Iceberg Inn

Eco-Tourism & Outfitting

Experience Amazing Nature

Beluga by train

Beluga Whales Tour

CAD 2999 per person plus Tax

Participants: 8

Churchill is a small town with only 800 residents. There is no road access, therefor all tourists and supplies must be transported by air or train into Churchill.

The Churchill River is the only place in the world where you can get up close and personal with beluga whales in the Arctic. Every summer, about 4,000 beluga whales travel to the Churchill River to feed, mate and give birth.

The adventure start at churchill

Although Churchill is a popular destination, there are no roads that lead here. The only options for travel to Churchill Manitoba are via air and train. Air travel to Churchill is run by Calm Air. This small Manitoba airline runs flights from Winnipeg and Thompson through Churchill and up to Rankin Inlet in Nunavut.

Day 1 - Town tour

Our staff will warmly welcome you at the Churchill VIA Rail train station to start the first day of the Beluga tour.

A two-hour town tour begins after check-in with a fascinating visit to the ‘Eskimo’ Itsanitaq Museum followed by the Polar Bear International research facility and Park Canada Visitors Center, also Learn about the lives of local residents and experience local customs.

On each night of the trip, Angela will lead the team to look for the wonderful Northern Lights if the weather is permitted and will provide free photos as souvenirs.

Sunset Beluga whale watching

**Weather Permitted**

During the golden twilight, Brendan McEwan will cruise up and down his boat and lead you in search of the curious beluga whales in the Churchill River.

The actual departure time needs to be finalized according to the weather and tide conditions of the day and will be notified two hours before departure on the day.

Day 2 - Tundra buggy Day Tour

A Summer Tundra Buggy® Day Tour is one of the best ways to experience the magnificent ecosystems surrounding Churchill. With the most special permits to access the trail network in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, explore the tundra while your driver provides interpretation about the colourful flora, amazing fauna and incredible history of this unique sub-arctic environment. Experience the summer scenery and scan the landscape for arctic fox, arctic hare, caribou and the first polar bears to return from their annual hunt on the sea ice. Churchill is also an incredible destination for bird lovers, with over 200 different species migrating through the area each summer

Northern lights workshop

**Weather Permitted**

Under clear summer skies, you can watch the colorful artistry of the aurora borealis light up the pitch-black nights.

On each day of the trip, Angela will lead the team to look for the wonderful Northern Lights in Churchill and will provide free photos as souvenirs.

Day 3 - Churchill photo tour

The Photo tour is led by Angela Mak – Group members travelling in a 2018 Ford king ranch 4×4 will have plenty of outdoor exploration time, After Breakfast, 4 hours photo tour is starting, visit Cape Merry Batters, Miss piggy plane wreck, Polar bear jail, MV Ithaca, lunch at Northern study center, after lunch, visit the rocket research range, Golf Ball, launch road (possible to view polar bears and other wildlife)greatly increasing the chances of catching various rare wild animals such as polar bears, arctic snow foxes, hares, and snowy owls. lunch at Northern study centre.

Our leader will take photos during the journey to your souvenirs.

Sunset Beluga whale watching

**Weather Permitted**

During the golden twilight, Brendan McEwan will cruise up and down his boat and lead you in search of the curious beluga whales in the Churchill River.

The actual departure time needs to be finalized according to the weather and tide conditions of the day and will be notified two hours before departure on the day.

Day 4 - Hike to Prince of Wales

**Weather Permitted**

Full Breakfast at the seaport hotel, a half-day hike starting at 9:30 am, that took you from Sloop Cove to the Fort. you will be boarding a boat and headed across the Churchill River.

The actual departure time needs to be finalized according to the weather and tide conditions of the day and will be notified two hours before departure on the day.

Northern lights workshop

**Weather Permitted**

Under clear winter skies, you can watch the colorful artistry of the aurora borealis light up the pitch-black nights.

On each day of the trip, Angela will lead the team to look for the wonderful Northern Lights in Churchill and will provide free photos as souvenirs.

Day 5 - Whale watching and Kayaking

**Weather Permitted**

After enjoying a full breakfast at the seaport hotel, Brandon will cruise up and down his boat and lead you in search of the curious beluga whales in the Churchill River.  Then 3-hour kayaking or paddle boarding will follow.

The actual departure time needs to be finalized according to the weather and tide conditions of the day and will be notified two hours before departure on the day.

Day 6 - Helicopter ride

**Weather Permitted**

8:00 am in the morning, After Full Breakfast at seaport Hotel, Hudson Bay helicopter tour is departing at 9:00 am, An unforgettable 45 min flight across the taiga, tundra, and the boreal forest take you into the realm of the polar bear. Rarely seen polar bears up to 15oo lb rest and test their strength while patiently waiting for the sea ice to form. Further inland you may see females with their playful cubs.

Along the way, you may see moose, caribou, seal, arctic fox, and many more of the diverse creatures that inhabit this pristine wilderness.

leaving Churchill

As you say farewell to this world-class adventure, we hope you have found some wonderful souvenirs, experienced our town’s cultural scenery and the entire photography journey will give you memories for a lifetime.

The home to beluga journey is completed and returns you to your warm homes.

Train station Drop-off at 6:30 pm

Full Board Package Deal

All meals at Seaport Hotel are included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation at iceberg inn

All Accommodation at iceberg inn is included: Queen or Twin room

Transportation

All Transportation at Churchill is included: Airport / Train station pickup and drop-off

204-675-2228

info@iceberginn.ca

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