Polar Bears of Churchill
Churchill Tundra Buggy
The magnificent polar bear is one of the world’s most magical creatures. Growing up to eight foot from nose to tail and weighing up to 1,300lbs, they hold a colossal presence in nature. Adapting to life in a cold climate, their black skin is hidden beneath a thick layer of water-repellent, translucent fur, keeping them insulated from the extreme temperatures, and their unique paws function as snow shoes with claws which have evolved to aid in climbing steep icy banks. Solitary by nature, Polar Bears wander the ice alone, with the exception during the breeding season.
Churchill, Manitoba is renowned as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Nestled on the Western shore of Hudson Bay 650 miles north of Winnipeg, every autumn bears gather along the waters edge anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. This ice field will be home to the bears for the winter, providing a relatively safe environment that is rich in food.
Observing the polar bear is a once in a lifetime experience, and must be conducted under professional supervision to protect the welfare of the bears and their natural environment.
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Begins and ends in Winnipeg
Explore Winnipeg at leisure, before joining your fellow travellers and adventure specialist for dinner.
Today you commence your expedition with a flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, then on to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge; one of Canada's most exclusive polar bear viewing properties. Enjoy a guided hike exploring the coastline in search of the ‘Great Ice Bear’ before discussing life in Canada's Arctic over dinner.
Days 3, 4 & 5
This experience is centered on the magnificent polar bear, so your time at the Lodge will be spent viewing the magnificent creature on morning and afternoon excursions. Dinner is enjoyed each evening, offering opportunity to discuss the days’ sights with fellow travelling companions.
After flying back to Churchill, the remainder of the day is at leisure to see the sights or take an excursion tour. Your flight back to Winnipeg will take place this evening.
Your adventure finishes following a delicious breakfast in Winnipeg.
Departures Winnipeg, from August to September
From £6319 per person based on two adults sharing a standard room. Includes flights from Winnipeg, 6 nights accommodation and meals shown.
This tour is often taken as a component of a longer itinerary; therefore international flights are not included.