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Whales & Polar Bears Experience

With 60,000 Beluga Whales filling the Hudson Bay and Polar Bears leaving the pan ice, summer is the perfect time to visit Churchill. Let our experienced guides take you on a jet boat tour of the bay and river estuaries where you'll see countless Beluga Whales and see Polar Bears in their summer environment, on the rocks and swimming in the water.

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CPX/208591
  • Starts: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Finishes: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Winnipeg
  • Churchill

Itinerary

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Day 1: Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg and check-in to the conveniently located hotel at your leisure. Please note you will not meet your tour guide until the morning of day two after your flight from Winnipeg to Churchill. You will be provided with flight details and clear instructions closer to the time once flight details are available.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 2: Winnipeg - Churchill

Generally, it's a morning flight to the Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill. This renowned family-owned lodge has been handcrafted from local materials, with charming log buildings and decor to match the personal friendly service. A guide will meet you upon arrival at the Churchill Airport and escort you to Lazy Bear Lodge to enjoy your wonderful accommodations in Manitoba's largest hand-built log building. Feel free to check the bulletin board to see if there are special events during your visit in Churchill. You'll have free time during your trip to explore special places in Churchill like the Itsanitaq Museum, the Canada Parks Museum as well as unique shops in town where you can also see authentic native art. On a cultural and heritage tour, visit the historic Cape Merry where the Churchill River spills into the Bay. Here you can take short hikes along the coastline with the group. It is not encouraged to walk alone due to potential issues with bears. Then it's on to the `Polar Bear Jail'. One way the citizens of Churchill care for their Polar Bear friends is to put them in `jail'. When someone spots a Polar Bear too close to town, they call a special phone number, and the bear is humanely trapped and placed in the `Polar Bear Jail' until it can be safely transported back to the wild. Please note: You will transfer to the airport this morning for the flight from Winnipeg to Churchill a Lazy Bear staff will greet you at your hotel. The transfer will be arranged so you will arrive at the airport approximately one hour before your flight. Your flight will be included in your travel documents. You will be met by your tour guide upon arrival to Churchill airport.

Meals Included: All meals at the lodge included

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Day 3-5: Churchill

Your activities over the next few days are all based on tides and weather conditions. Enjoy the Hudson Bay coastal tour (approx. six to eight hours) with the chance to spot Polar Bears that can be seen swimming in the waters or cooling off on the rocks. There is no need to bring lunch as it will served on the Hudson Bay touring vessel. The Beluga Whale boat tour is your chance to get up close to the magnificent Beluga Whales, and a tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort is an interesting insight into the heritage of the area. Explore the tundra and the various wildlife that live in this fascinating area on a three to four hour Arctic Crawler tundra tour. There'll also be time to add an exhilarating dog carting tour or a scenic helicopter flight (optional) over the nearby Hudson Bay and Cape Churchill. Please note: Lazy Bear Lodge does not have a liquor license so you may wish to bring your own alcohol to be consumed in your room only. There are smaller more rustic bars where you can buy alcohol in Churchill.Due to new marine mammal regulations, we no longer offer snorkeling as an optional activity.

Meals Included: All meals at the lodge included

Optional Activities:

  • Polar Bear helicopter viewing from CA$609 (min 3 persons)
  • Snorkelling CA$199
  • Kayaking CA$145

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Day 6: Churchill - Winnipeg

Today you have breakfast and pack before checking out of the Lazy Bear Lodge, before the return flight to Winnipeg.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 7: Winnipeg

Take time to explore Winnipeg, home to the world's largest collection of Inuit art before this tour comes to an end around 10:00 hrs. 

Meals Included: Meals included

Inclusions:
  • Services of a professional experienced guide
  • All transportation by tundra vehicle, boat and bus
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel: 6
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Tour Highlights:
  • Four nights at the Lazy Bear Lodge
  • Two nights in Winnipeg (pre & post stay)
  • Hudson Bay coastal boat tour to see Polar Bears and other Arctic wildlife (6-8 hours)
  • Boat tour to see Beluga Whales in the water and walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort (3 hours)
  • Cultural and heritage tour of the Churchill area, including historic Cape Merry and the Polar Bear Jail (Approx. 3 hours)
  • Tour of the tundra to see arctic wildlife and wildflowers (3-4 hours)
  • All meals included at the lodge
  • Naturalist tour guides
  • Shuttle service between the airport and the lodge upon arrival and departure
  • Transfers and baggage handling included
  • Round-trip service from/to Winnipeg/Churchill by aircraft
  • Exhilarating dog carting tour