Overview

If you are planning a trip to see the polar bears, why not sit back, relax and travel between Winnipeg and Churchill by “tundra train.” This is a unique opportunity to watch the transition from prairie to boreal forest to taiga to tundra.

The train is comfortable and offers a dining car and private sleeping accommodations.

Each cabin has a private sleeper complete with its own bathroom and large windows for watching the world pass by. (Two nights and one day are spent on the train.)

This is a well-rounded tour that combines viewing the polar bears by Tundra Buggy along with the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the Churchill area.

We visit the prime polar bear viewing area – Polar Bear Point – about 25 miles east of town. Additional activities include Town and Area Orientation, Dog Sledding, Eskimo Museum, Parks Canada Interpretative Center.

Enthusiast VIA Rail Package
Trip Length:
6 Days/5 Nights
Accommodations: (2 Nights) Private room on train, (3 nights) Churchill hotel, (1 night) Sheraton Four Points – Winnipeg
Meals: All meals
Leader: Knowledgeable guide
Group Size: 22 maximum
Days on the Tundra: 2 days
Additional Activities: Churchill Town and Area tour, activities such as Dog Sledding, Cultural Arts program, visit Eskimo Museum and Parks Canada Interpretive Center.
Transportation: Roundtrip from Winnipeg (one-way VIA Rail/one-way Air) and all transfers in Churchill.

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

  • 7:00 PM Meet at the VIA Rail Station.
  • 8:30 PM Scheduled departure from Winnipeg.

Day 2

  • Today is spent on the train. Please check with the porter to verify departure times if you plan on leaving the train. Overnight on the train.

Day 3

  • Arrival into Churchill. Luggage will be transferred to the hotel while you depart on the Town & Area Bus Tour. (Please dress warmly.) Stop for lunch along the way.
  • 2:00 PM Visit the Eskimo Museum. We will be given a short introduction. Afterwards everyone can enjoy the museum at their leisure. If you would like to take an optional Helicopter tour, please advise your guide if you are interested.
  • 6:00 PM Dinner
  • 8:30 PM Slide presentation by a local professional photographer.

Day 4

  • Full day Tundra Buggy tour watching polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Buggies are equipped with propane heaters and washroom facilities.

Day 5

  • Full day Tundra Buggy tour watching polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, including lunch and refreshments.

Day 6

  • 9:00 AM Parks Canada presentation. We will be shown a series of films on the history, culture and wildlife of the area.
  • 11:30 AM Transfer to the Churchill Northern Studies Center for the Dog Sledding Program.
  • 6:00 PM Scheduled arrival into Winnipeg. Reservations have been made for you at the Sheraton 4 Points, directly across from the airport.

Day 7

  • Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

Please Note:
Itineraries may vary slightly, but all inclusions are the same.

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Dates/Pricing

2017 Dates 2017 Prices
Oct 9 – Oct 16
Oct 21 – Oct 28
Oct 28 – Nov 4
Oct 30 – Nov 6
Nov 6 – Nov 13
$6,399 per person, based on double occupancy
$925 single supplement

Prices are subject to change. Prices do not include tax. All guests of Cregor Adventures are eligible for the GST rebate.

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Accommodations

VIA Rail
The train is comfortable and offers a dining car and private sleeping accommodations. Each cabin has a private sleeper complete with its own bathroom and large windows for watching the world pass by.

Sheraton Four Points
Welcome to the Four Points – Sheraton Hotel Winnipeg International Airport. Our hotel is perfectly placed and connected to the Winnipeg International Airport. The Four Points Restaurant and Lounge provide casual dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel-Based Tours:
Churchill is a small, northern community with a lot of character and warm hospitality. You won’t find big-chain hotels here. However, you will find our hotels in town to be clean and comfortable with all of the amenities. (You will find them comparable to a good motel in other locations across North America.)

A hotel-based tour is for those who would prefer a little more comfort, enjoy spending a little more time on your own and appreciate privacy in the evenings. Staying in town will allow you to walk to and from the different places of interest, shops and restaurants. Perhaps even meet some of the locals!

Our hotels include the Bear Country Inn, Polar Inn, Aurora Inn, Seaport Hotel and the Tundra Inn.

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