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Churchill Polar Bear Experience

Characterful Arctic Lodge
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Venture north to Canada's arctic tundra for this once in a lifetime experience viewing wild polar bears in their natural habitat.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Two days Polar Bear viewing in tundra vehicles
  • Heritage tour at the Polar Bear Jail and Cape Merry
  • 3 hour dog mushing including a 2-3 mile run
  • Characterful Arctic Lodge

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What's included
  • 3 nights arctic lodge & 2 hotel nights
  • All transportation by private vehicle
  • All breakfasts, 2 packed lunches & 1 gourmet dinner
  • Services of a professional tour leader
Need to know
  • Group size: max. 25
  • Minimum age 18
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Grand American Adventures: CHURCHILL POLAR BEAR EXPERIENCE MAP Winnipeg Canada

Itinerary

Days 1-2
Winnipeg to Churchill

Winnipeg to Churchill

Arrive in Winnipeg and check-in to the conveniently located hotel at your leisure. Generally it is an afternoon flight to the lodge on day 2, and although you can request a morning flight, this may cause issues with early check-in at the lodge. This renowned family-owned lodge has been handcrafted from local materials, with charming log buildings and decor to match the personal friendly service.

Days 3-4
Churchill

Churchill

Spend two full days exploring the tundra and boreal forest of the Hudson Bay coastline in search of the majestic polar bear. Our driver/guide will lead expeditions to designated wildlife viewing areas where it is not uncommon to see arctic fox, and hare, camouflaged ptarmigan and, if you are lucky, the snowy owl. Both days will be spent on the large and comfortable tundra vehicles, which are custom built and spacious. They are equipped with a propane furnace, toilet facilities, and a rear viewing deck for safe photography outside the vehicle. Although the vehicles can accommodate up to 40 passengers, group sizes are limited to a maximum of 25 for comfort and convenience. On tundra viewing days we depart from the lodge at 8:00 a.m. A hearty hot lunch, as well as hot/cold drinks and snacks are included.

Days 5-6
Churchill to Winnipeg

Churchill to Winnipeg

On a cultural and heritage tour, visit the historic Cape Merry where the Churchill River spills into the bay, and several other sites with short hikes along the coastline. Then it's on to the 'Polar Bear Jail'. One way the citizens of Churchill care for their polar bear friends is to put them in 'jail.' When someone spots a polar bear too close to town, they call a special phone number, and the bear is humanely trapped and placed in the Polar Bear Jail until it can be safely transported back to the wild. There will also be time for an exhilarating dog sled tour (included - 2015 only) or a scenic helicopter flight (optional) over the nearby Hudson Bay and Cape Churchill, before the return flight to Winnipeg. Take time to explore Winnipeg, home to the world's largest collection of Inuit art, before preparing for your return flight home.

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