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Canadian Arctic Summer Safari

8 Days from £5,034.05

See polar bears in their summer environment and get up close to beluga whales on this thrilling wildlife adventure.

Departure from: Aug 2020 - Aug 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 6 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight 
  • 10 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage


 

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS
MAX 20 GROUP SIZE

Included holiday highlights

  • Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Tour Churchill, the 'polar bear capital' 
  • Beluga whale-watching cruise 
  • Wildlife-spotting tour on a tundra vehicle
  • Beluga whale and polar bear cruise 
  • Farewell dinner at Fort Gibraltar

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK/Winnipeg

Depart on your scheduled flight to Winnipeg via Toronto today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel.​

Day 2 Churchill

The thrills begin early today, at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, home of the Polar Bear Conservation Centre. Here you're going to have the unique opportunity to watch rescued polar bears through underwater viewing tunnels.
After this we're going to fly to Churchill, known as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World', where our accommodation is the family-run Lazy Bear Lodge. Summer is a great time to see wildlife in this part of the world. More than 3,500 beluga whales gather annually near the estuary of the Churchill River, and polar bears come to hunt along the shores of Hudson Bay. During your stay, Local Guides will take you to the best places to look for other creatures that inhabit the summer subarctic including birds, seals, Arctic hare and Arctic fox.
After time to settle in let's head off on a culture and heritage tour of Churchill, a town inaccessible by road. If Polar bears stray too close here, they are humanely captured and 'jailed' until they can be safely released back into the wild. Our tour passes the Polar Bear Jail and we'll visit the Cape Merry National Historic Site, to view the remains of a defensive battery. This evening we'll get together for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 Churchill

A full day of Arctic exploration starts with a cruise. Hundreds of beluga whales come to this area to feed, mate and give birth in the warm, shallow waters, so keep your eyes peeled for a sighting. We'll also step ashore to see the partially-restored Prince of Wales Fort, a massive stone outpost that dates back to the 1700s.
In the afternoon we'll board an all-terrain tundra vehicle, designed to have minimal impact on the environment whilst offering excellent chances of getting close to wildlife.​

Day 4 Hudson Bay

Our Arctic adventure continues today as we board coastal explorer vessel the Sam Hearne to discover some of the more remote habitats of Western Hudson Bay. You can disembark to walk on the tundra in search of bears in their lesser-known summer guise. We'll hope for sightings of these mesmerising creatures lounging in the sun and cooling off in the sea on the hot days of the brief northern summer. Back on board, keep a lookout for beluga whales and other Arctic wildlife.​

Day 5 Churchill

You've a day to explore Churchill at leisure. If you're feeling adventurous, theres the once-in-a-lifetime chance to kayak amongst beluga whales on our optional excursion. We'll get together for dinner this evening to share stories of our wildlife experiences.​

Day 6 Winnipeg

After the excitement of the last few days, a relaxed morning might be just what you need. This afternoon we'll fly back to Winnipeg for an overnight stay.
Tonight you are invited to a farewell dinner at Fort Gibraltar, built in the early 19th century when fur trading was the main industry of Western Canada. Its history is linked with the fierce competition between the English Hudson Bay Company and the North West Company, based in Montreal.

Day 7 Winnipeg/UK

Maybe you'll choose to head to Winnipeg's historic Forks area this morning, where there are many attractions. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights comes highly recommended, and in the French Quarter you'll be spoilt for choice if you fancy a spot of lunch.
This afternoon we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​

Day 8 UK

​You'll arrive back in the UK today via Toronto.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 :

Inn at The Forks Winnipeg
Located in Downtown Winnipeg, the boutique Inn at the Forks is situated next to Winnipeg's leading tourist attraction, The Forks. The recently renovated Riverside Spa offers a great place to relax, while the perfect location offers a great opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Room facilities include; complimentary WiFi and a 37 inch flat screen TV.

Day 2 - 5 :

Lazy Bear Lodge
The Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill is located in the heart of polar bear country. Stay in a handcrafted log building and enjoy exotic local cuisine.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV and Wi-Fi.

