Polar Bear Adventure

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!


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For more information about this trip call 801.584.1754 or email the Zoo’s Director of Conservation, Liz Larsen.

 

Program Includes: 

  • Two nights accommodations in Winnipeg
  •  Return air transportation from Winnipeg to Churchill
  •  Three nights accommodations in Churchill
  • Churchill Town and Area Tour
  •  Itsanitaq Museum
  •  Cultural presentation
  •  Two full-day guided Tundra Buggy Adventures
  • Polar Bears International species expert aboard the Tundra Buggy, exclusive to Frontiers North Adventures
  • Evening cocktail reception and presentation hosted by PBI
  • All meals as indicated
  • All transfers as indicated
  • Led by a Frontiers North Adventures Interpretive Guide

Escorted by: Utah’s Hogle Zoo Director of Conservation, Liz Larsen

Dates: November 4-9, 2018

Cost: approximately $4,897 Per Person, Double Occupancy

For more information call (801) 584-1754.

ITINERARY:

November 4
Salt Lake City / Winnipeg

Guests will arrive into Winnipeg by their own arrangements and check in for the evening at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, conveniently located at the Winnipeg International Airport. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner where guests will meet their Frontiers North Interpretive Guide to review the itinerary and ask any questions. Overnight in Winnipeg. 

November 5 (B,L,D)
Winnipeg/Churchill

After breakfast, 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 past local and historical points of interest such as Cape Merry National Historic Site, the Inukshuk at Town Beach, and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting).

After lunch, the group will explore the Itsanitaq Museum which houses one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times. Later, tuck into dinner at a local restuarant. Overnight in Churchill.

PBearsNovember 6 (B,L,D)

Churchill/On the Tundra

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 Buggy and a Polar Bears International species expert will join guests on board for an in-depth discussion on polar bears and their habitat.

After dinner at a local restaurant, guests will join a Polar Bears International species expert for an evening wine and cheese reception and presentation. Overnight in Churchill.

Located in the heart of polar bear country, the Tundra Buggy Lodge® offers an unique, immersive experience where guests can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside the window. The Lodge consists of two accommodation units, a lounge and cafe, and staff quarters. Viewing platforms connect each unit and allow for outdoor photography. Situated far from the lights of town, the Tundra Buggy® Lodge is the perfect place to view bears all day long and have optimal northern lights viewing at night.

November 7  (B,L,D)

On the Tundra

This morning after breakfast, guests will have some free time to explore the town’s souvenir shops or join an optional acitvity, such as dog sledding or a sightseeing helicopter tour (at additional cost).

After lunch, the group will visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre for an educational presentation about the history of the Churchill area. In the evening after dinner, guests will enjoy a cultural presentation on the history, culture and wildlife of the area. Overnight in Churchill.

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November 8  (B,L,D)

On the Tundra/Winnipeg

After breakfast, the group will depart for their final full-day Tundra Buggy Adventure to continue their search for polar bears, arctic fox, snowy owls and other wildlife. Guests will then be transferred to the Churchill airport for an evening flight back to Winnipeg, with dinner served aloft. Guests will check in and spend the night at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Overnight in Winnipeg.

November 9 (B)

Winnipeg/Salt Lake City

After breakfast, guests may depart Winnipeg at their leisure.


INDIVIDUAL GUEST TERMS & CONDITIONS 

DEPOSIT: $2,000 CAD per person, due at time of booking

Reservations must be accompanied by the guests’ full name.

FULL PAYMENT: Due 120 days prior to departure.

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

• Booking – 120 days prior to departure: $500 CAD per person, non-refundable

• 120 – 61 days prior to departure: 50% of total invoice, non-refundable.

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

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 this trip call 801.584.1754 or email the Zoo’s Director of Conservation, Liz Larsen.

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