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Program #7931RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Churchill, Manitoba is located along the shores of historic Hudson Bay near sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Cold weather clothing suitable for -25F to -40F (see the packing list) and binoculars. For those guests from warm climates who do not wish to purchase an expensive outdoor gear not likely to be worn again, the centre rents complete head-to-toe outfits for approximately $50 CDN per day which includes parka, snow pants and warm boots. You can rent the parka, pants and boots separately according to your needs. Please contact the CNSC to reserve by calling (204) 675-2307 or email cnsc@churchillscience.ca

Itinerary for Feb 10 — Feb 18, 2015

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn in downtown Winnipeg is located in the heart of downtown near the University of Winnipeg and MTS Center. Close proximity to the Assiniboine River and many scenic parks. You can visit numerous Winnipeg attractions, including Assiniboine Park, take the Haunted Winnipeg Tour, catch a concert at the MTS Center and visit the Forks.

Contact info:
360 Colony Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2P3 Canada
phone: 204-786-7011
web: www.hiwinnipegdowntown.com/

Room amenities: Our accommodations feature new crisp, white linens and your choice of pillows that are individually marked soft or firm , 37" flat panel TVS, and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Free morning newspaper, iron/ironing board, hairdryers and coffee makers in room.

Facility amenities: Indoor pool, whirlpool and Fitness Centre. On-site restaurant, lounge and coffee shop. Complimentary high speed Internet access, business center,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Please contact the hotel directly; toll free 866-826-4457

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, February 10 - Arrival and Check-In/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrivals and transfers to the hotel in Winnipeg. Check-in after 3:00 p.m. Meet your Group Leader between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the hotel to register and get your welcome packet; or pick up your package at the front desk if you arrive after 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel at 6:00 p.m. introductions and orientation to the program. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Winnipeg Downtown

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn in downtown Winnipeg is located in the heart of downtown near the University of Winnipeg and MTS Center. Close proximity to the Assiniboine River and many scenic parks. You can visit numerous Winnipeg attractions, including Assiniboine Park, take the Haunted Winnipeg Tour, catch a concert at the MTS Center and visit the Forks.

Contact info:
360 Colony Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2P3 Canada
phone: 204-786-7011
web: www.hiwinnipegdowntown.com/

Room amenities: Our accommodations feature new crisp, white linens and your choice of pillows that are individually marked soft or firm , 37" flat panel TVS, and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Free morning newspaper, iron/ironing board, hairdryers and coffee makers in room.

Facility amenities: Indoor pool, whirlpool and Fitness Centre. On-site restaurant, lounge and coffee shop. Complimentary high speed Internet access, business center,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates.
Please contact the hotel directly; toll free 866-826-4457

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, February 11 - Manitoba Museum/Winnipeg Art Gallery
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Manitoba Museum for an in-depth study of the region's natural history and an introduction to the vast subarctic region of Northern Manitoba. Exhibits will illustrate important clues for our future, especially about the effects of climate change and how our native plant and animal species will respond to a new environment.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Explore the treasures at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. There are 25,000 works of art in the areas of Canadian and contemporary art. As well, the Gallery enjoys three specialized collections: decorative, photography and Inuit. We will focus on Inuit and Canadian art. There will be some time for independent exploration.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local fare.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Winnipeg Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Field Station

Description: The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit facility dedicated to supporting research and education initiatives in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The facility is situated at the junction of three distinct ecosystems and provides a unique insight into the life in the tundra, boreal forest and marine environments. The unique landscape and wildlife of Churchill offers visitors an unrivaled opportunity to examine the changes in flora and fauna that accompany each season. Winter skies are clear, dark and unpolluted, making Churchill an ideal site to view aurora. Our summers bring a huge number of migratory birds, thousands of visiting beluga whales and a colourful selection of blooming wildflowers. Wildlife such as arctic hares, arctic foxes, red foxes and caribou can frequent the area in the summer and early fall. As the season draws to a close, polar bears begin to migrate to the coast where they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze over. This congregation of polar bears is why Churchill can claim to be the polar bear capital of the world! Please be aware that polar bears are not in the area in the months from early December until late June as they are out on the polar ice hunting seals.

Contact info:
#1 Launch Road
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 Canada
phone: 204-675-2307
web: www.churchillscience.ca

Room amenities: Each room accommodates 2 - 4 four guests in two bunk beds (upper and lower), with individual closet space, a small writing desk, bedside shelves and individual reading lamps. The dorm is often filled to capacity with the maximum of 4 guests in each room; there are no single rooms available. Rooms are gender specific. Separate female and male washrooms with private showers. Guests with mobility concerns may request a lower bunk.

