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The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours

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Address: 124 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-800-663-9832
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With over 25 years of successful subarctic experience, The Tundra Buggy®...

With over 25 years of successful subarctic experience, The Tundra Buggy® Adventure is the best way to view and photograph the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba. Choose from either a Churchill Hotel- or Tundra Buggy Lodge-based stay. We provide exclusive access to the polar bears at Cape Churchill inside Wapusk National Park. Our polar bear tours at Cape Churchill best fulfill your expectations of snow, ice and polar bears.

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When planet earth shows it's icy face

A bleu and icy experience, organized with maestro...the vastness of the North and the Arctic. Our tour guide, David Reid maintained us full of expectation. He introduced us with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Catherine B
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were totally excited thinking the Tundra Buggy was our best chance to see polar bears in the summer. We saw no bears and no foxes and ran into people in town that had done the buggy in days earlier that also complained of no wildlife. The most exciting thing we saw were sandhill cranes and geese. The guide was... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A bleu and icy experience, organized with maestro...the vastness of the North and the Arctic. Our tour guide, David Reid maintained us full of expectation. He introduced us with a scientific and environmental awareness to the polar bears and the ecological world coexistent to those wonderful ambassadors of the Hudson Bay. Cultural activities, delicious dinners, open talks and exchanges, hours... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

one day was enough. couldn't see being on it for a week or I would go crazy. U=I like eing on land with the animals and not just in a vehicle. The viewing was great though.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a great tour. Yes, seeing wildlife is hit or miss, but the drivers know where to look to find polar bears. So usually you will find them. The bears are fun to watch -- some a relaxing, some are sparring, but the best ones are the ones that come to check out the buggy and visit. Definitely worth... More 

4 Thank srodday
milton keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We came up hoping to see bears close up and weren't disappointed. The whole trip was very professional and allowed to almost get within touching distance of the bears. It can truly be described as unforgettable. The tundra was also a surprise with its many different textures and shades.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Good company with knowledgeable guides but I would recommend taking travel sickness pills if you get sick easily as it is pretty rocky! Full day out on the ice we saw a good number of bears and sunset over the ice which was a nice finish.

1 Thank foodilic
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

WOW. Alex was an amazing guide. ( pretty good driver too) 😀 we spent two days on the tundra and saw forty bears. I cannot say how incredible those two days were. At times I was speechless. I would recommend this trip to everybody. Thank you for an incredible time. We are planning our next trip to see the whales... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Went out on the tundra buggy on 2 different days and had an amazing time. Doug Ross is the most fantastic guide and our drivers, Luke and Neil were awesome at locating polar bears and manoeuvring the buggy for some fantastic encounters. Luke had bears coming right over to our buggy to check us out and by the end of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The town of Churchill, inconveniently located at the tip of Manitoba - at the edge of the waters of Nunavut's Hudson bay, is home to 850 humans - and during October/November migration - 950 polar bears. With little other industry, it is likely your driver will be a native - and they know where the bears hang out - and... More 

1 Thank k2xsara
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202 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I went mid August on the Tundra Buggy through Frontiers North. I had been told by the border patrol officer don't expect to see any bears in August. WRONG!!! We saw three of them! One was barely visible, the other two much much closer. One of those bears was contemplating coming to the buggy for a visit, but due to... More 

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