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Polar Bear & Churchill Adventure


This trip includes an amazing train excursion into Canada's subarctic, followed by once in a lifetime experiences with Churchill's polar bears.

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Travel among a group of like-minded travelers led by a professional tour manager

2024 Tour code: FN-PBCR-24

About the tour

This Churchill adventure allows you to experience the excitement of polar bear viewing from an official Tundra Buggy, as well as enjoy the eclectic charm of this unique Northern town.

The trip includes two full-day Tundra Buggy Safaris on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. You'll spend plenty of time watching these majestic mammals, and other arctic wildlife, in their natural environment. Your tour operators and guides are passionate about conservation and have a long-lasting relationship with Polar Bears International. You also have a dog-sledding adventure ride and education about the Churchill area.

This tour also allows ample time to discover Churchill's personality by exploring unique shops, family-run restaurants boasting delicious regional cuisine, and cultural museums that portray the historical importance of the area.

Interpretive-Guided: These tours include lodging and transportation with a mix of cultural and wildlife or northern lights viewing activities built in. Interpretive-guided tours are medium-capacity, escorted departures so you can sit back and relax while we take care of all the details.


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What’s included


Day 1 - Arrive Winnipeg

Arrive into Winnipeg on your own and check into your hotel. You have a free day to explore Winnipeg before an evening meet and greet with your tour representative. Overnight Winnipeg.

Day 2 - Train from Winnipeg

Explore the area before you board  VIA Rail this afternoon to travel more than 1,000 miles north through Manitoba toward Hudson Bay. Overnight train. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – From Prairie to Tundra

Continue your journey toward Churchill and enjoy the incredible scenery outside your window. Today you'll have a long stop in Thompson, the "Hub of the North" before continuing your rail journey. Overnight train. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Arrive Churchill & Dog Sledding Excursion

Wake up in the subarctic as Churchill greets you on your morning arrival. Start the day on an area tour of the town of Churchill with an exploratory drive. Later that afternoon take part in an amazing dog sled program that includes incredible dog sledding stories and a mile-long dog sled ride. Overnight Churchill.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – Tundra Buggy Adventure

Today embark on a full-day Tundra Buggy excursion in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Enjoy this amazing search for polar bears and other arctic wildlife while your expert guide informs you about the area's geology and history. Take in a picnic lunch on the buggy as you watch wildlife in their natural habitat and capture amazing pictures. Wrap up this adventure with a warm dinner back in town. Overnight Churchill. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Explore Churchill

Enjoy a tour of this town including a visit to the Polar Bears International House and learn about polar bears around the world. After lunch visit the Churchill Eskimo Museum and admire the collection of Inuit artifacts while learning about the history and culture. Overnight Churchill. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 – Final Tundra Buggy Adventure

Gear up for your second full-day Tundra Buggy excursion in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. As your day comes to an end, so does your time in Churchill. This evening you will be transferred back to the Churchill airport for your included flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival in Winnipeg check into your airport hotel. Overnight Winnipeg. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Day of Departure

Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

Additional information

Hotel Accommodations

The first night in Winnipeg will be at the Inn at the Forks, conveniently located within walking distance to the  VIA Rail Station in Downtown Winnipeg. Churchill accommodations include the Tundra Inn, the Polar Inn, the Aurora Inn, and the Iceberg Inn. The Churchill hotels will vary by departure date. Your final night in Winnipeg will be spent at the Four Points by Sheraton, located adjacent to the Winnipeg International Airport.

Please note

Travel to/from Winnipeg is not included. Cabins purchased on VIA rail for a single traveler are Cabins for 1. For upgrade options, ask your rail specialist for details.

VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Tundra Inn, Churchill

Tundra Inn, Churchill

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Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg

Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg

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