Small Group Safari

Churchill Tundra Lodge & Town Adventure

Explore the vast tundra in search of polar bears & learn about the culture of the north in the frontier town of Churchill.

Duration 7 days
Price From $9,373
When October
Destination Arctic Canada

Safari Overview

This unique adventure gives you the opportunity to stay at the magnificent Tundra Lodge, right in the action out on the Arctic tundra of Churchill. Moved each season to the peak location for polar bear spotting, the lodge is a prime place for seeing the Arctic wildlife. From here you will venture into the frontier town of Churchill, enjoying a tour of this former Hudson Bay trading post and activities such as dog sledding and more polar bear excursions on the renowned Polar Rovers.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Movable lodge located out of town for optimum polar bear viewing.
  • Exhilarating husky sledging through the boreal forest.
  • Wildlife including caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, snowy owl and ptarmigan.

See wild polar bears in Churchill, and explore the town too.

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg and transfer to the historic Fort Garry Hotel, long a symbol of genteel elegance in the heart of Manitoba's capital. This evening, meet for an orientation dinner with your Expedition Leaders.

Overnight: Fort Garry Hotel D

Day 2

Winnipeg - Tundra Lodge

Fly to Churchill where you board a Polar Rover for your transfer to the Tundra Lodge, watching for Arctic wildlife against the vast, open landscape. Once you reach the tundra outpost, you will enjoy a presentation on polar bears by one of our Expedition Leaders, providing an enlightening introduction to our Far North adventure. As dinner is served in the Tundra Lodge dining room, we may even see polar bears wandering outside our windows.

Overnight: Tundra Lodge B, L, D

Day 3

Churchill

The Tundra Lodge is strategically positioned at the beginning of each season in the best area for polar bear sightings. Inquisitive bears often approach the lodge, which features rows of windows and high fenced observation decks to accommodate your own curiosity. The unique location affords an exceptional opportunity to view the bears. Go out in search of polar bears on daily half-day excursions in specialised all-terrain tundra vehicles, which are complemented by spending the other half of the day viewing bears from the comfort of the lodge, as they come to you. This dual approach affords the best possible wildlife experience in the Churchill area. In addition to spotting polar bears, we may see caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, snowy owl and ptarmigan. At the end of your exhilarating day, retire to your cosy accommodation for dinner and naturalist presentations. In the light cast by the lodge across the frozen tundra, you can look for the illuminated eyes of animals that roam nearby after dark. If you are fortunate to have a clear night, the North’s spectacular Aurora Borealis light show may appear after darkness descends. Churchill has some of the world’s most concentrated Northern Lights activity.

Overnight: Tundra Lodge B, L, D

Day 4

Churchill

Today, depart the Tundra Lodge scouting for more polar bears and other Arctic wildlife en route to Churchill. Enjoy lunch in town as part of a comprehensive tour of this former Hudson Bay Company trading post, which will also include cultural activities highlighting the history and native heritage of the area. The centrally-located lodgings allow a chance to wander the few blocks that comprise 'downtown,' perhaps picking up some gifts and souvenirs from the local shops. You'll have dinner at a restaurant in town, followed by an evening presentation.

Overnight: Churchill B, L, D

Day 5

Churchill

Today brings one more half-day Polar Rover excursion on the tundra for further bear encounters plus a chance to learn about a distinctly northern pastime on a sled dog trip. Meet a local musher and hear all about this traditional means of Arctic transportation, interacting with the lively dog team as you learn about their care and training. Then, take turns enjoying an exhilarating ride as the dogs whisk down a trail through the boreal forest. This evening, you'll again have dinner in town followed by a cultural presentation.

Overnight: Churchill B, L, D

Day 6

Churchill - Winnipeg

Depending on flight schedules, you may have time for some last minute exploration of this subarctic frontier community, with a chance to pick up some native handicrafts or take part in an optional helicopter adventure over the tundra. Enjoy a farewell lunch together in Churchill before your return flight to Winnipeg and a final night at the Fort Garry Hotel.

Overnight: Fort Garry Hotel B, L or D

Day 7

Depart Winnipeg

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a small group safari departing on set dates. 

2017 Departures  Prices 
Oct 11 From £6,695 per person 
Oct 13 From £6,695 per person
Oct 15 From £6,695 per person
Nov 17 From £6,695 per person

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