Safari Overview

Cast away on the fly-fishing adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy action-packed days of walk-and-wade fishing for Brook trout in the pristine rivers and creeks along the coast of Hudson Bay. Enjoy detours for wildlife viewing en route to the day’s fishing spot and in between casts keep your eyes peeled for Canadian icons such as polar bears, wolves and moose.

This ultra-exclusive safari is limited to just six guests a year and includes four nights at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.

Highlights:

  • 2:1 guided, catch and release fly-fishing for native and sea run brook trout in the untouched rivers surrounding our lodge.
  • View boreal and coastal wildlife such as wolves, moose, black bears and polar bears en route to the day’s fly-fishing locale or during guided expeditions along the coastline.
  • Indulge 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 to high chance of seeing the lights on this safari.
  • Educational evening presentations from our staff/guides to educate guests on our Arctic ecosystems, landscape and lifestyle.
Sights:
Polar bears, wolves, black bears, wolves, moose, northern lights and trout!
Lodge:
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
Date:
September (detailed dates below)
Length:
6 nights
Level:
Moderate (5-10 km of walking/day, some difficult terrain)
Weather:
Average: 0C to 10C (32F to 50F)

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

September 21 - 27, 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

September 21 - 27, 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.

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

  • Fly-fishing gear
  • Taxes and gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1

ANTICIPATION BUILDS DURING YOUR STAY OVERNIGHT 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 this morning. Upon arrival there, 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.

Over the tidal grass flats of Hudson Bay and on to some great brook trout fishing!

Upon arrival at the lodge, your hosts will provide a tour and show 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.

Throughout your stay as you’re relaxing around the fire in the lodge’s cozy lounge, keep your eyes peeled for curious wildlife coming to visit, no doubt lured in by the scents of your chef’s delicious creations!

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 to 5

NATURE TREKKING, POLAR BEARS AND MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY!
Each morning your guides will monitor weather and wildlife activity to determine where the day’s excursions will take you. After breakfast, head out for your day of fishing and wildlife viewing.

The best fishing will take place during high tide when the rush of saltwater brings the brook trout in and gives you the best window of time to cast a line. The water levels in the mouth of the river will rise a few feet on an average tide and, with a little luck, some seals in the mouth will be a sure sign of fish. If conditions are optimal for fishing, you’ll head to one of the nearby rivers in our open-air all-terrain vehicles. We like to wade upstream and look for little dugouts or fallen trees as these aggressive “brookies” like to hide and ambush their dinner. As you walk through the willows and wade through pristine waters, keep your eyes open for some of the locals—wolves, moose and black bears.

Day 3 to 5 continued...

If wildlife watching is on the menu, your guides will take you along the coastline or down the forested paths and into the Boreal wilderness. Start practicing your moose calls and wolf howls!

Lunch will be served out in the field to maximize your time with the Brookies, though mealtimes and excursion schedules may fluctuate to accommodate the weather and tides.

After a day out in the field, rest your weary eyes and arms during appetizer hour before sitting down to a meal of tundra-inspired cuisine.

Should the northern lights grace the sky after you’ve gone to bed, a staff member will gently wake you, so you can enjoy the greatest light show on earth.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6

LAST MINUTE WILDLIFE VIEWING
After breakfast, say goodbye to the wildlife and wilderness you’ve come to know over the last five days.

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 bag, head out the arrivals doors and back to The Grand.

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.

The fishing was superb. We would enter small pools and all three of us would have a fish on at the same time. The fish were so aggressive. And these were five to six-pound trout. When you would bring one in, other 24-inch trout would attack it. They would attack your fish. They would attack each other. They were that hungry.

Brian IrwinNew England Field Editor for FLY FISHERMAN magazine

Wonderful location on the Hudson Bay, beautiful landscape, great, spacious and comfortable facilities at the lodge with excellent viewing from all areas. The care and dedication from all the staff was top grade and the food and drink supplied at every meal was amazing and so diverse. We were so well cared for and enjoyed every minute. The polar bear viewing was superb and close up, at one time with a bear on each side of us! The transport was fun and the weather was clear and sunny. We also saw black bears and wolves, numerous birds of all sizes and a colourful landscape. The holiday of a lifetime!

Stephanie A.

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