Polar Bear Safari
A Polar Bear Safari Experience:
Polar bear watching is best done naturally, and nowhere does it better than Churchill Wild’s collection of luxury ecolodges in the Arctic tundra. A short flight from nearby Churchill, venture beyond the Arctic Circle deep into bear territory for an extraordinarily northern journey. Break out your inner explorer because you won’t need buggies or buses here, all polar bear safari are guided and enjoyed on foot! Your days will be filled with walks and hikes at your own pace, along with some stunning photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera. The fun doesn’t stop when you return to the lodge, however. Whether you’re relaxing by a roaring fire in the lounge or peering at the Northern Lights from the viewing deck, there’s plenty to enjoy. We recommend grabbing a seat by the window — it’s not uncommon for the curious creatures to come right up to the glass. Armchair polar bear viewing in the Arctic — there’s nothing quite like it!
A Polar Bear Safari With Entrée Destinations:
From Vancouver to the Arctic Circle, when you travel with Entrée Destinations, you’ll always know where the best hangouts are. Whether it’s the beluga whales of Hudson Bay or the Itsanitaq Museum in Churchill, get in the know and ready to enjoy all things Canada. Our itineraries are built from the ground up to your unique preferences. Got a passion for bear viewing? Why not extend your stay with a grizzly and spirit bear viewing adventure through BC? Alternatively, bring a sprinkling of the alpine to your tour with a visit to the Rockies. Who knows where you could end up? Additionally, with 24/7 travel support, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that we are always by your side. This journey is a taster of what is possible, download the full polar bear safari itinerary to find out more!
*Please note the price listed is an estimate, based on the availability of room types and all service providers.
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The Entrée Difference
Safety: Your safety is our top priority. We handpick our transportation providers, guides and suppliers to meet the highest safety standards in the industry.
Buyer Protection: Entrée Destinations is licensed as a provider of travel services and our guests are protected by the travel assurance fund administered by the BC Consumer Protection Agency.
24/7 Support: We’re behind the scenes, monitoring every leg of your trip. You will have one dedicated point of contact throughout your journey, available for everything from dinner reservations to last-minute itinerary changes.
Love & Care: Thoughtfulness and care are in our DNA. We plan and operate our trips as if they were for our own families. We’re here to serve you.
1-2 | WINNIPEG, MB
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.
On your second day 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 polar bears. Accommodations are at Seal River Heritage Lodge.
3-5 | SEAL RIVER HERITAGE LODGE, MB
The lodge is in a wildly rugged and remote location, and days are designed for the dedicated wildlife photographer willing to spend long hours in the field getting up close and personal with the Arctic wildlife. There are also an exceptional number of clear nights for Northern Lights photography. Each evening, enjoy informative lectures, beautiful slide presentations, and conversation around the fire as you download the day’s images. Accommodations are at Seal River Heritage Lodge.
6 | CHURCHILL, MB
Travel by charter flight back to Churchill—another opportunity for great aerial shots. From there, you will have the opportunity to check out the town of Churchill, in the heart of Polar Bear Country. You will have time to visit this unique frontier community on your own. Stops include the Port, the Itsanitaq Museum and the Polar Bear Holding Compound. You might also consider a dogsledding experience. Dinner will be provided in a local restaurant before your brief transfer to the airport.