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GETTING THERE

Air Canada offers connecting flights from Reagan National and BWI Marshall to Winnipeg, with late-August fares currently starting at $742 round trip. Via Rail runs train service between Winnipeg and Churchill; one-way upper berth from about $307. Calm Air offers flights from $324 one way.

WHERE TO STAY

Inn at the Forks

75 Forks Market Rd., Winnipeg

877-377-4100

www.innforks.com

Luxury boutique property and spa in the lively Forks area. Rooms from $169.

Lazy Bear Lodge

313 Kelsey Blvd., Churchill

866-687-2327

www.lazybearlodge.com

Full-service property with free breakfast, plus a restaurant for lunch and dinner. Arranges land and sea tours. Open seasonally. Doubles cost about $200.

WHERE TO EAT

Gypsy’s Bakery

253 Kelsey Blvd., Churchill

204-675-2322

www.gypsybakery.ca

Pizza (from $9), sandwiches and burgers (from $4.50) and such specialities as roast caribou ($27) and Arctic char ($23).

Mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse

91 Albert St., Winnipeg

204-946-5241

Meatless dishes, such as samosas and faux BLT, plus salads and soups. From $5.

WHAT TO DO

The Forks

Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg

204-957-7618

www.theforks.com

Loads of attractions along the two rivers, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which holds free tours four times a day Wednesday through Saturday until Sept. 1 (204-289-2016, humanrightsmuseum.ca).

Assiniboine Park

55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg

877-927-6006

www.assiniboinepark.ca

Large green space with gallery (including Pooh), English and sculpture gardens, zoo and more.

Tours of Churchill

Lazy Bear Lodge’s cultural tour of Churchill $105 per person; snorkel with the beluga whales $250. Summer tours run July-August; winter, October-November .

INFORMATION

www.travelmanitoba.com

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