Overview

Experience one of the most unique polar bear expeditions on the planet!

Renowned as the best location to view and photograph wild polar bears, Cape Churchill is located roughly 30km (20 miles) east of Polar Bear Point, inside Wapusk National Park.

Guests on this tour are the only ones granted access to this breathtaking area – the frozen tidal flats of Hudson Bay, surrounded by ice, snow and polar bears.

This trip is intended for those interested in the ultimate bear watching and photography expedition. You’ll spend full days on the Tundra providing the maximum amount of time with the wildlife.

Space is extremely limited on this one-of-a-kind expedition, so we recommend you reserve early.

Award-winning nature photographers will join us on this legendary Cape Churchill Adventure. Photographing wildlife on the Tundra, as well as the Northern Lights, can be challenging. Our guest photographers are available to offer you the benefit of their experience.

These photographers have appeared in such prestigious publications as National Geographic Magazine, National Wildlife Federation and Time Magazine. Their dedication and love for photography and the environment have earned them high regard in their profession and much acclaim from guests on our Cape Churchill Adventures.

Cape Churchill – Tundra Buggy Lodge Based
Trip Length: 12 Days/11 Nights
Accommodations: (2 nights) Winnipeg hotel; (8 nights) Tundra Buggy Lodge; (1 night) Churchill hotel
Meals: All meals
Leader: Professional photographer
Group size: 40 people at the lodge; 10 person capacity on the Tundra Buggies
Days on the Tundra: 7 days
Additional Activities: Churchill Town and Area Tour
Transportation: Roundtrip airfare from Winnipeg/Churchill, and all transfers in Churchill

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

  • Reservations have been confirmed for you at the Sheraton Four Points (which is attached to the Winnipeg International Airport via Skywalk).
  • Enjoy a welcome/orientation dinner.

Day 2

  • 6:00 AM Meeting time at the Sheraton Four Points Churchill Room.
  • 7:00 AM Scheduled departure. The flight time is approximately 2.5 hours.
  • 9:30 AM Arrival into Churchill. You will be escorted on a Town and Area tour.
  • 1:45 PM Transfer to the Tundra Buggy departure point, for the journey to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Board the Tundra Buggy Lodge in the late afternoon.

Days 3 – 9

Enjoy daily excursions to view and photograph wildlife. Each morning breakfast will be served prior to leaving on your day tours. Your buggy will depart just before sunrise to maximize your photographic opportunities. Lunch will be provided on board, along with beverages which are served throughout the day.

Your return to the lodge will be just after sunset. Prior to dinner, appetizers will be served in the lounge. Enjoy good home cooked meals, evening presentations, and lots of socializing. Watch the night sky for Northern Lights.

Day 10

  • 6:30 AM The day starts early with breakfast. You will be transferred back to town via your Tundra Buggy. We should be back into town by early afternoon. You will have time to get settled in at the hotel and explore the town prior to dinner.

Day 11

  • Mid-morning departure from Churchill.
  • This evening, reservations have been confirmed for you at the Sheraton Four Points.
  • 7:30 PM Farewell dinner.

Day 12

  • Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.
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Dates/Pricing

2018 Dates 2018 Price
Nov 17 – 28 $12,499 (CAD) per person, based on double occupancy
$550 single supplement

 

2019 Dates 2019 Prices
Nov 17 – 28 $12,699 (CAD) per person, based on double occupancy
$550 single supplement

Prices are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Prices do not include tax.
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Accommodations

The most rewarding way to experience the polar bears of Churchill is to immerse yourself in their environment; from the moment you wake up, throughout the day and into the endless winter nights. The best way to accomplish this is a stay at our world famous Tundra Buggy Lodge.

Each fall for the last 20+ years, the Lodge has been transported out and assembled about 25 miles each of Churchill, near the shores of the Hudson Bay, the best location for ’round the clock bear viewing.

The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a specially designed facility – comprised of five large, modular units on huge tires, linked together like a train (100 meters from end to end!) The five units consist of two sleeping modules (housing 18 and 20 guests respectively) and complete with shared bathrooms and shower facilities, a lounge module, a dining module and a module which houses supplies and the camp’s power station. Between each unit and at each end are open air platforms which provide safe viewing and photography areas.

In the morning, Lodge guests awake, and if the conditions are right, we often experience polar bears emerging from their snow blankets, tucked gently around them during the night by Mother Nature.

During the day, a Tundra Buggy is available for excursions into the observation areas. At night, enjoy informal talks, slide shows, videos and stories about the “bear that got away!” And on clear nights, you might even experience the magic of the Northern Lights dancing across the sky as you fall asleep in your bunk.

A stay at the Tundra Buggy Lodge is truly an unforgettable experience!

Winnipeg Hotels:
Our base hotel in Winnipeg is the Sheraton Four Points. It is located directly across from the airport, so the convenience cannot be beat!

If you would prefer to spend additional time in Winnipeg, we recommend several downtown hotels including The Hotel Fort Garry and The Inn at the Forks. Please give us a call for more information.

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Extensions

Please call or Email us to learn about extension options.

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