Big Five Safari in Canada's North
• Riding Mountain National Park • Churchill
Experience the spectacular wildlife of Manitoba with an adventure from dense forests to colourful tundra. Begin your journey in Winnipeg, travelling over-land to Riding Mountain National Park where the diverse landscape is home to moose, black bears, a captive bison herd, and more. From there, adventure to Churchill where the boreal forest gives way to the rugged and barren tundra, and set out in search of mighty polar bears and beluga whales.
Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg Upon arrival into Winnipeg, please make your own way to your hotel.
Day 2: Winnipeg > Riding Mountain National Park After breakfast depart on a bus ride to Riding Mountain National Park. Enjoy an evening safari, looking for moose, black bear and other wildlife.
Day 3: Riding Mountain National Park Head out on a morning safari in search of black bears, moose, and bison. Later, meet up with a Parks Canada interpreter at a lookout point inside the bison enclose, to learn about the history of the enclosure and its significance. After lunch, enjoy a private tour of the Parks Canada Visitor Centre.
Day 4: Riding Mountain National Park > Winnipeg An early start today with a morning safari in the park before breakfast. Return to Winnipeg.
Day 5: Winnipeg > Churchill Fly to Churchill. Set out on a beluga whale and Prince of Whales Fort boat tour. This evening, enjoy a tour of the Churchill area.
Day 6: Churchill After breakfast, head to the docks for your second beluga excursion by Zodiac. After lunch, enjoy dog carting through the boreal forest and learn about the history of dog sledding.
Day 7: Churchill > Winnipeg Today head out on a Tundra Buggy for an excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Your Tundra Buggy driver and guide will talk about the natural history of the tundra while you enjoy the colourful landscapes and watch for wildlife. You may get to see a summer polar bear! At the end of the day, return to Churchill for your flight back to Winnipeg.
Day 8: Winnipeg Depart Winnipeg at leisure.
• Small group journey (max. 22 people) • 7 nights' accommodation • Flights Winnipeg > Churchill > Winnipeg • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
3, 10, 17 Aug