About this Tour

WestWorld Tours will take you on a polar bear adventure of the lifetime to Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world. At the end of summer, the polar bears move from their homes on the tundra to the frozen waters on Hudson Bay to hunt for seals. During the tour, observe the magnificent polar bears, artic fox, caribou, and snowy owls in their natural habitat on a full day Polar Rover Tour. Learn more about the northern culture at the Itsanitaq Museum and tour the town of Churchill and surrounding area. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap some photos!

Activity Level

These are busy tours that feature a lot of moving around. Walking tours of cities are leisurely but you should be prepared to be on your feet for several hours. May include walking on uneven surfaces and steps, including boarding the coach.

What's Included

  • Airfare from Winnipeg to Churchill and return
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Winnipeg & Churchill, MB
  • Welcome Reception
  • Full day Polar Rover Tour including lunch
  • Churchill Town & Area Tour
  • Itsanitaq Museum
  • Evening Cultural Presentation

Dates & Pricing


Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Itinerary

WestWorld Tours will take you on a polar bear adventure of the lifetime to Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world. At the end of summer, the polar bears move from their homes on the tundra to the frozen waters on Hudson Bay to hunt for seals. During the tour, observe the magnificent polar bears, artic fox, caribou, and snowy owls in their natural habitat on a full day Polar Rover Tour. Learn more about the northern culture at the Itsanitaq Museum and tour the town of Churchill and surrounding area. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap some photos!

Day 1 – Home Cities to Winnipeg, MB

Make your own way to Winnipeg and check-in at the Hotel.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill

We will depart on an early morning flight to Churchill. Once we arrive, we will meet our local guide who will take us on a town & area tour. Highlights will include the Itsanitaq Museum and a stop at the Polar Bear Holding Facility. This evening join fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 3 – Churchill

After breakfast, we will board the Polar Rover in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. A delicious lunch will be served right out on the tundra. This evening, your dinner is included, and you will also be treated to a Cultural Presentation.

Day 4 – Churchill to Winnipeg

Today you will have some free time to explore the town or take part in an optional tour before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg. Upon arrival, check into the Hotel for the night.

Day 5 – Winnipeg to Home Cities

You may depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

What you will experience on this tour

WestWorld Tours will take you on a polar bear adventure of the lifetime to Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world. At the end of summer, the polar bears move from their homes on the tundra to the frozen waters on Hudson Bay to hunt for seals. During the tour, observe the magnificent polar bears, artic fox, caribou, and snowy owls in their natural habitat on a full day Polar Rover Tour. Learn more about the northern culture at the Itsanitaq Museum and tour the town of Churchill and surrounding area. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap some photos!

Churchill Town & Area Tour

Join your local guide and get to know the Town of Churchill and surrounding area. On this tour you'll visit Cape Merry, Miss Piggy, the Polar Bear Jail and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Make sure to keep a lookout for wildlife!

Polar Rover Tour

Expedition Leaders know the best places to observe polar bears, which congregate each fall in the region as they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze, signaling the start of the winter seal-hunting season. As we watch them interact, we're delighted by their antics and rugged beauty. From the warmth of our big vehicle, we may see mothers with cubs, young males play-fighting, or a lone bear ambling over the tundra in solitary majesty. Our Expedition Leader interprets all we observe, explaining the bears’ behavior and how they thrive in such a harsh environment.

Explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in aluxurious Polar Rover. These vehicles are heated, wheelchair accessible, reclining seats, easily opened windows and have comfortable washrooms with flush toilets. All vehicles have outdoor grated see-through decks and the vehicle height is designed to ensure passenger safety and comfort.

Because of the unique requirements to keep people safe from the polar bears yet enable them to safely view the polar bears, these vehicles have to be custom built for both rough terrain travel and passenger comfort. They are designed and constructed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Don Walkoski.

Although massive, Polar Rovers put down a low 4lbs per square inch in ground pressure minimizing damage to the fragile arctic landscape which is due to the large tires that are used. The machines burn an average of 12-15 gallons of fuel per day because of the low gear ratios and small 210 hp diesel engines that power the vehicle.

Itsanitaq Museum

Itsanitaq Museum has a collection of Inuit carvings and artifacts that are among the finest and oldest in the world dating from Pre-Dorset (1700 B.C.) through Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times. Manitoba Heritage Council plaques commemorate the presence of Pre-Dorset and Dorset peoples who lived in this area from 3000 to 1000 B.C. The gift shop specializes in northern books, Canadian Inuit art, unique postcards, art cards, stationery and local wildberry preserves.
 

Flight from Winnipeg to Churchill

This morning, transfer from the hotel to the airport with the group to check in for your flight to Churchill.

Dates & Pricing

*Dates to be announced early 2021*


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WestWorld Tours will take you on a polar bear adventure of the lifetime to Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world. At the end of summer, the polar bears move from their homes on the tundra to the frozen waters on Hudson Bay to hunt for seals. During the tour, observe the magnificent polar bears, artic fox, caribou, and snowy owls in their natural habitat on a full day Polar Rover Tour. Learn more about the northern culture at the Itsanitaq Museum and tour the town of Churchill and surrounding area. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap some photos!

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