Itinerary and Trip Details
Belugas, Bears, and Blooms
July 18 to July 23, 2019
August 8 to August 13, 2019
August 21 to August 26, 2019
$4,849 CAD + 9 % tax
Single Supplement: $875 CAD + 9% tax
Starts: Winnipeg, MB
Ends: Winnipeg, MB
Flights: Winnipeg to Churchill and return—included in tour price
Group size: 22
Fitness Level: Light
Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions
Winnipeg City Tour
After checking into the hotel, you’ll meet your group and interpretive guide. Then we’ll visit historic Winnipeg. Our tour includes the Manitoba Legislative Building, the Exchange District, and St. Boniface—a French-speaking community. We’ll stop at the Forks, where the Assiniboine River and Red River meet.
In the evening, our guide will host a welcome dinner. Get to know your fellow travellers and learn more about our upcoming adventure into the north.
Churchill Area Tour
We begin with our flight to Churchill, over prairie, taiga and tundra. Upon arrival, we’ll tour the area, including Cape Merry and the “Polar Bear Jail”. We’ll walk along the coast of the Hudson Bay—bring your bug spray!
After lunch we’ll visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre and Churchill’s Eskimo Museum, which houses one of the most extensive Inuit Art collections in the world. Our group will enjoy dinner together at a wonderful family-run restaurant.
First Day on the Churchill River
We’ll start with a three-hour boat tour to visit the belugas of the Churchill River. We’ll do a walking excursion at Prince of Wales Fort, where we’ll learn about the famous explorers who lived at the fort in the eighteenth century.
Next, we'll join a local dog musher for an excursion through the boreal forest. Our host will introduce us to his team and explain the importance of dog sledding in northern culture and history.
Beluga Zodiac Tour
Today starts on the river with a Zodiac excursion. This is our chance to get even closer to the extraordinary, curious beluga whales.
In the afternoon, our group has some free time to explore Churchill’s gift shops and local tourist sights. We’ll make sure we get a picture in front of the Inuksuk on the coast of Hudson Bay!
Churchill Wildlife Management Area
Today brings us to the vast and colourful Churchill Wildlife Management Area. In the morning we’ll board a Tundra Buggy in search of summer polar bears, Arctic foxes, hares, and a wild array of plants and flowers.
Our full-day tour allows us to learn all about the local flora and fauna. We’ll have a picnic-style lunch aboard while enjoying the scenery! Then it’s back to the airport for our return flight to Winnipeg, to spend the night at the Four Points Sheraton (included).
You’ll depart Winnipeg at your leisure, depending on your independent travel arrangements.
- Return flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
- Two nights at Winnipeg hotel
- Three nights in Churchill hotel
- All tours as outlined in this itinerary
- Meals, from dinner on day 1 through dinner on day 5
- Interpretive Guide
- Commercial flights to and from Winnipeg
- Personal items
- Mandatory emergency medical and evacuation insurance
- Discretionary trip cancellation and interruption insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Discretionary gratuities
- Any expenses incurred due to changes beyond our control