View Polar Bears in the Wild

Experience your own Arctic Adventure

Frontiers North Adventures, owner of the Tundra Buggy® Adventure, has been travelling in Canada’s North for over 25 years.

We offer unique and immersive polar bear adventures that will give you a deeper appreciation for the beauty and wonder of Canada’s arctic.

Find your own True North on an authentic Churchill polar bear experience with Frontiers North Adventures.

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Churchill Day Tours

Planning your own travel arrangements to Churchill? Book a summer or autumn Tundra Buggy Adventure Day Tour now!

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Original Tundra Buggy Adventure

A Tundra Buggy adventure is about more than just a buggy - it's a truly unique adventure that takes you places where few others can travel.

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Churchill Day Tours

A Tundra Buggy Adventure is the best and safest way to view the majestic polar bear in its natural environment. It is an ideal tour option if you are planning your own transportation and accommodations in Churchill. 

Adventures 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 bear. Other wildlife you spot may include arctic hare, fox and ptarmigan.  

 

 Autumn Tours

 

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Tour Description

Autumn tours begin between 7:30 am - 8:00am. Guests will be picked up at their accommodations and transferred to the Tundra Buggy Launch Area where we will board our Tundra Buggies and journey into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The time on the tundra will be spent exploring the sub-arctic landscape and searching for the majestic polar bear and other arctic wildlife. A picnic-style lunch is included. At the end of the tour guests will be transferred back to Churchill and dropped off at Fifty Eight North.  Full-day autumn tours start during the second week of October and run through mid-November.

The autumn Tundra Buggy Adventure is a Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience.  

 

Tour Prices

Full-Day Rates*

Adult: $449      Child (12 & under): $349

*All prices include taxes. 

 

Tour Dates 2014

Tundra Buggy Day tours for October and November 2014 will be posted in early June 2014. Please check back then for more information. 

 

Summer Tours

 

Tour Description

Summer tours begin at the Tundra Inn Hotel. Guests will be transferred to the Tundra Buggy Launch Area where we will board our Tundra Buggies and journey into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The time on the tundra will be spent exploring the sub-arctic landscape and searching for wildlife. At the end of the tour guests will be transferred back to the Tundra Inn. Tours operate from early July until the end of August. 

 

Tour Prices

Tour Rates*

Adult: $169      Child (12 & under): $129

*All prices include taxes.

 

Tour Dates 2014

Our 2014 summer Tundra Buggy® tour times are planned around Sea North's beglua whale-watching schedule to ensure our guests don't miss out on the incredible opportunites that Sea North offers. Our 6-hour Tundra Buggy Tours run most days in July and August. Please call one of our Travel Counsellors to inquire about specific dates and times.

Toll Free (North America only): 800-663-9832 or International: 204-949-2050. 

 

 

Questions? Feel free to fill out the contact form below and one of our Travel Counsellors will be happy to get back to you!

 

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Original Tundra Buggy Adventure

The Original Tundra Buggy®

The term "Tundra Buggy" is a registersted trademark of Frontiers North Adventures. It is to be used only to refer to vehicles owned and operated by Frontiers North Adventures in Churchill, Manitoba. 

A Tundra Buggy® Adventure with Frontiers North is about more than just the buggy. Specially designed, these all-terrain vehicles enable us to take guests out onto the tundra and safely view wildlife in their natural environment.

Our Tundra Buggy® Adventure offers the exclusive chance to travel into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 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, and the Tundra Buggy® Adventure holds the most permits to travel into these areas. 

What makes the Tundra Buggy® Adventure so truly unique is the service we’re able to provide to our guests. Our interpretive Tundra Buggy® drivers are experienced tour leaders and passionate adventurers who are knowledgeable about the tundra ecosystem and are skilled at positioning the Tundra Buggy® for optimal photography opportunities and wildlife viewing. 

The Tundra Buggy® Adventure also has a long-standing relationship with Polar Bears International – the world’s leading polar bear conservation group. Our guests have the opportunity to spend time out on the tundra with Polar Bear International Field Ambassadors learning about these incredible carnivores and their icy environment. 

Combine the exclusivity of where we get to go with passion of our guides and the knowledge of Polar Bears International and you will get an idea of the adventure that awaits you! 

Summer Tundra Buggy Tours – July/August - Venture into the WMA for a full- or half-day tour to observe the many different types of flora and fauna that are native to the Churchill area and to seek out polar bears that may be keeping 
cool along the coast.

Fall Tundra Buggy Tours – October/November – Take a full-day trip into the WMA to view polar bears, arctic fox and other northern wildlife in their natural environment. 

Winter Tundra Buggy Tours – February/March – Enjoy an evening in a Tundra Buggy as we set out to view the wondrous lightshow put on by the Northern Lights.

 

Churchill Wildlife Management Area 

The Churchill Wildlife Management Area is the largest wildlife management area in Manitoba - almost 850,000 hectares - and is the summer resting area for the province’s yearly polar bear visitors. Polar bears aren’t the only residents of this subarctic habitat - the Churchill WMA boasts a wide variety of plant-life and wildlife all year round for visitors to see. 

Frontiers North Adventures offers the unique chance for guests to stay overnight in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. This option offers guests the opportunity to spend their nights in the Tundra Buggy Lodge, which is situated in the heart of polar bear country. 

The Tundra Buggy Lodge offers a unique, immersive experience where guests can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside the window. The lodge consists of two accommodation units, a lounge and cafe unit, and staff quarters. Viewing platforms connect each unit and allow for outdoor photography. 

Situated far from the lights of town, the Tundra Buggy Lodge is the perfect place to view bears all day long and have optimum northern lights viewing at night (weather permitting). The lodge is also equipped with exterior field lights that enable us to continue to watch the bears even after the sun goes down.