February 14 (L, D) – Morning flight departure, flying direct nonstop to Churchill Manitoba.
Upon arrival into Churchill by own arrangements, guests will be met by their Frontiers North Interpretive guide and set out on a Churchill and area tour visiting local and historical points of interest including Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility.
The group will also visit the Itsanitaq Museum, home to one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times.
After lunch, guests will enjoy an interpretive program paired with an exhilarating dog sled excursion. Hosted by a local Churchill resident and dog sledding expert, guests will learn about the traditional and modern Métis lifestyle as well as the history associated with dog sledding. Guests will finish off the program by enjoying a mile-long ride on a custom-built sled behind a strong team of sled dogs.
Afterward, guests will check in at the Tundra Inn or a similar hotel.
A very special dinner awaits this evening. To get there, guests will board an official Tundra Buggy® and begin the journey across the frozen Churchill River away from the lights of town. Arrive at the remote Dan’s Diner to experience a one-of-a-kind, pop-up restaurant nestled on the snow-steeped bank of the Churchill River in the Canadian subarctic. Designed to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a panoramic view of the dark night skies, guests will watch the northern lights dance while they enjoy a masterfully curated menu with courses inspired by regional delicacies from the land and sea. Heated for guests’ comfort with skylights for northern lights viewing, it’s the ultimate fine dining experience.
After a dream-like evening, guests will enjoy watching and photographing Mother Nature’s light show from the warmth and comfort of the Thanadelthur Lounge. For an even more immersive experience, grab a seat outdoors in the snow or head up to the rooftop observation deck for unobstructed views. Overnight in Churchill. back to town aboard the Tundra Buggy.
Overnight in Churchill.
February 15 (B, L, D) – Today the group will experience a leisurely snowshoeing adventure. Upon arrival at our destination, enjoy a meal on board the Tundra Buggy surrounded by the striking northern winter landscape. Next, embark on an interpretive snowshoeing adventure at a relaxed pace through Churchill’s boreal forest and along the shore of the frozen Hudson Bay.
Guests will then step back in time at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre while viewing detailed wildlife dioramas and learning the remarkable history of the fur trade. View a series of videos on the history, culture and wildlife of the area. You leave chock-full of natural and historical information from the Churchill region.
This evening the group will gather at a local restaurant in town for a cultural presentation hosted by a local indigenous resident who shares their stories of growing up in the North. Afterward, guests will enjoy a locally inspired dinner followed by one last night of aurora viewing together at a unique location within the boreal forest.
Overnight in Churchill.
February 16 (B, L) – The last day in Churchill will be spent visiting the Polar Bears International House, a cutting-edge interpretive centre providing space to educate Churchill visitors about polar bears, climate warming, and the urgent need to take action. After a farewell lunch at a local restaurant, guests will be
transferred to the Churchill Airport where the tour will end.
We’ll board for our direct nonstop flight back to the Region of Waterloo Airport later in the day.