What we love about this trip
• Close-up polar bear encounters
• Journey through the arctic tundra by train
• Spectacular photo opportunities from a specially adapted vehicle
• Includes exciting day activities
• This trip is popular – book early!
(Please note, like most of our Canada rail packages & tours, this railway vacation can be customized to your needs - just ask one of our local experts when you call.)
Day 1 - Depart Winnipeg
This evening you board VIA Rail’s the Hudson Bay and depart Winnipeg. Watch the scenery change from wooded forests to plains to tundra as you leave the city and make your way North. The diverse scenery is breathtaking. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 2 - Onboard the Hudson Bay
Spend a quiet day riding the rails across Manitoba. This is a full day onboard the train and is a great opportunity to meet your fellow travelers. The scenery becomes more arctic and barren, and the feeling of crossing such a vast landscape is quite incredible. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 3 - Explore Churchill
Your train arrives in Churchill early this morning. You’re sure to get a good introduction to this community with a town and area tour. A visit to the Eskimo Museum will offer insight into the lives of the first settlers of the region.
To amp up the excitement for the days to come, enjoy an evening slide presentation by a local photographer all about the bears – baby cubs, bears at play, and more.
Once you learn more about these fascinating and lovable creatures, you’re sure to be anxious to get out there and see them!
Day 4 - Polar Bear Viewing
Spend the full day in a Tundra Buggy with a knowledgeable guide, viewing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. The Tundra Buggy guides know just where to go, and with hundreds of bears congregating in anticipation of the ice forming on the Hudson Bay, there are plenty of bears at rest and at play to spot.
Day 5 - Dog Sledding
Before heading out on your dog sledding excursion, you will then enjoy a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, where you’ll learn more about the history, wildlife, and culture of the Churchill area before.
After, embark on an exciting dog sledding excursion - meet the dogs, learn about their lives and histories, and then take on the wild tundra mushing your very own team! A real highlight on Canada vacation packages in the north.
Day 6 - Return to Winnipeg
Spend the day in a Tundra Buggy and enjoy your last sight of the polar bears and Arctic wildlife. This evening, fly back to Winnipeg and check-in to your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 7 - Departure
Much too soon, your polar bear vacation package comes to an end when you check-out from your hotel.
Please note that the order of activities may vary
Interested? Contact us to start customizing this trip today!
Here are just a few of the things to look forward to on this trip...
Tundra Buggy escorted group tours
Eskimo Museum interpretive tour
An authentic dogsledding experience
Chance of seeing northern lights
Customize this trip a little... or a lot
Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...
Extending your stay in Winnipeg
Taking the train to Toronto or Vancouver
Combining with a grizzly bear trip