Churchill Canada polar bears - polar bear tours

Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist

8

days

starting from US $6,850per person

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

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

Specially produced with serious photographers and naturalists in mind, these all-inclusive packages feature roundtrip air, all meals and tons of Tundra Buggy time. Your guide is either a professional photographer or naturalist, guaranteeing that you make the most of your time. The focus of these trips is on bear viewing and spending your nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge means that you are around the polar bears as much as possible!

Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist  – Map Two women look at phots of polar bears on a computer screen onboard a Tundra Buggy in Churchill Two young polar bears play fight in the snow Churchill polar bears wrestling A polar bear leaves tracks in the snow as it walks by the Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill Photographers onboard the Tundra Buggy in Churchill use long lenses to snap photos out of the windows Portrait of a polar bear in Churchill
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Trip at a glance

Arrive Winnipeg
Churchill
Tundra Buggy Tours & activities
Departs Winnipeg

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
Welcome to Winnipeg! If you arrive with extra time, 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. Meet with your guide and fellow travelers for dinner this evening. Take the time to get to know your group before spending the night in Winnipeg.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. After a short Town Orientation, enjoy a free afternoon exploring the unique town of Chruchill. In the afternoon, transfer to the Tundra Buggy launch and climb aboard a specially designed vehicle and begin your exciting trip to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Keep your eyes peeled for polar bear sightings as you cross the tundra on the way to the lodge. Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

Day 3-6 – Polar Bear Viewing
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 and photo tips to make sure you take perfect photos of your memories. Evening presentations and social time round out your nights at the lodge. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 7 – Churchill to Winnipeg
Enjoy a full day Tundra Buggy adventure today. In the late afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg. Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 8 – Departure
Your Polar Bear package comes to an end with check-out from your hotel.

Common Questions

What are the best months to see the polar bears?

The peak bear viewing months in Churchill are October and November. As the bears wait for the ice to freeze on the Hudson Bay. But you can see the bears and other wildlife (like beluga whales) throughout the summer.

Where do we sleep at night?

You can choose to stay in a cozy hotel in the town of Churchill or sleep aboard the 'Tundra Buggy Lodge'. It's a converted and comfortable Tundra Buggy from which you can view bears round the clock.

Are the tours suitable for children?

Family friendly tours geared towards kids and adults leave each season. Ask your vacation advisor for more information on these special trips.

How cold will it be?

Temperatures range from 24-35 degrees fahrenheit in October, and about 3-16 degrees in November. In October, the snow is just starting to accumulate.

What if I don't want to buy winter clothing?

No problem - we can arrange for clothing rentals to be waiting for you when you arrive.

What we love about this trip

Close-up polar bear encounters

A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy

Exciting day activities

Spectacular photo opportunities

This trip is popular - 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 provided onboard
• Specialist guide for duration of tour
• Shared accommodation at the Tundra Buggy lodge for 5 nights, Winnipeg hotel for 2 nights
• 5 day trips onboard a Tundra Buggy, including lunch
• Churchill and area sightseeing tour
• All meals in Churchill

 

Not Included

• Items of a personal nature
• Accommodations in Manitoba, except as indicated above
• 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.

Tundra Buggy Lodge - Lodge exteriorTundra Buggy Lodge - Cozy sleeping quartersTundra Buggy Lodge - Dining on the LodgeTundra Buggy Lodge - Guest loungeTundra Buggy Lodge - Northern lights over the Tundra Buggy

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
Nov 4, 12

Price Notes
• Prices are per person based on two people sharing, please ask for single, triple, and child prices
Tundra Buggy Lodge Tour
from US $9,249to US $9,989per 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
• Accommodations in Manitoba, except as indicated above
• 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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