Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure

Up Close & Personal with The Majestic Polar Bear!
Prepare to embark on a life-changing adventure with this journey into Manitoba's northern town of Churchill. Each day you will explore the wonders of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area where you have the chance to observe Polar Bears up close and personal. Be sure to look out the Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Camouflaged Ptarmigan and other wildlife. Your home for the trip will be a cozy wood-fire-heated log lodge, where you will enjoy sumptuous local cuisine, comfortable beds and all the modern amenities you desire
6 Days from $6499/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Small Group

Primary Location

Churchill, Manitoba

Departures

Select departures in October and November

Included:

  • 3 nights at Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg (pre & post-adventure)
  • 2 Arctic Crawler excursions (lunch, snacks and beverages included)
  • Cultural and Heritage Tour of the Churchill area, including historic Cape Merry and an outside tour of the Polar Bear Holding Facility (approximately
  • 2-3 hours)
  • Dog Mushing experience
  • One dinner entrée of your choice from the Lazy Bear Café menu (vegetarian substitute available)
  • A hearty breakfast served each morning of your stay
  • Shuttle Service between the airport and the Lodge upon arrival and departure
  • Luggage handling included in Churchill
  • Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Naturalist Tour Guide
  • 5 Parks Canada Interpretive Presentation
  • Itsanitaq Museum Tour (approx. 1 hour) (based on availability)

Not Included:

  • Anything of a personal nature or anything that is not mentioned in what's included.

Pricing Details

Contact us for more information and pricing!

  • This adventure is limited to children 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Physical rating is easy and includes light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels.
  • Passport details are required a the time of booking.
  • Airfare is from Winnipeg to Churchill and return.

Optional Extras:

  • Please inquire about customizations for group or individual reservations. Customizations can include additional Winnipeg nights and/or additional tours (based on availability)
  • Optional activities are available during the tour (Kayaking and AquaGliding). Please inquire at the time of booking for rates and availability

Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary. The actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and wildlife activity.

Prepare to be utterly wowed! You'll spend two full days on the tundra, tracking the coastline in our touring-permit zone of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Each day you’ll explore the extraordinary Hudson Bay coastline observing the majestic Polar Bear up close and personal. Along the way, look for Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Camouflaged Ptarmigan and other wildlife. You’ll also have a Dog Mushing experience and a Cultural and Heritage Tour of historic Churchill, Manitoba. After your day’s adventures, you’ll return home to a cozy wood-fire heated log lodge, sumptuous local cuisine at our Lazy Bear Café, and your warm room with comfortable beds and all the modern amenities.

Arctic Crawlers, the custom-built tundra vehicles, will take you into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. You will head to where the Polar Bear gather to wait for the winter icepack to freeze on the Hudson Bay. Curious and far from shy, the bears will sometimes come right alongside the vehicles to sneak a peek at their visitors. During your stay at the Lodge, the Cultural and Heritage Tour takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area. You will explore the various significant sites including Cape Merry, the Polar Bear Holding Facility, the famous plane crash site of “Miss Piggy”, and many other memorable spots that make Churchill the town it is today.

Your Dog Mushing experience includes an approximate 1-2 mile experiential ride. The ride will be on sleds if there is snow, and on wheels, if it is too early in the season. Since the dogs love to run, either ride will be absolutely exhilarating! Inside a warm tent with fresh bannock, local berry jam, coffee, hot chocolate and tea, you will learn how the dogs are trained and hear many an entertaining tale.

We recommend bringing warm and layered clothing to prepare for wind, snow, and freezing temperatures. (Even though the tour vehicles are heated, you will need to stay warm when on the viewing deck and while the windows are open.)

• Long underwear, snug but comfortable fitting outerwear, and a fleece jacket or sweater. Outer clothing should consist of windproof material, with an attached hood or a very warm, well-insulated hat.
• We highly recommend a pair of ski or wind pants to keep the heat in around your torso and lower body. A jacket alone will not be sufficient.
• Gloves should have ample insulation. Gloves may look like ski gloves and should have an upper extension to cover your wrist as well as your hands.
• Warm boots with thick insulation and good grips, such as Sorel and Kamik, are a must.
• Spare batteries for each camera type you bring.
• Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets.
• We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do.


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