Bears and Aurora Arctic Adventure

Marvel at the Northern Lights and observe polar bears in a stunning arctic landscape.
Experience fabulous fall colours, fantastic wildlife, and an unforgettable experience at Lazy Bear Lodge that will last a lifetime! During your adventure to historic Churchill, Manitoba your days will be packed with colourful adventure, and an immersion into the culture of Churchill. You will have an opportunity to view the Northern Lights each evening weather depending. Each day, you’ll return home to our wood-fire heated log lodge, sumptuous local cuisine at our Lazy Bear Café, and your private room with all the modern amenities. Soar over the vast tundra in a helicopter while enjoying views of the magnificent coastline of Hudson Bay and the town of Churchill. Look for Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, Moose, Caribou, Red and Arctic Fox, Ptarmigan and Arctic Hare.
Your Journey Starts
Season:
August - September
Duration:
5 Nights
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Adventure Plans & Activities

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Day 1

Winnipeg

Upon arrival, make your own way to the Winnipeg hotel. Free day to explore Winnipeg

Day 2

Winnipeg to Churchill

Check out from Winnipeg hotel. Group transfer included to the airport if designated hotel is included

Flight from Winnipeg to Churchill

Check-in at Lazy Bear Lodge

Churchill Heritage Tour, includes exploring Cape Merry and an outside tour of the 'Polar Bear Jail' among many other historic sites (approx. 2-3 hours)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Helicopter Tour & Parks Canada Presentation

Helicopter Tour (approx. 1.5 hours)

Parks Canada Interpretive Presentation (approx. 1 hour)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Zodiac Excursion, Arctic Crawler™ Excursion & Dog Mushing

Zodiac Boat Excursion (weather dependent) (approx. 2 hours)

Arctic Crawler™ Excursion

Dog Mushing Experience

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Churchill to Winnipeg

Check-out from Lazy Bear Lodge

Transfer to airport to depart for Winnipeg

Flight from Churchill to Winnipeg

Check-in at Winnipeg hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6

Winnipeg

Check-out from Winnipeg hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Hop on a Tundra Tour to the Churchill Wildlife Management Area aboard our brand new, custom-built, state of the art Arctic Crawler™ tundra vehicles with all the modern amenities including USB ports, with a chance to view various wildlife including Arctic Fox, Ptarmigan, Arctic Hare and sometimes even Polar Bears.

Take a cruise down the Churchill River, to meet and greet our "Ambassadors of the North", the gentle and curious Beluga Whales!

You will have a Dog Mushing experience which includes an exhilarating 1 mile dog mushing ride. The dogs love to run whether or not there is snow. Spend time with the dogs, learn how they are trained and hear many entertaining stories.

You will have a Churchill Heritage Tour of the town plus a Parks Canada presentation.

What Our Adventure offers

Three nights at Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill and Two nights in Winnipeg (one pre- and one post-adventure)

Opportunity to see the Northern Lights all 3 evenings

Roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill

Group transfer from the designated Winnipeg hotel to the airport on Day 2

Shuttle service in Churchill included upon arrival and departure

Helicopter Excursion (approx. 1.5 hours)

Arctic Crawler™ excursion

Dog Mushing experience

Zodiac Boat Excursion (weather dependent)

Churchill Heritage tour

Parks Canada Presentation

Professional Tour Guide

Meals provided by the Lazy Bear Café and included in your adventure

The 1.5 hour helicopter tour was fantastic! - the time in the helicopter makes a huge difference compared to a shorter ride; The zodiac tour was also fantastic. Tour guide Jason was fantastic. Seeing the Northern Lights was also fantastic-Jason took our group, 10 pm - 12 am to see the Northern Lights near Miss Piggy, which was really appreciated… The Boreal walk was excellent. The cultural/heritage tour and Churchill Northern Studies walk/presentation (by the director) were very good.

Jotham S. , CA, USA

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Adventure Dates & Prices

August 29 – September 3

2024

1 – 7
September, 2024 - Limited Availability

5 - 10
September, 2024 (Sold Out)

Please check for current availability prior to booking flights to Winnipeg.

Bears & Aurora Arctic Adventure

Season:
August - September
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Duration:
5 Nights
$4,500*
USD
$6,200*
CAD

Additional Info

Age Requirement:

Our Bears & Aurora Arctic Adventure is recommended for ages 8 & up.

Physical Rating:

Easy: Light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels.

Rates:
  • Invoiced in CAD funds
  • Payments to be received in CAD funds
  • Displayed USD prices are approximate conversions. Actual charges may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations at the time of booking

Notes

  • Per person, based on double occupancy, single supplement add $525.00 CDN.
- All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

* Prices subject to change.

Travel Packing Checklist

Things you must have
Loose fitting clothing, long socks, closed-toed shoes and a long-sleeved shirt and pants for cooler days or bug days
A wind breaker/sweatshirt/fall jacket for possible cool days, waterproof jacket and pants
Thermal under clothing, a toque (a close fitting hat covering your ears), mittens or gloves for the boat tours
Hiking shoes or runners
A good shade hat, sun glasses, binoculars, camera
Spare batteries for each camera type you bring
Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets.
We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do

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Are there age restrictions for the Bears & Aurora Arctic Adventure?

Our Bears & Aurora Arctic Adventure is recommended for ages 8 & up.

What is a single supplement fee?

A single supplement fee covers the loss of income by the lodge when one single person occupies a room. That person pays a premium as room availability is limited during our operating seasons.

What other things are there to do in Churchill at this time of year?

You can also visit the gift shops and the Parks Canada center at the Churchill train station in your free time where they provide films, slideshows and lectures to visitors (based on availability).

What type of planes will we be flying in from Winnipeg to Churchill and return?

Your flight between Winnipeg and Churchill will be with Calm-air on either a chartered or regular flight (either an ATR 42 or ATR 72). Further instructions will be provided upon booking and/or with your travel documents.

What are the typical temperatures in Churchill in September?

The average temperature in September is between 2 and 9 degrees Celsius (35 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit). It might feel cooler because of wind so be sure to bring the recommended clothing.

What payment types are accepted?

Winnipeg Office: For Reservations in Winnipeg we accept Visa and MasterCard. All payments are charged in Canadian Funds. If applicable, funds will be converted to US Funds by your credit card company at the exchange rate they use at the time of processing.

At The Lodge: Lazy Bear Expeditions, Lodge & Café accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and cash.

US credit card or debit: US and Canadian currencies are accepted. All payments are charged in Canadian Funds and converted to US Funds by your bank or credit card company at the exchange rate they use at the time of processing.

Cash: It is best to bring Canadian Funds because US Funds are accepted at par with Canadian currency.

What should I pack for this fall trip?

The weather in September can vary quite significantly. There can be warmer days and cooler days so it is important to layer your clothing. Warm clothing is recommended. We recommend packing the following:

  • Loose fitting clothing, long socks, long-sleeved shirt and pants for cooler days (be sure to layer)
  • A wind breaker/light rain jacket/sweatshirt/fleece jacket/warm fall jacket for cooler days
  • Thermal under clothing, a touque (a close fitting hat covering your ears), mittens or gloves for the boat and walking tour
  • Hiking shoes or runners with ankle support
  • A good shade hat, sun glasses, binoculars, camera
  • Spare batteries for each camera type you bring
  • Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets
  • We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do

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