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Polar Bears & Beluga Whales
With beluga whales filling the bay and polar bears roaming the shoreline, summer is a lovely time to visit Churchill to experience this amazing wildlife spectacle.
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Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for hosting polar bears in the fall. During summer, visitors have the opportunity to possibly spot polar bears along the local shores—swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers—before they return to the pack ice when it forms in early winter. Summertime is also when the bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales—who come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters—as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. Come and see this annual exhibition that can only be found here in the Canadian north, and meet the local people who call it home. Pioneering spirits and welcoming smiles are waiting for you.


Program Highlights:
  • Begin in Winnipeg with a private reception and three-course welcome dinner at Assiniboine Park Zoo along with a presentation on polar bears.
  • In Churchill, stay at the iconic Lazy Bear Lodge, hand-built by local pioneer Wally Daudrich from boreal forest timbers and stone.
  • Explore Churchill's waterfront area including panoramic visits to the sites of Miss Piggy Plane Crash, Polar Bear "Jail," and Cape Merry.
  • Enjoy a 6-8 hour Hudson Bay area tour, on board a custom-designed viewing boat to spot for beluga whales, seals, a multitude of birds, and perhaps a few polar bears.
  • Embark on Zodiacs to see and experience pods of friendly beluga whales up close, and watch the shoreline for other wildlife.
  • Take a Summer Tundra Tour on the Arctic Crawler to observe wildlife and vegetation.
  • Meet an energetic team of huskies and their experienced handler, then climb into a dog cart for your own exciting ride.
  • What's included: 6 nights hotel and lodge accommodations; 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners including a special welcome reception and dinner plus a farewell reception; all excursion transportation and entry fees; full guiding services of an Orbridge Expedition Leader and a local guide; and all gratuities.