A curious beluga smiles for a snorkeller in Churchill
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Plan your whale watching adventure in
Churchill, Manitoba
Churchill | Treaty 5

2021 Beluga Whale Packages

Find your heart in Churchill, Manitoba this summer.

In summer, Churchill's top draw is the beluga whales...and you can be there when thousands of whales make their way to the Churchill River estuary.

Join a pod by boat tour, sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard. You might also catch a glimpse of Churchill's other famous residents: polar bears lounging on the shorelines and playing in the vibrant fireweed.

If you've ever thought about visiting Churchill, now is the time to make it happen!

Please note: operators comply with all health regulations, and travellers must be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to thier travel dates. Read more.

Two polar bear lounging in the sun on the cool, green tundra.
Frontiers North Adventures
Churchill Summer Rail and Road Trip

Package Overview

Put yourself in the driver’s seat this summer and experience Manitoba with this self-drive adventure from Frontiers North Adventures! Journey northward from Winnipeg to Thompson and catch the overnight train to beautiful Churchill. Breathe in the coastal air and wildflowers in full bloom, listen to beluga whale-song and try to spot a polar bear!

People watching beluga whales from a zodiak in the Hudson Bay.
© Zhang Yongpeng/Frontiers North Adventures

Package includes:

  • Roundtrip train fare with VIA Rail (Thompson-Churchill)
  • 3 nights Churchill hotel accommodations
  • Beluga whale viewing
  • Tundra Buggy® adventure
  • Dog carting in the boreal forest

Package availability dates:

  • July 30 - August 4, 2021
  • August 20 - August 25, 2021

Price: $1,549 per person + taxes

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Close-up of a beluga surrounded by a pod of belugas.
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Heartland Tours
Local Beluga Adventurer Tours

Package Overview

Experience a wide range of activities unique to Churchill with this two-night Churchill tour from Heartland Tours. Trip includes accommodation, guided beluga tours and other highlights of the town and surrounding area.

A person kayaks in front of a pod of beluga whales near the shore of the Churchill River.

Package includes:

  • Two nights at Polar Inn and Suites
  • Kayaking and paddleboarding with belugas (Sea North Tours)
  • Beluga whale and Prince of Wales Fort tour
  • Churchill Town and Area tour

Package availability dates:

Departures available every Monday and Saturday through August 2021.

Price: $860 per person + taxes

Transportation to/from Churchill is not included, discounted flights available from Calm Air.

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A beluga whale crests in front of a person in a kayak.
Lazy Bear Expeditions
Beluga Whale Dream Tour

Package Overview

Whale lovers, this is your chance to be at the heart of all the action with Lazy Bear Expeditions. Make your way to Churchill as 60,000 beluga whales (the highest concentration in the world!) descend upon Hudson Bay .

A polar bear lounges on rocks in the sun in the summer.

Package includes:

  • Two nights at Lazy Bear Lodge
  • Beluga whale boat tour (additional visit to the Prince of Wales Fort based on availability)
  • Churchill Town and Area tour
  • Transportation between the train station/airport and Lodge
  • Breakfasts and one dinner

Package availability dates:

Departures available through August 2021.

Price: $675 per person + taxes

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Be Safe In Churchill

To ensure the safety of visitors and residents in Churchill, operators comply with all health regulations and have put a number of procedures in place.

Please note:

  • It is required that all guests and staff be fully immunized with a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination for at least two weeks prior to their scheduled departure.
  • All guests must carry physical proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination on their person for the duration of their tour, as they may be required to present it on check-in at various stages of their trip. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes physical, printed or electronic vaccination records and/or cards. It is highly recommended that guests carry a physical copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record. If the guest cannot provide proof, they may be denied participation and/or boarding.
  • All travellers returning to the United States are required to produce a negative COVID -19 pre departure test result. This specimen must be collected during the three days preceding their flight’s departure. Manitoba companies providing testing and travel documentation include BioScision Diagnostics, Canadian Travel Clinics, and Star Drug Testing.
  • Wear Your Mask: Where sufficient physical distancing may not be possible, it will be mandatory for guests to wear a mask for certain portions of the trip, including but not limited to at airports and train stations, in-transit and on excursions. It is the guest’s responsibility to provide their own mask for the duration of the trip.
  • Operators have implemented enhanced cleaning of vehicles and accommodations, and provide access to hand sanitizer and handwashing stations Please refer to each individual business for a complete list of their COVID-19 policies.
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A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. It encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis.