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Churchill Town and Tundra Enthusiast

6 days Guided Tours

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When you think of Canada, you might think of snow, polar bears and vast landscapes stretching for miles. Well, that’s exactly what you get on this 6-day adventure. You’ll get a glimpse of some of the fascinating arctic wildlife as you venture out on a purpose-made Tundra Buggy®, from polar bears to foxes and ptarmigan. Get closer to the powder-white snow and go dog-sledding with a local musher. And at the end, you’ll make your way to Manitoba’s capital — Winnipeg, 

Itinerary

Day 1: Winnipeg

Make your way to Winnipeg and check-in at the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg Airport. In the evening, you'll meet your Froniters North Adventures Interpretive Guide for a brief orientation. Overnight at Winnipeg Airport.

Day 2: Churchill

This morning you depart from Winnipeg on an early flight to the remote town of Churchill. After arriving and being transferred to your hotel, you will enjoy a Churchill and area tour, a visit to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre and Itsanitaq Museum, followed by an evening cultural presentation by a local resident. Spend the next 2 nights in Churchill. (B/L/D)

Days 3-4: Churchill

On these days, you will board an official Tundra Buggy® - a specially constructed vehicle that travels across the tundra to explore polar bear habitats. Enjoy a full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area — home of polar bears, arctic foxes, ptarmigan, and other unique arctic wildlife. Wear comfortable, layered clothing. Each Tundra Buggy® is heated and equipped with washroom facilities and an external viewing platform. Return back to town around 5:00pm. Breakfast, a picnic-style lunch and refreshments are provided. (B/L)

Day 5: Churchill-Winnipeg

Your final day in Churchill has a focus on northern culture, beginning with a dog-sledding excursion with a local musher. After being introduced to the dog pack, you'll head out into the boreal forest for a 1.5km dog sled ride. Late afternoon you will be transferred to Churchill Airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. Overnight at Winnipeg Airport. (B/L/D)

Day 6: End of tour

Today you will check out of your hotel and depart for home, or continue to your next destination. 

Please note: this is a set tour itinerary. If you have booked any pre/post or optional tour arrangements please refer to your separate vouchers and final documents.

B- Breakfast
L- Lunch
D- Dinner

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Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.

Tour information

Please click here to download a pdf of the itinerary and additional tour notes

Pre/Post Tour information

If you would like to extend your trip or make the tour part of a longer holiday, we can easily add on a pre or post night stays for you. Our Sales Team will work with you to arrange the best connecting flights and book any additional hotel stays. Simply tell us what you’d like and we can arrange it.

Time difference

GMT -5 hours Eastern Canada.

Tour inclusions

  • Round trip flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Accommodation and sightseeing as listed
  • Service of an English Speaking guide

Tour exclusions

  • International flight in economy class, including all UK and overseas airport taxes and applicable fuel surcharges
  • Flight upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Insurance
  • Transportation between Winnipeg and other gateway cities
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips and gratuities, video camera fees at monuments
  • The required Canada Electronic Authorization (eTA)
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary

Dining inclusions

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.

Included activities

Tours listed in the itinerary.

Accommodation

Accommodation is a mix of 3-4V graded properties. Please note some tours are up to 3 weeks in duration and there may be some nights when staying in remote locations e.g. the National Parks, when the ‘V’ rating may vary. Hotels are subject to change up until 30 days prior to departure, but you will be advised of any changes.

Journey times

Please note due to long distances covered on some of the tours, there will be some days when the majority of the day will be spent on the coach, so just sit back and enjoy the view.

Visa requirements

Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

Visitors travelling to or transiting through Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. If you’re arriving into Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA. This costs CA$7 and lasts for 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever is first. If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification, i.e. your passport.

For more information on eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.