Polar Bears of Churchill

October 27 to November 1, 2021

On this wildlife expedition, surrounded by experts and featuring up-close experiences, be part of an extraordinary natural phenomenon and unforgettable adventure.

 Begin in Winnipeg with a private welcome reception. Learn about Churchill's unique ecosystem at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Enjoy two full-day expeditions aboard a custom-designed Arctic Crawler—a specially designed trekking vehicle, featuring comfortable seating, on-board facilities with flush toilet, large windows that lower for better viewing, and a spacious, fully grated outside rear deck for optimal photography opportunities. Discover the cultural history of this region during a guided tour through the Itsanitaq Museum and a talk with a Parks Canada ranger. Meet an energetic team of sled dogs and their experienced handler, then bundle up for an exciting dog sled experience. Enjoy additional days in Winnipeg as an optional pre-tour and experience a multiple award winning exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo, featuring nine playful polar bears and a host of arctic animals. Also visit Winnigpeg's architectural marvel, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, and enjoy a guided tour of theManitoba Museum.

On this program, you will have the benefit of an expert Expedition Leader with extensive local knowledge and experience as a cultural, historic, and naturalist interpreter. With their contribution of exceptional know-how and enthusiasm adding depth to your experience, enjoy the cultures and locations you explore with added confidence, understanding, and appreciation.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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