Please note that depending on where you are coming from, at least two more days are usually required for arrival and departure!
Day 1: Arrival
Check into the lodge and explore the small but lively town of Churchill. Once everyone has arrived, we will take a quick run out to Cape Merry to watch the belugas heading in and out of the Churchill River.
Day 2-5: Experiences pure
Mornings: After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we will gear up in drysuits or wetsuits (available for rent) and venture into Hudson Bay aboard purpose built zodiacs. When we have located the whales (which usually doesn’t take long), we take turns doing beluga boarding behind the boat. We enjoy interacting with the wild whales, who decide for themselves when and for how long they come to us. Close encounters are normal.
Afternoons: After warming up back at the hotel and grabbing a bite to eat, we’ll jump in our 6-seat-van and head out for a drive through the tundra to spot wildlife such as polar bears, foxes and other arctic species.
After Dark: On nights with high Solar activity, we will head out of town to a picturesque area with no light polution to enjoy and photograph the amazing Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
Day 6: Tundra tour
On our last day of the trip, while our gear dries out, we will join a full day tundra tour on the world famous Tundra Buggy; a high sided vehicle that ventures right into polar bear territory and affords amazing views over the vast expanses of Arctic tundra.
Day 7: Departure
You will fly out from the local airport or take the overnight train back to Winnipeg.