Join Seacoast Science Center for an eco-adventure in Churchill, Manitoba for a Polar Bear Tour with expert naturalists from Frontiers North Adventures!
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - Monday, October 28, 2019
About our Polar Bear Eco-Adventure
Join us for an incredible and unique opportunity to view polar bears in their natural environment in the Polar Bear Capital of the World! Our tour guides, Frontiers North Adventures, will bring us up close and personal with Canada’s largest land mammals in their world-famous Tundra Buggies® and Tundra Buggy Lodge situated in the heart of polar bear country. We will:
- View polar bears as they flock to Churchill, a small coastal town located on the coast of the historic Hudson Bay
- Travel in Frontiers North’s Tundra Buggies®, the best and safest way to view polar bears in their natural
environment, with the most access to the Churchill Wildlife Management Area
- Learn about the wildlife, history, and culture of Canada’s north from experts tour guides
- Experience the wide-open landscapes, incredible wildlife, and warm-hearted people of the north
- Tour local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including Cape Merry, Port of Churchill
and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility
- Enjoy an exhilarating Dogsledding excursion with Wapusk Adventures and join the musher’s for hot chocolate and freshly made bannock after your ride
- Enjoy evening presentations by Polar Bears International’s top researchers and scientists
- View the dancing northern lights from a roof-top observation deck (if conditions allow)
Polar bears depend on the sea ice environment for traveling, hunting, mating, and resting. With global warming most pronounced in the Arctic, it has been projected that we could have nearly ice-free summers in the Arctic by mid-century. Find out how the polar bear population is being monitored, how they are responding to the declining ice, what communities are doing about the increased human-polar bear conflict as they spend more time on land, and how you can help.
About Frontiers North Adventures
Frontiers North Adventures’ mission is to inspire guests with quality nature experiences, in a sustainable and responsible manner, providing them with the opportunity to view and photograph the wildlife of the North as well as learn about culture, history and customs. Frontiers North Adventures works proactively with Conservation Manitoba and Parks Canada to set standards for its industry and ensure that they are conducting business in the most responsible manner possible. Frontiers North is a strong supporter of the polar bear conservation efforts of Polar Bears International, both monetarily as well as hands-on. Their Tundra Buggies travel only on exisitng trails that were created long before their tours began operating.
Pre- and post-tour evening accommodations are at the Sheraton Hotel at the Winnipeg International Airport; three touring evenings will be spent in the Tundra Buggy Lodge.
Wednesday, October 23: Arrive in Winnipeg (check in starts at 3:00 pm). Orientation at 9:00 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg Airport. Overnight at the Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg Airport. No meals included.
Thursday, October 24: Early morning flight to Churchill, and a guided tour of the area upon landing, followed by a dogsledding excursion. Transfer to launch site around 4:30 pm. Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge. (Meals B,L,D)
Friday, October 25: Full day Tundra Buggy Adventure. Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge (Meals B,L,D)
Saturday, October 26: Full day Tundra Buggy Adventure. Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge (Meals B,L,D)
Sunday, October 27: Full day Tundra Buggy Adventure. Transfer to airport for evening flight back to Winnipeg. Overnight at the Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg Airport. (Meals B,L,D)
Monday, October 28: No activities scheduled. No meals included. Depart Winnipeg at leisure.
$6,999 per person
A $560 deposit is required to secure your spot. Single supplement: $200. Full payment is due by June 10, 2019.
Included in price: airfare and airport transfers for all guests on scheduled arrival and departure dates, hotel and lodge accommodations for 5 nights, all meals on 10/24-27, all excursions as included in itinerary, and taxes.
Price does not include: transfers for dates other than scheduled arrival/departure, additional nights, alcohol or soft drinks, and tips for guides and drivers.
There is a maximum group size of 20 guests on a 40 passenger Tundra Buggy.
A portion of your trip-cost is tax-deductible, as it supports the Seacoast Science Center!