Belugas Bears and Blooms
Summer is the perfect time to visit Churchill, Manitoba! Thousands of belugas whales migrate into the Churchill River and the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful blooms.
Day 1: Winnipeg (D) Upon arrival into Winnipeg, make your own way to your hotel. Meet up with your Interpretive Guide and commence on your city tour of Winnipeg. Your tour includes the Infamous Manitoba Legislative Building, the historical Exchange District, a visit to Boniface, a French speaking community in the heart of the city and a stop at the Forks, Winnipeg's most celebrated public space and the spot where the Assiniboine River and Red River meet. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner.
Overnight at Four Point Sheraton
Day 2: Winnipeg > Churchill (L,D) An early morning flight to Churchill. Upon arrival into Churchill commence on your town and area tour visiting Cape Merry, the site of a crashed airplane affectionately known by locals as Miss Piggy and the Manitoba Conservation's Polar Bear Holding Facility. In the afternoon visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre and Churchill's Itsanitaq Museum which houses one of the most extensive Inuit Art collections in the world (both visits are included in 2019 departures, but are optional free-time activities from 2020).
Day 3: Churchill (B,L,D) Our first encounter with the beautiful beluga whales will take place on a three-hour boat tour on the Churchill River. We'll meander up and down the river beside the whale pods offering excellent photography opportunities. The boat tour includes a stop for a walking tour at the historically and architecturally significant Fort Prince of Wales. In the afternoon, we'll join a local dog musher for an exciting dog-carting excursion through the Boreal forest. Guests will have a chance to meet the dog sled team and learn about the importance of dog sledding in the northern culture and history.
Day 4: Churchill (B,L,D) This morning after breakfast, transfer to the Tundra Buggy Dock and board your Tundra Buggy. Head out to the tundra in search of summer polar bears, arctic foxes, hares and more types of plants and flowers than you can imagine growing in the north! Returning to your hotel at the end of the day.
Day 5: Churchill > Winnipeg(B,L,D) Start the morning with a zodiac boat tour, giving you the chance to get even closer to the extraordinarily friendly beluga whales. After lunch spend time exploring Churchill on your own before transferring to the airport for your flight to Winnipeg.
Overnight at Four Point Sheraton
Day 6: Winnipeg Tour concludes with checkout from your hotel.
Adventure Type - Enthusiast
This is our most well-rounded level of departure, with a mixture of cultural and wildlife adventures with fewer people. Maximum 22 guests per Tundra Buggy . This level of tour is led by a professional Interpretive Guide and offers guests the ability to focus on their adventures.
• Interpretive guide • Maximum of 22 guests in your group • 2 nights' accommodation Winnipeg • 3 nights' accommodation Churchill • Flights Winnipeg > Churchill > Winnipeg • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners • City of Winnipeg Tour • Beluga Boat Tour and Zodiac Tour • Dog Carting • Full-Day Tundra Buggy Adventure • Churchill Activities
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs 2019 Departures
Aug 8, 21 2020 Departures Jul 18, 27
Booking conditions • A 20% non refundable deposit is due at time of booking.
• Final payment due 120 days prior to departure. Single Supplement
If you are travelling alone and would like a suitable roommate for your tour, our operator will make every effort to do so. If a roommate is not available, or you wish to have single accommodation (where available) a single supplement will be charged that reflects the additional cost incurred for a single occupied room.
• A 20% non refundable deposit is due at time of booking. • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.
Single Supplement If you are travelling alone and would like a suitable roommate for your tour, our operator will make every effort to do so. If a roommate is not available, or you wish to have single accommodation (where available) a single supplement will be charged that reflects the additional cost incurred for a single occupied room.
Not included • Hotel early check in/late check out
• Meals other than specified
• Excess baggage
• Items of a personal nature
• Hotel early check in/late check out • Meals other than specified • Excess baggage • Gratuities/tipping • Items of a personal nature