Hudson Bay Odyssey - Manitoba
Deep in the heart of polar bear denning territory.
Your Hudson Bay Odyssey takes place at our remote Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, deep in the heart of polar bear denning territory, where the boreal forest ends and the Subarctic begins. It is from here that we can provide you with the best possibilities on the planet with regards to encountering polar bear mothers and their adorable cubs.
This unique convergence of ecosystems, nourished by the Hudson Bay coastal waters, is home to polar bears, black bears, wolves, moose; a diverse array of other wildlife, flora and fauna; and a remarkable diversity of bird species. Being uniquely located on the migration fly-way, the massive flocks filling the air at the commencement of the fall migration can be awe inspiring.
The Hudson Bay Odyssey involves daily treks through the pristine terrain of the Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area, where you will be provided with once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities, particularly during fall excursions when brilliant colours are on display.
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge features a new dining and lounge area with large picture windows overlooking the magnificent Hudson Bay, a warm and cozy home base which we can unequivocally say provides the best Arctic luxury around! And keep your camera ready to go, as it is not uncommon to have wildlife pay a visit to the Lodge!
Witnessing the maternal instincts of polar bears is a life-defining experience, and while this access cannot be guaranteed, there is no better place on earth to increase your chances of observing this behaviour than at Nanuk, where we have consistently encountered mothers and cubs. You will be forever changed by your Hudson Bay Odyssey experience, and awed by the ease in which bears, wolves and other species flourish in an unforgiving circle of life. We invite you to join us, on an adventure to remember!
The price shown is for the package only, and will vary with the fluctuating rate of exchange. Flights between UK and Winnipeg are at additional cost.
Flights between Winnipeg, Churchill and the Lodge, 2 nights in Winnipeg, 4 nights Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, activities and services of guide while at the lodge. Meals included 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners.
Typical itinerary - flexible.
Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg and stay overnight. Dinner is included.
Day 2 - Depart early for the flight to Churchill, and onward to Nanuk Lodge, have your camera ready for some aerial photography. Lunch at the lodge is followed by an orientation and an interpretive walk with your guide. Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 3 to Day 5 - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included daily. Activities vary depending on weather and ground conditions, typical days may include: A) Morning and afternoon expeditions from the lodge to view wildlife in the area. B) A morning tour by ATV along the Hudson Bay tidal flats, lunch and a 'tea boil' may be served around a camp fire, or return to lodge for lunch. C) Full day tour of the Hudson Bay coastline, and exploration of the river deltas and eskers with your guide. Wildlife is the main focus. Lunch and 'tea boil' around a camp fire. D) Spend the day close to the lodge, watch for wildlife that comes to visit, particularly mothers with cubs.
There is always the option for guests to remain at the lodge, relax and see who comes to call. At night there is the option to receive a 'wake-up call' if the Northern Lights are spotted.
Day 6 - After breakfast at the lodge transfer to Churchill where there will be time to explore before the evening flight to Winnipeg where you will overnight. Lunch and Dinner are on your own today.
Day 7 - The day is at leisure in Winnipeg until it is time for your flight home. Breakfast at hotel is included.
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is located 250 km southeast of Churchill, Manitoba on the Hudson Bay coast near the historic York Factory. A relatively new destination offered by Churchill Wild, we are particularly proud of this lodge due to the phenomenal wildlife access it provides.
Recent upgrades to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge include a new lounge and dining area with panoramic views of Hudson Bay, and a cozy fireplace for added ambiance. Heated private guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms are cozy, wild and perfectly comfortable.
Nanuk’s star attractions are polar bears – more than you are likely to encounter anywhere else on earth, and we have been overwhelmed by the abundance of bears and other wildlife in the area. Sightings have consistently exceeded our expectations. Additionally, Manitoba Conservation officials recently discovered a large number of denning females in the area that may be equal or great in number than those found in Wapusk National Park.
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