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Polar Bears, Winnipeg & Toronto

  • Winnipeg
  • Riding Mountain National Park
  • Churchill
  • Toronto
  • 13 nights from
  • £6,639 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1303

    • Book by 29th February and save £200 per person
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

Polar Bears, Winnipeg & Toronto

The ultimate Canadian adventure on this 14-day itinerary! Begin by exploring Manitoba’s capital city Winnipeg a fantastic city with rich history and culture. Continuing your Manitoba journey to Riding Mountain National Park a cyclist and hiker’s dream. With plenty of hiking trails immerse yourself in nature and relax in the peaceful national park away from the main cities.

Your wildlife adventure begins in Churchill traveling to Hudson Bay home to 60,000 Beluga Whales and Polar Bears. This once in a lifetime 4-night stay will provide you the opportunity to see these majestic animals up close and in their natural habitat.  Experienced guides will take you to beautiful wild places that offer the best opportunities to see Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, Arctic Sik-Siks, over 200 bird species, seals, Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox and more.

Finishing your itinerary in Toronto and seeing the highlights of the city including a day trip to Niagara Falls!

Polar Bears and Beluga Whale tour only available July to August. 

Polar Bears, Winnipeg & Toronto includes:

  • Flights
  • 5 Day Car Hire in Manitoba
  • 4 Nights Accommodation Winnipeg
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Riding Mountain National Park
  • 4 Nights Accommodation at Lazy Bear Lodge
  • Hudson Bay Boat Tour to Beluga Whales & Polar Bears
  • Arctic Crawler Tour
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Toronto
  • Niagara Falls Day Tour
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Day 1 - UK to Winnipeg

Fly from the UK to Winnipeg, collect your car hire and make your way to your chosen hotel. Spending the rest of your day at leisure. 

Welcome to Winnipeg, Manitoba’s diverse and multi-lingual capital! Nearly 800,000 residents live in the province’s largest city. Visitors here find every feature desirable in urban centres - including museums, music and the arts, sports, popular entertainment, as well as a thriving culinary scene.

Featured accommodation

Inn at the Forks

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Day 2 - Winnipeg

There is plenty to see and do in Winnipeg visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visit Diversity Gardens or take a city tour! See our suggestions below or speak to your consultant about booking an excursion.

Featured accommodation

Inn at the Forks

Unmissable Experiences

Winnipeg Experiences

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Day 3 - Winnipeg to Riding Mountain National Park (310km)

It’s time to hit the road! Depart Winnipeg for Riding Mountain National Park The Yellowhead Highway is an interprovincial highway connecting Manitoba with its western neighbours. Crossing into Manitoba, the Yellowhead is Highway 16 until it meets with Highway 1 at Portage la Prairie. Get off the beaten path to make midway stop enroute to Riding Mountain National Park in Neepawa.

Head south along Highway 10 to Riding Mountain National Park for an endless array of activities from hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and all kinds of outdoor adventure. Plus, you’ll find options for shopping, dining and easy recreation in the park and nearby communities. From pizza and pasta to cinnamon buns and ice cream, you won’t go hungry in Wasagaming, the park’s townsite.

With nearly 370 kilometres of trails in Riding Mountain National Park, hikers and bikers love it here. Popular walking trails including Bald Hill, complete with impressive views. Reeve’s Ravine is another challenging favourite. Or walk the short trail at Ominik Marsh. Located right outside the large parking lot in Wasagaming. You might even spot a moose while meandering along the floating boardwalk.

Featured accommodation

Elkhorn Resort

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Day 4 - Riding Mountain National Park

Early morning or the hour before sunset is the best time to drive to the Lake Audy Bison Enclosure. Make your way slowly through the enclosure as you might come upon an unusual roadblock: a herd of bison. The herd of about 40 bison was reintroduced to the area as part of a conservation project. Watching bison roam peacefully across the plains against the backdrop of the setting sun is a quintessential Manitoban scene. Remember to always stay in your car and of course take plenty of photos!

