Up close with Polar Bears

Winnipeg Round Trip

Polar Bear Photo Safari: 7 or 8 days

Polar Bear Viewing

CHURCHILL | WINNIPEG

Join the World’s Next Great Safari™ and take a walk on the wild side deep in the heart of polar bear country! Meet polar bears face-to-face and swim with beluga whales, all while enjoying world-class service, accommodations and cuisine from the comfort of the only fly-in Polar Bear Eco-Lodges on the planet.

Touch the ARCTIC…. Change your LIFE….
Churchill Wild specialises in ground-level walking tours through the polar bear inhabited regions of Arctic Canada; they own and operate the only remote lodges on Canada’s Hudson Bay coast, which is home to the largest and most accessible polar bear population on the planet. They pioneered Polar Bear Walking Safaris in 1994 and have been offering up-close polar bear encounters from July to November ever since with a 100% success rate in every season, due to their wildly exclusive locations.

Exclusive Lodges
Churchill Wild offers the only remote fly-in eco-lodges on the planet where you can walk with polar bears, and have dinner with them too! Luxurious by any Arctic standard, their three remote polar bear lodges are located directly on the Hudson Bay coast, deep in the heart of polar bear country. And of course, the food, the company and the customer service is exceptional at these family-owned and operated lodges. Far from the madding crowds of Churchill, yet only a short plane ride away, you’ll feel like you’re in another world.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Touch the ARCTIC…. Change your LIFE….
  • Churchill Wild specialises in ground-level walking tours through the polar bear inhabited regions of Arctic Canada
  • They own and operate the only remote lodges on Canada’s Hudson Bay coast, which is home to the largest and most accessible polar bear population on the planet
  • They pioneered Polar Bear Walking Safaris in 1994 and have been offering up-close polar bear  encounters from July to November ever since
  • 100% success rate in every season, due to their wildly exclusive locations.

7 Days
From £7852 per person

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Polar Bear Photo Safari: 7 or 8 days
From £7852 per person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3-6
  • Day 6/7
  • Day 7/8

Day 1 : Arrive Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg. At 7:00 pm a dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your fellow travellers and adventure specialist.

Hotel: The Grand Winnipeg Airport

Day 2 : Winnipeg – Seal River or Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Fly to Churchill then on to your chosen Lodge (Seal River Lodge - 7 days; Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge 8 days). This scenic flight takes you along the Hudson Bay coast to Canada’s most exclusive polar bear viewing properties. Upon your arrival your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge.

Hotel: Seal River Heritage Lodge or Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is situated 250 km southeast of Churchill near the historic York Factory and newly discovered polar bear denning areas. Nanuk Polar Bear lodge offers:

  • Cosy fireplace lounge for relaxation and storytelling
  • 8 guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Perimeter fencing and 24-hour safety patrol
  • No other human presence within 100 miles
  • Satellite telephone
  • Large picture windows overlooking the coast, passing wildlife, and bears!
  • Fabulous food – prepared from our famous northern cookbook series Blueberries & Polar Bears
  • ATVs and touring trailers with emphasis on safety and environmental low impact

Seal River Heritage Lodge, a recent inclusion into the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, is located 60 km north of Churchill near the Seal River estuary where thousands of beluga whales congregate every summer. Seal River Heritage Lodge offers:

  • Authentic wilderness lodge style with all the comforts of home
  • Expansive picture windows to maximize ground level viewing
  • Spectacular coastal views of Hudson Bay while hiking, dining or relaxing.
  • A viewing tower to take in the expansive tundra landscape and its wild inhabitants
  • Cosy common area with fireplace for evening wind down
  • Queen, twin and family rooms, each with their own en-suite washrooms
  • Full service meals
  • Natural gas and wood heat
  • Library with maps
  • Gift Shop
  • Radio/Telephone

Day 3-6 : Trekking, polar bears & photography

Days 3-5 (Seal River Only) or Days 3-6 (Nanuk only): 

Trekking, polar bears and photography. Due to the lodges wildly rugged and remote locations it is perfect for wildlife photographers to get up close and personal with the Arctic wildlife including polar bears in a pristine wilderness setting. The shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on snow and ice. Furthermore there are often clear nights for northern lights photography.

Day 6/7 : Return to Winnipeg

Day 6 (Seal River) Day 7 (Nanuk): After breakfast you transfer by air to Churchill, The day is free to explore and a dine-around voucher is provided before you fly to Winnipeg this evening.

Hotel: The Grand Winnipeg Airport

 

Day 7/8 : Depart Winnipeg

Continue your onward journey after breakfast.

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