Arctic Safari - Manitoba
The wildlife adventure vacation of a lifetime.
Your Arctic Safari takes place in Canada’s last remaining wilderness — from 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 mighty polar bears.
Our most ambitious adventure to date, the Arctic Safari is a wildlife encounter second to none, with endless photo opportunities and experiences. You’ll cover up to 20,000 square km of the wildest regions in the Arctic, home to wolves, caribou, moose, three species of bears (polar, black and grizzly), Arctic and coloured fox, wolverine, beaver, pine marten and a myriad of bird life.
The Arctic Safari includes a fly-out trip to experience the largest caribou migration in North America, hiking among the polar bears, opportunities for northern lights viewing and chances to see polar bears, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves and other Arctic wildlife. All set on a kaleidoscopic background of spectacular fall colours!
If that’s not enough try finding some energy to stay up for the finest light show on earth. We live in the best Aurora Borealis viewing zone in the Arctic! Listening to the spine tingling howls of a hungry wolf pack while being mesmerized by the dancing Aurora Borealis can be a life-changing experience.
Of course it can’t hurt that you have just finished a delicious meal at our luxury Seal River Lodge and you’re lounging outside by a camp fire sipping a glass of wine and watching the Northern Lights! This uniquely Canadian adventure will touch you like no other wildlife safari can.
From our rugged, cozy caribou camp on Schmok Lake to the Arctic luxury of Seal River Lodge, we will pamper you with the finest service, guides, accommodations, and cuisine found north of the Canadian tree line.
Truly the adventure vacation of a lifetime.
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.
The package includes two nights in Winnipeg, a total of 6 nights at Seal River Heritage Lodge including a possible overnight stay at Schmok Lake Caribou Camp, as well as roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg, Churchill, and our Lodges.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners are included.
Typical itinerary - flexible. Churchill Wild reserves the right to make changes to the Arctic Safari Itinerary due to weather and logistical complications that can arise from traveling in the north and to remote locations.
Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg where you will stay overnight. Dinner is included.
Day 2 - Depart early for your flight to Churchill, and onward to Seal River Lodge. After a brief orientation and lunch head out to explore. Lunch and dinner included.
Days 3 to 7 - Tundra Trekking, Hudson Bay Coastline, Tidal Flats, Arctic Ocean
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 favour of wildlife viewing and photo opportunities! This adventure targets polar bears, possible grizzly and black bears, caribou, wolves, Arctic fox, a beluga whale migratory fly-over, migratory bird life (millions!), and much more in a backdrop of spectacular fall colours.
Your experienced guide is professional and knowledgeable about the land and the wildlife, so be prepared to do some learning. A charter bush plane will be used to access Schmok Lake Caribou Camp* to encounter the migrating masses of Canadian Central Barren Ground caribou, which can number in the hundreds of thousands in the area. Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner daily.
Day 8 - After breakfast at the lodge fly back to Churchill, keep the camera handy for last minute aerial shots. There will be free time to explore Churchill before your evening flight to Winnipeg. Lunch and dinner are on your own today.
Day 9 - Breakfast in your Winnipeg hotel, then you are at leisure until it is time for your flight home.
A recent inclusion in the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, Seal River Heritage Lodge is located 60 km and 30 minutes north of Churchill by plane, deep in the heart of polar bear country.
An authentic wilderness lodge with all the comforts of home, Seal River Heritage Lodge is ideally situated on the shores of Hudson Bay near the Seal River estuary, where thousands of beluga whales gather every summer as polar bears walk the coastline.
Seal River Heritage Lodge maximizes ground-level polar bear and wildlife viewing and offers spectacular coastal views of Hudson Bay via nature trails, a lodge viewing tower, and expansive picture windows.
Whether you’re hiking, dining, or relaxing at Seal River, you’ll be able to observe polar bears and other wildlife at eye level, like no adventurer on a Churchill town-only package can.
Intimate, thrilling, up close and personal.
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