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Churchill - Polar Bears & Beluga Whales

July 28 - August 2, 2022

Adventure Tour

Few of nature’s marvels match the intense aliveness of an Arctic summer. In a region that's frozen, still and dark for much of the year, the Northland awakens with a burst of energy during these long days when the tundra turns green, wildflowers appear, animals come forth in great flocks and herds, and belugas return for their summer feasting. More than 3,000 of these amiable white whales congregate at the mouth of the Churchill River, and the motorized rafts and kayaks put us at eye level with these often-curious cetaceans. On the surrounding tundra, look for terrestrial wildlife—we may even spot polar bears, their creamy coats contrasting with the rocky shoreline and dark boreal forest. With the remote yet accessible town of Churchill as our base on Hudson Bay, we are surrounded by the flurry of natural wonders a northern summer provides.

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 2 Nights accommodations in Winnipeg
  • 3 Nights accommodations in Churchill
  • Return airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Churchill and area tour
  • Beluga boat and Prince of Wales Fort Tour
  • Beluga Zodiac estuary tour
  • Interpretive dog carting excursion
  • Visits to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre and Itsanitaq Museum
  • Private Tundra Buggy Adventure
  • Breakfast &Dinner daily, 1 Lunch
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Churchill Beluga Whales and Polar Bears
Welcome to Canada North!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a Women's Travel Club Host and transfer to our airport hotel.
The rest of the day is free until we meet this evening with our Frontiers North Interpretive Guide for a welcome dinner and a meeting to review the trip itinerary details.
Accommodations: Signature by Wyndam, Winnipeg Airport

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Churchill Beluga Whales and Polar Bears
Churchill

After breakfast, we depart on an early morning flight from Winnipeg to Churchill.
Upon arrival, the group will set out for a Churchill and area tour visiting local and historical points of interest such as Cape Merry, Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding

Facility and the Inukshuk at Town Beach (weather permitting). Evenings are free to relax, explore Churchill’s authentic shops or discover the SeaWalls Project murals around town.
Accommodations: Tundra Inn (or similar)

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Churchill Beluga Whales and Polar Bears
Churchill

After breakfast, guests will partake in an exhilarating dog carting excursion hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert. Guests will have a chance to meet the

team of friendly dogs, hear stories and enjoy a mile-long ride on a custom-made dog cart through the northern boreal forest.
This afternoon, guests will board a Zodiac and embark on a guided excursion of the Churchill River and estuary. Experience the largest beluga whale population in the world at surface level, so close you could almost reach out and touch them. Dinner awaits this evening at a local restaurant back in town.
Accommodations: Tundra Inn (or similar)

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Churchill Beluga Whales and Polar Bears
Churchill

Following an early morning breakfast, guests will board a Transport Canada approved vessel to view the beluga whales that migrate into the mouth of the Churchill River.

Then, across the river, the group will tour the Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site, the oldest most northerly fort in the country.
This afternoon, step back in time at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre while viewing detailed wildlife dioramas and learning the remarkable history of the fur-trade. Guests will then head to the Itsanitaq Museum which houses one of the most extensive Inuit Art collections in the world before tucking into dinner together at a local restaurant.
Accommodations: Tundra Inn (or similar)

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Churchill Beluga Whales and Polar Bears
Churchill

After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the Tundra Buggy® Dock for a private Tundra Buggy adventure exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management Area at a time when it is full of

flowers, migrating birds and other wildlife such as caribou and arctic fox.A picnic style lunch will be served on the tundra while enjoying the beautiful landscape.
This evening, guests will enjoy one more dinner together at a local restaurant before being transferred to the Churchill Airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg. Guests will check in for the evening at the Lakeview Signature by Wyndham Hotel, Winnipeg Airport.
Accommodations: Signature by Wyndam, Winnipeg Airport

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Churchill Beluga Whales and Polar Bears
Winnipeg

Time to say good-bye to beautiful Canada's beautiful North and fabulous friends you have made along the way. After breakfast, our Arctic summer tour comes to a close depart for the airport as needed for your flight home or continue your adventure with our Alaska Land Tour.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $6189 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $5200 USD
Single Occupancy - $7249 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $6000 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $500 per person due at time of booking.
A second deposit of $2000 CAD due on October 1, 2021

Final Payment due - March 15, 2022

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
The activities on our Churchill wildlife adventure are diverse, requiring general mobility and fitness. This trip involves several walks of approximately 2 miles each in varying climates and environments and can include uneven and slippery terrain. Travelers must be able to walk 2 miles unassisted. Travelers must be able to get into and out of rigid inflatable Zodiac rafts, which can be very unsteady when entering or leaving in rough water. You must also be comfortable changing positions in a moving Zodiac while out on the water. Travelers may have the opportunity to participate in optional kayaking, weather permitting. Though no prior kayaking experience is required, general fitness and mobility, including the ability to get into and out of a kayak, are essential. Travelers must be able to climb in and out of vehicles with as many as four steps many times throughout each day. While travelers are not required to participate in all activities, should you opt out of the day's scheduled activities, we cannot always guarantee that alternatives will be available.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 14 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuitis on meals not included and personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Marianne Southall
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Winnipeg, Manitoba
Depart from Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Polar Bears and Beluga Whales Tour - Lakeview Signature by Wyndham
Lakeview Signature by Wyndham

Relax with contemporary amenities and superior service at Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, offering a free 24/7 shuttle to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), which is less than a kilometer away.

Women's Travel Club Polar Bears and Beluga Whales Tour - Tundra Inn
Tundra Inn Churchill

Located on a quiet side street in the northern town of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, the Tundra Inn offers a peaceful atmosphere that is convenient to Churchill amenities. Tundra Inn is a cozy, family-run hotel that provides comfortable, spacious accommodations that are infused with small town charm.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request