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Churchill Belugas, Bears & Blooms

Discover the captivating wonders of Churchill's summer: belugas, polar bears, and the boreal forest bloom

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Tundra Buggy® adventure | ©Frontiers North Adventures


This exclusive journey travels from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba to witness the majestic beluga whales as they migrate to the warm, shallow waters of the Churchill River in the summer. Known as the “canaries of the sea,” the belugas will win you over with their playful nature.

On land, you will savor the boundless vistas as the tundra bursts into a colorful display alongside Hudson Bay. Experience the thrill of dog carting with a knowledgeable, local musher through the boreal forest, and explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a Tundra Buggy® expedition in search of northern wildlife, including the early summer return of polar bears!

*Please note that travel insurance is strictly required to go on this tour. Contact us to help you arrange return flights from anywhere in the world and comprehensive travel insurance through Uniglobe Specialty Travel.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or unexpected closures.


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  • Arrive in Winnipeg. Discover Canada Tours can arrange roundtrip flights and/or transportation for your group from anywhere in the world. Please contact us and one of our travel agents will be happy to assist you further
  • Check into your hotel at the Winnipeg airport
  • Join a guided city tour of the capital city of Manitoba
  • Get to meet your group and interpretive guide this evening with a welcome dinner

*Photos courtesy of ©JP Media Works and Travel Manitoba.

Airfare to Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg city tour
Welcome dinner

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Parks Canada Visitor Centre*
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today
  • Take a flight to Churchill in the early morning with your group
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the town of Churchill
  • Visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre and learn about the fur trade history of Churchill
  • Check into your hotel for the next 3 nights

*Photos courtesy of ©ZhangYongpeng and Madeline Grant / Frontiers North Adventures.

Private flight to Churchill
All meals
Churchill city tour
Admission to Parks Canada Visitor Centre

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Beluga boat tour*
  • All meals are included in your package today
  • Take part in a dog carting interpretive program and learn about Métis culture and the history of dog sledding
  • Visit the Itsanitaq Museum and tour one of Canada’s finest Inuit collections dating from pre- Dorset, Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times
  • Join a boat tour of the Churchill River to spot hundreds of beluga whales, followed by an interpretive walking tour of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site
  • Return to your hotel at night

*Photos courtesy of ©Dan Harper and JessicaBurtnick / Frontiers North Adventures.

All meals
Dog carting experience
Admission to Itsanitaq Museum
Churchill River boat tour
Prince of Wales Fort tour

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Polar bear*
  • All meals are included today
  • Today you will spend the full day on a Tundra Buggy® expedition through the Churchill Wildlife Management Area
  • Stay overnight at the Churchill hotel

*Photos courtesy of ©Mike Macri and Frontiers North Adventures.

All meals
Tundra Buggy® excursion

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Zodiac beluga tour*©FrontiersNorthAdventures-PrivatePlane-Churchill.jpg
Charter flight*
  • All meals are included today
  • Join a guided excursion into the Churchill River beluga whale estuary in an inflatable Zodiac boat
  • Take an evening flight to Winnipeg (included)
  • Check into your hotel in Winnipeg to end the tour
  • Depart Winnipeg at leisure the next morning. Discover Canada Tours can arrange flights and/or post tour accommodation and activities for your group. Please contact us for more information

*Photos courtesy of ©ZhangYongpeng and Frontiers North Adventures.

All meals
Beluga Zodiac ride
Return flight to Winnipeg
Return airfare to city of origin


What is the best time to take this tour to maximize wildlife sightings?

This package is offered during the summer months of July and August. Typically, this is the time when beluga whales migrate to the warm waters of the Churchill River for birthing and feeding, the Arctic tundra landscapes bloom in full splendor, and polar bears begin to return from the sea ice, offering an amazing opportunity to witness these majestic creatures.

In addition to belugas and polar bears, you may encounter a variety of northern wildlife, including arctic foxes, caribou, seals, and a diverse range of bird species, such as snowy owls and ptarmigans.

It is important to note that while the chances of seeing wildlife are very high during this time, it cannot be guaranteed. Our expert guides and partners will make sure to take you to the best wildlife viewing spots and to make your experience an unforgettable one!

What weather conditions should I expect on this tour?

While both Winnipeg and Churchill have summer seasons, Winnipeg enjoys warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and lower humidity. Churchill’s summer is marked by cooler temperatures, unique daylight patterns, and the presence of coastal winds and insects.

When staying in Churchill, guests should be prepared for a colder summer experience than in the southern regions of Manitoba. We recommend packing layers, including warm clothing and accessories like waterproof jackets. Comfortable, waterproof footwear and insect repellent are also essential items to include.

Is it safe to observe beluga whales from the Zodiac boats?

Yes. You will embark on a Zodiac beluga expedition with experienced guides that prioritize the safety and well-being of both guests and wildlife. While you can get relatively close to the beluga whales in Zodiac boats, guidelines are in place to maintain a safe and respectful distance to ensure the animals are not disturbed.

Now accepting bookings for 2024 & 2025



5 Days | 5 Nights



Double (2024)

From* CA$6,351/pp

Single (2024)

From* CA$7,296/pp

Double (2025)

From* CA$7,265/pp

Single (2025)

From* CA$7,870/pp
*From price is the adult retail price based on the sample itinerary, including all applicable taxes. Optional add-ons are available at an additional cost. All partially guided packages are subject to availability.


  • Witness the enchanting migration of beluga whales: a summer spectacle on the Churchill River
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking tundra landscape adorned with vibrant summer blooms
  • Embark on a thrilling dog carting adventure through the colorful boreal forest with a professional musher
  • Explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a Tundra Buggy®, searching for northern wildlife and early-arriving polar bears


  • Bed5-nights hotel accommodations
  • WINNIPEG - 2 Nights
  • CHURCHILL - 3 Nights
  • AirFareRoundtrip flights from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • MealAll meals as per sample itinerary
  • GuideInterpretive, experienced guide
  • BusTundra Buggy® expedition
  • WhaleWatchingGuided zodiac whale watching excursion into the Churchill River beluga estuary
  • AdmissionAdmission to:
  • Beluga and Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site tour
  • Churchill Wildlife Management Area
  • Parks Canada Visitor Centre
  • Itsanitaq Museum
  • IndigenousDog carting experience
  • BusGuided tours of Churchill & Winnipeg
  • Add-onAdd on roundtrip flights to Winnipeg (additional cost)

What to Bring:

  • Light and warm layers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable footwear (waterproof recommended)
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera and binoculars are recommended
  • Reusable water bottle and small backpack
  • 2 pieces of ID
  • Travel insurance is required. We can help you arrange different packages through Uniglobe Specialty Travel

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