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Classic Canadian Tours Polar Bear Safari

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Address: 119-1440 Aviation Pk NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-295-1415
This attraction is at Calgary Intl Airport

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Edmonton departure but brilliant!

Despite the early start to hop on board, the entire experience was fantastic. Meals were ample and tasty (Although lunch could have used a little more), the flight and staff were... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Keith T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Despite the early start to hop on board, the entire experience was fantastic. Meals were ample and tasty (Although lunch could have used a little more), the flight and staff were excellent, the buses were reasonable for short transport, the buggy driver was educational and hospitable with a great sense of humour (Kevin Burke) and, although there were less bears... More 

Thank Keith T
Regina, Canada
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

On November 12th a friend and I took the 1.5 hour flight with Classic Canadian Tours from Saskatoon to Churchill. We left around 7:30am and on the flight were served a delicious hot breakfast while we were educated about the polar bears. Once we arrived at the airport, we boarded waiting buses and had about a 20 minute bus ride... More 

1 Thank Melinda L
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I realize the cost of getting into such an isolated community and the fact that a person just can't go on their own, however, the rickety school buses after a grueling 6-7 hour ride on a bouncy, slow tundra buggy was a definite disappointment. The small bowl of soup and a bun for lunch was not enough for some people...I... More 

Thank djreber
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78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Took the one day tour from Saskatoon. Expected it to be a tiny airplane, but was a full 737, 120 people were on the tour, which meant three buggies in Churchill. Had great weather, which was good. During the flight there they gave a bit of information while and a good omelet breakfast. As the flight is chartered you can... More 

1 Thank ericainottawa
St. Albert, Canada
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing doesn't begin to describe this trip. Seeing sixteen polar bears in one day, one so close that could almost reach out of the tundra buggy and touch it, was incredible. Classic Canadian Tours has organized a day that, while long, was well organized and first class. We felt invited and welcomed into the world of the polar bear. While... More 

Thank lbruseker
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

What an incredible one day experience to wake up at 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m. catch a shuttle bus to the Canadian North Air terminal in Calgary, fly two hours to Churchill, Manitoba, During the 2 hr. flight, be given a great deal of information on the life of a polar bear. So many extras provided by Classic Tours. The trip... More 

Thank Donna D
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We had a great trip to Churchill with Classic Canadian Tours! The flight from Calgary was fast and enjoyable - a little over 2 hours. Canadian North airlines was fantastic. The flight crew was very friendly and helpful. Plus you can park right at their terminal for free and there are no security lines. During the first hour of the... More 

3 Thank CarrieAnn403
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Traveled with Classic Canadian Tours on November 1, 2015: I was one of a group of eight people traveling together on this Safari. Classic Canadian Tours (CCT) made sure our group was seated together on the plane to and from Churchill and were assigned to the same Tundra Buggy (the entire group of travelers on this Safari, approx. 135 people,... More 

2 Thank 04CaitW
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Friday Oct 23 2015 we went to Churchill Manitoba to see the polar bears. I really wanted to go there because I am very worried about the future of the polar bears. We went by plane first thing in the morning to Churchill from Calgary, Alberta and were transported by bus to the tundra. Three were not enough seats on... More 

6 Thank Pheff_13
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Okay, so this certainly isn't a cheap activity, but it is well worth it! Overall, I felt that the tour was very well-organized - even though the group was large, everything ran very smoothly. The guides were very informative, and everyone involved was quite helpful. My only complaint, and this is a minor one, was the food - I mean,... More 

6 Thank NotTheStig586

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