“ 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! ”
Best Value Churchill Polar Bear Viewing
starting fromUS $2,368per person
5 of 5 stars (1 review)
- Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours
- Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget
What we 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!
This is our most independent polar bear trip, you’ll have ample time out on the tundra buggies viewing the polar bears up close and have time to experience life in the frontier town of Churchill. This package is perfect for adventurous types who want the up-close encounter with a polar bear at the best value.
Arrive Winnipeg → Churchill → Tundra Buggy Tours & activities → Departs Winnipeg
Sample ItineraryItinerary for a 5 Day & 4 night trip
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.
Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. Following an interpretive transfer to your hotel, enjoy your day exploring Churchill.
Day 3 – Bear Viewing
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 in the hundreds along with many other arctic animals. This is why you’ve come to Churchill, so be sure to have your camera ready!
This evening return to your hotel for a restful evening.
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.
Note - 4 day, 3 night itinerary has one less night in Churchill
Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation choices. 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.
Prices & DatesTrip Start Dates
4 day, 3 nights
2018 - October 14, 17, 22, 30
5 days, 4 nights
2018 - October 15, 20, 23, 26
Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.4 Days / 3 Nights
Best Value Polar Bear Tourfrom US $3,099to US $3,347per 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 Tourfrom US $4,049to US $4,373per 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.
Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?
The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).
What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation
Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.
Is it safe to drive in the mountains?
New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.
When is the best time to see wildlife?
That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.
Are your tours escorted?
No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.
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- Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
- Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.