Imagine watching polar bears in the wild alongside a naturalist expert from Polar Bears International, one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to protecting these amazing animals. The opportunity is yours on this six-day adventure in the vast wilderness of the Canadian Arctic. Sit down to a picnic on the tundra and opt to go dogsledding through the region's breathtaking landscapes on a one-of-a-kind wildlife adventure.
Take a full-day Tundra Buggy excursion, searching for polar bears along the shores of Hudson Bay and learning about threats to the species and their habitat.
See artifacts from the Hudson Bay Company at the visitors center at the Churchill Heritage Railway Station and enjoy a lecture by a Parks Canada representative.
Attend a private cocktail reception with some of the representatives from Polar
Sit down with a resident of Churchill who will entertain us with a presentation and stories about what life is like in an isolated Northern Canadian town.
Itinerary - 6 Days
Day 1 — Winnipeg
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 — Churchill
Catch an early morning flight to Churchill, Manitoba, a former fur trading post set on the southern shores of the Hudson Bay. Upon arrival, take a tour of some of the area's sites including Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, and Manitoba Conservation’s polar bear holding facility. Then visit the Eskimo Museum, home to an impressive collection of Inuit art and artifacts. Late this evening, drive out of town and into the tundra for a chance to view the outstanding northern lights (weather dependent). (1B)
Day 3 — Churchill
Climb aboard a Tundra Buggy for a full-day wildlife-viewing excursion with a local expert. Take in the majestic landscape, and search for polar bears, arctic foxes, ptarmigans, and more. Stop for a picnic lunch on the tundra. This evening, join representatives from Polar Bears International (PBI) for a private cocktail reception and hear about their ongoing efforts to study and protect polar bears. The world's leading polar bear conservation organization, PBI has collaborated with National Geographic on a variety of research and education projects. (1B, 1L)
Day 4 — Churchill
Enjoy a free morning to explore Churchill or opt to take a dogsledding excursion. After lunch, head to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre for an educational presentation about Canada’s national park service and its history in the Churchill area. This evening, sit down with a Churchill resident for an informal discussion about everyday life in this remote northern outpost. (1B, 1L)
Day 5 — Winnipeg
Enjoy a second Tundra Buggy excursion today, observing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife with an expert from PBI. This evening, fly back to Winnipeg for our final night. (1B, 1L)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $1249
flights, transport between destinations and to/
from included activities, and activities as listed in
the itinerary. Optional experiences are at an additional cost
Meals Included 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner. Allow an additional $300-390 for meals not included
Transportation Plane, bus/van, Tundra Buggy
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.