Polar Bears of Churchill


November 2-7, 2025

From $7,995 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy.

Churchill, Canada, is known as the polar bear capital of the world—for good reason. Each fall, about 1,000 of these fascinating creatures congregate around this seaport town while they wait for wintertime's sea ice to form over the Hudson Bay. Join us on an unforgettable adventure to be part of this extraordinary annual phenomenon—with the special opportunity to observe, photograph and learn about these magnificent Lords of the North.

Call (615) 322-3673 or contact us to learn more and register.

  • Accommodations

    Fort Garry Hotel & Spa

    After an exciting day of exploration, retire to this landmark property in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, featuring high-tech amenities and a modern mix of contemporary style and Old World elegance.

    Room Amenities: Individual climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee maker, bathrobes, and en suite bathroom with L’Occitane sundries and hair dryer.

    Lazy Bear Lodge

    This remarkable, handcrafted log lodge will provide cozy comfort during your stay.

    A log house builder by trade, Wally Daudrich built Lazy Bear Lodge himself, literally. Drawn to the area by its sense of freedom, he and a partner dragged logs from the forest by snowmobile, crafting them first into a small café, then a small lodge and finally the two-story, modern lodge of today. Even the wood floors and windows were sustainably sourced. The flooring, made of Douglas fir, was recycled from the Canadian National Railway warehouse built in the early 1920s. The windows were once part of an 1800s Hudson Bay Trading Post.

    The friendly staff and scenic surroundings make this property memorable. Get cozy in the comfortable lounge and feast on homemade northern cuisine at the Lazy Bear Café.

    Lodge rooms are small, but cozy, with limited counter and storage space for belongings. Each room has two double beds, one luggage rack, one small clothes rack, a small desk, one small nightstand, and a small bathroom shelf large enough to hold a few small items. We recommend packing light and carefully utilizing available space.

    Additional lighting sources in the lodge rooms are limited. Consider bringing a small portable reading lamp or flashlight if you prefer stronger light.

    Room Amenities: Two double beds, cable TV with movie channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee maker, and en suite bathroom with shower, sundries and hair dryer.

    The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel

    Located next to the Winnipeg airport terminal, this boutique property provides beautifully appointed accommodations and thoughtful amenities. The hotel's restaurant, Blue Marble, uses locally produced ingredients to create an unforgettable dining experience.

    Room Amenities: Individual climate control, Samsung Smart TV, iPad with Netflix, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, safe, device powering station, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

    (Accommodations subject to change.)

  • Program Inclusions
    • 5 nights in ideally situated and comfortable accommodations
    • Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
    • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (2 are picnic-style), and 4 dinners, including a special private welcome reception and three-course dinner at Assiniboine Park Zoo
    • Full guiding services of an Orbridge Expedition Leader and a local naturalist
    • All excursion transportation and entry fees
    • All gratuities
    • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times