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Polar Bears of Canada

(Tour code: CFW17)Canada, the Northern Lights and Majestic Wildlife

Discover a wealth of native wildlife in one of Canada's most secluded regions. From the thrill of husky mushing and the chance to witness the Aurora Borealis, to intimate encounters with one of the most majestic creatures on the planet, the polar bear, this tour will provide you with new experiences, each more unique than the last.

Tour Highlights
  • Winnipeg including city tour
  • Husky dog sledding
  • Two days exploring Canada’s western tundra looking for polar bears
  • Guided tour of Churchill
  • Chance to see the Northern Lights
  • Free time in Winnipeg
  • Two night rail journeys across Canada
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Sleeper Plus Class on VIA Rail
  • 5 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
    2 nights' aboard the VIA Rail Canada service from Churchill to Winnipeg
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Flights
Day 1

Fly to Winnipeg

Our tour begins with a daytime flight firstly to the Canadian capital of Toronto, where we transfer to Winnipeg on an internal flight.

Includes:
  • Scheduled flights
  • In-flight Meal
Manitoba Legislature Building, Winnipeg
Day 2

Winnipeg to Churchill

This morning we set off on an introductory tour of Winnipeg, the 'Gateway to the West'. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in the French Quarter, we return to the airport for our onward flight to the northern Manitoban town of Churchill.

Includes:
  • Winnipeg Tour
Tundra Truck
Day 3

First Polar Bear Excursion

Today we embark on the first of our expeditions to experience these fascinating and beautiful creatures to see how they have adapted to survive in such harsh conditions. The best way to safely get up close and personal with the majestic polar bear is aboard an Arctic Crawler tundra vehicle, which we head out on accompanied by a local wildlife expert. A hot and hearty meal is included out on the tundra, along with drinks and snacks.

Includes:
  • Arctic Crawler Expedition
Huskies
Day 4

Discovering Churchill

We begin today with a guided tour, exploring this cultural city's bayside skyline and nomadic history. This evening we embark on a thrilling adventure across the surrounding frozen landscape, travelling on one of the most unique forms of transport in the world - husky dog sled.

Includes:
  • Churchill Tour
  • Dog-sledding
Arctic Hare
Day 5

The Wildlife of the Canadian Plains

With another day out on the tundra, as well as more polar bears, we will also have the chance to spot other animals. This evening we make our way to Churchill's railway station to board our overnight sleeper service for the three-day trip back to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg
Day 6-7

Fantastic rail journey to Winnipeg

After breakfast this morning, we stop in Thompson, whose history dates back to 6000 BC. This afternoon, sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery as we continue our journey through the snowy northern Canadian landscapes. We arrive in Winnipeg on Day 7.

Winnipeg
Days 8-9

Homeward Bound

This morning you are at leisure in Winnipeg. This afternoon we transfer to the airport for our late evening flight back to London via Toronto, arriving mid-morning on Day 9.

Includes:
  • Scheduled flights
  • In-flight Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

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