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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

An official Tundra Buggy® Adventure is the best and safest way to view the...

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

Tundra Buggy Day Tours 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. Wildlife you spot may include polar bears, arctic hare, arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, ptarmigan and much more.

Please note that Tundra Buggy Day Tours take place on a 40-passenger Tundra Buggy® and during peak seasons have a tendency to sell to capacity. We highly recommend booking your Tundra Buggy Day Tour(s) as early as possible.

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I had two days on the buggy as part of a package deal. Saw 4-5 bears on the first day and two close up. Second day the weather was quite poor and didn't see as much until late in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had two days on the buggy as part of a package deal. Saw 4-5 bears on the first day and two close up. Second day the weather was quite poor and didn't see as much until late in the day where we had a wonderful sighting of a male bear ducking in and out of the bushes to scratch... More 

Thank Lauren S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and saw about 5 bears, which was great. Driver was knowledgable and engaging. You get coffee, snack and lunch on board. Most of the 8 hour day is travel but the day goes fast. Quite expensive though.

Thank 3JP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When we did the buggy tour we saw three bears... one of them came very close to our buggy... our driver Neil was very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the bears and the tundra...

Thank Tanja B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our excursion on the Buggy was quite enjoyable. Our guide, Neil, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw a mother bear and 2 cubs as well as a male bear, though from quite some distance. I would recommend visiting Churchill no earlier than November though to avoid dissapointment - there really are very few bears in early-mid October.

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Hurlingham, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the best of all the expediti9ns we did in Churchill. We webt to the Tundra with a big track specially prepared for this lovely trip. Obviously the buggy is a very slow truck but it can go anywhere. We were 25 people over it and we could walk sit be standing and go outside the buggy (it has... More 

Thank Alejandra M
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Long and expensive day trip ($200) and no bears around Was disappointed for sure. The driver was Excellent and knows his stuff Think there may have been moqre bears in town though thankfully I didn't bump into any lol!

Thank frederickfenton
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

$189 is a lot of money for most young travellers and I wouldn't recommend this trip at all in Summer because there is a very low chance of seeing much more than some birds. To be honest your best chance of seeing bears this time of year is on a boat tour (as admitted by the driver later in the... More 

Thank Heidi W
Tundra12, Marketing & Communications at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Heidi, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your Summer Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. During the summer months we advertise our Tundra Buggy as more than a polar bear tour - the adventure is about getting out onto the tundra to see the northern landscape at a time when it is full of flowers,... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Although we didn't see many polar bears the trip was well organised and set up. The driver was excellent - very informative and entertaining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

It's the backbone of the tundra experience. Expect to bounce around, and it's slow. But it's the only way to get out into the tundra and see the bears up close. And the vehicles are fun! It's like a big rolling theater. Jim was a great guide. We came close to bears and foxes. Bring good binoculars and a very... More 

Thank JonnyDub
La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

What a fantastic outing on the Tundra Buggy! Spotting wildlife up here made me feel like a kid again. And driver/guide Jim couldn't have been more enthusiastic or knowledgeable. He shared a wealth of info about the previous use of this wildlife preserve (Cold War military maneuvers), the ecology of the tundra, studies about the permafrost and global warming, and... More 

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