Iceberg Inn

Eco-Tourism & Outfitting

Experience Amazing Nature

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Departs at winnipeg

via rail / calm air ticket is included

CAD 7999 per person

full board package deal

overview

There is no better time in October to Photograph Polar Bears in the Tundra – This is an amazing time to visit Churchill!

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.

Beginning in October each year, polar bears gather here to wait for the sea to freeze and start their hunting season!

At this time, Churchill’s nickname “more bears than people.”

begins from winnipeg

The VIA Rail train ticket has been prepared in advance, and arrived at 123 Main street, Winnipeg, Manitoba ( Winnipeg Train Station ) by yourself on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023. take Train 693, departing at 12:05 (Central Time) to Churchill. Starting the first day of the polar bear tour.

Departs at noon

Continue the train Journey

Since the train takes 1 day 20 hours and 55 minutes to reach Churchill, the team member has enough time to organize the camera equipment and winter gear.

Of course, the one thing you cannot miss is watching the Aurora appear at night.

Arrived at churchill

After a two-day journey, the excitement of seeing the train slowly enter the platform is unforgettable.

At 9 a.m. Our staff will warmly welcome you at the Churchill VIA Rail train station to start the first day of the polar bear tour.

After check-in at iceberg inn, the 2 hours of town and area tour being, first to visit 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.

After completing the busy journey of the day, at 5 p.m., a full-course dinner will be prepared at the Seaport Hotel for all group members to enjoy.

town and area explore

Northern lights workshop

**Weather Permitted**

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

Our Tour Leader, Angela Mak will lead the team to look for the wonderful Northern Lights in Churchill and will provide free photos as souvenirs.

Northern Light workshop is subject to weather permits.

Chartered tundra buggy

At 7 a.m. in the morning, a simple breakfast will be served in the hotel lobby at iceberg inn.

The official Tundra Buggy® offers the exclusive chance to travel into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) for wildlife viewing and photography. Venturing out on a set of established trails to minimize the impact on the tundra, the Tundra Buggy will take you into areas with a high probability of wildlife sightings. These areas are the best locations in the Churchill area to experience wildlife in their natural environment.

Tundra Buggy Day Tours include expert interpretation in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area about the wildlife and the magnificent ecosystems surrounding the subarctic environment of Churchill. You will have the opportunity to explore the open tundra while your driver discusses the effects of tides, currents and ice formation on the polar bears. Our interpretive Tundra Buggy Drivers are experienced tour leaders and passionate adventurers who are are skilled at positioning the Tundra Buggy for optimal photography opportunities and wildlife viewing. Wildlife you spot may include polar bears, arctic hare, arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, ptarmigan and much more.

After completing the busy journey of the day, a full-course dinner will be prepared at the Seaport Hotel for all group members to enjoy.

history site explorations

At 8 a.m. in the morning, Full breakfast will be served at the Seaport Hotel.

A 6 hours photo tour departs at 9 a.m., visit Cape Merry Batters, Miss piggy plane wreck, Polar bear jail, MV Ithaca, visit the rocket research range, Golf Ball, launch road (possible to view polar bears and other wildlife)greatly increases the chances of catching various rare wild animals such as polar bears, arctic snow foxes, hares, and snowy owls.

The Photo tour is led by Angela Mak – Group members travelling in a 4×4 14 seats mini bus will have plenty of outdoor exploration time,

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

After completing the busy journey of the day, at 5 p.m., a full-course dinner will be prepared at the Seaport Hotel for all group members to enjoy.

Chartered tundra buggy

At 7 a.m. in the morning, a simple breakfast will be served in the hotel lobby at iceberg inn.

The official Tundra Buggy® offers the exclusive chance to travel into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) for wildlife viewing and photography. Venturing out on a set of established trails to minimize the impact on the tundra, the Tundra Buggy will take you into areas with a high probability of wildlife sightings. These areas are the best locations in the Churchill area to experience wildlife in their natural environment.

