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

    $5,230 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.

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Day 01

Arrive in Winnipeg

Your polar bear adventure begins!

Meet Your Group and Guides

(1 of 2 activities)

This evening at your Winnipeg hotel, meet your host and group of fellow polar bear enthusiasts for a Q&A session. On your trip you'll enjoy a small group experience (maximum of 22 guests) led throughout by dedicated and knowledgeable guide.

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.

Overnight in Churchill

Overnight in simple yet comfortable hotel such as the Tundra Inn – a cozy, family run property located in the northern town of Churchill.

Day 03

Polar Bear Viewing

It's your first day on a Tundra Buggy adventure!

Day 04

Polar Bear Viewing

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

Day 05

Churchill to Winnipeg

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

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.

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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We're with you every step to help you plan and enjoy your trip, and get you home safely.

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
  • Parks Canada Interpretation Center
  • Itsanitaq Museum*
  • Evening Cultural Presentation*
  • Dog Sledding Excursion*

Meal Inclusions:

  • All meals in Churchill

Transfer Inclusions:

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

Other Inclusions:

  • Digital Travel Documents
  • 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
  • 8.5% Taxes (5% GST and 3.5% PST)
  • Airfare to and from Winnipeg (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
  • Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended - please ask for your personalized quote)
  • Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)
  • There are currently no seasonal restrictions

PRICES & DATES

This trip is available for departures between October and November.

Starting From

$5,230 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, October 2020 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
Janet & Sheila

Janet & Sheila

NJ, USA

28 Oct 2014

What a special vacation with a unique adventure

We had a terrific time on our trip to Churchill to see the polar bears. All was so well arranged and easy for us. The accommodations were good, food was fine and the sites were amazing. What a special vacation with a unique adventure, I will be talking about this for years to come!

Dorit

Dorit

AL, USA

27 Sep 2007

It was a success

The trip was just amazing. I travelled with the oldest and youngest participants – husband 82 and grandson 10 – and both enjoyed it and took between the two of them about 400 photographs. The guides, staff and all the people looking after us were knowledgeable, friendly and fun to be with. It was a success.

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