Overview

Tailored for photographers, this itinerary offers the maximum access to polar bears and other Tundra wildlife.

Small group sizes of 20 people means that you will have plenty of room on our 40- person Tundra Buggies. Whether you are a serious amateur or pro photographer, our guides will help ensure you leave with the images you came for.

These trips are all-inclusive: meals, lodging, transportation and guiding, allowing you to concentrate on why you’re here – to learn and photograph bears and their environs!

Trip Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Accommodations: 5 Nights Tundra Buggy Lodge, 2 Nights Winnipeg Hotel
Meals: All meals
Leader: Professional photographer
Group size: 20 participants
Days on the Tundra: 5 days
Activities: Churchill Town and Area Tour
Transportation: Roundtrip airfare from Winnipeg/Churchill, and all transfers in Churchill

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive Winnipeg. Reservations have been confirmed for you at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, located at the Winnipeg International Airport.
  • Welcome Dinner. Here the group will be introduced to your Professional Guide and obtain tour departure information.

Day 2

  • 7:45 AM Scheduled departure from Winnipeg.
  • 10:30 AM Scheduled arrival into Churchill. Upon arrival we will immediately depart for our Interpretive Transfer into the town of Churchill. We will break for lunch at one of the local restaurants.
  • This afternoon board the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

Day 3 – 6

  • The next four days will be spent on tundra viewing and photographing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

Day 7

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast. After breakfast, slowly meander back to the Tundra Buggy Launch Site – one last look over the Arctic. Time in Churchill on your own to explore and shop. We’ll provide you with suggested things to do.
  • Afternoon- depart for Winnipeg. Arrive Winnipeg. Reservations have been confirmed for you at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, located at the Winnipeg International Airport.

Day 8

  • Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.
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Dates/Pricing

2018 Dates 2018 Prices
Nov 4 – Nov 11
Nov 12 – Nov 19
$9,649 (CAD) per person, based on double occupancy
$25o single supplement

 

2019 Dates 2019 Prices
Nov 4 – Nov 11
Nov 12 – Nov 19
$ 9,699 (CAD) per person, based on double occupancy
$ 250 (CAD) single supplement

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

Situated far from the town of Churchill, our Tundra Buggy Lodge is located in the heart of polar bear country. It offers a unique, immersive experience where you can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside your window. On a clear night, and unhindered by the lights from town, you may peak out your window to see the northern lights dancing above the tundra.

The Tundra Buggy Lodge is our unique “Lodge on Wheels.”  The Lodge consists of five large, modular units on huge tires, linked together like a train.

The five units consist of two sleeping modules (complete with shared bathrooms and shower facilities), a lounge (with skylights and a rooftop viewing platform), dining room and kitchen, as well as a separate module which houses supplies, staff accomodations and the camp’s power station. Between each unit, and at each end, are open-air platforms that provide safe viewing and photographing areas.

Each of the two sleeping modules in the Tundra Buggy Lodge is made up of 10 upper and 10 lower, twin-sized berths. Each berth includes a window, a reading light, four electrical outlets, a sound-dampening curtain for privacy, comfortable bedding (including a warm, Hudson Bay blanket)!

In addition, each berth is equipped with a thermostat, allowing our guests to control their individual berth’s temperature for their own comfort.

Each sleeping module has three bathrooms, two of which have showers.

After a great day on the tundra viewing polar bears and other wildlife, our Tundra Buggy Lodge lounge is the perfect place to relax and socialize, swapping stories or sharing images with your fellow adventurers, . Before dinner, enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers. After dinner, enjoy presentations by our staff and wildlife experts, including researchers from Polar Bears International. The lounge is equipped with WiFi capability, a multi-touch Smart Board, and audio system.

Perhaps the most unique feature, and our favorite, are the panoramic views from the wall to ceiling windows and a 360° view from the roof-top viewing deck. Perfect for wildlife viewing and an unobstructed view of the Northern Lights!

You’ll find our chef cooking up a storm in the Tundra Buggy Lodge dining hall. You’ll enjoy regional cuisine and hearty home-cooked favorites.

Hot and cold cereals, muffins, fruit, toast, pancakes or eggs are typical breakfast fare. Lunch will be served on the Tundra buggy picnic-style, with soup and sandwiches. For dinner you may enjoy anything from chicken to bison lasagna, from arctic char (a regional favorite) to pasta, Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juices are available throughout the day.

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

A safe haven from the bears and an excellent base for wildlife observation, the warm and casual Tundra Buggy Lodge provides more time for viewing and photographing. Imagine watching the bears day and night!

Winnipeg Hotels:
Our base hotel in Winnipeg is the Sheraton Four Points. It is located at 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

Heli-Tour Option

Get an unforgettable “birds-eye-view” of the rugged, remote Churchill countryside – from taiga, tundra and boreal forest. An optional helicopter flight over the area will provide you with a unique view of the landscape and wildlife.

Flights run across the Hudson Bay shoreline out to the famous Cape Churchill where the largest males tend to congregate waiting for the ice to freeze. In addition to polar bears, you may also watch caribou, seals and a variety of other wildlife. Tour lengths run 60-minutes and originate from town.

Cregor Adventures will be happy to provide you with details on the costs of helicopter “safaris,” the length of the trips and what you are likely to see on your visit. Please contact our office for details.

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