Beluga whales

Beluga whales are majestic, sociable creatures that patrol Arctic and sub-Arctic waters above the 50th parallel. Up to 3,000 of Hudson Bay’s 25,000+ whales visit the Churchill area between mid-June to mid-August.

Kayaking with the belugas in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

Nicknamed “sea canaries” for their strange high-pitched whistles, clicking, chirping and other underwater vocalizations, beluga whales inhabit the warmer waters of the Churchill River after the ice breaks up. These playful whales have few natural predators, and populations are relatively stable – only the orca and the polar bear are natural predators.

Hop aboard a zodiac or large passenger boat to watch these intelligent and curious creatures. Listen in on the whales’ conversation using hydrophones and try to figure out what they are saying. If you’re more adventurous, venture out on (or in) the water – kayaking or snorkeling with these friendly sea mammals is an unforgettable experience.

Find a tour guide

Churchill Nature Tours

churchNatToursNature study tours in Churchill region. Bird watching, beluga whales, wildflowers, polar bear safaris. All inclusive packages from Winnipeg. Service en français.

Box 429, Erickson, MB R0J 0P0

Call: 204-636-2968 or 1-877-636-2968
Fax: 204-636-2557
Email: mail@churchillnaturetours.com
Visit: www.churchillnaturetours.com

Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Churchill Northern Studies CentreHigh quality learning adventure study tours to Churchill led by scientists and researchers on birding, arctic wildlife, winter survival, northern lights, astronomy, beluga whales and polar bears. Other tours also offered through Road Scholar.

Box 610, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0

Call: 204-675-2307
Fax: 204-675-2139
Email: cnsc@churchillscience.ca
Visit: www.churchillscience.ca

Churchill Wild

CW-LogoAll-inclusive adventures from Churchill. Polar bears, igloo building, northern lights, beluga whales, birds. Inclusive and authentic sub-arctic excursions.

Box 79, Kleefeld, MB R0A 0V0

Call: 204-377-5090 or 1-866-846-9453
Email: info@churchillwild.com
Visit: www.churchillwild.com

Fehr-Way Tours Ltd.

Fehr-Way Tours LtdCustomized or pre-packaged tours to see beluga whales and polar bears in Churchill. Guide service in French, English, German and Dutch.

6-1050 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R2K 2M5

Call: 204-989-7011 or 1-800-263-3691
Fax: 204-334-2070
Email: info@fehrwaytours.com
Visit: www.fehrwaytours.com

Frontiers North Adventures

Frontiers North AdventuresPolar bear, beluga whale and northern lights programs. All-inclusive packages feature unique wildlife and landscape of Churchill and Riding Mountain.

Box 40063 RPO Lagimodière, Winnipeg, MB R2C 4P3

Call: 204-949-2050 or 1-800-663-9832
Fax: 204-667-1051
Email: info@frontiersnorth.com
Visit: www.frontiersnorth.com

The Great Canadian Travel Company Ltd.

The Great Canadian Travel Company LtdWeekend to two-week packaged excursion tours by air, motorcoach, or boat to northern Manitoba. Specialists in beluga whale watching, and polar bear tours to Churchill. Dog sledding, wildlife viewing programs.

164 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0T4

Call: 204-949-0199 or 1-800-661-3830
Fax: 204-949-0188
Email: sales@gctc-mst.com
Visit: www.greatcanadiantravel.com

Lazy Bear Lodge

Lazy Bear LodgeInclusive polar bear and beluga whale tours. Snorkel and kayak up close with belugas. Wilderness rafting tours from tree line to tundra. Stay at the magnificent LAZY BEAR LODGE, handcrafted locally from unique boreal forest logs.

Box 880, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0

Call: 204-663-9377 or 1-866-OUR-BEAR
Fax: 204-663-8169
Email: info@lazybearlodge.com
Visit: www.lazybearlodge.com

Rail Travel Tours

Rail Travel ToursPackages travelling by train round trip on VIA’s Winnipeg to Churchill train enjoying belugas (July and August) or polar bears group departure (October) where everything is prepared for you. Sleeping car accommodation on the train enjoying the scenery along the way, knowledgeable local guides, hotel stay in Churchill, detailed itinerary, info kit and more.

123 Main Street, Box 44, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3

Call: 204-897-9551 or 1-866-704-3528
Email: railtraveltours@mymts.net
Visit: www.railtraveltours.com

Sea North Tours Ltd.

Sea North Tours LtdTransport Canada-certified tour boat. Daily tours for beluga whales, Prince of Wales Fort, birds, polar bears, seals, and floe ice tours. Hydrophone-equipped to listen in on the most vocal whales in the world. Various size of charter boats available, tour with transport kayaks, snorkeling.

Box 222, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0

Call: 204-675-2195 or 1-888-348-7591
Fax: 204-675-2198
Email: seanorth@mymts.net
Visit: www.seanorthtours.com

 

Happy faces after snorkelling with the belugas in Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada.

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