Canada wildlife holiday: polar bears & belugas

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 9

From: UK

To: Canada

From

£11,480

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Head off on this memorable Canada wildlife holiday to the high arctic. Spend a week looking for polar bears in the tundra, watching herds of caribou graze under the sunset, spotting arctic foxes and ptarmigan in the grasslands and learning about arctic ecosystems from the experts at Seal River Heritage Lodge. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience, then this holiday will blow you away.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation in Canada    
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary        

 

You’ll remember…

  • Watching polar bears in their natural habitat     
  • Spotting black bears and moose from Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge   
  • Enjoying tundra-inspired cuisine with Canadian wines    
  • Looking for beluga whales in the Hudson Bay      
  • Star gazing up at the dark skies of north Canada

Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 1 night Winnipeg
  • 5 nights Seal River Heritage Lodge
  • 1 night Winnipeg

Day 1: UK to Winnipeg

Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival in Winnipeg, you’ll make your own way to the The Grand by Lakeview at Winnipeg Airport, where you will enjoy a relaxing stay (no transfer is needed - the hotel is only a two minute walk). Dinner is served at 7pm, Churchill Wild hosts an informative orientation chat where you can meet your fellow travellers over refreshments and get excited about your adventure that begins tomorrow!

Included: International flights, dinner 

Day 2: Winnipeg to Sela River Lodge

This morning you’ll fly north to Churchill, where staff will meet you at the airport and will provide you with instructions of the morning transfers. Your adventure begins with a breath-taking aerial view of the winding Hudson Bay coast enroute to your home for the next 6 days – Seal River Heritage Lodge.

Be prepared to see huge pods of whales, countless birds, as well as caribou and of course, the magnificent polar bears. The Seal River Estuary is a summer favourite for these amazing creatures and they are regularly seen swimming or basking near the water’s edge. Upon your arrival, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travel in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings. After a full-course lunch, you will experience the coast for the first time. The combination of diversity and sheer natural elegance will amaze you. Your first day at the Lodge will end with a full-course meals and a cozy fireplace. Relax, recharge and get a good rest because you have 5 amazing days to go!

Included: Transfers, flight, all meals, Seal River Lodge  

Days 3 - 6: Tundra Trekking, Polar Bears and Photography

After breakfast each morning, you’ll head out on one of many tours – either a marine tour to look for beluga whales in the frigid waters of the Hudson Bay, watching herds of caribou across the grasslands and spot polar bears from tundra treks in the beautiful Arctic summer. It’s a truly magical wildlife encounter that you can’t experience anywhere other than Churchill Wild.

Evenings will be spent eating delicious meals and watching educational evening presentations on Arctic ecosystems and landscapes.

Included: All meals and activities, Seal River Lodge                        

Day 7: Fly to Winnipeg

After breakfast, you will depart on your flight back to Churchill. In Churchill, a representative will store your luggage. For the rest of the day, you can explore the shops and exhibits. In the evening, depart on your flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and look to your right. The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel is located across the way only a two minute walk.

Included: Breakfast, charter flight to Churchill, internal flight to Winnipeg, Winnipeg Airport hotel       

Day 8: Depart Canada

This morning, you’ll make your own way to the airport in time for your flight home.         

Included: International flight

Day 9:  Arrive UK

Info

Churchill in Canada is prime polar bear country with a subarctic continental climate. Think long cold winters and short, cool summers. Summer in the Arctic is absolutely beautiful – the season starts in July and ends in October/November. Depending on the time of year there are different programmes running at Churchill Wild – ask us for more information.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.           

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary   
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
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