Tundra Inn

34 Franklin St, Churchill, R0B 0E0, Canada

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Tundra Inn
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    As good as it gets


    The room is big and basic, with two double beds, a massive fridge and a writing desk. Perfectly adequate. There are no luxury hotels in Churchill, this is as good as it gets.

    Although the hotel advertises a bar and restaurant in the guide book, neither is available.

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date when the snow/ bears arrive

by michelleava

I was in churchill last year October 11 -16 and there was no snow/ ice and few bears. I am planning to go again this year but want to optimize the chances of seeing bears in a white landscape. I know the timing is tricky: too early and there is no snow/ice yet. Too late and the bears are gone. I can either go oct 26 for 6 days or Nov 11 for 6 days. What would you suggest? Do you remember what date the snow arrived and bears arrived last year?

Re: date when the snow/ bears arrive

by Josilver

bear mark!!!

A trip to Churchill is on my travel wish list, but I would hate to go and miss out on seeing the bears.

Re: date when the snow/ bears arrive

by GrumpyDiver

It's totally the luck of the draw and depends on the weather that year. You certainly want to be there before the winter icepack forms.

If you want to see the bears, going earlier in the season increases your chances of seeing the bears, but decreases the likelihood of any snow on the ground. The bears only come on land when there is no sea ice, and as soon as there is some, they are out there hunting seals.

Re: date when the snow/ bears arrive

by Fluffy_bunny

Tundra Buggy (on of the biggest firms for seeing bears) only operates from Mid-October to Mid-November. After that the bears head out on the ice.


Travel Tips for Churchill

Pick up the Local Newspaper

by FloydVaughn

Churchill has a wonderful little paper called the Hudson Bay Post - enjoyable stories about life in Churchill as well as articles about wildlife and local history. The people really go out of their way to help you out and are very friendly!

Warm Clothes

by grets

It can get incredibly cold here, especially if an icy wind blows. Lots of layers, hats, scarves and gloves are recommended, as is footware with a good grip. High heeled shoes are a total waste of time!

Cold Weather Clothing a MUST!

by maryellen50

Soft sided is easier to store under your bunk bed Polar Tec Clothing and Good Hiking Boots. Layering is the way to go. You definitely need a parka and plenty of disposable hand and foot warmers. Digital cameras work best on this bright white background. Bring extra rechargeable batteries as they do not last long in the cold.

film, film and more film.

by margaretvn

you do not have a lot of room in the train going to CHurchill and even less in the plane back to Winnipeg so you cannot take big bags or cases. thick warm coat, hat, scarf, thermal gloves and boats. thick socks and jumper.... it gets COLD out there on the tundra. lots of film, batteries (although you can buy them in towm) and a good zoom lens. I would not even THINK of camping near the bears.

Most of Churchill is off the beaten path

by grets

You do need to get out on to the tundra if you would like to get a good look at the polar bears in their natural habitat. Many outfites arrange half day and all day tours to spot these delightful creatures.


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Address: 34 Franklin St, Churchill, R0B 0E0, Canada