Imagine coming face to face with one of the world’s most majestic and powerful creatures in its natural habitat. This journey takes you to the tundra of northern Manitoba, near the shores of Hudson Bay. Here polar bears roam free, and you’ll experience daily bear viewings with expertly trained local guides. This trip is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of viewing polar bears in the wild. Dymond Lake Lodge is Canada’s most exclusive polar bear viewing property, a place where you’re as likely to see the beautiful “Ice Bears” in your camp as you are on guided, informative tundra treks. Along with your hosts, the Reimer family, your guides will regale you with tales of life and adventures in Canada’s Arctic.
Arrive in Winnipeg and enjoy a relaxing night—you’ll need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill. Over an arranged dinner at the hotel, meet your group and your adventure specialist. Accommodations are at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel in a Deluxe Room.
A commercial flight will transport you to Churchill, from where you will be flown by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft to the lodge. This exciting flight takes you out over the Churchill River, and then northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coastline. Keep a sharp eye out for caribou, moose, seals, wolves and of course the great Ice Bears. Accommodations are at Dymond Lake Lodge in a Lodge Room.
Days 3 & 4
Each morning after breakfast, you’ll head out with an expert guide to safely view the bears. The walks are comfortably paced, as they are geared towards plenty of viewing and photo opportunities. Polar bears are also known to saunter by the lodge on a regular basis, so you can often view them from the warmth and comfort of the lounge through the massive picture windows. In the evenings, enjoy informative lectures, beautiful slide presentations, and conversation around the fire. Accommodations are at Dymond Lake Lodge in a Lodge Room.
Travel by charter flight from the lodge to Churchill, where you’ll have the day to explore the town (highlights include the Eskimo Museum and the Polar Bear Holding Compound!), or arrange a dogsledding tour or helicopter charter. Accommodations are at a moderate hotel in Churchill.
For your last day in polar bear country, you’ll travel by “Tundra Buggy” across the tundra for more bear viewing on a full-day organized adventure. In the evening, a commercial flight will deliver you back to Winnipeg. Accommodations are at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel in a Deluxe Room.
Head across the street to the Winnipeg Airport in time for your scheduled departure. Safe travels!