Rent a boat, kayak or SUP to experience Clear Lake, these rentals are available at Clear Lake Marina. If you would prefer to sit back and enjoy, book a seat on the Martese Cruise. Afternoon and Sunset cruises are available. Be sure to stop into the Parks Canada Visitor Centre, get the background of how Riding Mountain came to be.

Featured accommodation

Elkhorn Resort

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Day 5 - Riding Mountain National Park to Winnipeg

Return to Winnipeg dropping off your car hire before your wildlife adventure begins.

Featured accommodation

Inn at the Forks

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Day 6 - Winnipeg to Churchill

Check out of the hotel and shuttle with the group to the airport for your flight to Churchill. After arriving in Churchill your Cultural and Heritage (town and area) tour will take you through Churchill and the surrounding area where you will be exploring various historic sites. These include Cape Merry, an outside tour of the Polar Bear Jail, the wreckage of the famous plane crash ‘Miss Piggy’, and many other historic sites that make Churchill the town it is today. You may walk around or and take pictures or you may stay on the bus if you prefer.

Over the course of your 5-day adventure, the experienced guides will take you to beautiful wild places that offer the very best opportunities to see polar bears, beluga whales, arctic sik siks, over 200 nesting or migrating bird species, seals arctic hare, arctic fox and more.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge. 

Featured accommodation

Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 7 - Beluga and Bear viewing by Boat

After breakfast, the guides will take you in a customized vessel certified by Transport Canada on an adventure to experience one of the more remote polar bear viewing areas on the west side of the Hudson Bay. The tour will spend hours on the Hudson Bay so you will have plenty of opportunity to view polar bears in their summer environment, swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers. Weather and wildlife permitting, you will be able to disembark the boat and walk where polar bears have roamed.

Breakfast, takeaway lunch & dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Featured accommodation

Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 8 - Beluga Whale Tour

The Beluga Whale Boat/Fort Tour will focus on viewing the beautiful Beluga Whales in their natural habitat in the Churchill River and into the Hudson Bay area as they feed on schools of Caplin, Arctic Char and Brook Trout. Thousands of Beluga Whales come to feed along the shoreline and mate and give birth in the warm, shallow near-coastal waters. You will also go ashore for a walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort.

 Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Featured accommodation

Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 9 - Free Day in Churchill

Today is a good opportunity for either re-scheduled tours, additional tours such as Kayaking, AquaGliding™, dog mushing or helicopter tours and to explore the town visiting the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Museum, Town Complex or various gift shops with local Inuit art. Enjoy your last night at the authentic Lazy Bear Lodge.

 Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge.

Featured accommodation

Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 10 - Tundra Tour & Winnipeg Return

This morning you will hop on a summer Tundra Tour on one of our new Arctic Crawlers™ with all the modern amenities including USB ports to view the beautiful landscape and various wildlife. This tour will be on the same vehicles we use on tour fall tundra tours. You will be shuttled to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg to settle into your hotel for the night.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Winnipeg hotel. 

Featured accommodation

Inn at the Forks

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Day 11 - Winnipeg to Toronto

Check out your Winnipeg hotel and make your own way to the airport for your domestic flight to Toronto.

Once you have arrived in Toronto make your own way to your chosen hotel, spending the rest of your day at leisure.

Breakfast included at your Winnipeg hotel. 

Featured accommodation

Anndore Hotel

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Day 12 - Niagara Falls Tour

Duration: 10.5 hours

Travel on the air-conditioned motor coach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.

Tour includes: - Free time in Niagara Falls - 3-course lunch overlooking Niagara Falls - Niagara City Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls*

*Niagara City Cruise operates May through October, weather permitting. Journey Behind the Falls will be substituted from October to May.

Note: The itinerary may vary in the winter months depending on opening hours of wineries and attractions, and the lunch will either be buffet style or a plated 3-course menu. Note: Children will be provided with non-alcoholic beverages as a substitute.

Featured accommodation

Anndore Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Niagara Falls

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Day 13 - Toronto

Free day to explore Toronto, speak to your consultant if you wish to book an excursion.

Featured accommodation

Anndore Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Toronto Experiences

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Day 14 - UK to Toronto

Today check out your Toronto accommodation and make your own way to the airport for your onward flight.

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