Day 1: Indianapolis, IN / Winnipeg MB
Our adventure begins in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For two days we
are pampered in style as we stay
at one of Winnipeg’s most prestigious landmarks, the elegant and luxurious
Fort Garry Hotel. It is a turn of the century hotel built for
the rich and famous by the Canadian Pacific Railroad. We start
the trip with a welcome
orientation and briefing as we have lots to see and do in Winnipeg.
That evening we enjoy a get acquainted dinner.
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg MB (D)
Day 2: Winnipeg MB
Enjoy a guided bus tour to see the many highlights
that Winnipeg has to offer including:
Manitoba Legislative Building,
French Quarter & Exchange District,
St. Boniface Basilica & St. Boniface Museum,
the "Forks" Riverside Market Place and the
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg MB (B, L)
Day 3: Winnipeg MB / Churchill MB
Early morning we board our
plane for our trip to Churchill, “The Polar Bear Capital of the
World” (leave 7:20am - arrive 10:00am). After arrival we'll have a
bus tour to get oriented. Lunch today a the Tundra Inn followed by a
Heritage Presentation by Bill Calnan.
Check-in to our hotel for four nights. Polar Inn & Suites,
Churchill MB (B, L)
Day 4: Churchill MB
Day four and day six are dedicated to why we came to Churchill,
to see Polar Bears in their natural habitat. Only in Churchill
can we enjoy a “once in a lifetime experience” seeing
Polar Bears within a few feet as we gaze in amazement at
the beauty of these gorgeous animals. Only in Churchill can
we enjoy riding in the comfort and safety of our chartered
Tundra Buggy® observing Polar Bears for two days. They
are climate controlled specially built vehicles with bathrooms
and huge tires made exclusively for Polar Bear viewing in
the tundra. Only in Churchill can we photograph Polar Bears
playing or a Polar Bear just outside the Tundra Buggy window
in its own environment. Enjoying the Tundra Buggy is an incredible
experience that you will talk about for the rest of your
life, today lunch is aboard the Tundra Buggy®.
Optional Dog Sled & Helicopter Rides available.
Polar Inn & Suites (B, L)
Day 5: Churchill MB
Today enjoy a Churchill city and area bus tour.
Sites include the Polar Bear Jail & "Miss Piggy," a
freight plane owned by Lamb Air. On a 1979 flight, the plane developed engine
during its approach to the runway and managed to land among the rocks without
View Prince of Wales National Park which
encompasses a massive fortification along with installations at Cape Merry and
Sloop Cove. A huge stone fortress that took the Hudson’s
Bay Company 40 years to build in the1700s, it’s a reminder of the French-English
struggle for control of Hudson Bay’s fur trade. The wreck of the M/V Ithaca
sits at the western tip of Bird Cove, about 16 kilometers east of town. Mystery
shrouds the exact details of this shipwreck that eerily disappears during swirling
mists and high tide.
Enjoy the story of Myrtle de Meulles - The Life of a Daughter
on a Trap Line. Tonight we have a Wild game Dinner Prepared by Locals. Polar
Inn & Suites
(B, L, D)
Day 6: Churchill MB
See day 4 above: Tundra Buggy® Polar
Bear Viewing with Lunch.
2nd Day to Watch Polar Bears in their Natural Environment.
Polar Inn & Suites (B, L)
Day 7: Churchill MB / Winnipeg MB
Savor your last day in Churchill with a Wildlife Bus Tour
or Polar Bear Viewing (if available at the Dog Pond). Lunch today at Gypsy's
Bakery & Restaurant.
Get some last minute souvenirs at the Eskimo Museum & Trading Post.
Enjoy a presentation by local, Mike Macri, a specialist in marine tours.
Optional Helicopter Polar Bear Viewing (if available).
Transfers to Airport
for your flight to Winnipeg (Leave 6:05 pm - Arrive 8:45 pm).
Hilton Suites Hotel at Winnipeg Airport (B, L, D)
Day 8: Winnipeg MB
Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travelers
and take home memories of a lifetime. Transfer to
the airport for your flight home. (B)