Manitoba, Meet the Polar Bears

White polar bears & Northern lights

Welcome to wide-open spaces, a place where the northern Great Plains meet the southern subarctic boreal forests. 

You will receive a warm welcome and meet beluga whales in the summer and white polar bears during the fall. 

Winnipeg:  a typical Midwestern town, with a rich architecture as it was a major trade hub for furs and agricultural products.  You will find brick warehouses, quarried stone banks, railroad depots, and grain elevators 

Churchill:  self-proclaimed polar bear capital of the world, but also during summer beluga whales capital! 

Explore its natural wonder:    100,000 lakes and rivers, grasslands, wetlands, boreal forest and sub-arctic habitats a mecca for birds, beluga and polar bear viewing as well as Northern Lights 

Discover a rich and vibrant culture:  A visit to Manitoba means travelling through the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis.

Powwows and festivals celebrate colourful traditions. Restaurants add indigenous flair to favourites dishes.

For foodies:  go from traditional fall suppers , Mennonite delicacies, to innovative pop-up restaurants on the frozen river. 

For active travels: canoe, kayak or tube, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and dogsledding, snowshoeing  



Dine Beneath Aurora Borealis

At Dan’s Diner you will enjoy a dining hall with panoramic windows and skylights that are optimal for viewing the lights as you dine. Gourmet food pairs excellent with Nature’s most dazzling display.

Meet the Artic bears

Hop on buggies » with large wheels and head for the tundra to photograph these magnificent creatures.

Have dinner on a frozen river

Five-course dinner prepared and served on the ice of the Assiniboine River, when evening temperatures drop into the minus double-digits.

Crack the secrets of Winnipeg’s own Da Vinci Code

At a historic landmark where mystic messages and Masonic symbols were hidden in plain sight for an entire century.


Fairmont Winnipeg****

This 4-star hotel is located in downtown Winnipeg, directly connected to the underground shopping area. The hotel offers a saltwater pool with city views and a 4-star restaurant. The Bell MTS Place is a 4 minute bus ride away. Guest rooms at the Fairmont in Winnipeg are equipped with cable TV and coffee makers. Bathrobes and minibars are also included in each room. Room service is offered 24 hours. VG restaurant at the Winnipeg Fairmont is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Lunch is served on weekdays. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the hotel’s lounge. The Fairmont Winnipeg features a modern fitness center and a full-service business center. A hot tub and a steam room are also available. RBC Convention Center is 6 minutes’ and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is 2 km away from the property.

The Fort Garry Hotel****

Offering a full-service spa, gym, indoor pool and rooms with bathrobes, this historic hotel is located in Winnipeg city centre, 7 km from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Free WiFi is provided.

The Fort Garry Hotel rooms include morning complimentary coffee and tea delivery. The rooms are equipped with 46″ flat-screen TVs and air conditioning. Bathrooms are stocked with L’Occitane bath products.

The Fort Garry was originally a Grand Trunk Pacific Railway hotel and was built in 1913.

Guests at the Fort Garry Hotel can dine at the Palm Lounge, which features a lunch and dinner menu and local jazz entertainment daily. The Gallery Deli and Gift Shop is open from 06:30 to midnight.

Fort Garry Hotel is within a 10 minute walk of the Manitoba Children’s Museum, Forks Market and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The Assiniboine Park and Zoo is 8 km from the hotel.

Inn at the Forks****

Offering a spa and wellness centre, Inn at the Forks is located in Winnipeg. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Winnipeg Airport is 8 km away.

A flat-screen cable TV and and iPod docking station are featured in all air-conditioned rooms at this proeprty. and air conditioning. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Inn at the Forks you will find a fitness centre and a restaurant. Other facilities offered include meeting facilities, luggage storage and shops (on site).

The hotel is 1.4 km from MTS Centre, 1.1 km from Winnipeg Convention Centre and 100 m from Forks Market.

Lazy Bear Lodge***

Located in Churchill, in the remote Hudson Bay, only  reachable by plane or train, the lodge consists of 33 rooms in rustic yet comfortable log cabins and a restaurant serving local game. Daily excursions give guests unparalleled access to the animals in their own habitat.

Hotel Polar Inn and suites**

The hotel offers 25 simple yet comfortable rooms.  This well-located hotel is the perfect base from which to encounter incredible wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales and a variety of birds such as rock wren and Ross’s gull.

Hotel Tundra Inn**

The hotel offers  31-room simple rooms in this town lodge.  Most accommodations, like the Tundra Inn, have basic facilities for travelers who are spending most of their time adventuring outdoors.

Aurora Inn**

This is one of Churchill’s newest hotels, featuring 19 spacious, split-level loft suites with fully equipped kitchens, plus three smaller standard rooms.

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