October – November

6 DAYS

Churchill, Manitoba

CANADA

STARTING AT

$7,500

Enjoy a unique experience observing polar bears in their natural environment on the shores of Hudson Bay.

For wildlife enthusiasts, nothing is more magical than watching polar bears in their natural environment. The town of Churchill is located in northern Canada and is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. This is the perfect place to watch them. At the end of the summer, polar bears leave the tundra for Hudson Bay for the seal hunting season, which begins in the fall when the ice starts to form.

This tour is supervised by a professional local polar bear guide and accompanied by one of our professional photographers to advise you if needed on how to use your photo equipment and will help you capture the perfect shots on the field.

Polar Bear, Churchill

Details

2020

October 11 to 16, 20206 dayssold out-
October 17 to 22, 20206 days5 seats$7,500 (+ 5% GST)
October 24 to 29, 20206 days5 seats$7,500 (+ 5% GST)
November 1 to 6, 20206 dayssold out-
November 8 to 13, 20206 dayssold out-

Please contact us for more details on future dates.

All tour prices are per person based on double occupancy and quoted in Canadian dollars.
  • Professional polar bear and wilderness guide
  • All accommodations in Churchill in double occupancy
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All local transportations
  • Helicopter flight (1H) to Cape Churchill
  • Meals marked “free” in the itinerary & snacks
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International & National flights to Churchill
  • Personal purchases
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Visas for Canada
  • Excursions not mentioned in itinerary (admission to museums or other activities)

In October and November the climate can be very mild or very arctic. It is very difficult to know in advance, so it is safer to be prepared for a snowy weather with temperatures that can vary from +5°C to -20°C without the wind factor.

EASY TO MODERATE

For this tour you have to be able to walk on uneven grounds. Most of the tour is made by motorized vehicles but it can happen that we have to carry the photo equipment on a few hundreds meter in fresh snow or icy surfaces to get the best view on wildlife. If you have any mobility issues, please contact us to discuss.

A travel insurance is required for your stay in Churchill in case of delay due to temperatures. Blizzards are very common at this time of the year and air travel can be affected. Additional costs due to schedule changes caused by temperatures are at your expense. That’s the main reason that we highly recommend you to subscribe to a travel insurance.

Departure and Return Points

Churchill Airport

Polar Bears, Churchill
Polar bear tracks

Itinerary

Churchill

Welcome at the airport in Churchill around 9:30 am (the flight is usually at 7:30 am in Winnipeg) and transfer to your hotel downtown. We will make a stop at the Northern Store (grocery store) for any last minute items. After lunch, we will start our search for polar bears along the Hudson Bay coast and discover the Churchill area at the same time.


Lunch & dinner at the restaurant / Night at the hotel

Polar Bear Experience

The schedule of each day will be flexible and adapted to the wishes of the group. We operate within 25 kilometers of the Hudson Bay coast between Churchill and the tundra vehicle area where the vast majority of tourists go. Our location consists of several secondary roads and beach trails. The concentration of bears is lower but the different variety of landscape, photographs taken at ground level and small groups, creates a unique and rewarding experience. The day usually starts with the sunrise until bedtime, from 8am to 4:30 pm with an hour off for lunch.

  • A 1-hour helicopter ride is included in the package. For the chance to discover the vast Arctic from the air and go to Cape Churchill.
  • A day may also be spent aboard a tundra vehicle for an extra $500. This provides a day of access to different resident bears and at a higher angle, it can provide very good photos with different angles.

Breakfast at the hotel / Lunch and dinner at the restaurant / Night at the hotel

Churchill

The flight from Churchill to Winnipeg is usually in the evening at 9:10pm. The check out for the bedroom is in the morning and bags can be stored at the hotel. We can organize a last small trip in the morning if the group wants to have one last opportunity to see polar bears. The afternoon is open for gifts shopping and exploring the Churchill community. Optional additional excursions such as dog sledding or an extra helicopter ride can be organized on demand. A last dinner will be held at the group’s favorite restaurant. Transfer to the airport in the evening.

 Breakfast at the hotel / Lunch and dinner at the restaurant