Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing
starting fromUS $5,922per person
- Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours
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What we love about this trip
Staying out on the tundra in the Tundra Buggy Lodge
Close-up polar bear encounters around the clock
Spectacular photo opportunities
Possibility of seeing the Northern Lights
A 20 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
This is a popular trip – book early!
Hundreds of Polar Bears gather around Churchill, Manitoba in late October and November, waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. For a few weeks, it’s possible to safely and comfortably observe the majestic Polar Bears in their natural habitat. Staying both in the town of Churchill and the Tundra Buggy Lodge, you will experience the best of both worlds. This tour gives you plenty of polar bear viewing time, as well as the chance to explore other activities around this sub-arctic town.
Arrive Winnipeg → Churchill → Tundra Buggy Lodge & Tours → Return to Winnipeg → Depart Winnipeg
Sample ItineraryThink 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.
Number of days and inclusions may vary according to departure date – please ask your Fresh Tracks Canada vacation advisor for details
Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
Your trip begins in Winnipeg, central Canada's largest city. After checking in to your hotel for a one-night stay, spend the day exploring on your own. Consider visiting the Manitoba Museum, the Forks Market or strolling down to Provencher Bridge, a pedestrian walkway over the Red River where you’ll find a fun diner and great views of the city.
Overnight in Winnipeg.
Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Enjoy a scenic flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, over the tundra and plains of the North, roughly a three-hour trip. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of the town, featuring the Itsanitaq Museum – a memorable and informative introduction to the unique culture of the north. This evening, visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Center where you’ll learn more about the history, wildlife and culture of Churchill.
Enjoy a relaxing evening at your Churchill hotel.
Day 3 – Journey To the Tundra Buggy Lodge
Today you will enjoy some free time in the town of Churchill before learning how to mush your team of huskies on an exciting dog sled adventure.
This afternoon you depart from the Buggy Launch and begin your trip to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. The journey to the lodge is just as exciting as the destination. Spend the time taking beautiful photographs, learning about the bear, other arctic wildlife and the environment.
Arrive at the Tundra Buggy Lodge for your three night stay. This unique and casual lodge on wheels is both a comfortable place to rest and an excellent base for viewing wildlife. No other lodge-based trip provides as much time for viewing the polar bears.
Days 4 and 5 – Polar Bear Viewing on the Tundra Buggy
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 as you travel to locations known as bear hot spots.
Spend your evenings enjoying home cooked meals, learning more about the polar bears and socializing with new friends. Keep an eye on the dark arctic sky, Northern Lights may light up the tundra at anytime.
Day 6 – Polar Bear Viewing and Return to Winnipeg
After a delicious breakfast, you will depart the Tundra Buggy Lodge for your final bear viewing expedition. When you arrive back in Churchill, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg.
Overnight at a Winnipeg airport hotel.
Day 7 – Depart with Fond Memories
Much too soon you leave the fresh air and beautiful sights of Canada behind as your vacation comes to an end.
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.
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 & Dates6 day, 5 night program
2018 – October 23, 26
2019 – October 23
7 day, 6 night program
October 25, 31
October 25, 26, 31
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
6 day, 5 nightfrom US $7,649to US $8,315per 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.Tundra Buggy Lodge Tour
7 day, 6 nightfrom US $8,349to US $9,179per 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.
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.