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5-Night Churchill Tour and Polar Bear Adventure from Winnipeg

5-Night Churchill Tour and Polar Bear Adventure from Winnipeg
6 days
USD 5816.47
Get to know the remote Manitoba town of Churchill and explore the wonders of the Canadian tundra on this 5-night wildlife adventure from Winnipeg. Known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World due to the many bears that migrate there each year, Churchill is not accessible by road, but you'll get there easily and comfortably on a charter flight from Winnipeg. Spend four days touring the town's historical and cultural attractions and discovering the open wilderness on a specially designed Tundra Buggy. See polar bears in their natural habitat, as well as other wildlife like foxes and snowy owls. Plus, take a dog-sled ride! Most meals plus accommodation, an expert guide and flights between Winnipeg and Churchill are included.

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Winnipeg International Airport

Where is Winnipeg Airport?  

The point where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba on the Canadian prairies, was once a fur trading post. Today "The Forks" is a popular recreation and year-round gathering spot. Winter temperatures below -15°C (5°F), even as low as -40°C (-40°F) at times, coupled with biting wind, have earned the city the nickname "Winterpeg". In summer, however, the humidex (the combined effect of heat and humidity) reaches above 30°C (86°F), and the longest day of the year lasts 16 hours. In this city of contrasts, you'll find history and architecture, multiculturalism and culture, and a resilient people. 

Winnipeg International Airport (IATA: YWG, ICAO: CYWG), officially Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, also referred to as Winnipeg Richardson Airport, or more commonly known as Winnipeg Airport, is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) from  Winnipeg city centre, Manitoba, Canada.

Winnipeg Airport served 3,778,035 passengers in 2015, making it the busiest airport in the province.

Winnipeg Airport is a hub for Calm Air, Perimeter Aviation and NewLeaf. Other airlines that fly to Winnipeg Airport include Air Canada, Air Transat, Bearskin Airlines, Delta Air Lines, First Air, Sunwing Airlines, United Express and WestJet.

Note that Perimeter Aviation operates from a separate terminal building, referred to as the Perimeter Terminal.

Airlines that fly to Winnipeg Airport include Calgary, Cancún, Chicago, Churchill, Denver, Edmonton, Flin Flon, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Kelowna, Las Vegas, London, Mazatlan, Minneapolis, Montego Bay, Montréal, Ottawa, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Rankin Inlet, Red Lake, Regina, Saskatoon, The Pas, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Varadero and Victoria.

We suggest your best bets for Winnipeg Airport transfers are taxi, the bus, or a hotel shuttle. Details are included in this guide.


 Other Items of Interest at Winnipeg Airport

Services at Winnipeg Airport include:

  • 7-11 convenience store 
  • Petro Canada gas station
  • Play areas
  • Chapel - Departures, near gate 4
  • Information Centre kiosk (including language services) - main level, near entrance door 3
  • Golding Ambassadors (volunteers) - look for their gold vests
  • Duty free pre-order service - buy upon arrival, collect it upon departure from Canada
  • Canadian Aviation Museum


The airport is fully operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Perimeter Aviation flights operate from the Perimeter Terminal.

Additional Winnipeg Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019