7 Ways to Explore Churchill This Year

In 2021 we are offering a number of ways to experience Churchill, Canada in summer or autumn. Learn which tour is the right one for you!

For those who have always wanted to see the world-renown beluga whale or polar bear migrations, this could finally be the year you check it off the bucket list. Come to Churchill!

When you are able to travel, we have some fantastic trip options for every kind of traveller.

 

#7 Fly Direct from Calgary and Montréal!

A polar bear approaching a Tundra Buggy in Churchill, Canada

©Jessica Burtnick

Exciting news for those in western and eastern Canada who dream of experiencing Churchill - you can now fly direct on our trips from Calgary or Montréal! This means that Churchill's northern lights, beluga whales and polar bears are closer to you than EVER before.

These direct flights make Churchill available for a quick getaway, giving you the opportunity to explore a new and exciting part of the country this year!

See your trip options here

 

#6 A Summer Road Trip (and Train Trip) to Churchill!

VIA Rail Station in Churchill, Canada

©Nikki Clace

Our Belugas, Bears and Blooms - Drive and VIA Rail adventure allows you to travel to Churchill at your own pace—on a summer road trip for the ages! This self-drive adventure combines everything we love about Canadian summers: the incredible wildlife, the great outdoors and exploring new sites with friends and family. Perfect for independent travellers or families who love hitting the open road, this tour lets you drive yourself to Thompson, Manitoba, where you will then catch the train to begin your journey to Churchill to experience the beluga whales.

This is an unescorted tour, meaning you will not have an Interpretive Guide with you, but don't worry, our expertly-planned itinerary and activities will be all you need to have a fantastic adventure!

Learn more about this self-drive adventure

 

#5 Fly to Churchill and Back—in One Day

A polar bear in Churchill, Canada

©Abby Matheson

Short on time? How does the excitement of polar bear viewing all in one day sound? Our One Day Polar Bear Adventure lets you fly private, roundtrip from Winnipeg to Churchill—the Polar Bear Capital of the World—with Dr. Stephen Petersen, Director of Conservation and Research at Assiniboine Park Zoo, and experience a full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area!

Learn more about this one day adventure

 

#4 The All-Inclusive Beluga Whale Experience

Beluga whales in the Churchill River

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For travellers who prefer having an Interpretive Guide show them the way, our classic Belugas, Bears and Blooms trip gives you just that! Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill on a five-day all-inclusive tour that will leave you in awe of Churchill's summer wildlife. This adventure offers the excitement of beluga whale viewing from a Zodiac boat, a Tundra Buggy adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and the opportunity to learn about Churchill history from your knowledgeable guide.

Learn more about this all-inclusive beluga whale adventure

 

#3 To Manitoba's Polar Bears We Go: Drive Yourself to Churchill

VIA Rail Canada train

©VIA Rail Canada

Drive and ride, your way: Our Churchill Town and Tundra Experience - Drive and VIA Rail adventure puts you in the driver's seat and lets you explore Manitoba—and its incredible polar bears—at your own pace! Perfect for independent travellers or families who love hitting the open road, this tour gives you the option to drive yourself to either Thompson, Manitoba or Canora, Saskatchewan, where you will then catch the train to begin your journey to Churchill with VIA Rail Canada.

This is an unescorted tour, meaning you will not have an Interpretive Guide with you, but don't worry, our expertly-planned itinerary and activities will be all you need to have a fantastic adventure!

Learn more about this self-drive adventure

 

#2 Explore the Town of Churchill and See the Polar Bears

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©Jessica Burtnick

For travellers who want to explore the unique town of Churchill, as well as view wild polar bears, our classic Churchill Town and Tundra Experience is for you! Fly private from Winnipeg to Churchill on an all-inclusive tour that will leave you in awe of Churchill's culture, people and wildlife. This hotel-based adventure includes two Tundra Buggy adventures (lots of time for polar bear viewing!) and plenty of opportunities to indulge in the eclectic charm of the community of Churchill.

Learn more about this Churchill town-based adventure

 

#1 Stay at the Exclusive Tundra Buggy Lodge

A polar bear outside of the Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill, Canada

©Sandra Dashney

Imagine a pop-up hotel in the middle of nowhere. No other buildings in sight. No crowds. No sounds of city life. All that’s present is the sound of the wind and the sight of tundra landscape. Inside, the warm wooden interior feels like it’s part of the surrounding nature, not separate from it. Suddenly, a polar bear appears on the horizon, striding its massive paws right past your window.

Welcome to our Tundra Buggy Lodge, open to Canadians looking to explore their country in new ways this year and offering the excitement of adventure travel close to home.

Be where the polar bears are at the Tundra Buggy Lodge

 

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Planning your own adventure to Churchill?

Book the Must-Experience Day Excursion in Churchill

Two polar bears spar in front of a Tundra Buggy in Churchill, Canada

©Alex Berger

A Tundra Buggy Day Tour is the best way to experience the magnificent landscapes and wildlife of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, and is a great way to spend a day if you have already booked your own travel and accommodations. Tundra Buggy Day Tours are available in summer or autumn.

In summer, take in the blooming flowers and sea air coming off of Hudson Bay while searching for incredible summer wildlife, including caribou, arctic fox and ptarmigan.

Learn more about a Summer Tundra Buggy Day Tour

In autumn, search for the majestic polar bear in its natural environment. With a professional Tundra Buggy Driver who knows the land and the animals, they are your best possible guide for a day of wildlife viewing!

Learn more about an Autumn Tundra Buggy Day Tour

 

Your Home Away From Home

The Tundra Inn in Churchill, Canada

©Madeline Grant

If you are looking for Churchill accommodations, look no further than the Tundra Inn, a cozy, family-run hotel located in the heart of town. Close to all amenities of Churchill, the Tundra Inn is the perfect home base for your amazing northern adventure.

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