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The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

Enjoy the allure that is Churchill in the summertime, with amazing day trips further north to see the beautiful Polar Bears that have made this town so famous!

Inclusions
  • Two nights of accommodation in Winnipeg (one pre and one post-adventure)
  • Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Shuttle Service from/to airport in Churchill
  • All transfers for tours and baggage handling in Churchill
  • Four nights at Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill
  • 4 Hearty breakfast buffet at Lazy Bear Lodge each morning
  • One dinner entree at Lazy Bear Cafe (vegetarian option available)
  • Naturalist Tour Guide
  • Hudson Bay Coastal Boat Tour to see Polar Bears and arctic wildlife (6-8 hours)
  • Beluga Whale Boat Tour/Fort Tour to see Beluga whales and walking tour of Fort Prince of Wales (approx. 3 hours)
  • Cultural and Heritage (town and area) Tour including Cape Merry and exterior of the Polar Bear Jail (2-3 hours)
  • Summer Tundra Tour on Arctic Crawlers™ (approx. 3 hours)
  • Parks Canada Indigenous Interpretive Presentation
July 15,23,31, August 8,12,16,20,24, 2021
Winnipeg from $5495 + $690 tax
Single Supplement + $1050

Air to Winnipeg available at an additional cost, please inquire about rates from your home city!

Not Included: Gratuities (approx $10 per day additional)

With 60,000 Beluga Whales filling the Hudson Bay and polar bears leaving the pack ice, summer is the perfect time to visit Churchill. Experience beautiful, wild places with opportunities to see polar bears, beluga whales, seals and a variety of Arctic animals and migrating bird species.

Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg
Arrive into Winnipeg today by late afternoon and transfer to the Inn at the Forks, located in the heart of the city for an overnight.

Day 2: Winnipeg – Churchill
Fly north from Winnipeg to the town of Churchill where you’ll stay at the cozy and comfortable Lazy Bear Lodge for
the next four nights. A hearty breakfast is included daily at the lodge and it serves as your base for the activity tours
over the next few days.

Day 3-5: Churchill (B)
Over the course of this five-day adventure, our experienced guides will take you to beautiful wild places that offer the very best opportunities to see Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, Arctic Sik Siks, over 200 nesting or migrating bird species, seals, Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox, and more.

Our guides will take you in the Sam Hearne–a coast guard certified custom-built boat–on an adventure to experience one of the more remote Polar Bear viewing areas on the west side of Hudson Bay. You will have the opportunity to view polar bears in their summer environment, swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers. Weather and wildlife permitting, you will disembark the boat and walk with polar bears.

Along the same shoreline, hundreds of Beluga Whales come to feed, mate and give birth in the warm, shallow near coastal waters. Our Beluga Whale Boat/Fort Tour will focus on viewing the beautiful beluga whales in their natural habitat in the Churchill River and into the Hudson Bay area as they feed on schools of caplin, arctic char and brook
trout. We will also go ashore for a walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort. AquaGliding and kayaking with the whales are available as optional extras.

Next, you may hop on a bonus summer Tundra Tour in our Arctic Crawlers™ to view the beautiful landscape. This tour will be on the same vehicles we use for our fall Tundra Tour. Later that evening after a delectable supper, depending on weather and cloud coverage, it may be possible to see the Northern Lights.

The Cultural and Heritage Tour takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area where you will be exploring various historic sites. These include Cape Merry, an outside tour of the polar bear holding facility, the wreckage of the famous plane, “Miss Piggy”, and many other historic sites that make Churchill the town it is today. You may walk around and take pictures or stay on the bus if you prefer.

Day 6: Churchill – Winnipeg
Today you will transfer to the Churchill airport to catch your southbound flight to Winnipeg. Overnight accommodation is at the centrally located Inn at the Forks or, if you have an early flight tomorrow morning, you may choose to stay at the Hilton Airport Suites.

Day 7: Depart Winnipeg
Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to the James Richardson International Airport to catch your flight home or onward to your next destination.

Optional tours:
AquaGliding: Glide above the water for a truly unique, ultimate water adventure and be approached by some
of the thousands of friendly and curious Beluga Whales in their natural habitat. from CA$225 plus taxes per
person
Kayaking: See the Beluga Whales up close and personal on a memorable kayak adventure on the Churchill
River. June-September, from CA$175 plus taxes per person
Helicopter Tours: please inquire for tour durations and prices for the dates you are visiting Churchill

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287