Tundra Bug with Polar Bear

The Great Polar Bear Migration

Encounters with the Largest Bears on Earth

Visit the Polar Bear Capital of the World – Churchill, Manitoba – for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness the great polar bear migration. In October and early November polar bears congregate at Cape Churchill, waiting for the ice to form on Hudson Bay. Once the ice is stable, they are off for the seal hunt! This is your best opportunity to see these magnificent creatures up close from the comfort and safety of a custom-built Tundra Buggy vehicle. Get your cameras ready, this is a must-see for wildlife enthusiasts.

  • Starting From

    $5,499 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    6 days

    5 nights
  • Hot Spots
    Winnipeg, Churchill
LET’S PERSONALIZE THIS TRIP

Have you ever heard of Buggy Love?


As polar bear enthusiasts your expert guides will keep a respectful distance – but these bears are curious! Polar bears often come right up to Tundra Buggy, stretching to the windows for some “Buggy Love”. The vehicles keep a safe distance and provide amazing photo opportunities!

Enjoy the Best of the North


Churchill has a lot to offer. From dog sledding – or dog carting before the snow – to cultural presentation and visits to museums. You will depart Churchill feeling like you’ve experienced the true north.

Get the Best Seat in the House


On this adventure, the number of passengers is limited to make sure everyone gets a window seat. Onboard the Tundra Buggy enjoy plenty of room for photography and a chance to really get to know your guide.

YOUR TRIP
DAY-BY-DAY

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

VIEW MAP List days
Day 01

Arrive in Winnipeg

Your polar bear adventure begins!

Meet Your Polar Bear Tour in Winnipeg

(1 of 2 activities)

Discover Winnipeg before meeting your interpretive polar bear guide this evening. Visit the Forks – Winnipeg’s gathering place with nine acres of activity, restaurants, shopping and interactive fun.

Suggested Winter Clothing Rental

(2 of 2 activities)

To ensure you are comfortable in Churchill's cold temperatures, ask us about how you can book winter clothing rentals. Options include Canada Goose parkas and snow pants, plus Baffin snow boots. We highly recommend you do this early, as availability is limited!

Day 02

Where the Excitement Begins

Today you board your plane for a flight from Winnipeg to Churchill.

Winnipeg to Churchill

(1 of 1 activities)

Flying over the tundra the bird’s eye view is spectacular! Enjoy a guided tour of the town, including a visit to the Itsanitaq Museum – a memorable introduction to the unique culture of the north. In the evening, enjoy a cultural presentation featuring life in Churchill.

Day 03

Polar Bear Viewing

Explore the Tundra for Polar Bears.

Polar Bear Viewing and Arctic Activities

(1 of 1 activities)

Why is Churchill the Polar Bear Capital of the World? Large numbers of polar bears congregate near town each fall while they wait for ice to form on Hudson Bay. Exploring on the Tundra Buggy, seeing the bears at close quarters is almost guaranteed!

Day 04

Polar Bear Viewing

Head out for another exciting day out on the Tundra searching for Polar Bears.

Polar Bear Viewing and Arctic Activities

(1 of 1 activities)

It's another great day out on the Tundra in search for Polar Bears today. You'll learn interesting facts about the area's geology and history as you go along on this once in a lifetime adventure.

Day 05

Churchill to Winnipeg

Set off on an exciting dog sledding excursion today, before flying back to Winnipeg.

Dog Sledding Excursion

(1 of 1 activities)

Learn about dog sledding today – you’ll even get to mush your own team of dogs. This afternoon visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, where you learn more about the history, wildlife, and culture of Churchill. Fly back to Winnipeg for an overnight stay.

Day 06

Depart with Fond Memories

Much too soon, you bid farewell to your Canadian Polar Bear experience as your Canada travel experience ends, with departure from Winnipeg.

Leaving Winnipeg

(1 of 1 activities)

Your polar bear experience ends as you check out from your Winnipeg hotel this morning.

activities

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options.
Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

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HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

To make sure that your holiday is full of only good surprises, here's a comprehensive list of what is (and isn't) included in your package.


Accommodations:

  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • 3 nights in a Churchill hotel

Churchill Experiences:

  • Services of an interpretive guide, interpretive driver and a Polar Bear International specialist
  • 2 Tundra Buggy bear viewing day tours, including lunch
  • Churchill Town and Area Tour
  • Itsanitaq Museum*
  • Parks Canada Interpretation Center
  • Evening Cultural Presentation*
  • Dog Sledding Excursion*

Meal Inclusions:

  • All meals in Churchill

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal aboard
  • All transfers while in Churchill

Other Inclusions:

  • Documentation package
  • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

*A 5 day/4 night itinerary is also available which does not include these items.

  • Meals, other than those mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • 9% Taxes (5% GST and 4% PST)
  • Airfare to and from Winnipeg (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
  • Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
  • Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS

  • Churchill: Dog Sledding experience may be offered as a dog carting excursion depending on weather.

PRICES & DATES

This trip is available for departures between October and November.

Starting From

$5,499 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, October 2019 departure and our base class.

We offer a range of packages across all four seasons. Please speak with one of our travel advisors about personalizing your trip and getting a comprehensive quote.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

7 reviews
Teri & Sharon

Teri & Sharon

CA, USA

06 Nov 2017

We had the most amazing experience in Churchill

All aspects of the trip were extremely enjoyable. Having the extra day in Winnipeg at the beginning of our trip was very much enjoyed. All tour guides and drivers were top notch! We had the most amazing experience in Churchill – we loved it!

Emily

Emily

FL, USA

25 Nov 2016

The guides were fabulous

The guides were fabulous and the tundra buggy was warm with one seat for each of us. Fabulous dog-sledding experience – I enjoyed the presentation, humor and hospitality. The wine-tasting was cozy and a lovely touch – listening to fascinating stories of life as a fur trapper. The dinners were unexpectedly gourmet.  

Dave & Jill

Dave & Jill

HF, GBR

19 Nov 2016

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, he added to the experience as not only did we see the polar bears it was actually very educational too. Dealing with Fresh Tracks was great. Being in the UK this… Read More

David & Mary Kay

David & Mary Kay

ME, USA

16 Nov 2016

The arrangements were seamless

The arrangements were seamless; reservations, luggage transfers, dining, transportation – all taken care of. We just followed our expect guide! I was impressed with the helpful information that we received prior to the trip from Fresh Tracks.

Charlie & Carol Ann

Charlie & Carol Ann

MD, USA

01 Nov 2016

The trip was terrific!

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

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