Churchill Polar Bear Adventure

5 Day Tour

November 11 – 15, 2022

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We’re so excited to be hosting another escorted Polar Bear Adventure here in Canada. For the second year in a row, we’ve been able to secure space during the annual Polar Bear migration. Our Co-Founder, Bonnie Hinschberger, will be returning to Churchill to host this once-in-a-lifetime journey. We may not have this opportunity again and with climate change and global warming, now is the time to explore Canada’s northern frontier and the wonderful wildlife surrounding it! This hotel-based adventure offers the excitement of polar bear viewing from a Tundra Buggy®, and the opportunity to take in the eclectic charm of this remote northern town.

Our Polar Bear Adventure includes two full-day Tundra Buggy® safaris in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. You will have plenty of opportunity to explore the CWMA for these majestic mammals and other subarctic wildlife in their natural environment.

Indulge in and explore the history and culture of Churchill, dating back to the fur trade era and beyond. Glide through the boreal forest with a local dog musher and team of enthusiastic sled dogs by partaking in the traditional northern sport of dog sledding.

Sitting on the edge of the Hudson Bay, built on deep Indigenous roots and home to Canada’s most iconic wildlife, the town of Churchill is a must-visit destination for those who seek an authentic Canadian adventure!

But hurry, don’t delay. Space is very limited! Book today!

We will be sharing a Tundra Buggy®  with another private group which gives you the opportunity to bring your spouse or significant other on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.  Contact our Travel Advisors for more details.

To learn more about our Polar Bear Adventure visit our blog.  


Please note that an average/moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy the various activities of this tour. Trip activities include walking, sometimes on uneven ground, climbing stairs and getting on and off buses, etc. As a courtesy to fellow travellers all tours are considered non-smoking in that smoking will not be permitted during group activities or on board the bus. For your own safety as well as the safety of other passengers and the communities that we visit, we require that all travellers in this journey are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to departure.

What’s Included?

  • Return airfare between Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation
    (2 nights Winnipeg, 2 nights Churchill)
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Churchill and area tour
  • Interpretive dog sledding excursion
  • Itsanitaq Museum
  • Visit of Polar Bear International
  • Two full-day Tundra Buggy® adventures
  • Led by an Expert Interpretive Guide
  • Services of a Broad Escapes Tour Manager
  • Gratuities
  • Includes all applicable taxes and service charges 24-hour Ellison Travel & Tours Emergency Contact Number while on tour

Not Included:

  • Insurance has not been included as part of your tour package. Broad Escapes strongly recommends the purchase of Manulife Insurance coverage for Cancellation and Interruption Insurance, COVID-19 Travel Plan, Comprehensive Assistance, Health Coverage, Individual Accident Coverage and Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance. Contact us for rates and complete details.
  • Domestic airfare to Winnipeg
  • Passport, visas, government processing fees, vaccinations, COVID tests, if required at time of travel
  • Luggage handling
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional taxes, fuel surcharges or service charges levied by the governments or our suppliers

Optional:

  • Domestic Flights – A designated group flight from Toronto will be assigned. We would be pleased to book your flights from Toronto or any other departure gateway.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (as accepted in Canada) is required at least 2 weeks prior to travel. If this can not be provided, full cancellation penalties will apply. Passengers will be asked to sign our ‘Commitment to Health’ form and comply with all health & safety protocols for the safety of our passengers as well as individuals in the communities we visit.

DAY 1 | Friday, November 11 (D)
ARRIVE WINNIPEG
Independent arrival in Winnipeg. Check in to the Lakeview Signature by Wyndham Hotel located adjacent to the International Airport. Gather this evening at the hotel with our Interpretive Guide, who will be with us for the duration of the tour, for a welcome dinner and brief orientation of the trip details.

This is a land only tour, however, Broad Escapes will have a designated group flight from Toronto. Flights from all gateways can be arranged through Broad Escapes.

Overnight Lakeview Signature by Wyndham (or similar) – 1 night

DAY 2 | Saturday, November 12 (BLD)
CHURCHILL
Today’s the day! After an early morning breakfast depart on the chartered flight from Winnipeg to Churchill. Upon arrival enjoy a Churchill and area tour taking in local and historical points of interest such as Cape Merry, Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility and the Inukshuk at the town beach, weather permitting. After lunch, enjoy an exhilarating dog sled excursion and interpretive program hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert. Meet the team of friendly dogs, hear stories, and enjoy a mile-long ride on a custom-built sled through the norther boreal forest. Before dinner we will visit the Itsanitaq Museum home to a world class collection of ivory and soapstone sculptures which document daily life in the north and focuses mainly on Inuit art and culture.

Overnight Churchill – 2 nights

DAY 3 | Sunday, November 13 (BLD)
CHURCHILL
Today after an early morning breakfast depart for the first full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) in search of polar bears, arctic fox, ptarmigan, and other sub-arctic wildlife. Gather this evening at a local restaurant before finishing the day with a visit to Polar Bear International (PBI) House, a cutting-edge interpretive centre providing space to educate Churchill visitors about polar bears, climate warming, and the urgent need to take action.

DAY 4 | Monday, November 14 (BLD)
CHURCHILL – WINNIPEG
After breakfast, transfer to the Tundra Buggy® dock for a second and final full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure. After a day of exploring the tundra, transfer to the Churchill Airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg. A light meal will be served aloft. Upon arrival, check in for the night at the Lakeview Signature by Wyndham hotel for the evening.

Overnight Lakeview Signature by Wyndham (or similar) – 1 night

DAY 5 | Tuesday, November 15 (B)
DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check out and depart for home with life-long memories of this incredible journey.

B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner
denotes meals included in tour cost

Please note that an average/moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy the various activities of this tour. Trip activities include walking, sometimes on uneven ground, climbing stairs and getting on and off buses, etc. As a courtesy to fellow travellers all tours are considered non-smoking in that smoking will not be permitted during group activities or on board the bus. For your own safety as well as the safety of other passengers and the communities that we visit, we require that all travellers in this journey are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to departure.

**While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the tour. Due to traffic or other circumstances beyond our control, it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations. We reserve the right to change the itinerary when deemed necessary.**

$7957 CAD
(taxes included)
twin occupancy 

Single Supplement $1100 CAD
Deposit $700 & insurance due: at time of booking
2nd deposit $2000 due May 4, 2022

Balance due: June 24, 2022

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