Ultimate Polar Bear Safari (Lazy Bear Lodge)

Prepare to be wowed. On the Ultimate Polar Bear Tour, you will spend two full days on the tundra tracking and observing the majestic polar bear.

Each day you’ll explore more of the Hudson Bay coastline. Along the way, your tour guide/driver will help you look for arctic fox, arctic hare, camouflaged ptarmigan and, if you are lucky, the snowy owl and the gyrfalcon. The Lazy Bear Lodge has new tundra vehicles, dubbed Arctic Crawlers, which drive into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Sometimes curiosity gets the best of the polar bears and they will come right alongside the vehicles to sneak a peek at their visitors. Although we can accommodate as many as 40 in the tundra vehicles we limit the group sizes to approximately 25 for your comfort and convenience. ... Show More »

During your stay at the Lodge, the Cultural and Heritage Tour will take you to historic Cape Merry, the Polar Bear Jail and several sites and short hikes along the coastline. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Winnipeg
    Winnipeg
    • Airport - Coach/Driver
    • At Leisure
    Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Hotel (4*) (or Similar)
  • Day 2 Winnipeg to Churchill
    Winnipeg to Churchill
    • Air - Winnipeg - Churchill - Economy (2 hrs)
    • Airport - Coach/Driver
    • At Leisure
    Lazy Bear Lodge
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Churchill
    Churchill
    • Shared: Polar Bear Exploration - Guide
    • Lunch Included
    Lazy Bear Lodge
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Churchill
    Churchill
    • Shared: Encounters with the Majestic Polar Bears - Guide
    • Lunch Included
    Lazy Bear Lodge
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Churchill to Winnipeg
    Churchill to Winnipeg
    • Cultural & Heritage Tour - Guide
    • Airport - Coach/Driver
    • Air - Churchill - Winnipeg - Economy (2 hrs)
    Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Hotel (4*) (or Similar)
  • Day 6
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Day 1: Winnipeg

Upon your arrival into Winnipeg airport, make your way to your hotel with the complimentary airport shuttle.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Hotel (4*) (or Similar)

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport welcomes you. Ideally located minutes from Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport and within the Winnipeg Airport Industrial Park, you will find this suite hotel in Winnipeg, Canada offers the services and amenities that business and leisure travelers have come to expect from Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Hilton Suites offers 160 guest rooms and 12 meeting rooms allowing us to accommodate most every need. Conveniently located close to all major arteries, Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel is the place to meet. The Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel welcomes your dog or cat, as we are one of the few pet friendly Winnipeg hotels.

Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport

Day 2: Winnipeg - Churchill

Take a charter flight between Winnipeg and Churchill this morning. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.

Join your included airport shuttle service to the Lazy Bear Lodge where you will begin your polar bear adventures.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Lazy Bear Lodge

The Lazy Bear Lodge is located on Churchill's main street, Kelsey Boulevard, and offers the friendliest accommodations in Churchill, Manitoba, complete with handcrafted log buildings and the personal service of a family-owned lodge. The Lazy Bear Lodge offers rustic charm of the 1800's but is the newest and most modern facility in Churchill, with the charming Lazy Bear Cafe serving up indigenous, American, and European dishes. Eat fireside and enjoy homemade northern cuisine like their Pan Fried Arctic Char and Caribou Pepper Steak. Relax by the authentic stone fireplace or step out on the rear viewing deck to admire the northern lights, arctic foxes and the occasional dogsledder.

Churchill
Churchill
Lazy Bear Lodge
Lazy Bear Lodge

Day 3: Churchill

On this polar bear safari, you will spend two full days on the tundra in search of the majestic polar bear. After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for the day from the Lazy Bear Lodge for your Polar Bear Adventure. Each day you’ll explore more of the Hudson Bay coastline with a driver/guide who will lead you through our wildlife viewing area in search of arctic fox, arctic hare, camouflaged ptarmigan and, if you are lucky, the snowy owl and the gyrfalcon.

You will spend one day on the large and comfortable Lazy Bear Lodge Tundra Vehicle with the other on the more nimble Lazy Bear Lodge Wildlife Viewing Bus. During one of your days on a tundra vehicle you may travel just below the tree line in the boreal forest. Both vehicles are equipped with a propane furnace, bathroom facility, and a rear viewing deck so you can safely stand outside while photographing. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 25 for your comfort and convenience. You will be served a hearty lunch, hot drinks and snacks during the tour.

Peak polar bear season is from October to November.

Accommodation: Lazy Bear Lodge

Day 4: Churchill

Enjoy another day out in the Tundra as you explore the area searching for polar bears! Enjoy a great hot lunch mid day before being brought back to your hotel at day's end.

Accommodation: Lazy Bear Lodge

Day 5: Churchill - Winnipeg

Enjoy the day as you are accompanied by a Local Guide to discover the rich local culture and heritage. This tour will take you to historic Cape Merry, where the Churchill River spills into the bay, and several sites and short hikes along the coastline. It has a wealth of history and natural beauty you won't want to miss. You will visit the Polar Bear Jail where polar bears who get too close to town are kept before their release.

Join your included shuttle service to the airport for your departure back to Winnipeg.

Join your charter flight between Churchill and Winnipeg. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.

Accommodation: Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Hotel (4*) (or Similar)

Day 6:

Accommodation:

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Hotel (4*) (or Similar): Winnipeg

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport welcomes you. Ideally located minutes from Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport and within the Winnipeg Airport Industrial Park, you will find this suite hotel in Winnipeg, Canada offers the services and amenities that business and leisure travelers have come to expect from Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Hilton Suites offers 160 guest rooms and 12 meeting rooms allowing us to accommodate most every need. Conveniently located close to all major arteries, Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel is the place to meet. The Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel welcomes your dog or cat, as we are one of the few pet friendly Winnipeg hotels.

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport

Lazy Bear Lodge: Churchill

The Lazy Bear Lodge is located on Churchill's main street, Kelsey Boulevard, and offers the friendliest accommodations in Churchill, Manitoba, complete with handcrafted log buildings and the personal service of a family-owned lodge. The Lazy Bear Lodge offers rustic charm of the 1800's but is the newest and most modern facility in Churchill, with the charming Lazy Bear Cafe serving up indigenous, American, and European dishes. Eat fireside and enjoy homemade northern cuisine like their Pan Fried Arctic Char and Caribou Pepper Steak. Relax by the authentic stone fireplace or step out on the rear viewing deck to admire the northern lights, arctic foxes and the occasional dogsledder.

Lazy Bear Lodge
Lazy Bear Lodge

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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