Polar Bears in Churchill | Tundra Buggy Lodge

Holiday Duration: 5 Nights

"an overwhelming experience"

We have had the most amazing time an overwhelming experience, when we saw the bears we were excited, emotional you name it we were it! It may sound silly but we felt humble to share this time with these great animals in their own desolate homeland - we had 29 sightings.
Everything was so well organised; food was good even what was prepared for us for lunch out on the tundra.
Thoroughly enjoyed the dog sledding although it wasn't very long it was good fun.

Mrs Searle - Travelled to see the Polar Bears

Overview

Overview

The most rewarding way to experience a polar bear watching holiday in Churchill is to immerse yourself in their environment; from the moment you wake up, throughout the day and into the endless winter nights! The best way to do this is staying at The Tundra Buggy Lodge.

This unique lodge is moved to Polar Bear Point in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for most of October and November. The lodge which has five units connected by outdoor decks provides guests with the best opportunity to view and photograph polar bears.

Please also note that the VIA Rail train to Churchill is now an option on selected departures; ask us for details.

This itinerary can be added to a tailor-made holiday to suit you. If you want to add extra days at the start or end please talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.

Lodge details

Lodge details

The Lodge consists of two accommodation units that can sleep up to 40 guests, a lounge, a dining hall, and staff quarters. Outdoor viewing platforms connect each unit and allow for outdoor photography. Situated far from the lights of town, the Tundra Buggy® Lodge is the perfect place to view bears all day long and have optimal northern lights viewing at night (weather permitting). The Lodge is also equipped with exterior field lights that enable you to continue watching the bears even after the sun goes down!

The accommodations, named Hearne and La Perouse after two important figures in Churchill’s history, consist of 10 upper and 10 lower sleeping berths, each with a window, a reading light and four 110-volt electrical outlets. Each berth houses a standard twin-sized coil mattress 190 cm long by 98 cm wide (74.5 in long by 38.5 in wide).  A sound-dampening curtain provides privacy by separating the berths from the aisle. To combat the naturally arid conditions on the tundra, the accommodations are humidity controlled. As well, each berth is equipped with a thermostat controlled heating unit, giving guests the ability to adjust the berth temperature. Bedding, towels, and even earplugs are provided for your comfort. In addition, each 20-person accommodation unit has three bathrooms, two of which are equipped with showers.

The lounge car is named Thanadelthur after another important Churchill figure, was introduced into the Tundra Buggy Lodge fleet in 2016. It is used for relaxation, presentations, wildlife and northern lights viewing and more. Thanadelthur has WiFi accessibility, a multi-touch SmartBoard screen, and a robust audio system. Guests are invited to mingle over wine and appetizers before dinner, socialize, play cards or board games, and read. After dinner, enjoy presentations by the staff and wildlife experts. There are panoramic views from the wall-to-ceiling windows. It also has a roof-top observation deck for a 360° view of the tundra and wildlife or an unobstructed view of the northern lights.

The Tundra Buggy Lodge dining hall, affectionately known as Dan’s Diner, is where you will find the Lodge chef cooking up a storm of regional cuisine and hearty home-cooked favourites. Enjoy a filling breakfast to prepare for your day of wildlife viewing on the tundra, and a delectable dinner with fellow guests to end off a successful day.

Breakfast may consist of hot and cold cereals, muffins, fruit, toast, pancakes or eggs. Lunch will be a picnic-style lunch of soup and sandwiches served on the Tundra Buggy. Dinner can include anything from chicken, to bison lasagna, fish or pasta and regional cuisines such as elk and arctic char. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juices are available throughout the day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated at the lodge with prior notice.

 

"an overwhelming experience"

We have had the most amazing time an overwhelming experience, when we saw the bears we were excited, emotional you name it we were it! It may sound silly but we felt humble to share this time with these great animals in their own desolate homeland - we had 29 sightings.
Everything was so well organised; food was good even what was prepared for us for lunch out on the tundra.
Thoroughly enjoyed the dog sledding although it wasn't very long it was good fun.

Mrs Searle - Travelled to see the Polar Bears

Itinerary (5 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Winnipeg

Depart the UK and arrive into Winnipeg and check into the Four Points by Sheraton...

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Day 2

Take an early morning flight to Churchill. Then you will have a Churchill and area...

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Day 3-4

The next two days will be spent out on the tundra. After breakfast, you will...

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Day 5

Churchill to Winnipeg

After breakfast, say goodbye to the lodge, participating on one last Tundra Buggy safari before...

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Day 6

Winnipeg

Depart Winnipeg on your flight back to the UK.

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