Churchill polar bear tours

Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing

5

days

starting from US $2,435per person

Star Rating 5

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Learn which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.

See Polar Bears From Tundra Buggy

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.

Trip at a glance

5 Days / 4 Nights

Arrive Winnipeg Churchill Tundra Buggy Tours & activities Departs Winnipeg

Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing – Map

Availability

Oct

Places Visited

WinnipegChurchill

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll 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!

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.

This trip in pictures

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

Accommodations

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodations. Please call us for the full list and to personalize your experience.

Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel exterior
Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Hotel guest room
Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - King guest room
Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg - Dining room
Four 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 winter
Tundra Inn - Guest lounge
Tundra Inn - Bedroom
Tundra 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.

Get your Polar Bear tour organized and arranged for you

Get your trip plan
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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Sample Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

Itinerary for a 5 Day & 4 night Itinerary

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.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. Enjoy your day in Churchill exploring First Nations culture. Suggested visits include the Itsanitaq 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.

Overnight in Churchill.

Day 3 – Polar Bear Viewing from Churchill
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 along with many other arctic animals. This is why you’ve come to Churchill, so be sure to have your camera ready!

To ensure you are comfortable in Churchill's cold temperatures, ask us about winter clothing rentals. We highly recommend you do this early, as availability is limited!

Overnight in Churchill.

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. Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

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

What Clients Say

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

Star Rating 5

All aspects of the trip were extremely enjoyable. Having the extra day in Winnipeg at the beginning of our trip was very much enjoyed. All tour guides and drivers were top notch! We had the most amazing experience in Churchill - we loved it!

Get your Polar Bear tour organized and arranged for you

Get your trip plan
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5671

What's Included In Our Prices

These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

Accommodations:
• 2 nights accommodations in Winnipeg
• 2 nights Churchill hotel accommodation*

Churchill Experiences:
• 2 full days onboard the Tundra Buggy with a driver/guide

Meal Inclusions:
• Breakfasts while in Churchill
• Lunches onboard the Tundra Buggy

Transfer Inclusions:
• Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard

Other Inclusions:
• Digital Travel Documents
• Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

*4 day, 3 night itinerary is also available which only includes 1 night in Churchill.


Not Included
• Churchill museums or Parks Canada Centre admission fees
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Gratuities
• 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
• Airfare to and from Winnipeg (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
• Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

Ideas to customize this trip

Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

• 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

Get your Polar Bear tour organized and arranged for you

Get your trip plan
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5671

Trip Start Dates

2019 Dates | 4 day, 3 nights
October 22, 29, 30

2019 Dates | 5 days, 4 nights
October 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26

2020 Dates | 5 days, 4 nights
October 14, 20, 23

Pricing For This Trip

Our prices vary by departure date, hotel class, transportation, and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our Canadian Insiders to get your personalized quote, or hit the button below.

4 Days / 3 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tour
from US $3,249 to US $3,509 per 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 $4,149 to US $4,643 per 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.

Get your Polar Bear tour organized and arranged for you

Get your trip plan
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5671

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Get your Polar Bear tour organized and arranged for you

Get your trip plan
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5671

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

Star Rating 5
November 6, 2017

All aspects of the trip were extremely enjoyable. Having the extra day in Winnipeg at the beginning of our trip was very much enjoyed. All tour guides and drivers were top notch! We had the most amazing experience in Churchill... read more - we loved it!

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

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

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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  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5671
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