Safari Overview

The timing and location of our Hudson Bay Odyssey, where the boreal forest meets the sea, offer opportunities for viewing both marine wildlife (polar bears!) and woodland wildlife such as black bears, wolves and moose.

During your four nights at Nanuk, enjoy daily treks and ATV tours through the Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area. These excursions will offer once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities, made even more brilliant when the fall colours are on display.

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 moderate 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, black bears, wolves, moose, northern lights
Lodge:
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
Date:
August, September (detailed dates below)
Length:
6 nights
Level:
Moderate (5-10 km of walking/day, some difficult terrain)
Weather:
Average: 3C to 15C (37F to 60F)

Lodge + Location

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

August 12 - 18, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

August 16 - 22, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

August 20 - 26, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

One room left

August 24 - 30, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

available

September 1 - 7, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 5 - 11, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 9 - 15, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

One room left

September 13 - 19, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 17 - 23, 2021
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

2021 Rates

Price (per person)

$11,995 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Single Private Room

$22,195 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Children

$10,795 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

2022 Dates

Download 2022 PDF Itinerary

Dates

Lodge

Availability

Inquire

August 12 - 18, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

August 16 - 22, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

August 20 - 26, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

SOLD OUT

September 1 - 7, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 5 - 11, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 9 - 15, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 13 - 19, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

September 17 - 23, 2022
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Available

Price (per person)

$12,595 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Single Private Room

$23,295 CAD

+ taxes and gratuity

Children

$11,395 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.

Exciting beluga encounters available as an add on for August departures!
Make the most of your trip by adding on a day in Churchill with one of our partners to kayak or stand-up paddle boarding with beluga whales! Cost is estimated at $500 CAD per person, plus applicable taxes. This price includes your hotel stay in Churchill as well as a guided tour. Talk to your adventure specialist for details or to book! (limited spaces available)

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill, Manitoba
  • Roundtrip airfare between Churchill and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • Two nights’ accommodations in Winnipeg
  • Four nights’ lodge accommodations
  • All meals, excursions, and guide services while in Churchill and at the Lodges
  • Rain gear*

*The rain gear we provide at the Lodge 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

ANTICIPATION BUILDS DURING YOUR OVERNIGHT STAY IN WINNIPEG
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.

Includes: dinner

Day 2

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!
You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning. Upon arrival in Churchill, you’ll be met by our expediter and transferred to a private charter for your one-hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Keep your eyes open and your cameras ready for wildlife sightings en-route to the lodge.

Upon arrival, your hosts will provide a tour and show you to your room. Lunch will be served soon after, and before heading out on your first excursion, you’ll be thoroughly debriefed regarding your stay in polar bear country.

Your first day includes an afternoon of exploring the coastline in search of the “Great Ice Bear.”  Back at the lodge, enjoy appetizer hour followed by one of our signature tundra-inspired meals. Evenings typically include an informative lecture or slide show presentation narrated by one of Churchill Wild’s knowledgeable guides or staff. On clear nights, you may also have a chance to view one of the spectacular aurora borealis displays common at this latitude.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 to 5

NATURE TREKKING, POLAR BEARS AND MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY!
Each morning after a hot breakfast, your guides will outline a plan for the day’s excursions. If there are bears near the Lodge, your morning tour may be delayed to take advantage of these photo and observation opportunities. The lodge is always staffed, so you also have the option to stay behind and take photos of the wildlife around the Lodge or just relax and enjoy the pristine view. Daily outings may include the following, depending on weather and ground conditions:

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 live in this unique environment.

An exploration of the river deltas and vast beach ridges of this pristine area or staying close to the Lodge to take advantage of opportunities to photograph the polar bears and other wildlife.

Churchill Wild staff will monitor the skies after dark and provide a gentle wake-up call if the northern lights make an appearance.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6

LAST MINUTE WILDLIFE VIEWING
After another 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 Churchill and area and learning about its rich history as a seaport and ex-military town. 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 7

HOMEWARD BOUND
After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.

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.

Quote.

We were excited to be coming here, and the trip far exceeded our expectations. Wow! The landscape is incredible, so different from anything I’ve seen before. The wildlife—polar bears, black bears, the many birds, moose, and wolves! Wow! Andy and Albert are amazing in their different and complementary ways. Thank you for your teaching and patience during our walks. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Bill, Catherine, Emily & Josh E.

Can’t put into words on those days. I have been travelling for three years but being here was the best part of my journey. Thank you for this non-invasive approach and the family atmosphere

Aline G.

To everyone at Nanuk: Fantastic trip. For our 30th anniversary I offered her Paris, but she wanted polar bears. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to bring that off. I knew of Churchill. Some sleuthing on the internet led me to Churchill Wild. It couldn’t have worked out better. Everyone has been great. Bear everywhere, birds, moose, a wolf and incredible, breathtaking landscapes. Fantastic. Thanks for all

Ed & Judy H.

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