Wildlife Watching Tour

Polar bear and caribou viewing on an arctic safari tour | CA-CW901

View polar bears, caribou and much more on this arctic wildlife watching safari in northern Manitoba

Overview

This Arctic Safari is a wildlife encounter second to none, with endless photo opportunities and experiences. On this expedition you will be exploring vast areas of Canada's last remaining wilderness, from the Arctic "Serengeti" the great tundra plains known as The Barren Lands, through "The Land of Little Sticks" and finally down to the rugged Hudson Bay coastline, home of the Great White Bears.

Tour Highlights

  • Polar bears
  • Caribou
  • Arctic safari
  • The Barren Lands
  • "The Land of Little Sticks"
  • Hudson Bay coastline

Your travels will take you over 20,000 square kilometers of the wildest regions in the Arctic, home to wolves, caribou, moose, three species of bears (polar, black & grizzly), Arctic & colored fox, wolverine, beaver, pine marten and countless bird life all set on a kaleidoscope of spectacular fall colors.

After an exciting day of wildlife viewing find some energy to stay up for the finest light show on earth, the best aurora borealis viewing zone in the Arctic. Listening to the spine-tingling thrill of a howling wolf pack, while being mesmerized by the dancing aurora borealis, is life changing.  

This trip is a combination of four nights at a lodge along the Hudson Bay coast in Manitoba and two nights at a caribou camp on Schmok Lake. This wildlife adventure will touch you like no other experience can. From the rugged cozy caribou camp on Schmok Lake to the Arctic luxury of the Manitoba lodge, you will be pampered with the finest service, guides, accommodations, and cuisine found north of the Canadian tree line -- truly the adventure vacation of a lifetime.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Local Guides
  • Small group
Available Sept
Duration 9 days
Departs From Winnipeg, MB
Minimum age 8
Difficulty Level Easy / Moderate
Group maximum 16
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

14 995 CAD

Per Adult

  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2020):
Based on double occupancy.
Private single room: $27,695 CAD.

  • September 3-11
  • September 9-17

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What's Included

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Included

  • Bedding and towels
  • Boat tours
  • Use of lodge facilities
  • Floatplane transfers between the main lodge and the caribou camp
  • Delicious meals are prepared daily and the menu may include authentic northern cuisine

Suggested Clothing

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Camp shoes

Suggested Items

  • Camera
  • Daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

Itinerary

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Information

Guide information: The tour is guided by professional naturalists.

Restrictions: Suggested minimum age is 8 years old.

Transportation: Trips originate and end in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The tour price includes your return flight from Winnipeg to Churchill and Churchill to the lodge.

Weather: Fall temperatures will range from 0-15 degrees Celsius.

Arrive into Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel – the Four Points by Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport.  At 7:00 pm a dinner will be held at the hotel where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist.  You will need your rest tonight for your early morning departure to Churchill.

Arrive in Churchill by air where one of our expert staff will meet you at the airport and will provide you with instructions of the morning transfers.  Your adventure begins with a breathtaking aerial view of the winding Hudson Bay coast.  The plane will wing you north-west to the finest Arctic Eco-Lodge on the planet, our Seal River polar bear viewing Lodge.  There will be endless visuals en-route, so keep those eyes open for polar bears, caribou, and other wildlife.  Arrive at the Lodge, meet your hosts, check into your private room and prep that camera gear.  Your guide will provide you with a brief orientation and then it’s time to get out on the land!

In the coming days, you will enjoy the true wildness of this adventure.  Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. and lunches are typically held at the Lodge. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.  Meals may be delayed in favor of wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities!  This adventure targets polar bears, possible grizzly and black bears, caribou, wolves, Arctic fox, a beluga whale migratory fly-over, migratory birdlife (millions!), and much more in a backdrop of spectacular fall colors.  Your experienced guide is professional and knowledgeable about the land and the wildlife so be prepared to do some learning.  A charter aircraft will be used to take you out for a two-day trip to encounter the migrating masses of Canadian Central Barren Ground caribou which number in the hundreds of thousands in our area.

After another hearty lodge breakfast, we will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have cameras ready again for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in the Churchill region.

Upon your return to Churchill, our representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all of the great interest. Please refer to your “Top things to do and see” list we provided.

Lunch and dinner are on your own this day. Please refer to the Safari Journal for suggestions.

Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and we hope to see you back at one of our Eco-Lodges for some more bear viewing very soon! Upon your arrival into Winnipeg collect your bags and head off to your hotel for the evening. The Four Points by Sheraton is conveniently located at the airport.

After a restful sleep, you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home. You will also enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your trip back to reality.

Accommodations are at a wilderness arctic lodge.  Rooms are double occupancy with private washrooms, electricity, hot and cold running water, showers and flush toilets. The lodge has picture windows, viewing tower, common area with fireplace, library, gift shop and radio/telephone.

Tour package includes four nights at the main lodge, two nights at the caribou camp on Schmok Lake and two hotel nights in Winnipeg.

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include 5.00% GST. 4.00% PST.
  • A $3000.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Balance is due 90 days prior to departure and non-refundable at this time.