Mike and Jeanne knew the road to success would include building on the tradition of family-owned and operated adventure tourism which had brought Jeanne’s parents so much success.
They opened the doors of Seal River Heritage Lodge in July of 1994, welcoming just one guest for the world’s first and only on-foot polar bear safari.
As word spread of the world’s only ground-level polar bear safaris, people started coming from around the world to experience Mike and Jeanne’s signature combination of immersive wildlife encounters, family-run service, ecofriendly operations, and tundra-inspired meals.
Churchill Wild now operates polar bear safaris from three distinct fly-in ecolodges on the Hudson Bay coast. Each season we’re privileged to host hundreds of polar-bear-loving guests, many of whom become lifelong friends, at Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, and Dymond Lake Ecolodge.