Day 6 :

Inn at The Forks Winnipeg
Located in Downtown Winnipeg, the boutique Inn at the Forks is situated next to Winnipeg's leading tourist attraction, The Forks. The recently renovated Riverside Spa offers a great place to relax, while the perfect location offers a great opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Room facilities include; complimentary WiFi and a 37 inch flat screen TV.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
TOUR DURATION
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7 days

Tuesday 04 August 2020

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£4,179.05

Available

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TUE 04 AUG 20

Glasgow (Intl)

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£5,299.00

£5,034.05

Available

Outbound
Air Canada Rouge

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Departs

08:30 Glasgow (Intl)

Arrives

10:45 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Operated by

Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Departs

12:25 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Arrives

13:48 Winnipeg (J A Richardson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

13:00 Winnipeg (J A Richardson)

Arrives

16:23 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Air Canada Rouge - RV

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

18:55 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Arrives

06:35 Glasgow (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada Rouge

TUE 04 AUG 20

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£5,299.00

£5,034.05

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Departs

12:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:50 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Air Canada

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Departs

16:20 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Arrives

17:53 Winnipeg (J A Richardson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

14:30 Winnipeg (J A Richardson)

Arrives

17:53 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Air Canada - AC

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

20:40 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Arrives

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

TUE 04 AUG 20

Manchester

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£5,299.00

£5,034.05

Available

Outbound
Air Canada Rouge

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Departs

12:15 Manchester

Arrives

15:00 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Operated by

Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Departs

16:20 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Arrives

17:53 Winnipeg (J A Richardson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

16:35 Winnipeg (J A Richardson)

Arrives

19:58 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Operated by

Air Canada

Air Canada Rouge - RV

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

22:55 Toronto (L B Pearson)

Arrives

10:45 Manchester

Operated by

Air Canada Rouge

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Canada - Kayaking with the Beluga whales

FROM £107.00

Paddle amongst the Beluga Whales on a memorable kayak adventure in the Churchill River. Beluga Whales are curious creatures and on occasion they come close enough that you can reach down and touch them! This adventure is safe for beginners and first time kayakers. It is at low tide and focuses on spending time with the beluga whales in their natural environment. They are so friendly they like to trail behind you as you kayak.

All equipment is provided including wet suits, life jackets and neoprene boots. You may choose to wear bathing suits or thermal clothing under the wet suits. It is best that clothing be close fitting.

Kayaking is subject to weather conditions

Duration is 3 hours – Once in a lifetime opportunity – Minimal walking

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE TO SECURE AVAILABLITY

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Canadian Arctic Summer Safari with Toronto Add-on

Extend your holiday to 11 days from £208.05

Aug 2020 - Aug 2020 Departures

​Extend your holiday with a stay in the beautiful city of Toronto.

Your extension includes

* transfers

* 3 nights accomodation on a room only basis

* Porterage

Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager

Your hotel - You will stay in a centrally located hotel such as the Chelsea Hotel. 

Day 7 & 8 Toronto

Your time in Toronto is free for you to relax and explore the many attractions that Toronto has to offer.  Toronto is Canada's premier city which boasts superb shopping, fine restaurants and the 1,815ft high CN Tower dominating the skyline.  Why not enjoy a spot of shopping at the Eaton Centre or visit one of the many museums and art galleries. Perhaps dine at one of the many international restaurants, or see a show in the renowned theatre district.

Day 9 Toronto/UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Day 10 UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.​


Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Local Knowledge

“Local carvings, Inuit art and wild berry preserves make perfect gifts or mementos of a visit to the Polar Bear capital”


Featured Hotel

Lazy Bear Lodge

Few people know about the wonders of Churchill, Manitoba and even fewer have had the pleasure of visiting. But those who have made the journey have experienced a world virtually untouched by human hands.

Whether you explore the lush boreal forest and its wildlife, the rocky Hudson Bay coastline teaming with Beluga Whales, or come to visit the great Polar Bear, in Churchill you’ll find yourself in a clean, natural place that few see. We are accessible, but still out of the way.

The Lazy Bear Lodge – which feels more like an 1800’s trading post than a modern Eco-Lodge includes over 1000 hand-crafted logs, creating an assembly of twisted, and gnarled timbers from enduring trees huddled next to the great barren lands.

Construction started in 1995 when the temperature was hovering around -35 Celsius. This allowed the logs to be hauled mostly in winter time over snow by snowmobile and trailer roughly 20 miles northwest to Churchill. Since its completion in its present form in 2005, it remains the largest handcrafted log building in Manitoba.

The Lodge is furnished with comfortable hand-built log fittings, set awaiting the next expedition of tired and happy explorers in the unique dining room where indigenous foods such as Caribou Pepper Steak, Dill Crusted Arctic Char, and Muskox Rouladen grace the tables. The main entrees, made from scratch ingredients provides a culinary adventure each day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Handcrafted log building
  • 33 rooms with two double beds and private bath/shower
  • Cable television with movie channels
  • Wireless high speed internet
  • Pleasant dining hall with homemade northern cuisine
  • Smoke-free facility

Hotel description and images are provided by the hotel



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