Facility amenities: Clean, modern facilities in a new state-of-the-art green building. Scenic views from all rooms. The CNSC has a small gift shop carrying batteries, stamps, film, books and various souvenirs including postcards, photographs, t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Several computer stations are available for those guests not travelling with a computer or mobile device. There are 3 telephones for outgoing calls-two of these accept credit cards. Phone cards are not sold at the facility so you may wish to bring a phone cards with you. There are limited laundry facilities and the cost is $6.00 CDN per load which includes the washer, dryer, detergent and anti-static dryer sheets. The laundry facility is only open from 5-10 PM. The CNSC has a fitness room and a heated observation dome that is accessible by a spiral staircase with standard steps and extra handrails. This can be used for sky watching or polar bear viewing (polar bears are most commonly seen during the months of October and November). A 2nd floor outdoor deck for safely watching wildlife and northern lights. The kitchen provides three hearty meals a day, with a variety of side dishes, salads, dessert, juice, coffee and tea. All guests are expected to assist with dishwashing and meal clean-up. Gluten free meals (and most special dietary needs) can be accommodated with advance notice. Please make sure to note any dietary needs on the required forms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Separate Mens and Womens washrooms with private showers. Toiletries and soap are not provided. All linens and towels are provided.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Thursday, February 12 - Flight to Churchill/Safety Briefing and Orientati...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel .

Morning: We board our flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Arrive in Churchill and transfer to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre for a safety briefing and orientation.

Dinner: Dinner and Welcome by Staff and Introductory lecture at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre.

Lodging: Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit facility dedicated to supporting research and education initiatives in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The facility is situated at the junction of three distinct ecosystems and provides a unique insight into the life in the tundra, boreal forest and marine environments. The unique landscape and wildlife of Churchill offers visitors an unrivaled opportunity to examine the changes in flora and fauna that accompany each season. Winter skies are clear, dark and unpolluted, making Churchill an ideal site to view aurora. Our summers bring a huge number of migratory birds, thousands of visiting beluga whales and a colourful selection of blooming wildflowers. Wildlife such as arctic hares, arctic foxes, red foxes and caribou can frequent the area in the summer and early fall. As the season draws to a close, polar bears begin to migrate to the coast where they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze over. This congregation of polar bears is why Churchill can claim to be the polar bear capital of the world! Please be aware that polar bears are not in the area in the months from early December until late June as they are out on the polar ice hunting seals.

Contact info:
#1 Launch Road
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 Canada
phone: 204-675-2307
web: www.churchillscience.ca

Room amenities: Each room accommodates 2 - 4 four guests in two bunk beds (upper and lower), with individual closet space, a small writing desk, bedside shelves and individual reading lamps. The dorm is often filled to capacity with the maximum of 4 guests in each room; there are no single rooms available. Rooms are gender specific. Separate female and male washrooms with private showers. Guests with mobility concerns may request a lower bunk.

Facility amenities: Clean, modern facilities in a new state-of-the-art green building. Scenic views from all rooms. The CNSC has a small gift shop carrying batteries, stamps, film, books and various souvenirs including postcards, photographs, t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Several computer stations are available for those guests not travelling with a computer or mobile device. There are 3 telephones for outgoing calls-two of these accept credit cards. Phone cards are not sold at the facility so you may wish to bring a phone cards with you. There are limited laundry facilities and the cost is $6.00 CDN per load which includes the washer, dryer, detergent and anti-static dryer sheets. The laundry facility is only open from 5-10 PM. The CNSC has a fitness room and a heated observation dome that is accessible by a spiral staircase with standard steps and extra handrails. This can be used for sky watching or polar bear viewing (polar bears are most commonly seen during the months of October and November). A 2nd floor outdoor deck for safely watching wildlife and northern lights. The kitchen provides three hearty meals a day, with a variety of side dishes, salads, dessert, juice, coffee and tea. All guests are expected to assist with dishwashing and meal clean-up. Gluten free meals (and most special dietary needs) can be accommodated with advance notice. Please make sure to note any dietary needs on the required forms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Separate Mens and Womens washrooms with private showers. Toiletries and soap are not provided. All linens and towels are provided.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Friday, February 13 - Guided Walk - Churchill Research (Rocket) Range/N...
Guided Walk - Churchill Research (Rocket) Range/Natural History/Sky Watching

Breakfast: Breakfast at Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC).

