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Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist

8

days

starting fromUS $7,470per person

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget
Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist  – Map
Sample trip map & photos – personalize your trip by adding extra nights and activities in each location
Two women onboard a Tundra Buggy in Churchill edit photos of polar bears on a computer
Two women onboard a Tundra Buggy in Churchill edit photos of polar bears on a computer
On this safari, you'll learn more about the scientific research being done on the bears.
Two playful polar bears wrestle in the snow
Two playful polar bears wrestle in the snow
How is climate change impacting these magnificent creatures- and what can you do?
Two polar bears wrestle in Churchill
Two polar bears wrestle in Churchill
Natural History experts will explain in depth what you are seeing.
A lone polar bear wanders past the Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill
A lone polar bear wanders past the Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill
And you'll live and socialise with fellow enthusiasts on the The Tundra Buggy Lodge.
Passengers onboard the Tundra Buggy in Churchill take photos out the windows
Passengers onboard the Tundra Buggy in Churchill take photos out the windows
And, of course, we'll help you try for that illusive perfect photograph…
A portrait of a Churchill polar bear
A portrait of a Churchill polar bear
A beautiful portrait to hang on your wall and tell your friends about.
  • Quick Overview

    What we love about this trip

    • Close-up polar bear encounters

    • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy

    • Exciting day activities

    • Spectacular photo opportunities

    • This trip is popular - book early!

    Specially produced with serious photographers and naturalists in mind, these all-inclusive packages feature roundtrip air, all meals and tons of Tundra Buggy time. Your guide is either a professional photographer or naturalist, guaranteeing that you make the most of your time. The focus of these trips is on polar bear viewing and spending your nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge means that you are around the polar bears as much as possible!

    Trip Outline

    Arrive Winnipeg Churchill Tundra Buggy Tours & activities Departs Winnipeg

  • 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.

    Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
    Welcome to Winnipeg! If you arrive with extra time, 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. Meet with your guide and fellow travelers for dinner this evening and take the time to get to know your group before your adventure begins.

    Overnight in Winnipeg.

    Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
    Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. After a short Town Orientation, enjoy a free afternoon exploring the unique town of Churchill. In the afternoon, transfer to the Tundra Buggy launch and climb aboard a specially designed vehicle and begin your exciting trip to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Keep your eyes peeled for polar bear sightings as you cross the tundra on the way to the lodge.

    Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

    Day 3 to 6 – Polar Bear Viewing
    Use the Lodge as a base for your wildlife observation and take advantage of the Tundra Buggy for full day wildlife watching excursions. Your guide provides expert commentary and photo tips to make sure you take perfect photos of your memories. Evening presentations and social time round out your nights at the lodge.

    Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

    Day 7 – Churchill to Winnipeg
    Enjoy a full day Tundra Buggy adventure today. In the late afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg.

    Overnight in Winnipeg.

    Day 8 – Departure
    Your Polar Bear package comes to an end with check-out from your hotel.
  • What's Included
    Accommodations:
    • 2 nights in Winnipeg
    • Accommodation at the Tundra Buggy Lodge for 5 nights

    Churchill Experiences:
    • 5 Tundra Buggy bear viewing day tours, including lunch
    • Churchill and Area Tour
    • Photo Specialist guide for duration of tour

    Meal Inclusions
    • All meals at the Tundra Buggy Lodge

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

    Other Inclusions:
    • Documentation package
    • 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.

     

    Not Included

    • 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)

    Get your personalized itinerary before availability is gone. Because we're now booking into 2019

    • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
    • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.
  • Accommodations

    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.

    Tundra Buggy Lodge

    An example of our Wilderness Lodge accommodations

    The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a truly unique experience where guests can wake up to the site of polar bears wandering past their window. Climb aboard and immerse yourself in the arctic wildlife on your doorstep, all the while enjoying warm, comfortable accommodation and delicious home cooked meals.

     

  • Prices & Dates
    2018 Trip Start Dates
    November 4, 12

    2019 Trip Start Dates
    November 4, 12

     

    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.

    Tundra Buggy Lodge Tour
    from US $9,649to US $10,475per person

    This once in a lifetime Polar Bear Safari takes you to the Canadian Arctic. Enjoy cozy accommodations right onboard the Tundra Buggy Lodge, watching Polar Bears at all hours. Once day breaks, you’ll head out to explore the tundra further.

  • Common Questions

    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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Get your personalized itinerary before availability is gone. Because we're now booking into 2019

  • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.