Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure

A close encounter with the king of the Arctic in its natural surroundings.
Each time you are on our Arctic Crawler™, you’ll explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and other viewing areas as amazing opportunities arise. 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 the Churchill 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.
Your Journey Starts
Season:
October - November
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

Part 1 of the Churchill Heritage tour

Check-in at Lazy Bear Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Arctic Crawler™ Tundra Tour

Arctic Crawler™ Tundra Tour in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area

Dog Mushing Experience

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Arctic Crawler™ Tundra Tour

Arctic Crawler™ Tundra Tour in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (lunch, snacks and beverages included)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Churchill Heritage Tour & Churchill to Winnipeg

Check-out from Lazy Bear Lodge

Part 2 of the Churchill Heritage Tour

Transfer to airport to depart for Winnipeg

Flight from Churchill to Winnipeg

Check-in at Winnipeg hotel

Day 6

Winnipeg

Check-out from Winnipeg hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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For enhanced polar bear viewing on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, in 2019 we introduced our new, custom-built, state of the art Arctic Crawler™ tundra vehicles. Our tundra vehicles contain all the modern amenities including USB ports. On your tour, you will head to the Polar Bear gathering spot on the Hudson Bay where bears wait for the winter icepack to freeze. Curious and far from shy, these bears may come alongside the vehicle to sneak a peek at their visitors.

During your stay at the Lodge, the Churchill 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 1 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! You will learn how the dogs are trained, plus hear many entertaining stories. In Churchill, the Northern Lights can make an appearance about 300 nights of the year, so if weather permits, there will also be an opportunity to see them.

What Our Adventure offers

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

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

Two Arctic Crawler™ excursions in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area

Churchill Heritage tour

Dog Mushing experience

Professional Tour Guide over the 5 days in Churchill.

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

This was an unbelievable trip. Deacon and Eric were very knowledgeable - the staff at the Lodge was accommodating and fantastic. We saw lots of bear activity including mums with cubs, and a couple of highly interactive and engaging bears. Total count was high - perhaps 30 over two days? I travelled with my 82 year old mother and staff were very solicitous.

Did I mention the food? Really good - including local specialties such as Elk (amazing!). Overall highly recommended and I am looking at coming back for Belugas and Bears in the summer! The Dog Sledding was excellent as well.

Ellen E

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Adventure Dates & Prices

8 – 13

October, 2024 - Limited Availability

11 – 17

October, 2024 - Limited Availability

15 – 20

October, 2024

18 – 23

October, 2024

21 – 26

October, 2024

24 – 29

October, 2024 (Sold Out)

October 30 – November 4

2024 - Limited Availability

5 – 10

November, 2024 (Sold Out)

8 – 13

November, 2024 - Limited Availability

11– 16

November, 2024

14 – 19

November, 2024

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

Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure

Season:
October - November
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Duration:
5 Nights
$6,500*
USD
$9,025*
CAD

Additional Info

Age Requirement:

This adventure is limited to children 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

  • Above rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • For single supplement add:
    • $1,500.00 CAD for October 8th, 11th, 15th and November 11th and 14th dates.
    • $2,000.00 CAD for October 18th to November 8th inclusive.
- All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

* Prices subject to change.

Travel Packing Checklist

Things you must have
Long underwear, snug but comfortable fitting outerwear, and a fleece jacket or sweater. Outer clothing should consist of a windproof material, with an attached hood or very warm hat.
We highly recommend a pair of ski or wind pants to keep heat around your torso and lower body. A jacket alone will not do this.
Gloves should have ample insulation. Gloves may look like ski gloves and should have an upper extension to cover your wrist as well as your hands.
Warm boots with thick insulation and good grip, such as Sorel and Kamik, are a must.
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

Expeditioners Toolkit:

Got questions? We've got answers. From packing tips to expedition details, find everything you need to prepare for your Arctic adventure.
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Are there age restrictions for the Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure?

This expedition is limited to children 8 and 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 in October or November?

You will have the opportunity to do helicopter tours, visit the Parks Canada center at the Churchill train station where they provide films, slideshows and lectures to visitors and see the Itsanitaq Museum.

Dog Mushing is included in the Expedition.

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 October and November?

The average temperature in October is about 0 to -10 degrees Celsius (32 to 14 Fahrenheit) and in November about -5 to -20 degrees Celsius (23 to -4 Fahrenheit).

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 winter trip?

We recommend bringing warm and layered clothing to prepare for wind, snow, and freezing temperatures. (Even though our tour vehicles are heated, you will need to stay warm when on the viewing deck and while the windows are open.)

  • Long underwear, snug but comfortable fitting outerwear, and a fleece jacket or sweater. Outer clothing should consist of a windproof material, with an attached hood or very warm hat.
  • We highly recommend a pair of ski or wind pants to keep heat around your torso and lower body. A jacket alone will not do this.
  • Gloves should have ample insulation. Gloves may look like ski gloves and should have an upper extension to cover your wrist as well as your hands.
  • Warm boots with thick insulation and good grip, such as Sorel and Kamik, are a must.
  • 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.
Do you go into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area?

The Churchill Wildlife Management Area is a coveted area with limited access and predesignated trails to protect and preserve the Polar Bears natural habitat. We hold permits that gain us equal access to this area allowing you the best and most intimate opportunity for Polar Bear viewing.

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