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The Polar Bear Experience

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Overview

Our flagship Churchill tour has been operating since 1982. Thousands of visitors from all over the world have joined us in the Polar Bear Capital of the World, photographing these magnificent Great Ice Bears in their natural environment.

Details

Day 1

Your tour begins upon check-in at your downtown Winnipeg hotel. Explore the many tourist attractions this vibrant prairie city has to offer, such as the colorful Exchange District, the Winnipeg Art Gallery or the renowned Manitoba Museum. A short welcome reception will be held at your hotel this evening. Meet your tour manager or guide, as well as your fellow group members.
Overnight: Hotel Fort Garry

Day 2

Following breakfast this morning, enjoy free time to explore the historic Forks area, featuring a River Promenade and a variety of unique shops and kiosks. Board the bus for your mid-day transfer to the Winnipeg Airport, and check-in for your Calm Air flight to Churchill. Welcome to Canada’s north! Upon arrival you will be met by your Naturalist Guide and transferred to your accommodation. A Welcome Dinner and orientation session have been arranged, hosted by your guide. (B,D)
Overnight: Bear Country Inn

Day 3

The Kingdom of the Ice Bears! Each fall, these extraordinary animals prowl along the coast of the Hudson Bay, anxiously waiting for the sea ice to form. Onboard the giant Tundra Buggy®, your guide and driver will use their vast experience to seek out these amazing animals. We will return to your hotel at dusk, in time for you to experience the local cuisine at one of the town’s many restaurants. (B,L)
Overnight: Bear Country Inn

Day 4

Today’s activities are centered around Churchill. Discover the town’s culture and history on a guided tour, featuring scenic Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill and the renowned “Polar Bear Jail”. This afternoon provides free time to visit the Eskimo Museum and the Parks Canada Display. An optional helicopter trip or authentic dog-sled excursion can also be arranged. The stunning Aurora Borealis shine brightly in the sub Arctic. Should weather conditions permit, you may be lucky enough to see this magnificent display. (B)
Overnight: Bear Country Inn

Day 5

Enjoy a second full day on the tundra observing the Great White Bear throughout the protected Wildlife Management Area. You may also spot Arctic Hare, cross fox, snowy owl and ptarmigan. A Farewell Dinner this evening will give you the opportunity to reflect on your time in the sub-arctic. (B,L,D)
Overnight: Bear Country Inn

Day 6

Explore the shops or take those last minute photos this morning, prior to boarding the plane for your return flight south. Upon arrival in Winnipeg this afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel for your final overnight stay. (B)
Overnight: Hotel Fort Garry

Day 7

Your adventure concludes following breakfast and check out this morning. (B) Check-in at Winnipeg International Airport for your return flight.

Day 8

ARRIVE BACK TO DUBLIN

What's Included

  • Transatlantic schedule flights
  • Six nights accommodation (two nights Winnipeg, four nights Churchill)
  • Welcome reception in Winnipeg
  • Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Round-trip transfers from hotel to airport in Winnipeg and airport to hotel in Churchill
  • Two full day Tundra Buggy® Tours
  • Town and Area Tour
  • Meals: breakfast daily, two lunches, two dinners
  • Services of a naturalist guide
  • Welcome package

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.

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