Safari Overview

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Hudson Bay with visits to two of our remote wildlife ecolodges. Spend your days trekking the coastline and photographing bears and a diversity of other wildlife as the tundra and taiga vistas change from fall to winter.

This safari includes four nights each at Seal River Heritage and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.

Highlights:

  • Daily, guided hikes across the tundra to view polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, up-close-and-personal, in their natural habitat.
  • Indulging your taste buds with our tundra-inspired cuisine, complemented by select Canadian wines.
  • Sky gazing! Our location beneath the auroral oval offers nearly 300 nights of aurora viewing each year. If conditions permit, you will be able to enjoy the greatest light show on earth from within the lodge or out in our secure compound. There is a medium to high chance of seeing the lights on this safari.
  • Educational evening presentations by our lodge managers or naturalist guides about our Arctic ecosystems, landscape and lifestyle.
  • Travelling further afield on one of our half or full-day ATV tours. Our low-impact tundra vehicles give you access to areas up and down the coast.
Sights:
Polar bears, Arctic fox, coloured fox, Arctic hare, moose, wolves, northern lights
Lodge:
Seal River Heritage Lodge & Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
Date:
October (detailed dates below)
Length:
10 nights
Level:
Moderate (5-10 km walking/day, cold to very cold temperature)
Weather:
Average: -10C to 0C (14F to 32F)

Lodge + Location

Perched on the rugged coast of Hudson Bay lies Seal River Heritage Lodge. Located near the Seal River Estuary, this Lodge is in a prime location for observing polar bears as they wander the coast during summer and fall waiting for the Bay to freeze and viewing beluga whales in July and August.

The fenced-in compound, viewing platforms and tower lend themselves to unique photography opportunities for northern lights and the wildlife that approach to check out the sights, sounds and smells of the Lodge.

Accommodations are eight, double guest rooms each with an en-suite bathroom. The guest wing is away from the lounge and dining room allowing you to enjoy quiet time as needed.

Our cozy lounge, complete with fireplace, is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine, sharing photos or talking with new friends.

Seal River Heritage Lodge

60 KM NORTH OF CHURCHILL BY PLANE

59° 09’ 09.87” N / 94° 46’ 54.87 “ W

Situated next to pristine Arctic waters on Hudson Bay with Canada’s Boreal Forest as its backyard sits Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. The diverse ecosystem surrounding Nanuk is home to Canadian icons such as polar bears, black bears, wolves, and moose.

From the safety of the fence surrounding the Lodge, view the northern lights or get up-close-and-personal with the polar bears and other wildlife that meander past, as curious about you as you are about them.

The eight guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms are housed in two guest wings connected to the main dining room/lounge area, each with cozy sitting areas overlooking the Bay. After a long day trekking the tundra, kick back in our lounge and enjoy an informative presentation by our guides or simply relax and enjoy conversations with new friends.

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

250 KM SOUTH OF CHURCHILL BY PLANE

57° 07’ 22.4” N / 91° 39’ 52.0” W

Dates & Rates

2021 Dates

Download 2021 PDF Itinerary

Dates

Lodge

Availability

Inquire

October 9 - 19, 2021
Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

One room and one male share available

October 13 - 23, 2021
Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Two rooms available

October 17 - 27, 2021
Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

One male share available

2021 Rates

Price (per person)

$19,995 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Single Private Room

$36,895 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Children

$17,995 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

2022 Dates

Download 2022 PDF Itinerary

Dates

Lodge

Availability

Inquire

October 9 - 19, 2022
Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

One female share available

October 13 - 23, 2022
Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

SOLD OUT

October 7 - 27, 2022
Seal River Heritage Lodge, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

SOLD OUT

 

Price (per person)

$20,995 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Single Private Room

$38,895 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Children

$18,895 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Prices are subject to taxes of 8.5%. Children from ages 8 to 12 qualify for the child rate.

* Single guests can sign up to share a room with another person of the same gender at the regular rate per person based on double occupancy. If a single guest prefers to have a private room option we also have a single private room rate as listed above. This rate guarantees a private room at the Lodge as well as at the hotels required within the package.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill, Manitoba
  • Roundtrip airfare between Churchill, Seal River Heritage Lodge and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • Two nights’ accommodations in Winnipeg
  • Eight nights’ lodge accommodations
  • All meals, excursions, and guide services while in Churchill and at the Lodges
  • Winter gear* (2022 only)

*The winter gear we rent/provide is designed to fit guests from child to adult.  Boot sizes larger than a men’s size 13 or a very small child are customized sizes that we do not provide. Additionally, guests over 6’4” may be required to bring their own gear as we may not have clothing sizes to fit.

