October 31 – November 8, 2015
$3175 to $3795 per person USD based on type of sleeping car accommodation selected.
Single occupancy at hotels is available for an additional charge.
Includes: all transportation from Winnipeg and return, overnight accommodation (4 nights on the train, 4 nights in hotels), 2 full days of polar bear viewhing from the Tundra Buggy®, 16 meals, “Meet the People” program; Churchill and vicinity sightseeing.
Not included: travel to/from Winnipeg, some meals, gratuities, Experience Winnipeg program.
Optional Experience Winnipeg Program – October 31: Delve into the hidden mysteries of Winnipeg. Visit the Exchange District, setting for many Hollywood movies; unlock the occult symbols in the Manitoba Capitol’s architecture; discover the story of master spy, Intrepid, who was instrumental in the establishment of America’s CIA, and was the basis for Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Visit the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre to learn about the environmental challenges to the Hudson Bay population of polar bears, and view the new world class exhibit featuring polar bears, ringed seals, Arctic fox and other northern Manitoba wildlife.
Optional Experience Winnipeg Program: $125 per person (U.S. dollars), includes accommodation (based on double occupancy) at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg on 30 October, breakfast, admission fees and applicable taxes. Single occupancy add $45.
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Daily Itinerary summary
Day 1 Saturday, 31 October: Guests arrive in Winnipeg. Lodging at Victoria Inn near the airport.
Day 2: Visit Oak Hammock Marsh conservation area to view migratory waterfowl in morning; afternoon begin our train journey to Churchill
Day 3: We leave the train this morning and catch up with up further up the line late this afternoon. Off-train activities include Pisew Falls, Paint Lake, the northern boreal forest, and a visit to Thompson, Manitoba’s third largest, and northernmost city.
Day 4: Arrive Churchill this morning. Guided Churchill and vicinity tour, including visit to the Polar Bear “jail” where you will see the massive traps used to trap bears which venture into town, Cape Merry, the town’s inukchuk overlooking Hudson Bay, the port facilities, and an insight into life in a town on the edge of the arctic. There is also free time for shopping, or a visit to the renowned Eskimo Museum with its outstanding collection of Inuit carvings. Lodging at Tundra Inn next two nights.
Day 5: Full day of bear watching on the Tundra Buggy. This evening listen to Métis storyteller, Myrtle DeMeulles describe her experiences of growing up on the Arctic.
Day 6: Encore day of bear watching on the Tundra Buggy. Time for last minute shopping before departing on the train this evening. Option: fly back to Winnipeg this evening with accommodation at the Victoria Inn by the airport. Inquire for availability and price.
Day 7: Travel through the northern Boreal Forest and see portions of the line that we missed while off the train on day 3.
Day 8: Return to Winnipeg this afternoon. Lodging at Victoria Inn.
Day 9: Guests depart Winnipeg.