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Frontiers North's Big Five Safari

8 Days (7 Nights) | $Pricing on request
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The Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of mega fauna that populate the beautiful province of Manitoba. The journey begins in Winnipeg, the geographic centre of North America. From here, travel overland to the beautiful boreal forests and sloping meadows of Riding Mountain National Park, where you will take daily wildlife safaris in search of moose, black bears and bison. After enjoying the landscape of Manitoba’s southern plains, travel north to the tundra town of Churchill, where you will seek out polar bears and beluga whales. Board a Tundra Buggy® and travel overland into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area where polar bear populations are highest. Then float along the Churchill River with melodic beluga whales by boat. This quintessential Manitoba wildlife tour departs in August.

Day 1: Winnipeg

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Guests will arrive into Winnipeg by their own arrangement and check into the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport. In the evening our Frontiers North Guide will host a meet and greet for tour guests to further discuss the trip itinerary.


Day 2: Winnipeg - Riding Mountain National Park (B,L,D)

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Following breakfast, guests will depart Winnipeg by bus for Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP). In the afternoon, we will stop at the historic East Gate for an introduction to the park. In the evening we embark on a wildlife safari, our first chance to search for moose, black bear and bison. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay at Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast. Itinerary Note: Time will be spent exploring Riding Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas. Wildlife activities each day will begin at first light. These activities will provide the opportunity to spot bison, black bear, moose, elk, deer and other wildlife.


Day 3: Riding Mountain National Park (B,L,D)

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Guests will enjoy a morning wildlife drive on Lake Audy Road before a visit to the interpertive lookout point located within the bison enclosure where we will be joined by an interpreter from Parks Canada. In the afternoon, there will be some free time to explore Wasagaming before a visit to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre for a guided tour. Guests will spend their final night at Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast.


Day 4: Riding Mountain National Park - Winnipeg (B,L,D)

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Our day will start off with an early morning wildlife drive before breakfast. After breakfast we will depart by bus for Winnipeg where we'll have time to enjoy the scenery and stop for a picnic style lunch. Guests will check into a Winnipeg hotel where they will have dinner and can relax before their early morning flight to Churchill.


Day 5: Winnipeg - Churchill (B,L,D)

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After breakfast, we will board an early morning flight for Churchill. Our daily activities during the Churchill portion of the adventure will vary dependent on tide times. Activities in Churchill include: a Churchill Town & Area Tour that will give guests a chance to explore the town and surrounding landscape and learn about the historical and ecological significance of the area; a Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales; a 3-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour, offering guests a chance to get even closer to Churchill's summer belugas; an afternoon program with an area dog sledder where guests will enjoy a mile long dog cart (on wheels) through the boreal forest; and a 6-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where guests will learn about the ecology of the area and have a chance to see Churchill's beautiful summer blooms, incredible northern wildlife and maybe even the first of the summer polar bears. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at local Churchill restaurants and guests will spend their evening at a welcoming Churchill hotel.


Day 6: Churchill (B,L,D)

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Our daily activities during the Churchill portion of the adventure will vary dependent on tide times. Activities in Churchill include: a Churchill Town & Area Tour; a Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales; a 3-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour; an afternoon program with an area dog sledder; and a 6-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at local Churchill restaurants and guests will spend their evening at a welcoming Churchill hotel.


Day 7: Churchill - Winnipeg (B,L,D)

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Our last day in Churchill. Our daily activities during the Churchill portion of the adventure will vary dependent on tide times. Activities in Churchill include: a Churchill Town & Area Tour; a Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales; a 3-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour; an afternoon program with an area dog sledder; and a 6-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. At the end of the day, guests will board their return flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival we will check into the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and enjoy our final group dinner.


Day 8: Depart Winnipeg (B)

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Guests may depart Winnipeg at their leisure.


Package Includes:

  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • All airfare and over land transportation specified
  • Frontiers North interpretive guide
  • Wildlife viewing excursions in Riding Mountain National Park
  • Six-hour Tundra Buggy Adventure
  • Beluga Boat Tour and Zodiac Tour
  • Dog Carting
  • All entrance fees 
2016 Package pricing on request


Pricing is per person, in Canadian Dollars plus applicable taxes

**Tour dates are not guaranteed until minimum number of passengers is reached, you will be advised that the time of booking if your date is a guaranteed departure.

The above pricing and itinerary is subject to seasonal surcharges and operational dates for the suppliers.

Please contact our office for an updated pricing and itinerary for your specific travel date.


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