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Led by professional guides, this classic adventure is the best way to view polar bears within the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and experience the culture and charm of the town of Churchill.

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The Churchill Town and Tundra Enthusiast includes two full-days on a Tundra Buggy safari in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. You will enjoy viewing these majestic mammals and other arctic wildlife from an authentic Tundra Buggy with a comfortable group of 22 guests (There is plenty of room, the Tundra Buggy has a capacity for 40 passengers ensuring everyone has a window and plenty of room for wildlife watching and photography!)

Discover Churchill’s history by experiencing the museums that portray the natural, cultural and historical importance of the area.

Feel the exhilaration of a dog-sled or dog-cart excursion as you “mush” with an experienced, northern dog team through the boreal forest outside of the town of Churchill (our 6 day itineraries only.)

Finally, you will have time to enjoy Churchill’s charm while exploring Churchill’s unique shops and family-run restaurants.

Options: Experience the majesty of Canada’s large ecosystem on an hour-long helicopter tour over the desert-like tundra and northern boreal forest. Fly over the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and Wapusk National Park in search of northern wildlife including polar bears, moose, ringed seals, caribou and arctic fox. Helicopter tours may be arranged as an additional option, weather permitting.

These departures include either two or three night Churchill stays.

6 Days/5 Nights

3 Nights Churchill; 2 Nights Winnipeg

Accommodations: Churchill Hotel; Sheraton Four Points – Winnipeg
Meals: All meals
Leader: Knowledgeable guide
Group Size: 22
Days on the Tundra: 2
Physical Requirements: Easy. This trip requires very little walking. Tundra Buggies can sometimes offer a bumpy ride.
Additional Activities: All departures include a Churchill Town and Area Tour and entrance to the Parks Canada Interpretive Center, dog sledding, a visit to the Itsanitaq Museum and a cultural presentation.
Transportation: Round-trip airfare Winnipeg/Churchill and all transfers in Churchill.

2020 Tour Dates

October 3 – 8
October 11 – 16
October 14 – 19
October 17 – 22
October 20 – 25
October 23 – 28
October 26 – 31
October 29 – November 3

November 1 – 6
November 2 – 7
November 4 – 9
November 5 – 10
November 8 – 13
November 10 – 15
November 11 – 16
November 14 – 19

Prices (Canadian)

  • $6,799 CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $1,125

Prices do not include tax
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Sample 6 Day/5 Night Itinerary

Day 1: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Reservations have been confirmed for you at the Four Points by Sheraton, which is just across from the Winnipeg airport. This evening you will meet your guide and other tour participants. You’ll have an opportunity to ask last minute questions as well as learn more of the details for your departure.

Day 2: Winnipeg/Explore Churchill

You’ll fly by private, chartered plane early this morning to the polar bear capital of the world – Churchill! (The flight is about two and a half hours.) Upon arrival, we will immediately depart for a tour of the historic town and the surrounding area. Its location, on the northwest shore of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba and at the mouth of the Churchill River (where marine, tundra and taiga ecosystems converge,) makes Churchill a world-class natural phenomenon.

Beluga whales, migratory birds, and wildflowers draw visitors to Churchill during the summer, but it is the polar bears that congregate along these rocky shores that draw thousands of visitors each fall.

After lunch, we’ll visit the Parks Canada Museum. The visitor center offers a variety of programs and exhibits which highlight Wapusk National Park, the Prince of Wales Fort and York Factory National Historic Sites. Walk back in time as you view and learn about the history of Churchill through detailed wildlife dioramas and fur trade exhibits.

Day 3: A Day on the Tundra

You’ll spend the full day on the tundra observing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife from the warmth and comfort of our authentic Tundra Buggy. Specifically designed for the northern landscape, these all-terrain vehicles enable us to take you to the best locations in the Churchill area to safely experience wildlife.

Venturing on a network of established trails in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, the Tundra Buggy takes our guests to the heart of polar bear country where bears and other Arctic wildlife call home. Our exclusive permits allow us to venture along 20 miles of established trails within this protected area.

Our professional guides (and our drivers) know this area well. We may see a mother with her cubs digging in the kelp (bear butts!), young adult males play-fighting, or a lone male lumbering across the tundra, backlit by the warm glow of a Manitoba sunset.

Lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be served.

This evening we will have a presentation by a local resident who will share his culture, history and way of life in the north.

Day 4: Explore Churchill and Its Northern Culture

Churchill is not just a wildlife meca. It is also steeped in history. Archaeology in the area shows evidence of human presence dating back 4,000 years.

This morning we’ll visit the Itsanitaq Museum. The Itsanitaq Museum has a collection of Inuit carvings and artifacts that are among the finest and oldest in the world, dating from Pre-Dorset (1700 B.C.) through Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times.  (This is also one of our favorite places for purchasing beautiful, Innuit artwork.)

