Northern Lights & Polar Bears
What a place to start this exciting all Canadian caravan but at the International Peace Garden located at the Manitoba / North Dakota border. Here you will see the beautiful WBCCI ‘s Promise of Peace that was placed at the International Peace Garden and rededicated on July 16, 2016. Enjoy the Welcome Dinner and a guided tour of the Peace Garden. We will car pool to Boissevain, Manitoba home of Tommy the Turtle, where we will visit some museums and have a lovely lunch.
You will travel further north to the city of Minnedosa, Manitoba where you will tour a working Dairy Farm, a working Canola Seed Farm, and the Farmery Estate Brewery located in Neepawa, Manitoba. Then we’re off to Dauphin, MB with a visit to the Dauphin Railroad Museum, a tour of a church and a wonderful catered dinner. An afternoon tour of Riding Mountain National Park, just south of Dauphin is planned. Swan River is our next stop with a tour of the Spruce Products Limited saw mill. Then, we’re off to The Pas and camping at the Kinsmen Campground. For those golfers in the group, prepare to go on the links at Halcrow Lake Golf & Country Club. A guided tour of the Sam Waller Museum, dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of this region of northern Manitoba. Displays include First Nations, Fur Trading Mining & Transportation. A wonderful dinner at Good Thymes Restaurant & Bar will finish off our visit to the Pas.
Next is Flin Flon -- the home of Josiah Flintabattery Flonatin, the only city named after a science fiction character. He guards the entrance to the city, so you need to be on your best behavior in order to enter. Flin Flon is the home to The Hundred Stairs/Bomb Shelter. In 1935, these stairs were built for pedestrians as a short cut to get to downtown. They were rebuilt in 1993, but is there exactly 100 stairs?? Come and count for yourself! A visit to the Rotary Wheel a log pavilion that features a center firepit that is idea for social functions. You will tour the Far North Wild Rice, a certified organic farm with OPAM and we might even get to see them harvesting the rice -- depends on good old Manitoba weather!!
The next stop is Thompson, Manitoba to McCreedy Campground, who has been the host for many previous Polar Bear Safari caravans. We will have a few days there before we hop aboard the VIA rail train to Churchill. For those with pets, the campground owners have volunteered to feed and care for all of our felines, dogs and others. You will have time to do your laundry, get your RV ready to leave it for 6 days while we are in Churchill. We’ll have a group lunch at noon and then later in the afternoon we will board the VIA rail train to Churchill. Frontiers North Adventures will be our tour guides for an absolutely amazing experience. We’ll send you a list of MUST things to bring to Churchill. A full four days of activities are planned and include two days of Tundra Buggy Experience and one night on the Tundra Lodge -- the only place to see those amazing Northern Lights & Polar Bears!! We will visit a Churchill resident and dog sledding expert, and get a ride on a dog sled cart (only because there isn’t supposed to be snow when we are there, but!). Enjoy the train ride to and from Churchill as this will be a great time for viewing the Northern Lights.
We’ll spend another day in Thompson when we return, just to try to get things organized again and to pick up our precious pets who have been lost without us. Then it’s a days drive to Grand Rapids for a quick overnight stay, then off to the Town & Country Campground in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We’ll carpool to the amazing Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg . An amazing Finale Dinner will be served and then on Monday, Oct 12, 2020 there will be a farewell breakfast after which we’ll say our so longs and we’ll see you down the road.
Start Date: September 14, 2020 Start Location: International Peace Garden - MB/ND Border
Stop Date: October 12, 2020 Stop Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Total Number of Nights: 28
Number of Stops: 11
Maximum RV Units/with Leaders: 20
Minimum RV Units/with Leaders: 15
Kitty Fee w/2: $9,000 (CAD) (EST $7,200.00 USD*)
Kitty Fee w/1: $5,400 (CAD) (EST $4,400.00 USD*)
Guest (each): $3,600.00 (CAD) (EST $2,800.00 USD*)
*Based on US Exchange rates as of Sep 6, 2019 - Subject to Change
Deposit Amount: $1,000 CAD or USD upon application
Dates of Payments
1.$4,000 CAD ($3,100 USD*) prior to Dec 15, 2019
2.$4,000 CAD ($3,100 USD*) prior to April 15, 2020
Cancellation Fee: $500.00 plus any non-recoverable expenses up to April 30, 2020
Leaders discretion after April 30, 2020