Morning: Short outdoor guided walk of former Churchill Research (Rocket) Range. This will give you a better idea of how well your clothing holds up to the wind and cold temperatures

Lunch: Lunch at CNSC

Afternoon: Natural history videos.

Dinner: Dinner at CNSC.

Evening: Evening lecture and sky watching.

Lodging: Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit facility dedicated to supporting research and education initiatives in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The facility is situated at the junction of three distinct ecosystems and provides a unique insight into the life in the tundra, boreal forest and marine environments. The unique landscape and wildlife of Churchill offers visitors an unrivaled opportunity to examine the changes in flora and fauna that accompany each season. Winter skies are clear, dark and unpolluted, making Churchill an ideal site to view aurora. Our summers bring a huge number of migratory birds, thousands of visiting beluga whales and a colourful selection of blooming wildflowers. Wildlife such as arctic hares, arctic foxes, red foxes and caribou can frequent the area in the summer and early fall. As the season draws to a close, polar bears begin to migrate to the coast where they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze over. This congregation of polar bears is why Churchill can claim to be the polar bear capital of the world! Please be aware that polar bears are not in the area in the months from early December until late June as they are out on the polar ice hunting seals.

Contact info:
#1 Launch Road
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 Canada
phone: 204-675-2307
web: www.churchillscience.ca

Room amenities: Each room accommodates 2 - 4 four guests in two bunk beds (upper and lower), with individual closet space, a small writing desk, bedside shelves and individual reading lamps. The dorm is often filled to capacity with the maximum of 4 guests in each room; there are no single rooms available. Rooms are gender specific. Separate female and male washrooms with private showers. Guests with mobility concerns may request a lower bunk.

Facility amenities: Clean, modern facilities in a new state-of-the-art green building. Scenic views from all rooms. The CNSC has a small gift shop carrying batteries, stamps, film, books and various souvenirs including postcards, photographs, t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Several computer stations are available for those guests not travelling with a computer or mobile device. There are 3 telephones for outgoing calls-two of these accept credit cards. Phone cards are not sold at the facility so you may wish to bring a phone cards with you. There are limited laundry facilities and the cost is $6.00 CDN per load which includes the washer, dryer, detergent and anti-static dryer sheets. The laundry facility is only open from 5-10 PM. The CNSC has a fitness room and a heated observation dome that is accessible by a spiral staircase with standard steps and extra handrails. This can be used for sky watching or polar bear viewing (polar bears are most commonly seen during the months of October and November). A 2nd floor outdoor deck for safely watching wildlife and northern lights. The kitchen provides three hearty meals a day, with a variety of side dishes, salads, dessert, juice, coffee and tea. All guests are expected to assist with dishwashing and meal clean-up. Gluten free meals (and most special dietary needs) can be accommodated with advance notice. Please make sure to note any dietary needs on the required forms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Separate Mens and Womens washrooms with private showers. Toiletries and soap are not provided. All linens and towels are provided.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Saturday, February 14 - Snow Ecology/Snowmobile Trip/Snowshoeing
Breakfast: Breakfast at CNSC.

Morning: A presentation will examine snow ecology.

Lunch: Lunch at the CNSC.

Afternoon: Embark on an exhilarating snowmobile excursion into the boreal forest - snow sampling demonstration, snowshoeing and photography.

Dinner: Dinner at CNSC.

Evening: Evening lecture and sky watching.

Lodging: Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit facility dedicated to supporting research and education initiatives in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The facility is situated at the junction of three distinct ecosystems and provides a unique insight into the life in the tundra, boreal forest and marine environments. The unique landscape and wildlife of Churchill offers visitors an unrivaled opportunity to examine the changes in flora and fauna that accompany each season. Winter skies are clear, dark and unpolluted, making Churchill an ideal site to view aurora. Our summers bring a huge number of migratory birds, thousands of visiting beluga whales and a colourful selection of blooming wildflowers. Wildlife such as arctic hares, arctic foxes, red foxes and caribou can frequent the area in the summer and early fall. As the season draws to a close, polar bears begin to migrate to the coast where they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze over. This congregation of polar bears is why Churchill can claim to be the polar bear capital of the world! Please be aware that polar bears are not in the area in the months from early December until late June as they are out on the polar ice hunting seals.

Contact info:
#1 Launch Road
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 Canada
phone: 204-675-2307
web: www.churchillscience.ca

Room amenities: Each room accommodates 2 - 4 four guests in two bunk beds (upper and lower), with individual closet space, a small writing desk, bedside shelves and individual reading lamps. The dorm is often filled to capacity with the maximum of 4 guests in each room; there are no single rooms available. Rooms are gender specific. Separate female and male washrooms with private showers. Guests with mobility concerns may request a lower bunk.

