During the summer months of July & August, the Churchill River is teeming with beluga whales who migrate into the warm shallow waters to give birth and feed on small fish. Known as “Canaries of the Sea”, these friendly and inquisitive creatures will capture your heart as you enjoy their whale song by boat, zodiac or kayak. While on land, enjoy the view as the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful blooms. Exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management by Tundra Buggy, you will have the chance to see a multitude of northern wildlife. You might even have the opportunity to see the first of the summer polar bears as they migrate into the area.
• International flights with Air Transat
• Seat selection included
• Return internal flight Toronto - Winnipeg
• 2 nights accommodation in Winnipeg
• 3 nights accommodation in Churchill
• Meals (3 breakfast, 1 lunch)
• Provincial hotel tax
• Return flight Winnipeg - Churchill
• Churchill and surrounding area tour
• Boat tour including Fort Prince of Wales
• Beluga zodiac tour
• Tundra Buggy® excursion
• Eskimo Museum
• Parks Canada Interpretive Centre Tour
Day 1 - Fly to Toronto
Arive in Toronto and head to your airport hotel. You can either relax before your early flight the next day and take the time to explore the city.
Day 2 - Fly to Winnipeg
Your adventure begins in WInnipeg, gateway to your Churchill adventures. After checking into your hotel, meet the rest of the tour group and your interpretive guide. Your first order of business is a journey of discovery through the beautiful city of Winnipeg. You will tour Manitoba's largest city by bus with stops at the infamous Manitoba legislative building, the Historical Exchange District, a visit to St. Boniface, a charming French-speaking community in the heart of the city and a stop at the forks, Winnipeg's most celebrated public spce and the spot where the Assiniboine River and Red River meet. In the evening, your guide hosts a welcome dinner for your tour group so you can get to know each other and learn more about the upcoming adventure into the North.
Day 3 - Fly to Churchill
Your second day starts off with an early morning flight to Churchill. The two hour flight takes you from the prairies of Central Manitoba oever Boreal forest and taiga and final to the colourful tundra of Churchill. Upon landing, you will set out on a churchill town & area tour to explore the surroundings. Your guide will tell you about the historical significance of the places we visited: Cape Merry; the site of a crashed airplane known by locals as Miss Piggy and Manitoba Conservation's Polar Bear Holding Facility (aka Polar Bear Jail). After lunch, you will spend some time visiting the Park Canada Interpretive Centre and Churchill's Eskimo Museum, which houses one of the most extensive Inuit art collections in the world. After a full first day in Churchill, your group will enjoy a dinner at a wonderful little family-run restaurant.
Day 4 - First day on the Churchill River
Today is your first encounter with Churchill's beautiful beluga Whales! You will start your day with a three-hour boat tour on the Churchill River, zipping up and down the river besides pods of curious whales. The boat tour also includes a stop for a walking tour at the historical Prince of Whales Fort where you will learn about the famous explorers who lived at the fort in the 18th Century and how they managed to survive in Churchill's harsh climate. Next, you will join a local dog mush for an exciting dog carting excursion through the boreal forest!
Day 5 - Churchill Wildlife Management Area
Day 5 will bring you on a adventure into the vast and colourful Chrchill Wildlife Management Area. In the morning, you'll hop on a wold famous Tundra Buggy and head out onto the tundra in search of Summer Polar Bears, Artic foxes, Hares and more types of Plants and flowers than you can imagine growing in the north. You will learn about the different types of plants and animal life that are native to the Churchill area.
Day 6 - Beluga Zodiac Tour
Your final morning in Churchill starts on the river on a zodiac boat tour, giving us a chance to get even closer to the extraordinary friendly beluga whales. Take some time in the afternoon to explore Churchill's gift shops and local tourist sights. Take a picture in front of the Inukshuk on the coast of the Hudson's Bay. It is then time to head back to the airport for your return flight to Winnipeg where your group will check back into your hotel for a good night's rest full of memories.
Day 7 - Fly home - End of the tour
It is time to leave Winnipeg and head back to Toronto for your international flight home. Why not explore some more by adding a few extra days ?Want to alter anything?
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2019 Departures dates:
Jul 05, 12, 17, 24, 31
Aug 09, 16