Not Included

  • Taxes and gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN WINNIPEG FOR YOUR OVERNIGHT STAY
Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel, The Grand by Lakeview at the Winnipeg Airport. Meet the rest of your group at an orientation dinner hosted by a Churchill Wild representative. This is the day that you will pick up winter gear if you have opted to rent items from us.

Includes: dinner

Day 2 to 5

SEAL RIVER HERITAGE LODGE
After a restful night in Winnipeg you will depart for Churchill. Upon arrival, be met by our expediter who will explain how the charters to the Lodge will work. After a short flight over the Bay, arrive at Seal River Heritage Lodge where you’ll be greeted by your guides and hosts who will show you to your room. After settling in, enjoy a delicious lunch before your guides provide you with an orientation on travelling safely in polar bear country and then you’ll head out for your first wildlife hike!

Day 2 to 5 continued...

The remainder of your days at Seal River will start with a hot breakfast followed by your morning excursion. After a few hours out on the tundra, seeking out polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, you’ll head back to the Lodge for lunch.

Evenings start with appetizers, followed by one of our signature tundra-inspired meals. After dinner, relax in our lounge and enjoy a presentation by one of our knowledgeable guides.

Bedtime is at your leisure.  We monitor the Lodge area all night so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by one of our dazzling displays of northern lights!

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 to 9

NANUK POLAR BEAR LODGE
Time to head to the second stop of your dual-lodge experience! Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is about 250 km southeast of Churchill and the 90-minute charter flight will include a fly over of York Factory, the hub of the historic fur trade. Upon arrival, you will once again be met by your host(s) and given the opportunity to settle into your rooms.

Your days at Nanuk will be filled with more exciting wildlife encounters. The wildlife at Nanuk is diverse and includes polar bears, wolves, moose, and Arctic and coloured fox.

Daily outings typically include coastal exploration to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline using a combination of people power (walking!) and our specially outfitted all-terrain vehicles. Routes will vary but ample time will be provided to photograph polar bears and the other wildlife that abound in this unique environment.

Your evenings at Nanuk will be much the same as at Seal with plenty of time for visiting, relaxing around the fire, sharing photographs and enjoying informative presentations by your guides.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10

EXPLORING CHURCHILL, BACK TO WINNIPEG
After one last hearty Lodge breakfast, we will begin air transfers back to Churchill.  Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots.

Back in Churchill, you’ll spend the day with one of our tour guides exploring the town and surrounding area, learning about its rich history as a seaport and ex-military base. Your tour will include stops such as the Parks Canada exhibit, the Itsanitaq Museum, and the Polar Bear Jail. Along the way, your guide will point out murals that were commissioned in 2016 as part of the SeaWalls mural festival. Before a group dinner, your guide will give you free time to shop for last-minute souvenirs at the unique gift stores in Churchill.

Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening. Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and back to The Grand Hotel.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11

DEPART WINNIPEG
Today you will fly home on your own travel arrangements, marking the end of your adventure with Churchill Wild and the beginning of a lifetime of savoring the experiences of the Arctic.

Churchill Wild reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary due to weather and logistical complications that can arise from traveling in the north and to remote locations.

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This is a trip I’ve looked forward to for several years. That’s a dangerous thing as we all know that expectations are hard to live up to, but I needn’t have worried – all my expectations were exceeded. Amazing guides, experts, management, and team. Wonderful professionals – and wonderful people. That the animals, scenery and weather came through too was a bonus. Thank you for everything. Maybe an arctic safari is next!

Jonah B.

Churchill Wild you have become like family. Thank you for another incredible experience in the arctic. Andy, Jody and Norm your guiding skills, knowledge and spotting skills are spectacular! Never would have thought “Bear” would create the most overwhelming sense of sheer excitement. The lodge, the food, the entire staff and team here provide the best service, and truly make you feel like you are part of the family. I am truly grateful for another very special trip. No better way to spend my birthday holiday. See you again soon!

Molly K.

We were drawn here by the possibly of polar bears and northern lights. We were lucky enough to spot both within twelve hours of our arrival. Both were spectacular and captivating. Over the next three days we were able to settle into living among the amazing creatures all around us. We got closer to polar bears than I ever thought possible, but the true magic of this place is with the people and the place itself. The sheer effort and ingenuity of building the lodge and keeping it up and running is incredible. The food and company has been truly heartwarming. Huge thanks to everyone who makes this amazing trip possible.

Katherine & Thea

There are some very special places on this earth that take your breath away, and this is one of them. The nature is part of the equation—spectacular wildlife experiences—but the other part of the equation is exceptional customer service. From the beauty if the lodge to the great food, and the exceptional patience and knowledge of the guides – this has been phenomenal.

Dale P.

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