Day 1 – Winnipeg Arrival
Today you will arrive independently in Winnipeg, where the day is yours to explore. Consider visiting the Manitoba Museum, which has nine galleries displaying historical artifacts, or the Royal Canadian Mint to learn about Canadian coins, or strolling down to the Forks, a funky market which is one of the city’s most popular gathering places.

Spend this evening in a comfortable Winnipeg hotel.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. Enjoy your day in Churchill exploring First Nations culture at the Eskimo Museum or visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre for an in-depth look at the history, wildlife and culture of Churchill.

Enjoy a relaxing evening at your warm and welcoming Churchill hotel.

Day 3 – Bear Viewing
This morning you board your Tundra Buggy, a specially designed vehicle made for polar bear research and viewing. Spend the day searching for wildlife; polar bears gather here in the hundreds along with many other arctic animals. This is why you’ve come to Churchill, so be sure to have your camera ready!

This evening return to your hotel for a restful evening.

Day 4 – Churchill to Winnipeg
You will spend another exciting day today aboard a Tundra Buggy. If you didn’t catch that perfect photo yesterday, today is your second chance!

This afternoon you return to Churchill, where you have some more time to explore before being transferred to the airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg. Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 5 – Depart with Fond Memories
Much too soon you leave the fresh air and bright colors of Canada behind as your polar bear adventure comes to an end.

Note - 4 day, 3 night itinerary has one less night in Churchill

What we love about this trip

Close-up polar bear encounters

Spectacular photo opportunities from the Tundra Buggy

Includes exciting day activities

This trip is popular - book early!

What Clients Say

We ended up seeing two dozen bears each day

We ended up seeing two dozen bears each day

Star Rating 5

Thank you! We got back last night and it was great! Now, I wished I stayed at the Lodge or maybe I will go back when the wild flowers are in bloom! I might have to consider this place for Aurora viewing too. It was a perfect time as the bears were starting to really collect near the Bay. We ended... read more

What's Included

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

• 2 nights accommodations in Winnipeg
• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard (October 16 trip includes one way VIA Rail)
• Churchill hotel accommodation - 2 nights for 5 day program, 1 night for 4 day program
• 2 full days onboard the Tundra Buggy with a driver / guide including lunch

 

Not Included

• Gratuities
• Churchill museums or Parks Canada Centre admission fees
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
• Meals, except where specified
• 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
• For the best trip for photographers - see our Classic Churchill Polar Bears trip or special photography departures

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.

Tundra Inn - Tundra Inn exterior in winterTundra Inn - Guest loungeTundra Inn - BedroomTundra Inn - Ensuite bathroom

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.

 

Prices & Dates

Trip Start Dates

4 day, 3 nights
2017 -
October 14, 22, 30

5 days, 4 nights

2017 - October 15, 26

7 Days, 6 nights
2017 -
October 16**

**Includes rail journey from Winnipeg to Churchill (2 nights on train), 2 nights in Churchill, and 2 nights in Winnipeg

Price Notes
• Prices are per person based on two people sharing, please ask for single, triple, and child prices

4 Days / 3 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tour
from US $2,899to US $3,131per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic for the ultimate wildlife viewing. Accompanied by a driver-guide from Churchill, join a group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy.

5 Days / 4 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tour
from US $3,699to US $3,995per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic for the ultimate wildlife viewing. Accompanied by a driver-guide from Churchill, join a group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy.

7 Days / 6 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tour
from US $4,149to US $4,481per person

This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic for the ultimate wildlife viewing. Accompanied by a driver-guide from Churchill, join a group of fellow travelers to experience polar bears up close from a Tundra Buggy.

Not Included

• Gratuities
• Churchill museums or Parks Canada Centre admission fees
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
• Meals, except where specified
• Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

We ended up seeing two dozen bears each day

We ended up seeing two dozen bears each day

Star Rating 5
November 20, 2015

Thank you! We got back last night and it was great! Now, I wished I stayed at the Lodge or maybe I will go back when the wild flowers are in bloom! I might have to consider this place for Aurora viewing too. It was a perfect... read more time as the bears were starting to really collect near the Bay. We ended up seeing 2 dozen bears each day (we saw more but hard to make sure we didn't double count) a couple of cubs and bears sparring, too. We also saw a couple of arctic hare and an arctic fox.

The trip was amazing, it was everything I had hoped for

The trip was amazing, it was everything I had hoped for

Star Rating 5
November 9, 2015

The trip was amazing, it was everything I had hoped for. I want to thank you for all the help and guidance you gave me, you are very good at your job and very professional and I just wanted to tell you that. I may go back to Churchill... read more to see the Beluga Whales in July / August!

Many thanks for all you've done and especially accommodating our last minute changes

Many thanks for all you've done and especially accommodating our last minute changes

Star Rating 5
November 3, 2015

Since arriving back from Winnipeg, we went to Granville Island and Capilano park. It has been a fantastic trip with lots of great memories. Many thanks for all you've done and especially accommodating our last minute changes! We... read more will definitely recommend any of our friends and family to use you should they wish to visit Canada. The one thing I kept telling all my friends throughout the trip is how friendly and helpful Canadians are! That made the trip even more special.

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