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Churchill Wild Polar Bear Safaris
The prelude is a gentle hum of aircraft amidst the serene tundra backdrop. From the air, you see an abundance of belugas dotting the sea, conveying the magic of Churchill Wild. Below lies your otherworldly safari adventure, waiting.
The polar bears won’t remember you. You will never forget them, hiking at ground level through their remote territory for a heart-pounding close encounter. Arctic Canada has a spectacular landscape, from estuary to Boreal forest, bay to inland tundra.
Churchill Wild has four eco-lodges, presenting many angles from which to view polar bears, foxes, caribou, wolves, and over 100 species of birds. The thrall of exotic creatures delights all nature lovers. From July to November, professional photographers, interpreters, and bear guides lead your group into the Arctic tundra, skirting the edges of Hudson Bay. The owners are committed to sustainable tourism, and environmentally friendly practices are always employed. We all tread lightly here.
For a truly unforgettable encounter, hop in a Zodiac to witness the beluga migration in Hudson Bay and sing along with these canaries of the sea. And after the adrenaline recedes from your various breathtaking encounters, kick back by the fire and pour yourself a tipple. Enjoy locally sourced Arctic cuisine, prepared using traditional methods and family recipes. Gaze upon the Aurora Borealis, and commune with the spirit of the great white North.
Accolades & Affiliations
- Awarded the 2017 Transat Sustainable Tourism Award
- 2017 PURE Life Experiences Award for Contribution to Experiential Travel
- Winner, 2016 Manitoba Tourism Awards – Award of Distinction
- Winner, 2016 Canadian Tourism Awards – Adventure/Outdoors Award
- Winner, 2016 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for Seal River Heritage Lodge
- Winner, 2015 Manitoba Tourism Awards – Sustainable Tourism Award
- Recognition as a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada – Birds, Bears & Belugas safari
- Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World – Seal River Heritage Lodge and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
Accommodation 4 different locations all very unique (max lodge size 8 rooms). They offer a variety of different itineraries
Wildlife Viewing polar bears and belugas, black bears, caribou, fox, wolves, moose, Arctic hare, birds (over 100 species)
Activities tundra trekking, marine excursions, whale watching, ATV tours, fly-fishing, northern lights viewing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing (March only)
Operating Season March, July-November
Wellness lots of walking in the fresh Arctic air; yoga, massage and more on the ‘Wildlife & Wellness’ safari
Closest Town Churchill, Manitoba
Access fly-in access only (trips are all-inclusive out of Winnipeg, MB)
Price Churchill Wild offers a variety of different itineraries. Trips are usually around a week long and price averages to about $1,500 CAD per person per day. Children 12 and under receive a 10% discount
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Reviews From Churchill Wild Guests
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!
Reviews From Churchill Wild Guests
Do yourself a favour. This place is a 'must go there'. Cannot rate this highly enough. 'Excellent' doesn't come close. Absolutely everything was brilliant. Dealing with Churchill Wild was personal and professional. Getting to and staying at the lodge was faultless. Superb location, excellent accommodation, great food, helpful staff, and brilliant guides all contributed to this being a once in a lifetime experience I will remember forever. Saw polar bears every day, some at a distance, others within metres. Awe inspiring
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