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There is no experience quite like Manitoba. There is nothing like feeling your heart race as a polar bear strides silently mere metres away. Nowhere else holds the absolute calm of Manitoba’s many fly-in fishing lodges. Nothing thrills like immersing yourself in the different worlds that Winnipeg, our capital city has to offer. Here, our many cultures are ready to welcome you. Canada’s heart beats here. Let yours beat with it.

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The Frontiers North Churchill Town & Tundra tour allows guests to spend time getting to know the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill,while also spending plenty of time on the tundra watching majestic polar bears and other Arctic wildlife,in their natural habitat. 

Experience summer in Canada’s North on an incredible wildlife adventure in Churchill, Manitoba. During July and August, thousands of beluga whales migrate into the Churchill River and the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful blooms. Enjoy the fresh summer air and dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean! Visit Churchill's eclectic shops, enjoy local and regional cuisine, and learn about the culture and history of the area on a tour of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Get up close with playful and curious beluga whales on a boat tour in the river estuary. Then, explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a Tundra Buggy® excursion – you may even get to see the first of the summer polar bears! This summer adventure departs from July through August.

Churchill Wild is the only safari company on the planet specializing in ground-level walking tours in the remote polar bear inhabited regions of the Canadian Arctic. Seven- to nine-day excursions are offered across the various seasons from three exclusive lodges accessible only by private charter aircraft, each on the Hudson Bay coastline and strategically located for maximum polar bear activity. Churchill Wild’s authentic traveller safaris offer bucket list experiences depending on the season – from swimming and kayaking with beluga whales to photographing the stunning landscapes, Northern Lights and awe-inspiring arctic wildlife including polar bears, black bears, arctic fox, wolves and caribou, to name a few. All safaris provide heart-pounding eye level access to the polar bears that inhabit the areas surrounding the lodges. Churchill Wild's all-inclusive safaris are offered from Winnipeg and include all flights, highly skilled and knowledgeable guides, accommodation and meals. The lodges feature all the modern comforts of home (satellite Internet included) and the finest arctic cuisine found north of the 56th parallel! Touch the Arctic!

The Frontiers North Churchill Town & Tundra tour allows guests to spend time getting to know the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill, while also spending plenty of time on the tundra watching majestic polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, in their natural habitat. Guests will spend their first day in Churchill exploring cultural museums, visiting interesting shops and enjoying an afternoon dogsledding program. For the remainder of the tour, guests will enjoy daily full-day Tundra Buggy excursions in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears and other Arctic wildlife are active. This five day/four night tour departs from October through November. An interpretive transfer and two full-day Tundra Buggy Adventures are included.

Visit our north, where polar bears and beluga whales gather in incredible numbers. Venture south, where rural towns mix rich history with the modern day. Or land in Wininpeg and take part in the city’s cultural festivals that fill the year with adventures.

Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Swim with thousands of beluga whales in- Churchill (July-August) 
  2. Stare into the eyes of a polar bear in-Churchill (October-November) 
  3. Canada’s newest National Museum – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg 
  4. Experience Winnipeg, a multi-cultural oasis 
  5. Fish for monster cat Fish in-Lockport 
  6. Walk amongst the bison of Riding Mountain National Park 
  7. Hike the Canadian Shield in Whiteshell Provincial Park 
  8. Endless yellow fields of canola throughout the Interlake region (July-September) 
  9. A dancing sky of aurora borealis-Churchill (February-March) 
  10. Skating on the world’s longest ice rink (January- March) 

Travel Tips:

Manitoba’s diverse ecosystems offer a variety of wildlife, terrain and climate. From prairie to tundra, adventure and nature is around every corner. Be sure to bring your bring your camera, and your sense of adventure!

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius) Seasonal Comments
Summer 13°C to 26°C Prone to high humidity
Winter -13°C to -20°C  

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