Polar Bear Viewing

Tundra Buggy Tour
ex Churchill

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Experience some of the world’s best polar bear viewing

Experience one of the world’s greatest polar bear viewing  on the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba in both summer and winter. Each year in the autumn, scores of polar bears gather near Churchill, waiting for the bay to freeze over so that they can venture out onto the ice to hunt seals, their favourite prey. The world’s largest carnivore, these magnificent animals can weigh up to 500 kg and stand up to 3 metres tall.

Our polar bear viewing programs allow viewing from specially designed all-terrain vehicles called Tundra Buggies® which permit passengers to watch and photograph the polar bears safely at close quarters. Buggies are heated, have washrooms and opening windows offering exceptional comfort as well as an exceptional view of wildlife in northern Manitoba. The experience aboard is unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.

Organising your polar bear tour

Step 1
Choose your styles of tours

Adventurer

Larger-sized groups
Shorter programs with minimal community activities

Enthusiast

Medium-sized groups
Led by an Interpretive Guide.
History, culture and bear viewing. Activities include dogsledding, museum visits and slide presentations

Specialist

Small-sized groups
Guided by a Photo Specialist
Most amount of time spent on the tundra with polar bears

Step 2
Choose where to stay. We offer visitors two options:

Alternative Summer Tour

If you’re planning to visit in summer, consider our “Belugas, Bears & Blooms” tour. This 6 day/5 night adventure begins in Winnipeg, where you’ll encounter extraordinarily friendly beluga whales by the thousands as you cruise the Churchill River by Zodiac. There’s also time to scour the wildflower-carpeted tundra in the vast Churchill Wildlife Management Area on board a custom-designed Tundra Buggy in search of polar bears and other iconic Arctic wildlife including foxes and hares.

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Polar Bears in Summer

Canada Tours & Cruises

Our Canada tours include a range of hotels, wilderness lodges, rail tours, cruises and adventures which can be combined in an itinerary tailor made to suit your interests, style and budget. Choose from one of our featured itineraries or let us tailor make an itinerary to suit your interests, style and budget.

Bears, Belugas & Birds

The tiny town of Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay is the gateway to polar bear viewing in the region. Nicknamed the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” this itinerary see’s guests staying at the

Knight Inlet Lodge

A secluded lodge with a well-established reputation for excellent grizzly bear viewing from special tree stands or by boat depending on the season.

Polar Bears Manitoba

Churchill in Manitoba, Canada offers some of the world's best polar bear viewing experiences in both summer and winter, with travellers given the chance to travel aboard the amazing Tundra Buggy.

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