Province/Territory: Manitoba

Up Close With Tundra Titans

  • 01 exclusive polar bear preserve
  • 100-m-long mobile hotel
  • 05 nights in the Arctic

The polar bear capital of the world—Churchill, Manitoba—awaits. Traverse the frozen landscape via all-terrain Tundra Buggy®; view wild polar bears roaming snowy expanses as they await Hudson Bay’s ice-over. Stay for up to five nights in a hotel-on-wheels, situated in exclusive-access bear terrain. Enjoy 24-hour viewing opportunities in an ethereal Arctic environment. Sleep under the Northern Lights and rise each morning to watch polar bears shake snow from their fluffy coats. This is the ultimate way to get eye-to-eye with these impressive ice bears. Embark on Tundra Buggy® day-trips from the historic outpost of Churchill or venture on a multi-day excursion via a 100-m-long mobile hotel—whichever you choose, you’re set to explore Canada’s remote northern wilds and get up close with the tundra titans.

Why you should visit
  • Navigate the frozen north via unique Tundra Buggy®—a big-wheeled, all-terrain transport vehicle that allows safe, up-close encounters with polar bears.
  • Embark on three- to five-day excursions in the 100-m-long Tundra Buggy Lodge—a mobile hotel that allows for round-the-clock polar bear viewing from lounge cars, dining rooms, sleeping quarters and open-deck areas.
  • Venture to Cape Churchill, in remote Wapusk National Park—the heart of polar bear country—for the most intimate polar bear excursion.
  • Photograph polar bear sows (females) feeding their cubs; get eye-to-eye with powerful boars (males) as they venture in for some “buggy love.”
  • Learn about polar bear ecology from experienced guides; enjoy responsible polar bear viewing via an experienced operator; view vibrant Aurora Borealis displays.
  • Wander the outpost town of Churchill; learn about local Inuit culture; see the ramparts of an 18th century Hudson’s Bay Company Fur Trading Outpost; dine on local fare such as bison, muskox and Arctic char.
  • Experience optional/seasonal adventures such as dogsledding or helicopter tours.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Frontiers North Adventures: Polar Bears by Tundra Buggy® information.
  • Frontiers North Adventures offers a variety of Churchill-based polar bear viewing tours.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Frontiers North Adventures also offers adventure tours in Nunavut and British Columbia.
  • Some amenities available in Churchill; all amenities available in Winnipeg.
When to go
  • October and November are prime polar bear viewing months.
  • November sees colder weather but increased ice pack.
  • Excursions to Cape Churchill in Wapusk National Park are only offered in November.
Need to know
  • Polar bear viewing is a non-strenuous activity; guests are responsible for outdoor apparel and personal items.
  • Tundra Buggies are heated and washroom-equipped.
  • Tundra Buggy Lodge houses up to 38 guests in a remote, wilderness environment.
  • All or most meals included in package(s); consult operator.
  • Frontiers North Adventures operates in an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner.
Getting Here