Facility amenities: Clean, modern facilities in a new state-of-the-art green building. Scenic views from all rooms. The CNSC has a small gift shop carrying batteries, stamps, film, books and various souvenirs including postcards, photographs, t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Several computer stations are available for those guests not travelling with a computer or mobile device. There are 3 telephones for outgoing calls-two of these accept credit cards. Phone cards are not sold at the facility so you may wish to bring a phone cards with you. There are limited laundry facilities and the cost is $6.00 CDN per load which includes the washer, dryer, detergent and anti-static dryer sheets. The laundry facility is only open from 5-10 PM. The CNSC has a fitness room and a heated observation dome that is accessible by a spiral staircase with standard steps and extra handrails. This can be used for sky watching or polar bear viewing (polar bears are most commonly seen during the months of October and November). A 2nd floor outdoor deck for safely watching wildlife and northern lights. The kitchen provides three hearty meals a day, with a variety of side dishes, salads, dessert, juice, coffee and tea. All guests are expected to assist with dishwashing and meal clean-up. Gluten free meals (and most special dietary needs) can be accommodated with advance notice. Please make sure to note any dietary needs on the required forms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Separate Mens and Womens washrooms with private showers. Toiletries and soap are not provided. All linens and towels are provided.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, February 15 - Film Screening/Dogsledding/Sky Watching
Breakfast: Breakfast at CNSC.

Morning: Screening of locally-filmed major motion picture "Snow Walker" or Cannes Film Festival winner "Fast Runner".

Lunch: Lunch at CNSC.

Afternoon: Introduction to Dog Sledding in the boreal forest with local musher. Rustic toilet facilities and warming hut provided.

Dinner: Dinner at CNSC.

Evening: Evening lecture and sky watching.

Lodging: Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit facility dedicated to supporting research and education initiatives in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The facility is situated at the junction of three distinct ecosystems and provides a unique insight into the life in the tundra, boreal forest and marine environments. The unique landscape and wildlife of Churchill offers visitors an unrivaled opportunity to examine the changes in flora and fauna that accompany each season. Winter skies are clear, dark and unpolluted, making Churchill an ideal site to view aurora. Our summers bring a huge number of migratory birds, thousands of visiting beluga whales and a colourful selection of blooming wildflowers. Wildlife such as arctic hares, arctic foxes, red foxes and caribou can frequent the area in the summer and early fall. As the season draws to a close, polar bears begin to migrate to the coast where they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze over. This congregation of polar bears is why Churchill can claim to be the polar bear capital of the world! Please be aware that polar bears are not in the area in the months from early December until late June as they are out on the polar ice hunting seals.

Contact info:
#1 Launch Road
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0 Canada
phone: 204-675-2307
web: www.churchillscience.ca

Room amenities: Each room accommodates 2 - 4 four guests in two bunk beds (upper and lower), with individual closet space, a small writing desk, bedside shelves and individual reading lamps. The dorm is often filled to capacity with the maximum of 4 guests in each room; there are no single rooms available. Rooms are gender specific. Separate female and male washrooms with private showers. Guests with mobility concerns may request a lower bunk.

Facility amenities: Clean, modern facilities in a new state-of-the-art green building. Scenic views from all rooms. The CNSC has a small gift shop carrying batteries, stamps, film, books and various souvenirs including postcards, photographs, t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Several computer stations are available for those guests not travelling with a computer or mobile device. There are 3 telephones for outgoing calls-two of these accept credit cards. Phone cards are not sold at the facility so you may wish to bring a phone cards with you. There are limited laundry facilities and the cost is $6.00 CDN per load which includes the washer, dryer, detergent and anti-static dryer sheets. The laundry facility is only open from 5-10 PM. The CNSC has a fitness room and a heated observation dome that is accessible by a spiral staircase with standard steps and extra handrails. This can be used for sky watching or polar bear viewing (polar bears are most commonly seen during the months of October and November). A 2nd floor outdoor deck for safely watching wildlife and northern lights. The kitchen provides three hearty meals a day, with a variety of side dishes, salads, dessert, juice, coffee and tea. All guests are expected to assist with dishwashing and meal clean-up. Gluten free meals (and most special dietary needs) can be accommodated with advance notice. Please make sure to note any dietary needs on the required forms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Separate Mens and Womens washrooms with private showers. Toiletries and soap are not provided. All linens and towels are provided.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, February 16 - Parks Canada Interpretive Centre/Eskimo Museum/Sk...
Breakfast: Breakfast at CNSC.

