Polar Bear Safari

About the Experience

We’ve partnered with Frontiers North Adventures to give you the best of both worlds: experience the northern frontier town of Churchill and the wonderful wildlife surrounding it on our Polar Bear Safari! This adventure offers the excitement of polar bear viewing from a Tundra Buggy® and the opportunity to take in the eclectic charm of this remote northern town.

Canada’s North is home to many species of arctic wildlife that rely on a pristine environment. We travel responsibly to protect these fragile natural habitats, to benefit local communities and to preserve and celebrate the customs and traditions of the places we visit. This tour combines education with adventure and offers the chance to interact with leading scientists who are experts in their field. Partial proceeds from these tours go towards Polar Bears International.

Our Wild Women Polar Bear Safari includes two full-day Tundra Buggy safaris in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore the CWMA for these majestic mammals and other subarctic wildlife in their natural environment!

We’ll indulge in and explore Churchill’s history and culture at the Itsanitaq Museum, home to a large collection of Inuit artifacts, including traditional carvings and kayaks. We’ll take in the Parks Canada Visitor Centre for its in-depth displays revealing Churchill’s history, dating back to the fur trade era and beyond. You can even race through the boreal forest with a local dog musher and a team of enthusiastic sled dogs!

Sitting on the edge of the Hudson Bay, built on deep Indigenous roots and home to Canada’s most iconic wildlife, the town of Churchill is a must-visit destination for those who seek an authentic Canadian adventure.

 

 

 

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Polar Bear Safari

About the Experience

We’ve partnered with Frontiers North Adventures to give you the best of both worlds: experience the northern frontier town of Churchill and the wonderful wildlife surrounding it on our Polar Bear Safari! This adventure offers the excitement of polar bear viewing from a Tundra Buggy® and the opportunity to take in the eclectic charm of this remote northern town.

Canada’s North is home to many species of arctic wildlife that rely on a pristine environment. We travel responsibly to protect these fragile natural habitats, to benefit local communities and to preserve and celebrate the customs and traditions of the places we visit. This tour combines education with adventure and offers the chance to interact with leading scientists who are experts in their field. Partial proceeds from these tours go towards Polar Bears International.

Our Wild Women Polar Bear Safari includes two full-day Tundra Buggy safaris in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore the CWMA for these majestic mammals and other subarctic wildlife in their natural environment!

We’ll indulge in and explore Churchill’s history and culture at the Itsanitaq Museum, home to a large collection of Inuit artifacts, including traditional carvings and kayaks. We’ll take in the Parks Canada Visitor Centre for its in-depth displays revealing Churchill’s history, dating back to the fur trade era and beyond. You can even race through the boreal forest with a local dog musher and a team of enthusiastic sled dogs!

Sitting on the edge of the Hudson Bay, built on deep Indigenous roots and home to Canada’s most iconic wildlife, the town of Churchill is a must-visit destination for those who seek an authentic Canadian adventure.

 

 

 

DAY ONE: WELCOME TO WINNIPEG

Arrive in Winnipeg and check into your hotel at the Winnipeg airport. After checking in, meet your guide and head to an evening dinner hosted by an Indigenous chef with a menu rooted in First Nations cuisine. Later there will be time to ask last-minute questions and learn more about what the adventure holds!

 

  • Accommodation: Winnipeg Airport Hotel

 

DAY TWO: CHURCHILL ADVENTURE 

Today we head to the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill! After an early morning breakfast as a group with our guide, we’ll jump on a morning flight to Churchill. Upon arrival, we head out and explore the area. We’ll take an exploratory drive past various points of interest and stop briefly at Manitoba’s Conservation holding PBI House so that we can take some photos. A break for lunch for a home-cooked meal at a local family-run restaurant will keep us fuelled.

After lunch, we stop at Polar Bears International House, where we’ll engage in a short talk with a Polar Bear Ambassador who will tell us about Polar Bear research, climate change and more! Next, it’s to Parks Canada Visitor Centre, where we’ll see an in-depth display of Churchill’s remarkable history through wildlife models and exhibits that portray the fur trade history in the area.

Heading to our hotel for the evening, we’ll enjoy dinner together as a group.

  • Accommodation: A Churchill hotel

 

DAY THREE: TUNDRA BUGGY ADVENTURE

After breakfast, our group is picked up from the hotel headed for a full-day Tundra Buggy adventure! After a safety speech from the Tundra Buggy Driver, we hit the trails and travel into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area.

Our Tundra Buggy driver will navigate the trails in search of polar bears and other subarctic wildlife along with our guide! Our guide will share interesting facts about the area’s geology and history. We’ll enjoy a delicious picnic right on the tundra buggy as we watch polar bears in the wild.

Back in town for a warm dinner with our group, where we can swap stories about our incredible day of adventure! Our final activity is a cultural presentation by local women artisans who will share the way of life in the north.

  • Accommodation: A Churchill hotel

 

DAY FOUR: DOG SLEDDING AND ITSANITAQ MUSEUM

Today is all about Northern culture! Dog sledding? OK! Our local Dog musher will introduce us to the pack and then take our group on a mile-long sled ride through the boreal forest.

We’ll head back to town for lunch. After lunch, we’ll head over to the Itsanitaq Museum, home to an enormous collection of Inuit artifacts honouring Churchill’s Indigenous culture and history.

  • Accommodation: A Churchill hotel

 

DAY FIVE: FINAL TUNDRA BUGGY ADVENTURE

Today is our last day in Churchill! We’ll have a final full-day Tundra Buggy adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, and we’re setting out right away to search for polar bears! Another great day on the Tundra full of extraordinary wildlife. We’ll enjoy lunch on the Tundra Buggy and celebrate seeing the polar bears in the wild.

As our day comes to an end, we’ll transfer back to Churchill for a return flight to Winnipeg.

When we arrive, we’ll check into a Winnipeg Hotel. The night is yours to do what you like.

 

DAY SIX: ONWARDS

Wake up happy as you reflect on this amazing experience! We’ll enjoy a special sunrise session at the Journey to Churchill exhibition in Winnipeg, hosted by an indigenous woman. Check out and head home any time after noon – departures from Winnipeg.

 

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