Welcome to the Churchill, Manitoba experience, a journey that merges adventure, learning, and breathtaking encounters with the majestic polar bear. Located on the remote northern edge of Manitoba, Churchill, also known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," is one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild.
This experience is more than just a tour. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the stark beauty of the Arctic tundra, marvel at the grandeur of the Northern Lights, and witness firsthand the beauty and power of the polar bear in its natural habitat. Guided by experts, you'll learn about the fascinating ecosystems that sustain these magnificent creatures and the conservation efforts that keep them safe.
While this journey offers ample opportunities for photography, capturing images is not a requirement. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an aspiring conservationist, an experienced photographer, or simply someone in search of a unique adventure, the Churchill, Manitoba experience is designed to cater to all. This trip offers a chance to deepen your understanding and appreciation of one of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacles. So, let's venture together into the heart of the Polar Bear Capital of the World and embrace the thrill of the wild.
Arrive in Winnipeg and check into the Lakeview Signature by Wyndham Hotel. Join your group for a welcome dinner and itinerary briefing.
Depart for Churchill by morning flight. Enjoy a tour of Churchill and its surroundings, with the option of a one-hour helicopter ride. Transfer to the Tundra Buggy Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Spend two full days exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management Area via Tundra Buggy. Return to the lodge each evening for dinner, presentations, and potential northern lights viewing.
After one last Tundra Buggy adventure, return to Churchill for dinner and overnight stay at a local hotel.
Embark on your final Tundra Buggy adventure. Fly back to Winnipeg in the evening for overnight stay at the Lakeview Signature by Wyndham.
Depart Winnipeg at your leisure after breakfast.
Your Journey At A Glance
Located on the remote northern edge of Manitoba, the small, vibrant town of Churchill boasts a big reputation. Known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," it offers unparalleled opportunities to observe these majestic creatures in the wild. But the allure of Churchill extends beyond polar bears. It's also a prime spot for witnessing the breathtaking Northern Lights and thrilling dog sledding adventures.
Churchill isn't just about its natural wonders, though. It's also rich in culture and history, particularly of the local indigenous people. The presence of the Dene, Cree, and Inuit cultures can be felt throughout the town, from local art to storytelling traditions. In Churchill, visitors can immerse themselves in a unique blend of extraordinary wildlife encounters and cultural experiences, making it a truly unforgettable destination.
Frontiers North Adventures, a family-owned enterprise with over 30 years of experience, offers unique adventures to Canada's North. They specialize in curated programs that cater to diverse interests, including experiential travel, photography, wildlife, culture, and adventure. From observing bears and bison to embarking on an Arctic Cruise, they have a broad range of experiences designed for different travel preferences. They also offer Northern Lights viewings and culinary experiences for those who want to delve deeper into the region's culture and natural phenomena.
Frontiers North Adventures has been built on the principle of forming close relationships with the communities and locals within the visited areas. This approach ensures an authentic and intimate adventure, rather than just a vacation. Their commitment to local engagement sets them apart, making each trip not only a fantastic journey but also a contribution to the communities they serve
Flights: Return flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
Accommodation: 2 nights in Winnipeg, 3 nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge, 1 night in Churchill
Photography Instruction: Guidance from Photo Coaches Michelle Valberg, Mark Comon & Jeff Mitchell
Private Tour: Limited to only 9 guests per tundra buggy
Interpretive Guide: A naturalist guide will be part of our team. Churchill town tour is also included
Meals: All meals are included
Helicopter Tour: 1-hour aerial tour of the area
Gear Rental: Equipment for your adventure is available for rent