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Polar bear family in Canadian Arctic sunset, Canada

Polar bears of Churchill

7-day tailor-made journey from £4,995 pp incl. flights


Short description

Come face to face with the polar bears of Churchill on this unforgettable six-day Canadian winter adventure


  • Explore the natural habitat of the polar bear from the comfort and safety of a Tundra Buggy as you follow the annual migration
  • See the natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis and go in search of Arctic wildlife, including Arctic hare, Arctic fox and several species of bird
  • Enjoy exciting optional wintertime excursions including dog sledding through the magnificent Manitoba wilderness

In Brief

  • 1 Night Winnipeg
  • 3 Nights Churchill
  • 1 Night Winnipeg


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world | Northern Lights | Wildlife | Winter

On the picturesque coastline of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba, sits Churchill. Once a prosperous trading post it is now regarded as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World' and a superb place to see this endangered species due to the area's proximity to the polar bears' hunting ground.

Visitors venture out of town and into the Arctic wilderness in the warmth and comfort of a Tundra Buggy to follow the giant pawprints of the annual polar bear migration. These purpose-built vehicles enable close encounters with the polar bears in their natural habitat. Polar bears are not the only attraction. You may also see caribou, arctic fox, red fox, arctic hare, lemming, snowy owl and other arctic birds.

We offer a number of tours of varying durations to this fascinating region. The option below includes two nights in Winnipeg, return flights to Churchill with three nights accommodation and two full days on a Tundra Buggy with an experienced local guide - perfect for the adventurous ecotourist or wildlife photographer.

(There are various departures during October & November. Itineraries may vary depending on departure date. Some departures include a helicopter tour - weather permitting).

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Join your daytime flight from London to Canada. Upon arrival in Manitoba’s capital city, transfer to your airport hotel where you'll meet your fellow explorers and a welcome dinner and orientation.

Stay: Sheraton Four Points, Winnipeg

Meals: D

Day 2

Wake early for a morning flight to Churchill on the shores of Hudson bay in the remote Manitoba region. Upon arrival check into your chosen hotel before enjoying a guided tour of the Churchill area including the polar bear ’prison’, Cape Merry and a visit to the Eskimo Museum.

Stay: Tundra Inn, Churchill (or similar)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Polar bear viewing by Tundra Buggy

An early start sees you depart the hotel for an action packed day spent in a Tundra Buggy with your knowledgeable guide, viewing polar bears and other Arctic Wildlife and exploring the incredibly beautiful landscapes for which this part of Canada is renowned. A picnic-style lunch and refreshments will be served onboard your Tundra Buggy.

Stay: Tundra Inn, Churchill (or similar)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Polar Bear viewing by Tundra Buggy

Another early start for a second full day of polar bear viewing in a Tundra Buggy accompanied by your guide. 

Stay: Tundra Inn, Churchill (or similar)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Dog Sledding

Today’s dog sledding excursion is hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert and is sure to be one of the highlights of this memorable holiday. This is a fantastic way to explore the country and experience a more adventurous form of local transport at the same time. If weather permits a one-hour helicopter flight is also included giving guests yet another unique perspective of this stunning wilderness.

Transfer to the airport this evening for your flight back to Winnipeg.

Stay: Sheraton Four Points, Winnipeg

Meals: B L D

Day 6

Depart Winnipeg for your onward flight.

Day 7
Arrive UK

On arrival into the UK continue with your onward journey.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Standard Superior

7-day tailor-made journey from £4,995 incl. flights


Valid for travel: Various departures between 25 Sept and 19 Nov 2018


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • International and Domestic flights
  • 2 nights accommodation in Winnipeg
  • 3 nights accommodation in Churchill
  • 2 days bear watching dog sledding and meals as indicated

B = Breakfast • L = Lunch • D = Dinner

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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