Ultimate Churchill Summer Adventure
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 the experienced guides take you on a jet boat tour of the Bay and river estuaries where you’ll see countless beluga whales.
A Nature & History Lover's Dream Come True
Whether you're making friends with Polar Bears, Beluga Whales and Arctic Hares or exploring some of the most notable sites in Canadian history, this tour of the Churchill region of Manitoba will fill your summer with happy new memories, which will last a lifetime.
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Dates & itinerary may be fully customized, allowing you to plan the Great Central Canadian Adventure of your dreams!
Day 1: Arrival in Winnipeg, MB
Today, arrive at the Winnipeg International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Day 2: Winnipeg, MB
Board the coach this morning for a Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building. A personal guide will uncover trails of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked it has escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years! Enjoy free time at The Forks, known as Winnipeg’s meeting place and Manitoba’s #1 tourist destination. Nestled in the heart of downtown, The Forks is one of this city’s most beloved places, at the junction of the Assiniboine and mighty Red rivers. The vast array of shops and restaurants in the 54 acre site as well as the river walk plaza will offer you an enjoyable experience. Set sail on a thrilling voyage of excitement and discovery at The Manitoba Museum. Only here can you travel through time to the roaring 20′s, explore a 17th century ship, and view treasures from around the world. There is always something new to experience. An ever-changing variety of touring and specialty exhibits are a fantastic compliment to our nine permanent galleries. Watch a polar bear savour his kill under the Northern Lights in our Arctic/Sub-Arctic Gallery, or enjoy the beauty of a pristine Boreal Forest as it appeared hundreds of years ago. One of the newest additions is Ancient Seas – a completely immersive, animated underwater environment that takes you back 450 million years ago to a tropical sea that once existed where Churchill is today. This evening enjoy a delicious dinner, a great way to complete your Winnipeg visit!
Explore the newly opened Museum of Human Rights and explore the shops and galleries of the Forks.
Day 3: Winnipeg - Churchill, MB
The morning is free to enjoy your accommodation. In the afternoon board your comfortable turbo prop aircraft for the flight to Churchill, Manitoba. Arrive and transfer to the Lazy Bear Lodge where you'll get all the modern amenities you need in this log cabin rooms and authentic northern lodge, creating a warm and comfortable environment in the midst of the wilderness.
Day 4: Churchill, MB
Our guides will take you in the Sam Hearne, a coast guard certified custom-built boat, on an adventure to experience one of the more remote Polar Bear viewing areas on the west side of Hudson Bay. You will have the opportunity to view polar bears in their summer environment, swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers. Weather and wildlife permitting, you will disembark the boat and walk with polar bears. Along the same shoreline, hundreds of Beluga Whales come to feed, mate and give birth in the warm, shallow near-coastal waters. Our Beluga Whale Boat/Fort Tour will focus on viewing the beautiful beluga whales in their natural habitat in the Churchill River and into the Hudson Bay area as they feed on schools of caplin, arctic char and brook trout. We will also go ashore for a walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort. Snorkelling and kayaking with the whales are available as optional extras.
Day 5: Churchill, MB
Next, we will tour the Tundra in our Arctic Crawlers to view the beautiful landscape and varied wildlife in the area. You may see over 200 nesting and migrating birds, fields of wild flowers so colourful that they don’t seem real, seals, small mammals such as the Arctic Hare and Arctic Fox. Back at the Lodge, after a delectable supper, you will possibly see the Northern Lights.
Day 6: Churchill, MB
The Cultural and Heritage Tour takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area where you will be exploring various historic sites. These include Cape Merry, an outside tour of the polar bear holding facility, the wreckage of the famous plane, "Miss Piggy", and many other historic sites that make Churchill the town it is today. You may walk around and take pictures or stay on the bus if you prefer.
Day 7: Churchill - Winnipeg, MB
This morning you have some free time to visit local shops and museums. In the afternoon, say goodbye to Churchill and board your aircraft and fly to Winnipeg and amazing memories of the magnificent Polar Bears of Churchill.
Day 8: Depart Winnipeg, MB
This morning transfer to the Winnipeg International Airport for your return flight home.
- 3 Nights of Hotel Accommodation (3.5 - 4 star)
- 4 Nights of Unique Lodge Accommodation
- Professional Tour Leader
- Ground Transportation in Churchill
- Flights Between Winnipeg & Churchill
- 13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
- Winnipeg City Tour
- Churchill Tour
- Prince of Wales Fort
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Beluga Boat Tour
- Summer Tundra Tour
- Full Day Hudson Bay Coastal Tour
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You will visit the following 2 places:
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Being located very far inland, the city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy or brackish water. Known as the "Gateway to the West", Winnipeg is a railway and transportation hub with a diversified economy. This multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama. Winnipeg was the first Canadian host of the Pan American Games. It is home to several professional sports franchises, including the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Canadian football), theWinnipeg Jets (ice hockey), Manitoba Moose (ice hockey) and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (baseball).
Churchill is a town in northern Manitoba, Canada on the west shore of Hudson Bay, roughly 110 kilometres (68 miles) from the Manitoba–Nunavut border. It is most famous for the many polar bears that move toward the shore from inland in the autumn, leading to the nickname "Polar Bear Capital of the World" that has helped its growing tourism industry.