National Geographic Journeys

Canadian Polar Bear Experience

  • Duration 6 Days
  • Group Size Small Group
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

Imagine watching polar bears in the wild alongside a naturalist expert from Polar Bears International, one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to protecting these amazing animals. The opportunity is yours on this six-day adventure in the vast wilderness of the Canadian Arctic. Sit down to a picnic on the tundra and opt to go dogsledding through the region's breathtaking landscapes on a one-of-a-kind wildlife adventure.

Trip Highlights

Take part in a historical tour of Manitoba Conservation’s polar bear holding facility, visit the Itsanitaq Inuit Museum, witness the northern lights, experience a full day of polar bear-viewing by Tundra Buggy, enjoy a picnic on the tundra

Itinerary - 6 Days

Day 1 Winnipeg (1D)

Arrive at any time. Meet your CEO for a welcome dinner and group meeting.

Day 2 Winnipeg/Churchill (1B)

Catch an early morning flight to Churchill. Upon arrival, enjoy a town and area historical tour including Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility. After, visit the renowned Itsanitaq Inuit Museum which features one of the best collections of Inuit art and artifacts. Later in the evening, set out on a drive through the remote landscape to view the Northern lights (weather dependent).

Day 3 Churchill (1B, 1L)

Set out on a full day excursion to enjoy polar bear viewing by Tundra Buggy with a local/expert guide. Take in the majestic arctic landscape while searching for polar bears, arctic fox, and ptarmigan. Enjoy a full picnic lunch on the tundra. This evening, join representatives from Polar Bears International (PBI) for a private cocktail reception. PBI is the world’s leading polar bear conservation group — dedicated to saving polar bears by saving their habitat. Their focus is on research, education, and stewardship.

Day 4 Churchill (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a free morning to visit some of the local shops or opt to take a dog sledding excursion or helicopter flight. After lunch, visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre for an educational presentation about the National Park Service and its history in the Churchill area. This evening, enjoy an informal talk with a local from Churchill who will talk about what life is like living in a far north, remote Canadian town.

Day 5 Churchill/Winnipeg (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a second excursion in the tundra in search of polar bears and northern wildlife. We are joined by a species expert from Polar Bears International who will share their expertise on polar bears and their habitat. In the evening, fly back to Winnipeg for our final night.

Day 6 Winnipeg (1B)

Depart at any time.

Canadian Polar Bear Experience

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