Two polar bear cubs playing in Churchill, Canada
Ready to revel in some of Canada’s best nature spots? On our Polar Party trip you’ll go in search of the northern lights, explore the tundra looking for polar bears and take a dog sled ride over snow. You’ll also get to see endangered birdlife and even a bison up close!
This trip is perfect for families who share an adventurous streak.
Take a helicopter ride over the tundra for different perspective
Go polar bear spotting on the tundra
Go bird watching and see endangered burrowing owls
Learn about and – hopefully – see the unforgettable Northern Lights
This exciting trip to Canada includes international flights, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
City + Tour
The day for your family trip to Canada is finally here! After packing any last minute items (we’re looking at you, teddy bear), you’ll board a plane to Winnipeg. Once you touch down, you’ll be met by a guide and taken to your hotel, the Fort Gary Hotel. During your time in this cultured city you’ll visit the Manitoba Museum, where you’ll learn all about the science of the aurora borealis at a planetarium program. In the afternoon, head to a park and explore the bison prairie. After a gentle wetlands and forest walk you’ll finish up with some birdwatching.
Surrounded by spruce forest, tundra and winter ice, Churchill is inaccessible by road. But that’s no problem for you – your family will be arriving by chartered plane! You’ll spend the afternoon joining in with the local tradition of dog sledding. Once the night settles in – and provided the conditions are right – you’ll head out and look up to see the unforgettable beauty of the northern lights swirling through the night sky.
Wrap up warm – on day 4 you’ll spend the entire day exploring the tundra looking for wildlife in a unique Polar Rover. During your trip you’ll learn all about the polar bears that live here and, if you’re lucky, you might even spot one.
The next day you’ll spot wildlife from above by taking a helicopter tour over open tundra, frozen lakes and sea ice. Once back on land you’ll spend some time exploring Churchill, getting to know the locals from whom you’ll learn about the culture and heritage of Inuit, Metis and Dene people. You never know – all this adventure could inspire the next Arctic explorer!