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The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours

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Churchill, Canada
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About The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours
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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Linda A wrote a review Nov. 2020
Winnipeg, Canada338 contributions123 helpful votes
At the end of October 2020, I did Frontiers North's one day fly-in-fly-out Polar Bear Adventure to Churchill, Manitoba. Why would one get on an airplane and travel during a pandemic? A few good reasons actually, the reduced-capacity flight is direct from my city; and Frontiers North has maintained a good track record of covid-preparedness and enforcement. One measure was to cut client number in half, which allowed for all buggy passengers to have great seating. The Tundra Buggy covers and backtracks over an area of trails for several hours, giving one a chance to experience the stark northern landscape and its climate. Our driver, Luke, was knowledgable, accommodating, personable, and made every effort to find bears for our viewing. There were other animal sightings but, unfortunately, ours was one of those days when the bears were also social-distancing. A number of passengers were disappointed until the final ten minutes of our tour when, sure enough, four bears appeared on the ice by the formidable Hudson's Bay – distant from us but still impressive and an experience not to forget. The buggy is comfortable although the ride is frequently rough (part of its charm!). A light lunch of good sandwiches/wraps, sides and soft drink/water was served, as well as an in-flight meal going home. Frontiers North is also affiliated with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy in Winnipeg, so a part of the cost is donated to their important programming, as well as support to research in Churchill. Churchill tours are very expensive but, for this tourist, this unique place is worth every cent. TIP: (because of Covid measures, hot beverages were not served so consider bringing your own thermos and snacks, if needed.)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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phenning2347 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Dnipro, Ukraine85 contributions46 helpful votes
A nice way to spend an afternoon - if you have the right expectations. The summer Tundra Buggy day tours focus mostly on the natural landscapes, birds, animals, and flowers of the tundra. If you are hoping to see plenty of polar bears, the summer tour is probably not for you. Wildlife viewing is mostly about chance and luck - there is no guarantee - but we were lucky and saw two polar bears, an arctic hare, tundra swans, sandhill cranes, loons, snow geese, Canada geese and many other birds. The tundra is beautiful in the summer with all the fireweed and plenty of birds. We had a fairly enjoyable tour, just wish it could have been longer than five hours. It would seem practical to take advantage of the northern summer's early sunrises and late sunsets - mornings and evenings are typically the best times for wildlife viewing - rather than a few hours during the peak of the day.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Frontiers N, Frontiers North Adventures at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours
Responded Sep. 3, 2019
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! It's hard to beat the beauty of Churchill in summer; we're happy you were able to see a good variety of wildlife including a couple polar bears! Warmest Regards, Frontiers North Adventures
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bj w wrote a review Aug. 2019
Bangor, Maine80 contributions24 helpful votes
Our guide was Jim from Jasper. He clearly loves Churchill, loves polar bears, and was the perfect guide to welcome us to this beautiful countryside. He regaled us with fascinating stories about the animals, plants, and trees around us. His wacky sense of humour was such a joy to be around. But more than anything, his love for Churchill and polar bears created a platform for all of us to learn more and want to do our best about our environment. He was the ultimate guide, on many levels. The vehicles themselves are comfortable and perfect for this Safari. The lunch was yummy sandwiches, homemade cookies, and world class soup, with hot beverages or sodas. The meal is provided by the Tundra Inn women and it was first class all the way. They have a legion of followers for their soups. The cost of this trip might appear too high for some. I have to say, it is worth it! Every single penny. Thank you for such a great adventure.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Frontiers N, Frontiers North Adventures at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours
Responded Sep. 3, 2019
Thank you for such great feedback! Jim is a Tundra Buggy® driver who can definitely tell a tale or two! We're so happy you had the opportunity to experience his stories and wealth of knowledge and passion for Churchill and its wildlife. Warm Regards, Frontiers North Adventures
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Lisa R wrote a review Aug. 2019
Hugo, Minnesota80 contributions16 helpful votes
We were lucky to see 2 polar bears on our trip . On top of that the food on the tour was awesome and our guide Jim was wonderful and so knowledgeable
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Frontiers N, Frontiers North Adventures at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours
Responded Aug. 12, 2019
Hello, We are so happy to hear about your trip! Bears, great food and Jim sounds like a pretty fun combo. Thanks for sharing your experience, we hope to welcome you back some day. Warmest Regards, Frontiers North
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Deb H wrote a review Mar. 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada117 contributions32 helpful votes
We TOTALLY saw the Aurora Borealis for three nights in a row. It was awesome. The folks who drive these tundra buggy's ROCK. Loved the entire Tundra Buggy experience.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Frontiers N, Frontiers North Adventures at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours
Responded Sep. 26, 2019
Hi Deb, That is incredible! We're so happy to hear you witnessed one of the best light shows on Earth- three nights in a row. We have a pretty special team of Tundra Buggy drivers and are so happy to hear you had a good time. Thanks for sharing your experience. Warmest Regards, Frontiers North Adventures
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