Polar Bears in Churchill | ©Travel Manitoba

Churchill Classic Polar Bear Adventure

Embark on an Arctic expedition and witness majestic polar bears in their natural habitat

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Experience the Arctic wonder of Churchill, known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”, on a hotel-based adventure that promises thrilling polar bear encounters. This expedition offers the unique opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures from the comfort of a Tundra Buggy® while immersing yourself in the remote charm of Churchill, a picturesque Canadian community. With two full days dedicated to exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), you’ll witness polar bears awaiting the freeze of Hudson Bay, and plenty of opportunities to admire subarctic wildlife in their pristine natural habitat. Additionally, dive into the rich history and culture of Churchill by visiting its cultural museums, one-of-a-kind shops, and local restaurants serving delectable regional cuisine.

This adventure invites you to the heart of the Arctic, offering unforgettable polar bear viewing experiences, wildlife encounters, and a chance to explore the cultural treasures of this remote Canadian gem.

*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 and explore the amenities onsite
  • Get to meet your group and interpretive guide this evening with a meet and greet

*Photos courtesy of ©Travel Manitoba


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Parks Canada Visitor Centre*
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today
  • Take a private flight to Churchill early in the morning with your group
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the town of Churchill
  • Visit the world-renowned Polar Bear International House and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. Tour the centres to learn about polar bear research, climate change, and the fur trade history of Churchill
  • Check into your hotel for the next 3 nights

*Photos courtesy of ©Madeline Grant/Frontiers North Adventures

Private flight to Churchill
All meals
Churchill city tour
Admission to PBI House & Parks Canada

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Cultural presentation*
  • All meals are included in your package today
  • Embark on a full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area today
  • This evening, take part in a cultural presentation from a local resident on the traditions, history, wildlife and lifestyle of Churchill
  • Return to your hotel at night

*Photos courtesy of ©Jessica Burtnick and Madeline Grant / Frontiers North Adventures

All meals
Tundra Buggy® adventure
Cultural presentation

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Itsanitaq Museum*
  • All meals are included today
  • Join a dog sled ride and interpretive program to learn about Métis culture and the history of dog sledding
  • Visit the Itsanitaq Museum to explore one of Canada’s finest Inuit collections
  • Stay overnight at the Churchill hotel

*Photos courtesy of ©Madeline Grant/Frontiers North Adventures

All meals
Admission to the Itsanitaq Museum
Dog sledding tour

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Tundra Buggy®*
  • All meals are included today
  • Get back on a Tundra Buggy® for a full-day adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area
  • 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 ©Abby Matheson/Frontiers North Adventures

All meals
Tundra Buggy® adventure
Return flight to Winnipeg
Return airfare to city of origin


Am I guaranteed to see polar bears in Churchill?

While Churchill is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” and offers excellent opportunities for polar bear viewing, it’s important to note that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

This tour is carefully designed to maximize your chances of observing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. In addition, you will be escorted by knowledgeable experts to provide the best possible conditions for spotting polar bears during their migration season.

What is the best season to travel on this tour?

The Churchill Classic Polar Bear Adventure is only offered on select dates during the fall months of October and November. During this time, polar bears typically gather near Churchill as they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze, allowing them to access their hunting grounds on the ice. This period, known as the ‘polar bear season’, offers the highest likelihood of polar bear sightings and unique Arctic experiences.

If you wish to travel to Churchill in a different time, we suggest you take a look at our Churchill Northern Lights & Winter Nights or Churchill Belugas, Bears and Blooms packages.

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements to Winnipeg?

Yes, guests are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is the starting point for this tour package. Information on meeting points and times in will be provided at the time of booking, and you should plan to arrive in Winnipeg before the selected departure date.

As a full-service travel agency, Discover Canada Tours can help you book your flights, accommodations, insurance, and other preferred travel arrangements worldwide. Please speak to an agent to inquire about this service.

What is the weather like in Winnipeg and Churchill?

Winnipeg and Churchill experience significantly different climates due to their geographical locations. Winnipeg has a continental climate, and you can expect chilly to cold temperatures in Winnipeg in October and November.

Churchill, on the other hand, has a subarctic climate, and during the polar bear season, temperatures can be very cold, often below zero. Snowfall is possible, and you should be prepared for cold and windy conditions during your time in Churchill. We strongly advise that you bring appropriate warm clothing and gear to stay comfortable during your Arctic adventure.



5 Days | 5 Nights




From* CA$8,924/pp


From* CA$10,132/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.


  • Explore the Polar Bear Capital of the World
  • Embark on an original Tundra Buggy® experience to observe polar bears and subarctic wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Immerse yourself in the remote Canadian community of Churchill and explore its rich history and culture
  • Create unforgettable memories by discovering the hidden treasures of this authentic Canadian gem


  • Bed5-nights hotel accommodations
  • WINNIPEG - 2 Nights
  • CHURCHILL - 3 Nights
  • AirFareRoundtrip private group airfare from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • MealAll meals as per sample itinerary
  • GuideInterpretive, experienced guide
  • BusTundra Buggy® polar bear adventure
  • ArticClothesDog sledding experience
  • AdmissionAdmission to:
  • Polar Bear International House
  • Parks Canada Visitor Centre
  • Itsanitaq Museum
  • BusGuided coach tour of Churchill
  • IndigenousCultural presentation
  • Add-onAdd on roundtrip flights to Winnipeg (additional cost)

What to Bring:

  • Warm clothes, including thermal, waterproof and insulated layers
  • Gloves, hat and a scarf
  • Comfortable, waterproof footwear
  • 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

Speak with an agent to book your polar bear adventure in Churchill, Manitoba

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