Polar Bear & Aurora Arctic Adventure
On this 6-day trip to Churchill, Manitoba, your days will be filled with fabulous fall colors, incredible adventure and immersion to life in the 'polar bear capital of the world.
' Explore by helicopter, boat and tundra vehicle to spot majestic wildlife like polar bears and beluga whales, plus learn about local culture and try your hand at dog mushing.
At the end of each day, you'll have an opportunity to view the Northern Lights (weather depending) before returning home to the unique and authentic Lazy Bear Lodge.
Its massive stone fireplace and sumptuous local cuisine are the perfect way to cap off your day in the Arctic.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Winnipeg | Arrival Known for its friendly and welcoming spirit, Winnipeg is a diverse multicultural city with a rich and varied history. An aboriginal trading center prior to the arrival of Europeans, Winnipeg was at the heart of the country's fur trade and instrumental in developing Canada's gateway to the west. Home to a grain exchange that once rivaled the largest markets in the world, Winnipeg's architecture and neighborhoods reflect the profound character of this small prairie town.
Day 2 Winnipeg to Churchill | Flight + Cultural & Heritage Tour This morning head to the airport for a flight to Churchill via the shuttle. A Lazy Bear Lodge guide will meet you upon arrival at Churchill Airport and transfer you to the lodge, where you will check in and meet your hosts for the next few days. After settling, embark on a cultural and heritage tour which takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area where you will be exploring various historic sites. Back at Lazy Bear Lodge, meet a real-life dog musher and be regaled with entertaining stories about the history of dog mushing and enjoy a short but exhilarating 1-mile ride. This evening, you'll have an opportunity to view the Northern Lights. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today)
Day 3 Churchill | Coastal Polar Bear Viewing Helicopter Tour Today you will soar over the vast tundra in a helicopter while enjoying views of the magnificent coastline of Hudson Bay and the town of Churchill. Look for Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, Moose, Caribou, Red and Arctic Fox, Ptarmigan and Arctic Hare. In the afternoon, experience Churchill's beautiful fall colors on a Boreal Forest Walking tour, then this evening enjoy another opportunity to view the Northern Lights. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 4 Churchill | Beluga Whale Cruise Take to the water today on a boat tour in search of the 'Ambassadors of the North', the gentle and curious Beluga Whales! Hop on a tundra tour to the Churchill Wildlife Management Area aboard our brand new, custom-built, state of the art Arctic Crawler™ tundra vehicles and view various wildlife including arctic fox, ptarmigan, arctic hare and sometimes even polar bears! Settle in for your last night at the lodge and excursion to view the Northern Lights. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 5 Churchill to Winnipeg | Tundra Tour + Flight After you enjoy your scrumptious breakfast, your guide will take you to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre where you will have an interpretive hike to the Rocket Range as well as a walking tour of their facility. After an opportunity for lunch, you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Winnipeg. (Breakfast and lunch included today)
Day 6 Winnipeg | Departure Depart Winnipeg today with a bag full of amazing polar bear and beluga whale memories. (Breakfast included today)
- 2 nights accommodation in Winnipeg
- 3 nights accommodation in Churchill Lazy Bear Lodge
- Helicopter Tour
- Opportunity to see Northern Lights all 3 evenings
- Arctic Crawler Excursion
- Boat Tour
- Dog Mushing Experience
- Cultural and Heritage Tour of Churchill area, including historic Cape Merry and an outside tour of the Polar Bear Holding Facility
- Indigenous Craft Session
- Churchill Northern Studies Centre walking tour
- Meals ( 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners)
- Naturalist Tour Guide
- Shuttle Service between airport and Lodge upon arrival and departure
- Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
- Transportation to and from Winnipeg
- Gratuities & personal expenses
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DATES & PRICING
Departs from WinnipegTour Code: YWGLBLCLA)Aug 27, 30
Sep 2, 5
|6 Day | 5 Night Package|
27 Aug 22 - 05 Sep 22
Polar Bear & Aurora Arctic Adventure
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