Photography Polar Bear Adventure

Renowned as the home to the largest concentration of Polar Bears in the world, the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, along the shores of Hudson Bay, will be your home for the next four nights as you study and photograph the magnificent “Kings of the Arctic.”

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Are you excited about experiencing the ultimate bear watching and photography expedition?  If so, this trip is designed perfectly for you, whether you are an aficionado or a professional photographer. You’ll spend four full days, 24/7, on the Tundra providing the maximum amount of time with the wildlife to take pictures from sunrise to sunset.

Award-winning nature photographers will join us on this adventure. 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. 

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. In addition, an introductory “photo workshop” is part of your planned itinerary. 

Our Photography Adventure is a true, fully-immersive tundra experience…. Your home for four nights will be our comfy Tundra Buggy Lodge, located along the shore of the Hudson Bay and about 25 miles east of the town and within the Churchill Wildlife Management Area.

A stay here is truly the best location for “round the clock” polar bear viewing! A little secret….if the conditions are right, you may awake each morning to polar bears outside your window and fall asleep with the northern lights dancing above!

You’ll awake each day to a hearty breakfast and be out in a “mobile” tundra buggy early to catch that beautiful early morning light. You’ll return to the Lodge in the evening where you’ll enjoy delicious regional cuisine, evening presentations by field experts from Polar Bears International, and the company of fellow adventurers.   

7 Days/6 Nights

4 Nights Tundra Buggy Lodge; 2 Nights Winnipeg

Accommodations: Tundra Buggy Lodge; Winnipeg Hotel
Meals: All meals
Leader: Photography specialist
Group Size: 22 maximum
Days on the Tundra: 4 days
Physical Requirements: Easy. This trip requires very little walking. Tundra Buggies can sometimes offer a bumpy ride.
Additional Activities: Photography Tour: Tour of Churchill’s most photogenic sites, photo workshop, Churchill Town and Area tour, Polar Bears International (PBI).
Transportation: Round-trip airfare Winnipeg/Churchill/Winnipeg and all transfers in Churchill.

2024 Tour Dates & Prices
Nov 8 – Nov 14

Prices do not include tax
$10,949 CAD per person (double occupancy)
$195 CAD single supplement
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Tundra Buggy Lodge

The Tundra Buggy Lodge provides a unique and immersive experience for our guests. Each Fall, for the last 20+ years, the Tundra Buggy Lodge has been transported out and assembled about 25 miles east of Churchill on Polar Bear Point. Measuring 100 meters from end to end, the Tundra buggy Lodge is a specially designed facility – comprised 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 accommodations 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 (74.5 in. long by 38.5 in. wide.) Each berth includes a window, a reading light, four electrical outlets, a sound-dampening curtain for privacy, bedding (including a warm, Hudson Bay blanket), and towels. 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 an audio system.

Perhaps the most unique feature, and our favorite, are the panoramic views from the floor 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 delicious regional cuisine and home-cooked favorites all for your dining enjoyment.
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, to Arctic char (a regional favorite). Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juices are available throughout the day.
An excellent base for observing the polar bears and other wildlife, the warm and casual Tundra Buggy Lodge provides more time for viewing and photographing.

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

Winnipeg Hotel

Our base hotel in Winnipeg is the Four Points by Sheraton. It is conveniently 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.