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CHURCHILL POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE

Sample Itinerary

Ever wanted to see the polar bears? Well, this is your chance to join the ultimate Polar Bear Adventure!

Each day you’ll explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and other viewing areas as opportunities arise, observing the Polar Bear up close and personal. Along the way, look for Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Camouflaged Ptarmigan, and other wildlife. You’ll also have a Dog Mushing Experience (evening or afternoon, weather depending) and a Cultural and Heritage Tour of historic Churchill, Manitoba.
After your day’s adventures, you’ll return home to our cozy wood-fire heated log lodge, sumptuous local cuisine at our Lazy Bear Café, and your warm room with comfy beds and all the modern amenities.

Highlights

  • Spending 3 nights in the Polar Bear Capital of the World – Churchill, Canada
  • Searching for polar bears & other wildlife on two Arctic Crawlers™ excursions
  • Have fun dog mushing
  • Enjoying a cultural & heritage tour of Churchill
  • Learning about life in Northern Canada from locals

STARTS AT

$5830

USD per Person

THIS IS A CUSTOMIZABLE ITINERARY FOR GROUPS OF ALL SIZES.
DATES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.


  • Three nights at Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill and Two nights in Winnipeg (one pre- and one post-adventure)
  • Shuttle Service between the airport and the Hotel/Lodge upon arrival and departure in Winnipeg and Churchill. Luggage handling included in Churchill.
  • Round-trip service between Winnipeg and Churchill by aircraft
  • Two Arctic Crawler™ excursions
  • Cultural and Heritage Tour
  • Dog Mushing experience
  • Parks Canada Presentation
  • Itsanitaq Museum (based on availability)
  • Naturalist Tour Guide over the 4 days in Churchill.
  • Meals provided by the Lazy Bear Café including:
  • All Breakfasts
  • Lunch provided on each Tundra Tour
  • Dinner at Lazy Bear Café: a dinner entrée, soup or side salad, house dessert and a regular coffee, tea or pop

Intro

In 2019 we introduced our brand new, custom-built, state of the art Arctic Crawler™ tundra vehicles for Polar Bear viewing out on the tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, with all the modern amenities including USB ports. You will head to the Polar Bear gathering spot where the bears wait for the winter icepack to freeze on the Hudson Bay. Curious and far from shy, the bears will sometimes come right alongside the vehicles to sneak a peek at their visitors.
During your stay at the Lodge, the Cultural and Heritage Tour takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area.  You will explore the various historic sites including Cape Merry, an outside tour of the Polar Bear Jail, the famous plane crash site of “Miss Piggy”, and many other historic spots that make Churchill the town it is today.
You will have an evening (or afternoon, weather depending) Dog Mushing experience which includes an approximate 1-2-mile dog mushing ride. The ride will be on sleds if there is snow, and on wheels, if there is none. Since the dogs love to run, either ride will be exhilarating! Inside a warm tent with fresh bannock, local berry jam, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea, you will learn how the dogs are trained, plus hear many entertaining stories. In Churchill, the Northern Lights can make an appearance about 300 out of 365 days a year, so if weather permits, there will also be an opportunity to see them.
*Lazy Bear Expeditions is unable to guarantee wildlife, however, we will do everything in our power to make the adventure the best it can be!
Please inquire about customizations for group or individual reservations HERE. Customizations can include additional Winnipeg nights and/or additional tours (based on availability).

DAY 1

  • Arrive at Winnipeg hotel. Free day to explore Winnipeg

DAY 2

  • Check-out from Winnipeg hotel and Transfer to airport for departure to Churchill
  • Flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Check-in to Lazy Bear Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, One dinner entrée at the Lazy Bear Café on any night of your choice.

DAY 3

  • Arctic Crawler™ Tundra Tour excursion (lunch, snacks and beverages included)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4

  • Morning Cultural and Heritage Tour
  • Dog Mushing Experience (evening or afternoon, weather depending)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5

  • Check-out from Lazy Bear Lodge
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Presentation
  • Arctic Crawler™ Tundra Tour excursion (lunch, snacks and beverages included)
  • Transfer to airport for departure to Winnipeg
  • Flight from Churchill to Winnipeg (shuttle service included)
  • Check-in to Winnipeg hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6

  • Check-out from Winnipeg hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour Exclusions

  • International Flights (can be arranged through us [email protected])
  • Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through us [email protected])
  • Beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Services and entrances not mentioned above
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Tips/Gratuities for housekeeping, service staff, drivers, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTES

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change. Although we always do our best to stick to the itinerary, due to the ever-changing nature of Morocco, activities, hotels, and visits are subject to change due to forces beyond our control.

FLIGHTS: Please do not purchase your flights until this tour is confirmed.

PASSPORTS: Must be valid for at least 6 months upon return date to your home country. Proper documentation is the responsibility of each traveller.

VISAS: (responsibility of the traveller)

Travel Insurance

Cancellation, Travel, Flight, and Health insurance are required and are the responsibility of the participant to research and secure the appropriate coverage. Click HERE for a Travel Insurance Quote or please email [email protected] for a quote.

Check with your local travel agent /insurance provider/health plan for advice about traveling overseas.

Waiver Form

All participants will be required to sign a Waiver Form prior to departure.

Accommodation*:

Winnipeg – TBD at time of booking

Churchill – Lazy Bear Lodge
At Lazy Bear Lodge, the thrill of the arctic doesn’t end when you return to the Lodge. That’s because the Lodge itself is an authentic northern wonder!

This is no regular log cabin. The timber was reclaimed from a fire in the boreal forest. Using hand tools, the logs fit together so well as to appear as if they were melted into each other. The windows were recycled from an 1800’s Hudson Bay Trading Post, and if you look closely, you’ll see the characteristic wave of the old glass.

Come inside and feel the warmth of the massive stone fireplace, crafted from a 20,000 pound block of stone and mortar. Even the floor came from recycled Douglas Fir from the Canadian National Railway warehouse built in the early 1920’s.

The stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge is as unique an adventure as the expeditions you choose.

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