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Frontiers North's Big Five Safari

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Experience the spectacular wildlife of Manitoba with a whirlwind adventure from the dense forests of Riding Mountain National Park to the colourful tundra of Churchill. The Frontiers North Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of mega-fauna that populate the forests, tundra and rivers of this beautiful province.

Our journey begins in Winnipeg, the geographic center of North America.  We travel over-land to Riding Mountain National Park where bold boreal forest, expanses of meadows and lakes, lofty heights and deep gorges of the Manitoba Escarpment are home to moose, black bears, and a captive bison herd.

From there our adventures takes us to Churchill where the boreal forest gives way to the rugged and barren tundra and where we will set out in search of mighty polar bear and beluga whales. 

This Enthusiast-Level departure includes: 

  • Winnipeg, Churchill & Riding Mountain Accommodations
  • All airfare and over-land transportation
  • All meals
  • Wildlife viewing excursions in Riding Mountain National Park
  • Six-hour Tundra Buggy Adventure
  • Beluga Boat Tour and Zodiac Tour
  • Dog Carting
  • All Activities and Entrance Fees
  • Frontiers North Interpretive Guide

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Dates

DatesCodeCapacityLodgingMealsTransportationSingle SupplementPrice
Aug 4 -
Aug 11 2015
B518 people3 nights Winnipeg, 2 nights Riding Mountain, 2 nights Churchill AllR/T Air$1,125$5,749
Code
B5
Capacity
18 people
Lodging
3 nights Winnipeg, 2 nights Riding Mountain, 2 nights Churchill
Meals
All
Transportation
R/T Air
Single Supplement
$1,125
Price
$5,749
All prices CAD. Plus applicable taxes.
All prices, inclusions, and dates may be subject
to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Guests will arrive into Winnipeg by their own arrangement and check into the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport. In the evening our Frontiers North Guide will host a meet and greet for tour guests to further discuss the trip itinerary. 
Day 2
Following breakfast, we depart Winnipeg for Riding Mountain National Park. Guests will enjoy an escorted tour of the Parks Canada Centre in the afternoon before departing on an evening safari in the park - our first chance to search for moose, black bear and bison. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay at Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast. Itinerary Note: Time will be spent exploring Riding Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas. Wildlife activities each day will begin at first light. These activities will provide the opportunity to spot bison, black bear, moose, elk, deer and other wildlife.
Day 3
Guests will enjoy a morning safari in search of some of Manitoba’s largest land animals. In the afternoon, gusts will have time to relax at the resort or explore the surrounding area. In the evening we will depart on a dinner cruise aboard The Martese, a 95-passenger boat that tours beautiful Clear Lake. Guests will spend their final night at Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast.
Day 4
Our day will start off with breakfast, followed by a last drive through Riding Mountain National Park to spot wildlife, and then onward to Winnipeg. During our return to Winnipeg we'll have time to enjoy the scenery and stop for a picnic style lunch. Upon our return to Winnipeg, we'll check into the Four Points by Sheraton hotel for our last night in Winnipeg. Guests will enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant and will be free to relax prior to our early morning flight to Churchill.
Day 5
After breakfast, we will board an early morning flight for Churchill. Our daily activities during the Churchill portion of the adventure will vary dependent on tide times. Activities in Churchill include: a Churchill Town & Area Tour that will give guests a chance to explore the town and surrounding landscape and learn about the historical and ecological significance of the area; a Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales; a 3-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour, offering guests a chance to get even closer to Churchill's summer belugas; an afternoon program with an area dog sledder where guests will enjoy a mile long dog cart (on wheels) through the boreal forest; and a 6-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where guests will learn about the ecology of the area and have a chance to see Churchill's beautiful summer blooms, incredible northern wildlife and maybe even the first of the summer polar bears. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at local Churchill restaurants and guests will spend their evening at a welcoming Churchill hotel.
Day 6
Our daily activities during the Churchill portion of the adventure will vary dependent on tide times. Activities in Churchill include: a Churchill Town & Area Tour; a Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales; a 3-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour; an afternoon program with an area dog sledder; and a 6-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at local Churchill restaurants and guests will spend their evening at a welcoming Churchill hotel.
Day 7
Our last day in Churchill. Our daily activities during the Churchill portion of the adventure will vary dependent on tide times. Activities in Churchill include: a Churchill Town & Area Tour; a Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales; a 3-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour; an afternoon program with an area dog sledder; and a 6-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. At the end of the day, guests will board their return flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival we will check into the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and enjoy our final group dinner.
Day 8
Guests may depart Winnipeg at their leisure.
  • Experience the contrast of the lofty heights and deep gorges of the boreal forest system of Riding Mountain National Park and the treeless desolate beauty of the tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area
  • Well-paced day-to-day activities
  • A wide array of wildlife
  • Safaris in the Boreal Forest and Tundra ecosystems

What to Pack

  • Walking/hiking footwear
  • Windbreaker and nylon pants or waterproof jacket and pants
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts
  • Bug repellent and/or bug jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Lip balm and moisturizer
  • Long pants and warm sweater

We recommend all guests bring a reusable water bottle and binoculars for wildlife viewing if they have them

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