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Belugas, Bears and Blooms in Churchill

Summer in Churchill, Manitoba, means beluga whales, birds, flowers, history and culture.

Manitoba is the beluga whale capital of the world! Ice break-up in spring brings over 3,000 beluga whales to the Churchill River. The whales enjoy the summer months of July and August in the Churchill River where the river water is warmer than the ocean water and the whales are able to feed on crustaceans. An interpretative guide is included on this tour to make sure you experience nature at its best.  The summer Tundra Buggy interpretative excursions will increase the chances to experience other wildlife including, with luck, a polar bear

Day 1 Winnipeg - Churchill

Depart Winnipeg by air. Arrival in Churchill. You will begin to discover Churchill’s colourful history during a Town and Area tour. Explore the town and visit local attractions such as Cape Merry and the Polar Bear Compound. Learn the unique history of a town built by true explorers. Overnight Churchill.

Day 2 Churchill

Transfer to the Sea North Boat Dock. Morning three hour boat tour including the Prince of Wales fort. Beluga Whales are magnificent, playful creatures  that migrate along the coast of the Hudson Bay, and thousands may be in the mouth of the Churchill River at any one time. The afternoon offers free time to visit the town on your own. Spend time at the renowned Eskimo Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of Inuit artifacts dating from pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times. Overnight Churchill.

Day 3 Churchill

In the morning enjoy a two hour Zodiac whale watching tour. A Tundra Buggy tour has been arranged this afternoon, allowing a rare opportunity to travel across the tundra in this giant vehicle. You may spot Ptarmigan, Arctic Fox, Snowy Owl, and possibly even Caribou. Occasionally a polar bear can be seen, but this is not common. Overnight Churchill.

Day 4 Churchill – Winnipeg departure

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Winnipeg. Connect with your onwards flight, or extend your stay in Winnipeg.