A Polar Bear on Snowy Rocky Terrain in Churchill, Canada (Photo: Don Laidlaw/Shutterstock)
A Polar Bear on Snowy Rocky Terrain in Churchill, Canada (Photo: Don Laidlaw/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Churchill

This rugged Canadian frontier town on the Hudson Bay of north Manitoba is a spectacular base from which to spot Arctic wildlife, including the region's famous polar bears. Churchill cruises typically follow Arctic and Greenland itineraries, and feature excursions centered on the natural wonders of the Arctic. At night, the northern lights come to life in Manitoba's winter sky.

Many Churchill sailings offer Zodiac excursions to the mouth of the Churchill River, where cruisers can kayak among beluga whales. Outside of Churchill, tours might travel across the tundra to seek out polar bears and Arctic foxes.

Shore Excursions

About Churchill


Pro

Expect spectacular wildlife-watching in Churchill.

Con

Strong, freezing winds are common in the region.

Bottom Line

Churchill is best known for its local polar bears and beluga whales.


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