Morning: Guided interpretive walk of Churchill area.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to experience local cuisine or if you prefer we will supply you with a bag lunch in the morning.

Afternoon: Field trips to Parks Canada Interpretive Centre and World-famous Eskimo Museum. Visit other local attractions.

Dinner: Farewell social with wine sampling and featuring local wild game and other unique local cuisine. An Aboriginal Cultural Presentation with special guests will be part of our final evening.

Evening: Final lecture and sky watching.

Lodging: Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy the convenient location at Winnipeg's James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) with spacious accommodations. Unwind after a day’s meetings in the temperature controlled indoor pool. Re-energize in the 24-hour fitness center with modern cardio equipment. Relax with a leisurely drink in Bistro 1800 Lounge. Enjoy the warm inviting atmosphere of Bistro 1800 restaurant. 24-hour business center

Contact info:
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B2 Canada
phone: 204-783-1700
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/manitoba/hilton-winnipeg-airport-suites-YWGWIHF/index.html

Room amenities: •Hilton's own "Serenity Collection" Pillowtop mattress •Hilton brand alarm clock with radio and MP3/iPod adapter •32” Flat Panel HD television in the bedroom area •Work area with chair & recycling bin •Complimentary high-speed wireless internet •Wet bar including mini-refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker •On command movies ($$)

Facility amenities: • Automated Teller (ATM) • Baggage Storage • Concierge Desk • Gift Shop • Guest Activity/Recreation Desk • Laundry/Valet Service • Lounge • Multi-Lingual Staff • News Stand • On-Site Convenience Store • Room Service • Safety Deposit Box • Complimentary airport shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 800-774-1500

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Eight: Tuesday, February 17 - Flight to Winnipeg/Farewell Dinner
Breakfast: Breakfast at CNSC.

Morning: Free time to get ready for today's departure.

Lunch: Lunch at CNSC.

Afternoon: Flight departs Churchill for Winnipeg approximately 2:30 p.m. Scheduled arrival in Winnipeg is 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: Final dinner in Winnipeg.

Lodging: Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Wednesday, February 18 - Program Concludes/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel is scheduled for 8:00 a.m.

Morning: Departures from the hotel in Winnipeg after breakfast as per individual travel plans. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Winnipeg, MB
Assiniboine ParkLocated minutes from downtown Winnipeg in beautiful Assiniboine Park, the Assiniboine Park Zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to interact with animal species from all corners of the globe. With over 80 park-like acres to explore, the Zoo has been a favourite destination for families, tourists, school groups, and animal lovers for over a century. Today, the Zoo is undergoing a dramatic transformation that includes significant renovations, new exhibits designed to meet modern standards, enhanced facilities for visitors, and a more visible and active contribution to environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation in Manitoba. Take a look at some of the most memorable moments in the history of Assiniboine Park Zoo. The newly completed Journey to Churchill exhibit is the most comprehensive project ever undertaken in Canada aimed at issues related to climate change, polar bears and other northern species.
For additional information, visit: www.assiniboinepark.ca/
Manitoba LegislatureVisitors from outside Manitoba as well as residents of the province are always made welcome at our magnificent Legislative Building. Members of the public are welcome to observe the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly when it is in session from the vantage point of the Visitor's Gallery. Our professional tour guides are on duty to show the rest of the building and explain its history and architecture. Tour appointments are required from September to June. From July 1 to the Labour Day long weekend in September, tours are offered on an hourly basis. Please call (204) 945-5813 or toll free at 1-800-665-0040 Ext. 5813 to book an appointment or visit the web site for more information and to download a registration form.
For additional information, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/visiting/tour.html
The Canadian Museum for Human RightsThe Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Our aim is to build not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership. Creating inspiring encounters with human rights, we will engage Canadians and our international visitors in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others. We will welcome our visitors as partners on a journey to erase barriers and create meaningful, lasting change. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum to be built in nearly half a century, and the first outside the National Capital Region (Ottawa).
For additional information, visit: www.humanrights.ca/home
The Forks National Historic SiteDiscover an urban oasis in the heart of Winnipeg. As a historic meeting place, located at the junction of the Assiniboine and mighty Red River, the Forks is complete with a river walk, shops and green space. Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and man-made features.
For additional information, visit: www.theforks.com

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