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Subarctic Discovery: Churchill Polar Bears

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5 days / 4 nights

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When to go

October - November

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See polar bears in Churchill

On this Subarctic adventure, spend two full days searching Churchill's Wildlife Management Area for polar bears in a purpose-built Tundra Buggy. There's time to discover the history and culture of Churchill, too. For those short on time, this is the perfect polar bear safari!

Top experiences and features

Large metal sheds painted with a sleeping polar bear

Explore Churchill and the surrounding area

During the day, see Churchill's top sights: Polar Bears International House, the Polar Bear Holding Facility, Itsanitaq Museum and more.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Wildlife viewing from a specialized Tundra Buggy
Unique guided activities such as dogsledding, cultural tours and more
Train station transfers
Flight from Churchill to Winnipeg
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

The peak bear viewing months in Churchill are October and November as the bears wait for the ice to freeze on the Hudson Bay. But you can see the bears and other wildlife (like beluga whales) throughout the summer.

The polar bear migration is a special occasion, and it offers visitors a high probability of seeing the bears in the wild. Our specialized tour operators know the landscape extremely well, and will take you to places where bears are commonly spotted. There is no guarantee of a sighting, however.

A tundra buggy is a large, heated, all-terrain safari vehicle specially designed to travel over taiga and tundra landscape where polar bears live.

Polar bear viewing season is October and November, and temperatures vary widely, from daytime highs of 6°C (43°F) in October to nightime lows of -11°C (12°F) or colder in November. With windchill it can feel more like -20°C (-4°F). Guests can rent winter gear including boots and warm jackets. Also, keep in mind that on the Tundra Buggy tours you’ll be inside the heated safari vehicle all day.

When you’re not out looking for polar bears there are opportunities to learn about northern Manitoba’s Indigenous culture, history and wildlife by visiting the Itsanitaq Museum, the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre and joining evening talks with a local expert. There’s also a chance to go dogsledding.

No problem! We can arrange for clothing rentals to be waiting for you when you arrive.

Family friendly tours geared towards kids and adults are available. Ask your vacation advisor for more information on these special trips.

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Polar Bear Safari
Hotel Accommodations
3 Star
Activities and Wildlife Viewing
Fully Guided
Meals
Most meals included
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Accommodations

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Exterior of the Tundra Inn in the town of Churchill, Manitoba

Tundra Inn

Example of a Comfort hotel in Churchill

The Tundra Inn is a charming, family-run hotel located in the northern town of Churchill. With comfortable accommodation and complimentary amenities, this is the perfect place to relax after each day of outdoor adventures.

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What Our Customers Say

Excellent overall rating based on 2 reviews

In a word brilliant

Our trip was, in a word brilliant. We think the organization was excellent, and everything ran very smoothly. The guide was great and looked after everyone very efficiently. Indeed... 

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Dave and Jill

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The trip was terrific!

Everything was handled very well and trip was terrific! We saw polar bears , had a great adventure.

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