This afternoon, life is going to the dogs! We’ll visit a local musher and meet his friendly and lively team of sled dogs. He’ll first explain the care and keeping of sled dogs. Afterward, he will introduce us to the “pack” and we will have the opportunity to hop in either a dogsled or dogcart (depending upon the ground conditions) for a ride through the boreal forest.

Today there will also be free time to explore Churchill on your own. One additional option is taking a one-hour helicopter tour (weather permitting.) A helicopter flight provides a different perspective of the tundra’s vast expanse. From above, you’ll appreciate its rugged beauty. You may also track migrating caribou, Arctic fox and of course, polar bears!

Day 5: A Second Day on the Tundra/Return to Winnipeg

Once again, you’ll enjoy a second full day on the tundra. In addition to polar bears, our professional guide will help us keep a close eye out for Arctic Fox and Arctic Hare. They are not easy to spot as their brown coats, in the early part of the season, allows them to blend in with the low brush. Then, later into the season, their coats turn to a winter-white, offering excellent camouflage against the frozen white ground.

After our full day on the tundra, we will be transferred back to the Churchill airport for our return flight to Winnipeg. Reservations are again confirmed at the Four Points by Sheraton.

Day 6: Depart Winnipeg

You may depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

5 Days/4 Nights

2 Nights Churchill; 2 Nights Winnipeg

Accommodations: Churchill Hotel; Four Points by Sheraton – Winnipeg
Meals: All meals
Leader: Professional Guide
Group size: 22
Days on the tundra: 2
Physical Requirements: Easy. This trip requires very little walking. Tundra Buggies can sometimes offer a bumpy ride.
Additional Activities: All departures include a Churchill Town and Area Tour and entrance to the Parks Canada Interpretive Center.
Transportation: Round-trip airfare Winnipeg/Churchill and all transfers in Churchill.

2020 Tour Dates

October 26 – 30
October 29 – November 2
November 7 – 11

Prices (Canadian)

  • $6,199 CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $825

Prices do not include tax
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Sample 5 Day/4 Night Itinerary

This  follows the 6 Day/5 Night itinerary but skips Day 4.

Day 1: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Reservations have been confirmed for you at the Four Points by Sheraton, which is just across from the Winnipeg airport. This evening you will meet your guide and other tour participants. You’ll have an opportunity to ask last minute questions as well as learn more of the details for your departure.

Day 2: Winnipeg/Explore Churchill

You’ll fly by private, chartered plane early this morning to the polar bear capital of the world – Churchill! (The flight is about two and a half hours.) Upon arrival, we will immediately depart for a tour of the historic town and the surrounding area. Its location, on the northwest shore of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba and at the mouth of the Churchill River (where marine, tundra and taiga ecosystems converge,) makes Churchill a world-class natural phenomenon.

Beluga whales, migratory birds, and wildflowers draw visitors to Churchill during the summer, but it is the polar bears that congregate along these rocky shores that draw thousands of visitors each fall.

After lunch, we’ll visit the Parks Canada Museum. The visitor center offers a variety of programs and exhibits which highlight Wapusk National Park, the Prince of Wales Fort and York Factory National Historic Sites. Walk back in time as you view and learn about the history of Churchill through detailed wildlife dioramas and fur trade exhibits.

Day 3: A Day on the Tundra

You’ll spend the full day on the tundra observing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife from the warmth and comfort of our authentic Tundra Buggy. Specifically designed for the northern landscape, these all-terrain vehicles enable us to take you to the best locations in the Churchill area to safely experience wildlife.

Venturing on a network of established trails in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, the Tundra Buggy takes our guests to the heart of polar bear country where bears and other Arctic wildlife call home. Our exclusive permits allow us to venture along 20 miles of established trails within this protected area.

Our professional guides (and our drivers) know this area well. We may see a mother with her cubs digging in the kelp (bear butts!), young adult males play-fighting, or a lone male lumbering across the tundra, backlit by the warm glow of a Manitoba sunset.

Lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be served.

This evening we will have a presentation by a local resident who will share his culture, history and way of life in the north.

Day 4: A Second Day on the Tundra/Return to Winnipeg

Once again, you’ll enjoy a second full day on the tundra. In addition to polar bears, our professional guide will help us keep a close eye out for Arctic Fox and Arctic Hare. They are not easy to spot as their brown coats, in the early part of the season, allows them to blend in with the low brush. Then, later into the season, their coats turn to a winter-white, offering excellent camouflage against the frozen white ground.

After our full day on the tundra, we will be transferred back to the Churchill airport for our return flight to Winnipeg. Reservations are again confirmed at the Four Points by Sheraton.

Day 5: Depart Winnipeg

You may depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

Questions? Ready to Book?
USA +(800) 731-4443 • Outside USA  +(360) 370-7797info@cregoradventures.com