Visit Churchill for the Experience of a Lifetime!

Polar Bears
Image Credit: Ansgar Walk

The Wildlife Society (Manitoba Chapter) has worked with Manitoba Conservation and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) to organize two trips — a pre-conference student excursion and a post-conference attendee trip to Churchill. As travel destinations go, Churchill ranks right at the top. Late fall offers attendees a chance to live out an experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere in the world — the opportunity to see wild polar bears up close.

Founded in 1976, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit research and education facility located 23 km east of the town of Churchill. It’s a state of the art facility providing accommodations, meals, equipment rentals and logistical support to scientific researchers working on a diverse range of topics of interest to northern science. Click here to learn more about the Centre.

Both trips will be a combination of presentations/lectures and tours within the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and surrounding area, including the opportunity to view polar bears.

These trips are offered by Churchill Northern Studies Centre, so you must register directly through them separately from your TWS conference registration. For further information please contact CNSC at cnsc@churchillscience.ca or call and register by phone at 204-675-2307.

Pre-Conference Student Trip

October 14 to 16 (2 nights/3 days)

Trip Includes:

– return airfare Winnipeg – Churchill

– Two nights’ accommodation and all meals at the CNSC

– all local transfers

– tundra vehicle tour

– presentations from Manitoba Conservation

– visits to the polar bear holding facility, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, Eskimo Museum

– cultural guest speaker

Cost: $1,785 CDN

Maximum Group Size: 38

Post-Conference Professional Trip

October 22-26, 2015 (4 nights/5days)

Trip includes:

– return airfare Winnipeg – Churchill

– Four nights’ accommodation and all meals at the CNSC

– all local transfers

– tundra vehicle tour

– presentations from Manitoba Conservation and Parks Canada

– visits to the polar bear holding facility, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, Cape Merry National Historic Site, Eskimo Museum, local points of interest

– 45-minute heli-tour

– cultural guest speaker

– closing evening wine and cheese reception featuring local cuisine

Cost: $2,915 CDN

Maximum Group Size: 38