Polar Bear Photo Specialist Tours

Tour Details

Tour Dates

November 7 – November 14, 2016 – Sold out


$9,040.00 CAD + taxes / person – Sold Out

(*Price is subject to change; based on double occupancy; single supplement is $1,000)

These tours include two nights accommodation in Winnipeg and four nights accommodation in Churchill in the Tundra Buggy Lodge. round trip airfare to/from Winnipeg-Churchill, Churchill transfers, four full Tundra Buggy day excursions, time for souvenir shopping, and all meals.

Occupancy on the tundra buggy is limited to ensure ample window space for people and equipment. Professionals who are extremely knowledgeable about the bears and their habits, and know the best angles and light conditions for that special shot lead these tours.

Tundra Buggies are furnished with dual-pane frost-free windows and contain propane-heating systems that resemble a fireplace. Fascinating information about the polar bears and other sub-arctic wildlife is also provided.

Churchill accommodation is subject to change and availability at the time of booking but, in general, is provided at the Ice Berg Inn, Polar Bear Inn or the Northern Nights Lodge. Winnipeg airport hotel is generally the Sheraton Four Points, but is subject to change.

All prices shown are in Canadian funds. A deposit of $750 CAD is due at the time of booking along with clients’ full names. Full payment is due 90 days prior to the tour date. Penalties per person for cancellation are as follows: $350 CAD up to 89 days or more prior to the tour date; 50% of the total cost of the tour 90-61 days prior to the tour date; 100% of the total cost of the tour 60-0 days prior to the tour date.

Tour Documents / Booking

Churchill Tour Booking Form

Churchill Tour Waiver Form

Insurance Guide 


Manulife Insurance

For those of you who are non-residents of Manitoba and who wish to purchase travel insurance for this trip, click the image below.



The Specialist tours spend the maximum amount of time on the tundra viewing or photographing the polar bears and cater to the serious photographers. This tour is led by naturalists or professional photographers and has been designed specifically for those who have an interest in these areas. Two accommodation options are available-a hotel based stay, or a Tundra Buggy Lodge-based stay. A welcome or farewell meal in Winnipeg and all meals in Churchill are included on this tour.


Sample of a Specialist Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive into Winnipeg and check into the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg airport. In the evening, a professional interpretive guide will host a meet and greet to discuss the trip’s itinerary.

Day 2 – You depart Winnipeg on a morning flight to Churchill. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a Churchill town and area tour, including a stop at the Churchill Eskimo Museum. After a delicious dinner at a locally owned restaurant, you will enjoy an evening slide presentation by a local photographer.

Day 3-5 – For the next three days, you will be transferred in the morning to the Tundra Buggy Launching site where you will board a Tundra Buggy and set off to explore in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The Tundra Buggy Driver will navigate throughout the WMA in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife while our knowledgeable interpretive guide will offer insights to the lives of these incredible animals. Delicious lunches will be served right out on the tundra. Each evening guests will be brought back to town for dinner and the chance to explore the town further.     

Day 6 – You will be transferred to the Tundra Buggy Launch site in the morning for a final Tundra Buggy excursion. Lunch and refreshments will be served on the buggy while the driver seeks out more incredible wildlife viewing experiences. You will be transferred to the Churchill airport for an evening flight to Winnipeg, where you will check into the Four Points Sheraton hotel at the Winnipeg Airport. You will be treated to a farewell dinner hosted by your interpretive guide.

Day 7 – Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

Contact Heartland Travel for an exact itinerary of a specialist tour.

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