Important information about this trip
In the summer, Churchill comes to life with a carpet of wildflowers on the tundra, caribou migration and abundant birdlife. Perhaps most impressive is the migration of some 3,000 beluga whales into the Seal and Churchill Rivers, where we can observe them — often within arm’s length. We may also have chances to view mother polar bears and their cubs, as they remain in the area all summer. Be aware that at times black flies or mosquitoes may be present. Because we arrange our activities to avoid them as much as possible, they generally are not a problem. Train timetables are unconfirmed until shortly before each departure. Changes to train schedules may affect our itinerary on days 2 to 4.
Getting there and home
Please arrive in Winnipeg in time for the 7 p.m. welcome dinner on July 26. You may depart at any time on Aug. 3. Our partners at Natural Habitat Adventures can book your reservations; they are familiar with this program and can arrange the most efficient travel.
Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.
July 26 and Aug. 2: Fort Garry Hotel, the grande dame of Winnipeg's hotels
July 27-28: The Hudson Bay passenger train, with private toilet and sink in each cabin
July 28-Aug. 1: One of Churchill’s small but comfortable hotels in the center of town