On arrival at Winnipeg you will be met by your guide who will drive you to your first nights accommodation, level – boutique hotel (Hotel Fort Garry). This hotel has been a Winnipeg landmark since 1913 and is superbly positioned for you to spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby Forks or the vibrant Exchange District. Your evening meal will be at your accommodation or a nearby restaurant.
Today after breakfast you will leave Winnipeg and fly even further north to Churchill with Calm Air. When you arrive our new local guide will meet you and transfer you to our accommodation, level – Arctic lodge / Eco-lodge (Bear Country Inn). This afternoon you will explore the cultural and historical side of Churchill and visit attractions like Cape Merry and the Polar Bear Compound. Lunch will be taken in one of the many cafes in Churchill and your evening meal will be a real welcome to the far north with local delicacies like Arctic Char available in the accommodation.
Today you will be treated to a trip in the world famous Tundra Buggy and enter the Kingdom of the Ice Bear. This vehicle is specially built to explore this environment with a heated interior, toilet facilities and observation platform you will be sure to get the best views of the polar bears as they come to inspect the vehicle. A hearty lunch will be served on board and your evening meal will be back at the accommodation or in one of the many restaurants in Churchill.
Today you will have the day to explore the wonderful town of Churchill. The local tour will take in many sites like the Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and the renowned Polar Bear Jail (where bears are kept if they cause a nuisance around the town- before they can be relocated to other areas). There are optional excursions available today such as helicopter trips and dog-sled excursions (but these are an extra cost on the tour price). Throughout the day it is important to keep an eye out for the polar bear, Arctic foxes, Arctic hares and other wildlife as they are abundant around the area. Often the night silence is broken by the siren which warns that a polar bear has been spotted in the town and to avoid going outside. Accommodation, level – Arctic lodge / Eco-lodge (Bear Country Inn).
Today is your second chance to get out on into the Tundra as you will take a guided tour of the Arctic Wildlife Management Area. Here polar bears are very common as well as Artic hares, Arctic foxes, snowy owls and sometimes caribou. After the day trip you will be treated to a farewell dinner at your accommodation, level – Arctic lodge / Eco-lodge (Bear Country Inn) with time to reflect on this unique experience.
After breakfast you will have a last chance to visit the curios and souvenier shops and take in the beauty of the high Arctic. Later you will be transferred to the airport to catch our return flight to Winnipeg where we will stay overnight in the same accommodation as day one, level – boutique hotel (Hotel Fort Garry).
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your return flight home.
Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us.
This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.