Tundra Buggy Day Tours include expert interpretation in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area about the wildlife and the magnificent ecosystems surrounding the subarctic environment of Churchill. You will have the opportunity to explore the open tundra while your driver discusses the effects of tides, currents and ice formation on the polar bears. Our interpretive Tundra Buggy Drivers are experienced tour leaders and passionate adventurers who are are skilled at positioning the Tundra Buggy for optimal photography opportunities and wildlife viewing. Wildlife you spot may include polar bears, arctic hare, arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, ptarmigan and much more.

After completing the busy journey of the day, a full-course dinner will be prepared at the Seaport Hotel for all group members to enjoy.

helicopter ride

**Weather Permitted**

At 8 a.m. in the morning, Full Breakfast will be served at Seaport Hotel.

Helicopter tour will depart at 9 a.m., 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.

This Helicopter ride requires three guests to travel together.

The actual departure time needs to be finalized according to the weather  of the day and will be notified one hour before departure on the day.

Eyes to Eyes In Ground Level

At 8 a.m. in the morning, Full breakfast will be served at the Seaport Hotel.

The 6 hours Adventure Photo tour will begin at 9 a.m., led by experienced photographer, Angela Mak, cruising in her mini buggy or 2018 King Ranch to visit all of Churchill’s hidden trails. On this exciting 6-hour expedition, we explore all of Churchill’s coastal roads in search of polar bears, where it is sometimes possible other Arctic wildlife can be seen such as the Snowy Owl, Ptarmigan, Arctic Fox and Arctic Hare.

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

After completing the busy journey of the day, at 5 p.m., a full-course dinner will be prepared at the Seaport Hotel for all group members to enjoy.

departs at 12:45 p.m.

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 adventure journey will give you memories for a lifetime.

The home to Polar Bear journey is completed, CalmAir ticket has been per-purchased, will take the MO145

 at 13:45pm to Winnipeg and returns to your warm homes.

Breakfast and dinner

Served at Seaport Hotel

En suite guest room

Arranged by iceberg inn

Double Occupancy – All guest room with Ensuite Bathroom

Thomas 14 seat Shuttle Bus

24 hours onsite service

  • Churchill Airport/ Train Station
  • Tundra Buggy Loading Dock
  • Road Tour

Angela Mak

professional wildlife photographer

  • Our Tutor will offer free advice on photography techniques.
  • Our Tutor will look for the opportunity of spotting the wildlife
  • Northern light Photography workshop – Weather permitting

Historical Sites Tour Agenda:

  • The excursion is led by experienced photographer, Angela Mak.  cruising in her 4×4 mini buggy visit all of Churchill’s fascinating local historical sites including Cape Merry Batters, Miss piggy plane wreck, Polar bear jail, the MV Ithaca shipwreck, member will have a break at the Northern study center and continue to visit the rocket research range, abandoned ‘Golf Ball’ radar station, and launch road, where it is sometimes possible to view polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

Attractions:

  • Cape Merry Battery
  • Marina and Observation Tower
  • Miss Piggy
  • Polar Bear Compound
  • Goose Creek Road
  • Golf Balls
  • Rocket research Center
  • Akudlik Marsh
  • Bird Cove / Launch Road
  • Twin Lakes

Canon Pro Full line

EOS R3, R5, R6 and R7

  • RF 15- 35mm F2.8
  • RF 70- 200mm F2.8
  • RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1
  • EF 800mm F5.6
  • EF 600mm F4
  • EF 400mm F2.8
  • EF 300mm F2.8

Full Board Package Included :

  • VIA Rail Train Ticket Departs from Winnipeg on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023
  • CalmAir flight ticket Departs from Churchill On November 1st, 2023
  • 2 hours town and area tour by Angela Mak
  • 4 hours Historical sites tour by Angela Mak
  • 6 hours Adventure Photo Tour by Angela Mak
  • 2 days Tundra Buggy Day tour by Frontier North Adventure
  • 45 minute Helicopter ride.(Requires three guests to travel together).
  • 2 hours Aurora workshop by Angela Mak( Weather Permitted)
  • All meals in Churchill ( Breakfast and Dinner)
  • All transportation in Churchill
  • Photography workshop Tutor fee

Phone: 204-675-2228

email: info@iceberginn.ca

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