My Own Journey to Churchill

I’m not talking about another trip to the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo this time.  I have now scheduled a trip to Churchill to see the Polar Bears in the wild.

I was minding my own business and reading emails when I saw a one day trip to Churchill from CAA – Manitoba the other day.  A trip like this is something I have often thought about – but it is expensive.  A one day trip removes the cost to stay there and still gives me several hours on the Tundra Buggy.  Meals and transportation are included in the cost.

It is a pretty expensive day – but after exchanging emails with one of the agents at CAA, I went there this morning and booked it.

I will leave Winnipeg at 6:45 am and arrive in Churchill at 9:15 am.  Once we land in Churchill, we will be taken directly to the Tundra Buggy.  We will be on the buggy for several hours and have a boxed lunch to eat around noon.  At dusk we return to Churchill to have dinner at the Seaport Restaurant. We have some time to shop and then back to the plane.  The return trip leaves Churchill at 8:00 pm and arrives in Winnipeg at 10:30 pm.

I purchased travel insurance because flight cancellations or delays can happen on either the morning or evening flights due to weather conditions.  My experience with cancellations (again & again) for my balloon flight last year convinced me to take out this insurance.  The balloon flight was covered and I will begin making bookings again in April in the hopes I get to fly this summer.

Polar Bear
Polar Bear

This Polar Bear is in the Journey to Churchill at the zoo – and I believe it is one of the bears that was rescued around Churchill in northern Manitoba.  Maybe I will see some of this one’s relatives.  🙂

This trip won’t be until the late fall – so lots of time to think about it and plan yet.  I will have to make arrangements for Chester, since that is much too long to leave him on his own without access to the outside – but again, I have options to think about and no rush.