VIA Rail Heads to Polar Bear Country

Prime polar bear season has just begun, making it an ideal time to travel aboard VIA Rail Canada’s Winnipeg-Churchill route to take in the region’s rich landscapes, vast prairies, towering boreal forests and impressive wildlife.

The Polar Bear by Expedition Train itinerary includes an overnight train ride that departs from Winnipeg en-route to Churchill, known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.” Travelers will spend a full day on a tundra buggy watching polar bears in their natural habitat. Guests will also have time to explore the surrounding sights including the Eskimo Museum and the Parks Canada Interpretation Centre. Rates for this 7-day tour start at $5,691 pp, including accommodations.

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