Call us 9am - 9pm Mon - Sun 01342 331796

Search

Churchill Town & Tundra Experience with VIA Rail

7 Night Tour from £4,689 per Person Including Flights

Click here for Pricing & Dates

Overview

Churchill is a small, northern community with a lot of character; you won't find one of the big-chain hotels here that you might find in a larger centre. You will, however, find warm, down-home hospitality and clean, comfortable hotels with all the amenities. Staying in town will allow you to walk to and from the different venues, spend some time on your own, and perhaps meet some of the locals.         
                                                             
Our hotel-based Adventures offer a well rounded programme combining polar bear viewing with activities in and around the community of Churchill. These programmes are designed for those who wish to learn about the history and culture of Churchill and region, as well as experience polar bears.                                                             
                                                             
On days that have a Tundra Buggy Adventure scheduled, participants will be transferred from town to the Tundra Buggy Launch where they will board a Buggy and begin their search for wildlife. The Buggy meanders over a system of established trails, stopping at leisure to enjoy the scenery, search for wildlife, and take photos. When daylight begins to fade, we'll head back to Launch and be transferred back to town and our hotels.

This Tour is Enthusiast Level which includes:

  • Led by Interpretive Guide
  • Well-rounded experience with Tundra Buggy Adventure and activities such as dogsledding, museum visits, cultural programmes and slide presentations
  • Medium-sized groups
  • One year membership to Polar Bears International

Details

Day 1

Fly to Winnipeg and meet with a Frontiers North representative for a brief orientation. Overnight at the Inn a the Forks, or similar.

Day 2 & 3

Depart Winnipeg early this afternoon on VIA Rail for your 2 day, 2 night Journey to Churchill.  Meals are Included onboard.

Day 4

Early morning arrival to Churchill.  Depart for Churchill and area tour, and visit to Eskimo Museum. Evening slide presentation by local photographer. All meals are included
Overnight Churchill hotel.

Day 5-6

Transfer each day to the Tundra Buggy launch area. 2 Days spent in a Tundra Buggy with knowledgeable guide, viewing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. All meals are included. Overnight Churchill hotel.

Day 7

Morning dogsledding and afternoon visit to Parks Canada Interpretive Center. Evening return flight to Winnipeg. All meals are included.
Overnight Four Points by Sheraton airport hotel or similar.

Day 8

Depart Winnipeg at leisure.

Day 9

Arrive back home

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights, VIA Rail from Winnipeg to Churchill and return flight from Churchill to Winnipeg.
  • All meals are included as stated above
  • Accommodation as listed above or similar
  • Full range of activities throughout the tour to include:
  • Churchill and Area Tour: A guided bus tour of local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including such attractions as Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting).
  • Dog Sledding: Hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert, you will learn about the history associated with dog sledding in Northern Canada. Enjoy an exhilarating ride behind a strong team of huskies on a custom-made sled (or cart, weather permitting). Join the musher’s for hot chocolate and freshly made bannock after your ride and share their personal stories of their dog sledding adventures.
  • Eskimo Museum: The museum contains one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre- Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times.
  • Interpretive Transfer: During transfer from port of entry to your accommodations, receive guided interpretation of route-side points of interest from friendly and knowledgeable drivers.
  • Interpretive-Guided Tundra Buggy Adventure: The best way to experience an intimate encounter with a wild polar bear is on an authentic Tundra Buggy. All of the Tundra Buggies are furnished with dual-pane frost-free windows and contain propane heating systems that closely resemble a cozy fireplace, with real flame (behind glass). Each day, we depart early and board the world famous Tundra Buggies looking for polar bears and other wildlife out on the tundra. You will enjoy picnic style lunches and refreshments while you are bear watching.
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Centre: Walk back in time viewing detailed and exciting wildlife dioramas, fur trade exhibits. View a series of videos on the history, culture and wildlife of the area. You leave chock-full of natural and historical information from the Churchill region.
  • Slide Presentation: Conducted by seasoned residents. Relax and soak-up years of northern experience communicated in enchanting stories and magnificent photography.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY -16ºC
SAT -18ºC
SUN -17ºC
MON -18ºC
TUE -27ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
-21ºC
-19ºC
-13ºC
-4ºC
4ºC
14ºC
20ºC
18ºC
11ºC
3ºC
-8ºC
-17ºC
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
3
3
3
2
1

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
-21ºC
1
Feb
-19ºC
1
Mar
-13ºC
1
Apr
-4ºC
1
May
4ºC
2
Jun
14ºC
1
Jul
20ºC
2
Aug
18ºC
3
Sep
11ºC
3
Oct
3ºC
3
Nov
-8ºC
2
Dec
-17ºC
1

Book today

Talk to our travel experts for more information and to book or tailor-make your holiday.

01342 3317969am - 9pm Mon - Sun

Business & First Class01342 886 998

Brendan White

Canadian Sky also recommends

Polar bear

Tundra Buggy Lodge At Polar Bear Point

6 Night Tour from £5,559 Including Flights

Tundra Buggy Lodge At Polar Bear Point, the most rewarding way to experience the polar bears of Churchill is to emmerse yourself in their environment; from the moment you wake up, throughout the day and into the endless winter nights.

More Details

Polar Bears Churchill & Tundra Experience

5 Night Tour from £4,289 Including Flights

Churchill Town and Tundra Experience lets you view wild polar bears in their natural environment aboard the world famous Tundra Buggy and also enjoy churchill’s unique northern charm.

More Details

Polar Bears

The Polar Bear Photo Safari

6 Night Tour from £7,029 Including Flights

This is an amazing opportunity for keen photographers to take advantage of some of the best whale watching in the world and also capture the beauty of the Bay area’s most famous residents-the mighty polar bear, as well as caribou, moose, wolves, not to mention the hundreds of species of birds and countless varieties of Arctic flowers.

More Details


Back to Top

Get exclusive offers & deals delivered to your inbox

Tell us your holiday preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox.