Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing
starting from US $5,854per person
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Every October, hundreds of Polar Bears congregate around Churchill, Manitoba, waiting for the ice to form over Hudson Bay. For these few weeks, it’s possible to safely, comfortably, and memorably discover Polar Bears in the wild. Split your nights between the town of Churchill and the Tundra Buggy Lodge to experience the best of both options. This package gives you plenty of polar bear watching time, as well as the chance to explore this unique northern town.
Trip at a glance
Tundra Buggy Lodge & Tours
Return to Winnipeg
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 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.
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 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!
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
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.
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.
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 & DatesTrip Start Dates - 2017
• Prices are per person based on two people sharing, please ask for single, triple, and child prices.
Tundra Buggy Lodge Tour
from US $7,999to US $8,639per 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
• 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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