Assiniboine Park Zoo: Canadian Signature Experience
2595 Roblin Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N7
Toll free: 877.927.6006
Winnipeg’s newest Canadian Signature Experience!
Go deep into the heart of Manitoba's north - without leaving the City of Winnipeg! Join us for an exclusive tour of the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, one of the world's best Arctic zoo exhibits. This immersive experience offers travelers a convenient and comfortable opportunity to discover the wildilfe, geography and culture of Manitoba's majestic north and visit one of Winnipeg's must-see attractions. It is ideal for large and small groups and those with limited time.
Your journey starts with a private tour of the 10 acre exhibit, where you'll get unobstructed views of a variety of northern species, including Canada's most iconic animal - the polar bear. Watch in wonder as the majestic polar bears swim and play above and around you in the Sea Ice Passage, underwater viewing tunnels, then join a zookeeper for a personalized animal encounter. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a polar bear in close quarters, and you'll get an insider's look at this important part of the care of the polar bears and other animals at the Zoo.
Wander across the authentic landscapes, from forests, tundra and ice, as you come face to face with the exhibit's other animals: caribou, muskoxen, snowy owls, Arctic fox, wolves and seals. Gaze at the northern lights dancing in colourful ribbons above you in the Aurora Borealis Theatre, Manitoba's largest 360 degree domed theatre. You'll feel as if you're standing in the vast expanse of the Arctic while you watch the Arctic’s seasonal beauty unfold during a feature eight-minute film Rhythms of the North and learn about the people and animals that live in Canada’s north.
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the laboratories of the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (LIPBCC), the only facility of its kind in Canada. Meet a researcher, learn about the importance of polar bear research and how the work being done in zoos around the world are impacting wildlife conservation and environmental protection. The Centre is also rescue and transition centre for polar bear cubs that have no hope for survival on their own in the wild.
The final portion of the tour takes you through the Churchill Coast and town site, inspired by the town of Churchill, Manitoba. Here, you will be transported to the northern frontier and discover how humans co-exist with polar bears and other northern wildlife. Take home a piece of the Arctic along with the thrill of seeing and understanding the animals of Manitoba's north.
- Refreshments, licensed beverages and/or full catered meals
- 30 minute Zoo tour extension to glimpse the rest of Assiniboine Park Zoo’s wild residents and exhibits
- Motorized scooters upon request (based upon availability)
- Tour length - 90 minutes
- Minimum group size - 6 participants
- Available year-round
- Cost - $54.50/person (include guided Zoo tour, Zoo admission, and taxes)