Travel Program

The Zoo sponsors regular trips on safaris of wonder and adventure. If you are interested in travel to the polar bear capital of the world or any other Zoo sponsored travel, please contact the Zoo’s Travel Coordinator.

Contact the Zoo’s travel coordinator Here.

Read below to learn more about our next exciting travel adventure to Churchill, Manitoba in October of 2016.

Churchill, Manitoba is known as the polar bear capital of the world. Frontiers North offers incredible adventures that bring our guests right into the heart of polar bear country – the Churchill Wildlife Management area, a conservation area that is home to the largest concentration of polar bears in the area. Join us as we explore the tundra on our world-famous Tundra Buggies!


TundraBuggyProgram Includes: 

  • Pre- and post-Churchill hotel nights in Winnipeg
  • Return air from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Three nights accommodations in Churchill
  • Churchill and Area tour, including a stop at the Eskimo Museum
  • Dogsled excursion and interpretive program
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
  • Two full guided Tundra Buggy Adventures with lectures by an ambassador of Polar Bears International
  • Two-hour helicopter tour of denning area
  • All meals as indicated
  • All transfers in Churchill
  • Led by a Frontiers North Interpretive Guide

Escorted by: A Hogle Zoo Staff Member

Dates: October 20-25

Cost: approximately $6,699 (CAD) Per Person, Double Occupancy, from Salt Lake City.

Departure City: Salt Lake City
(Other Departure Cities Available Upon Request)

For more information call (801) 584-1737.

ITINERARY:

October 20
Salt Lake City / Winnipeg

Guests will arrive into Winnipeg by their own arrangements and check into the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, conveniently located at the Winnipeg International Airport. The group will meet with a Frontiers North Interpretive Guide for a brief orientation.

October 21 (B,L,D)
Winnipeg/Churchill

We depart on an early morning flight from Winnipeg to Churchill. Upon arrival we will set out for a Churchill and Area tour which will take the group to local historical points of interest such as Cape Merry, The Port of Churchill, and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting).

In the afternoon the group will visit the Churchill Eskimo Museum. The museum contains one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times. Overnight at a Churchill hotel.

PBearsOctober 22 (B,L,D)

Churchill

After breakfast, the group will depart for a full-day Tundra Buggy Adventure exploring the tundra in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. A picnic-style lunch will be served directly on the tundra, and this time allows for lectures and presentations by the zoo tour leaders, the Frontiers North Interpretive leader as well as from members of Polar Bears International. Overnight in Churchill.

October 23 (B,L,D)

Churchill
In the morning, guests will take part in a two hour helicopter tour during which we will visit polar bear birthing dens and have a chance to walk around the Tundra. After lunch, guests will enjoy a dogsled program hosted by a local dog sledding expert. Guests will learn about the historical significance of dog sledding in the north as well as enjoying an exhilarating ride behind a strong team of huskies on a custom-made sled.

After dinner the group will enjoy a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre to learn about the history, culture and wildlife of the area. Overnight in Churchill.

October 24 (B,L,D)

PBearCubsChurchill/Winnipeg

After breakfast, the group will depart for a full-day Tundra Buggy Adventure exploring the tundra in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. A picnic-style lunch will be served directly on the tundra. After our tour the group will be transferred to the Churchill airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg. Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at Winnipeg International Airport.

October 25 (B)

Winnipeg/Salt Lake City

After breakfast, guests may depart Winnipeg at their leisure.


INDIVIDUAL GUEST TERMS & CONDITIONS 

DEPOSIT: $750 CAD per person, due at time of booking

Reservations must be accompanied by the guests’ full name.

FULL PAYMENT: Due 90 days prior to departure.

In the event that reservations must be cancelled, refunds will be made according to the following schedule:

• Booking – 90 days prior to departure: $300 CAD per person, nonrefundable

• 90 – 61 days prior to departure: 50% of total invoice, nonrefundable.

• 60 – 0 days prior to departure: 100% of total invoice, nonrefundable.

As many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the operation of these trips, we must adhere to the cancellation policies. We strongly suggest guests purchase trip cancellation insurance.

* All prices, inclusions and dates may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.


 

 

For more information about the Zoo’s Travel Program call 801.584.1737 or email the Zoo’s Travel Coordinator.

 

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