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Tag 1 Winnipeg/Churchill

Treffpunkt nicht später als 6:45 Uhr an einem privaten Hangar in Winnipeg für einen Frühflug nach Churchill- Du kannst eine historische Tour von Stadt und Umland und eine Fahrt mit dem Hundeschlitten machen (muss im Voraus gebucht werden) oder das Museum

Meet at a private hanger in Winnipeg (located at 30 Hangar Line Rd-) by no later than 6:45am for your early morning flight, a cold boxed breakfast will be served inflight- Arrive mid-morning with option to take a town and area historical tour, helicopter flight or go dog sledding (must be pre-booked), or visit the museum and Parks Canada Visitor Centre- If you are interested in dog sledding, it must be pre-booked directly with the local supplier (unfortunately G Adventures cannot do this for you - nor can we intervene in any way once you have booked and paid)- We recommend www-wapuskadventures-com and dogsledding excursion should be booked on the afternoon of Day 1 of your tour- It is highly suggested that guests visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre and the Eskimo Museum (closed on Sundays)- The interpretive centre exhibits the human and natural history of the area and the Eskimo Museum is known for its beautiful Inuit carvings and artifacts- Churchill is a small, northern community with a lot of character; you won't find one of the big-chain hotels here or gourmet restaurants- You will, however, find warm, down-home hospitality and clean, comfortable hotels with all the amenities- Staying in town will allow you to walk to and from the different venues, spend some time on your own, and perhaps meet some of the locals- Churchill is located on the south western shores of the Hudson Bay at the mouth of the historic Churchill River, approx- 1000 kilometers north of Winnipeg- At a latitude of 58-47 N, Churchill is accessible by air and rail- This small Northern community has a population of approx- 1100 persons- Churchill, Manitoba is located along the treeline or the northern edge of the Boreal Forest, Churchill attracts arctic and boreal species of wildlife, birds and plants- Commonly seen species include Arctic and Red Foxes, Arctic Hare, Caribou, Gyrfalcons, Snowy Owls, Ptarmigan and in the Summer (June-Aug), Beluga whales- Churchill lies underneath the Auroral Oval, an area of high intensity, high frequency auroral activity- They often get the best northern lights displays on the planet- While the best time to view the Northern lights is in mid-winter (Jan-Feb), if you are lucky, it is still possible to view them in October-Nov-

Tag 2 Churchill/Winnipeg (1M)

Eisbär-Beobachtung im Tundra Buggy mit einem einheimischen Naturforscher- Halte Ausschau nach Eisbären, Polarfüchsen und Schneehühnern- Genieße die atemberaubende arktische Landschaft- Am Abend Rückflug nach Winnipeg- Transfer zum Hotel, wo die Reise ende

It will be early start, but worth it- You’ll be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the Tundra Buggy (trademark) launch at around 7:30 a-m- All Tundra Buggies are furnished with dual-pane frost-free windows and contain propane heating systems that closely resemble a cozy fireplace, with real flame (behind glass)- Guests will enjoy picnic style lunches and refreshments while they are bear watching- The Tundra Buggy meanders over a system of established trails, stopping at leisure to enjoy the scenery, search for wildlife, and take photos- This is where the magic starts to unfold as we search for polar bears, arctic fox, ptarmagain and take in the majestic Arctic landscape with a local expert- This evening you will be transferred back to the airport for your evening flight back to Winnipeg- You will then be transferred back to the Four Points by Sheraton where the tour ends- After the beluga whales depart in the summer, Polar bears begin to swim ashore in mid-July- In October they begin to gather in numbers along the coast, waiting for the pack ice to form over Hudson Bay, at which point they disappear, in search of seals- Churchill’s ‘bear season’ begins in early October until early November- Known as the “Lords of the Arctic”, these spectacular animals are massive with the average Male polar bear growing to more than 600 kg (1,320 lbs) and standing 3-05 metres (10 feet) tall- While large, they are surprisingly quick and have great agility- They have a highly acute sense of smell, and are skilled hunters - able to pick up a scent from over 30 kilometres away, and they can detect the presence of seals under three feet of snow and ice- Polar bears have no natural enemies and no fear of other animals (including humans)-

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