As your heart rate quickens and your adrenalin peaks, you watch wide-eyed as a wild polar bear stalks across the frozen tundra deep in the Canadian wilderness.
Explore the picturesque city of Winnipeg at your own pace while you await your charter flight to Churchill, located deep within Canada’s frozen tundra. Here, you’ll spend two days traveling through soaring boreal forests and across vast icy plains in pursuit of the frozen north’s most majestic creature – the polar bear. You’ll also spot other wildlife such as the arctic fox, arctic hare, camouflaged ptarmigan and even the rare snowy owl and gyrfalcon. You’ll also experience the rich culture of historic Cape Merry where the Churchill River spills into pristine Hudson Bay, hike along the rugged coastline and visit the Polar Bear Jail where polar bears who wander too close to town are kept before their release back into the wild.
Two specially equipped vehicles will take you deep into the unforgiving tundra in complete comfort. Both are equipped with a propane furnace, bathroom facility and a rear viewing deck so you can safely stand outside while photographing. Your experienced team of local guides, nature experts and private drivers will move mountains to ensure you get the best opportunity to view elusive arctic wildlife, and you’ll return to charming local accommodation for warm, cozy evenings.
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Based on the best time of year to see the Polar Bears, this trip runs during October and November.
2013 Departure Dates: Oct 15, 18, 21, 29, Nov7, 10, 14, 17.
2014 Departures Dates: Oct 14, 17, 20, 25, 31, Nov 2, 6, 10, 12, 15.
Upon your arrival into Winnipeg airport, make your way to your hotel with the complimentary airport shuttle.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Take a charter flight between Winnipeg and Churchill this morning. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.
Join your included airport shuttle service to the Lazy Bear Lodge where you will begin your polar bear adventures.
On this polar bear safari, you will spend two full days on the tundra in search of the majestic polar bear. After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for the day from the Lazy Bear Lodge for your Polar Bear Adventure. Each day you’ll explore more of the Hudson Bay coastline with a driver/guide who will lead you through our wildlife viewing area in search of arctic fox, arctic hare, camouflaged ptarmigan and, if you are lucky, the snowy owl and the gyrfalcon.
You will spend one day on the large and comfortable Lazy Bear Lodge Tundra Vehicle with the other on the more nimble Lazy Bear Lodge Wildlife Viewing Bus. During one of your days on a tundra vehicle you may travel just below the tree line in the boreal forest. Both vehicles are equipped with a propane furnace, bathroom facility, and a rear viewing deck so you can safely stand outside while photographing. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 25 for your comfort and convenience. You will be served a hearty lunch, hot drinks and snacks during the tour.
Peak polar bear season is from October to November.
Enjoy another day out in the Tundra as you explore the area searching for polar bears! Enjoy a great hot lunch mid day before being brought back to your hotel at day's end.
Enjoy the day as you are accompanied by a Local Guide to discover the rich local culture and heritage. This tour will take you to historic Cape Merry, where the Churchill River spills into the bay, and several sites and short hikes along the coastline. It has a wealth of history and natural beauty you won't want to miss. You will visit the Polar Bear Jail where polar bears who get too close to town are kept before their release.
Join your included shuttle service to the airport for your departure back to Winnipeg.
Join your charter flight between Churchill and Winnipeg. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport welcomes you. Ideally located minutes from Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport and within the Winnipeg Airport Industrial Park, you will find this suite hotel in Winnipeg, Canada offers the services and amenities that business and leisure travelers have come to expect from Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Hilton Suites offers 160 guest rooms and 12 meeting rooms allowing us to accommodate most every need. Conveniently located close to all major arteries, Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel is the place to meet. The Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel welcomes your dog or cat, as we are one of the few pet friendly Winnipeg hotels.
The Lazy Bear Lodge is located on Churchill's main street, Kelsey Boulevard, and offers the friendliest accommodations in Churchill, Manitoba, complete with handcrafted log buildings and the personal service of a family-owned lodge. The Lazy Bear Lodge offers rustic charm of the 1800's but is the newest and most modern facility in Churchill, with the charming Lazy Bear Cafe serving up indigenous, American, and European dishes. Eat fireside and enjoy homemade northern cuisine like their Pan Fried Arctic Char and Caribou Pepper Steak. Relax by the authentic stone fireplace or step out on the rear viewing deck to admire the northern lights, arctic foxes and the occasional dogsledder.
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