Life-changing wildlife encounters await you on our multi-day polar bear tours in Churchill, Manitoba. With expert naturalist guides, fly to the town of Churchill, known as the “polar bear capital of the world.” Located in Northern Manitoba on the edge of Hudson Bay, Churchill invites you to view majestic predators and beluga whales in their natural environment.
Our small group trips let everyone decide how they want to explore. Spot the bears from a tundra buggy, take a boat tour, or go on guided walks. All our adventure packages include return flights from Winnipeg to Churchill, accommodation at tundra lodges, and meals.
Explore our complete tour packages in Churchill, Manitoba below.
Located in the heart of Canada, Manitoba holds the world’s greatest concentration of polar bears. The province is also home to the continent’s largest population of beluga whales. Hop on a plane and meet these majestic animals for yourself!
Below find useful travel information such as a map of Manitoba, how to get there, and an overview of average temperatures.
Manitoba is the easternmost of Canada's three Prairie Provinces and a wild wilderness frontier to the north. Its two major cities are Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, and Churchill with its natural wonders. Churchill sits 1,000 km (621 mi) north of Winnipeg on the western side of Hudson Bay.
Manitoba can be easily accessed by plane, road, and train. International travelers arrive at Winnipeg International Airport with connecting flights to destinations all over the world. But the remote town of Churchill is not accessible by road. The only way to reach Churchill is by a two-day train ride from Winnipeg or 3-hour flight from Winnipeg.
Our tours in Manitoba include return flights from Winnipeg to Churchill. All you need to do is arrive in Winnipeg, the provincial capital, from where our trips depart. We take care of all the rest. Kick back and enjoy your dream trip!
Weather in Manitoba can be both balmy and harsh, alternating from sunny to windy days. The average summer temperature is 25°C (77°F) and the average winter temperature is -12°C (10°F). July and August are considered the best months for travel, promising warm days and pleasantly cool nights. Fall temperatures range from -15°C (5°F) to 10°C (50°F).
In Churchill, 18°C (64°F) is considered hot. Having said this, keep a warm jacket close by at all times!
To read about current weather conditions, visit Environment Weather Forecast.
The polar bear is the largest carnivore in the world. And nowhere can you get as intimate encounters with these photogenic predators as in Churchill. This small town in northern Manitoba sits in the migration path of a large population of wild polar bears.
In winter, the bears hunt seals on the ice of Hudson Bay. Each summer, these mammals make their way to the land and roam the Arctic flora. They spend most of the summer resting and saving energy. In the fall, temperatures start to drop and the bears migrate back to the edge of the bay, waiting for it to freeze over so they can hunt seals and other marine mammals
Tracking polar bears and their cubs is an incredibly touching wildlife experience. Each bear is unique, and you’ll instantly recognize their different characters. There is no doubt that you’ll remember your first encounter with these beautiful creatures for years to come.
Each bear is unique, and you’ll instantly recognize their different characters
The best time to see the polar bears is from October to November. On our multi-day Manitoba tours, spot migrating bears from the comfort of a tundra vehicle or an eco-lodge. You can also hop on a boat to catch a glimpse of a bear slipping into the water for a swim. This is a wildlife watching experience not to be missed.
What Travelers Ask About Manitoba, Canada?
Located in the centre of Canada, Manitoba borders Saskatchewan to the west and Ontario to the east. To the north lies Nunavut Territory and to the south lies the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota.
Thanks to its continental climate, Manitoba has four different seasons. The province is relatively dry but experiences sharp seasonal temperature changes. In the north, the temperature is around 20°C (68°F) in summer and drops to a chilling -40°C (-40°F) in winter. In the southern regions, the temperature can jump to 38 °C (100 °F) in summer and looms around 15°C (5°F) in winter.
Manitoba will wow you with its vastness and abundant wildlife. There you’ll find one of the biggest polar bear denning areas in the world, as well as an incredible beluga whale population.
There you can also spot caribou, Arctic fox, wolves, moose, and birds of every description. Whether you want to reconnect with nature or take your wildlife photography to the next level, you’ve come to the right place.
The region also boasts over 100,000 lakes and waterways, making it an angler’s paradise. Lake trout, walleye, and northern pike are the species of choice here. Many fly-in lodges and camps offer avid fishermen some of the best trophy fishing in the world.
The polar bear season runs from October to November. If you also want to see beluga whales, the summer months of July and August are prime time to visit.