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Polar Bears in Manitoba

6 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Winnipeg
Wildlife wonders await on this journey to the World's Polar Bear Capital in Canada's icy north. Topping your list of must-sees on this epic voyage are the majestic snow-white bears which skirt the edge of Hudson Bay as the weather turns icy and the frozen waters pave their way to their Arctic hunting grounds. The gateway to the north is none other than vibrant Winnipeg, a cultural, artistic, entertainment and culinary capital whose locals have a gift for enjoying the finer things in life. You'll have an evening to follow their lead, but first join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and trip overview at a local restaurant.

Day 2 Winnipeg - Churchill (1 Night)
No doubt you'll be brimming with excitement as you board your early morning flight to Churchill, on the western shores of Hudson Bay. There's no time to waste as you see many of the area's local and historical highlights, such as Manitoba Conservation's Polar Bear Holding Facility, the 'Miss Piggy' plane wreck and the Inukshuk at Town Beach, symbolising hope and friendship beyond borders. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Itsanitaq Museum, revealing the harsh way of life of the indigenous Inuit people. Then head to Parks Canada Visitor Center, located in Churchill's historic train station. Here you'll join a Local Specialist to learn about Churchill's history as a fur trading centre. After a busy day of sightseeing, you'll enjoy dinner with your travel companions at a local restaurant before settling in for the night. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Churchill - Tundra Buggy Lodge (2 Nights)
You're in for a special treat today as you come face to face with the dog-sledding traditions of the Great Canadian North. Dive into Culture and join a Local Specialist dog-sledding expert to learn all about the traditional and modern Métis lifestyle. You'll hear about Canada's history of dog sledding before experiencing it first hand on an exhilarating ride through the boreal forest on a custom-built cart. Take some time to warm up during lunch at a local restaurant before exploring the town on your terms. Later this afternoon, you'll board a Tundra Buggy and race through the icy wilderness to your accommodation for two nights and one of Trafalgar's Stays with Stories, the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Beyond the bright lights of Churchill in this remote wilderness setting, you'll have the perfect base from which to view and photograph polar bears by day and the Northern Lights at night. Venture outside on the outdoor viewing platforms to snap the perfect shot or relax in the toasty lounge with a book and coffee. Enjoy a delicious meal featuring regional cuisine in its rustic dining hall before turning your eyes skywards to see if Mother Nature has decided to put on a show this evening. Tonight, you'll overnight in comfortable upper or lower sleeping berths, each with its own window and shared bathroom facilities. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Churchill
Embark on a full-day safari through the icy landscapes of Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Keep your eyes peeled for polar bears, arctic fox, ptarmigan and other sub-arctic wildlife as you wind your way through the tundra and consider what life must be like in this inhospitable environment. Return to the Tundra Buggy Lodge later this evening just in time for dinner. After another round of regional delicacies deliciously served up by the lodge chef, you'll have an opportunity to relax in the Thanadelthur Lounge. You could choose instead to head up to the deck to see if the Northern Lights have made an appearance or there are any lurking polar bear visitors in your midst. For greater insights into these magnificent creatures, join a Local Specialist polar bear species expert from Polar Bears International this evening for an exclusive presentation on all things polar bear. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5 Churchill
Leaving Tundra Buggy Lodge behind this morning, you'll embark on yet another day of safari Manitoba-style. Keep your cameras at the ready to capture the resident wildlife in their natural environment or simply sit back and watch the tundra landscapes unfold as you return to Churchill. After a day of exhilarating exploration, you'll board your return evening flight to Winnipeg with dinner on board and check-in to your hotel for your final evening in Winnipeg. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6 Depart Winnipeg
Your encounter with Canada's polar bears at its end, all that's left is to say a fond farewell to your fellow adventurers and board your return flight home. You could choose to extend your stay and explore Winnipeg's vibrant multi-cultural experiences. Delve into its work-hard, play-hard mindset and discover why, even in winter, Winnipeg has a warm heart.

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All This Included
Roam the Great Canadian North on an epic safari through tundra landscapes to discover the home of the polar bears and the indigenous Inuit people who share their icy landscapes.

Dining Highlights

  • 5 Breafast
  • 4 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Included in the price

  • Intra Trip Air Polar Bears in Manitoba
Highlights
Included Highlights
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Istanitaq Museum to learn about the indigenous Inuit people and embark on a dog-sledding adventure (Day 2 & 3)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Parks Canada Visitor Center, boreal forest dog-sledding expert, Hudson Bay naturalist. (Day 2,3,4)
Accommodations
Winnipeg: Lakeview Signature
Churchill: Tundra Buggy Lodge
Notes
  • * A valid passport with at least six months validity after your return date is required.
  • * Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Complimentary Arrival and Departure Transfers are available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details at time of booking and at the very latest upon final payment. They can be added to the reservation at anytime through My Trafalgar on our website: https://www.trafalgar.com/ca or call our Sales Centre.
  • * Departure on the last day of this guided vacation is at leisure.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.