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Discover the Canadian Arctic at Nanuk Lodge

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Priced from $10,895   Days:9

Discover the Canadian Arctic at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge in Northern Manitoba where pristine, untamed wilderness is waiting for you! 

The exprience begins in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada where you start your adventure kayaking with belugas whales that are very curious and friendly.   The belugas will come to visit you at your kayak with a friendly look and little love bump to check you out before travelign along side of you. Churchill is a small historic community that is on Hudson Bay where fur traders obtained furs for wealthy Europeans into the 20th century. 

This is a great wilderness area for a variety of wildlife to view and photograph. 

Our main base, Nanuk Lodge, is located on the Hudson Bay shoreline. The area is fenced off for safety but still allows for great observation and photography. Plus, daily excursions from the lodge onto the taiga and tundra will allow us to walk among the bears and other wildlife. Our experienced guides are well-versed in bear safety and use great care in not disturbing the bears.


 

  • Itinerary
  • Date - Rates
  • Lodging
Itinerary:

Highlights

    • Kayaking and swimming with belugas
    • Polar bear trekking
    • Migrating birds
    • Arctic wilderness lodge accommodations
    • Excellent food
    • Top-quality local guides

Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg. 

Arrive in time to meet your group at 7:00 PM for dinner. 

Overnight in Winnipeg 

Nanuk Lodge 2013 6Day 2: Fly to Churchill 

Fly to Churchill early in the morning where you arrive in time for a hearty brunch and introduction to Churchill.  Afternoon, you will go the Churchill River dock for your exciting kayaking with beluga whale excursion. 

Late afternoon excursion to the historic Prince of Wales Fort which served as a fur trading stronghold Of the Hudson Bay company's grip on the fur trade. Overnight Polar Inn L,D

Days 3: Historical Areas,  Marine Adventure

Start the day with breakfast at your hotel followed by an early morning high tide tour in the estuary and optional swim with the belugas for those that would like to. After lunch at Gypsies Bakery, there will be a second time to kayak with belugas, time to wander the shops in this far north community, visit Parks Canada museum and Eskimo Museum before a delightful dinner served by Helen Webber at her B&B. B,L,D

 Nanuk Lodge northern lightsDays 4-7: Nature Trekking, Polar Bears, Scenic Flight

Start the day 4 with scenic flight departing Churchill over the coastal flat and Churchill River on the way to Nanuk Lodge.  Flying over the river belugas are often spotted from the air as well as a possilbity of polar bears. 

In the next several days, after breakfast that is served at 8:00 a.m., your daily excursions will begin at about 9:30 a.m. There are several excursions depending on weather, tides and group interest that you will enjoy.  B,L,D. 

    • A typical day includes morning and afternoon excursions with lunch at the Lodge or a picnic lunch. 
    • Coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline are included. Lunch and a tea are served around the campfire.
    • Day tour of the coastline of Hudson Bay to photograph the polar bears along with other abundant wildlife in their natural landscape. Lunch and a tea are served around the campfire. After lunch explore along the river deltas and coastal eskers.
    • Visitors are invited to embrace the Arctic environment by staying close to the Lodge as wildlife does come close to us. 
    • Aurora Watching – If weather conditions are right for the aurora, it can be the greatest light show on earth in summer. The northern skies are a perfect location for the dancing lights of the aurora. Bring a tripod to photograph the lights as it makes sharper photos.
    • Rest and Relaxation – Keep in mind, you are on vacation and if you decide to remain back at the lodge to relax, you should feel free to do so.

Day 8: Flight back to Winnipeg

Take advantage of any last minute photo ops, pack your bags and get ready to depart as your adventure comes to an end.  Fly back to Churchill with camera in hand to get the last minute aerials of the tidal flats and belugas. Lunch will be in Churchill with a voucher provided for you before your late afternoon flight to Winnipeg. Overnight at hotel. Overnight in Winnipeg. B,L

Day 9: Depart for your home

After breakfast you can depart at anytime for home. B

Date - Rates:

2016 DATES ARE SOLD OUT!

2017 Dates:

August 6 - 14

August 10 - 18

August 14 - 22

Rate information:

$10,895 CAD from Winnipeg, plus taxes of 6.5% based on double occupancy.

Child rate: $9,795 for children 8-12 sharing with 2 adults.

Strong US Dollar translates to 20% or more savings! 

Because of the current exchange rates (Sept. 2016) between the US and Canadian dollars, the US Dollar price for these trips is more than 20% less than the listed Canadian dollar price.  Call our office for a current quote.

Private room rate: $19,295 CAD plus taxes of 6.5%. If you are traveling alone and would like us to arrange a suitable roommate, we will make every effort to do so.  If you prefer a room alone, then the private room rate applies.

Note: If guests are weathered in at the lodge a $200 per day supplement will be charged. 

To calculate today's spot exchange rate, click here.

Please note that this is the "spot" rate, and the actual bank exchange rate may vary a few points from this. Your exact rate will be determined at the time of your booking and payment in full. VISA and MasterCard accepted.

Tour Details

Registration: To confirm your space on this tour, please send a deposit of $3,500 CAD to our office. Balance is due 120 days prior to departure. Please note: Tour rates are based on Canadian Dollars. Call: 800.808.4492 from USA or Canada or 575.524.0084

Cancellation Policy: In the event you must cancel your reservation, refunds will be made according to the following schedule: Deposit non-refundable. All monies paid 120 days prior to departure,  100% non-refundable.

Insurance: Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy. In addition, please be aware that many insurance policies do not cover illness and accident expenses outside of the U.S., and Medicare does NOT cover any such expenses at all. In light of this, we strongly recommend trip cancellation and supplemental insurance.

Weather can be a factor in getting in and out of the lodge.  If you are delayed by weather, it will be at your expense in Winnipeg or Gillam and a rate of $200 additional will be applied to the lodge and paid at the lodge if you are stranded at the lodge.

A travel insurance form will be sent to you upon registration, or you can purchase it from our site by clicking on the "Purchase Travel Insurance" in the left-hand column. Our insurance carrier is Travelex.

Lodging:

Winnipeg: Grand Hotel 

Arctic Lodge: Nanuk Lodge is your home base for our Arctic Safari. This lodge was built on the shores of the Hudson Bay 250 kilometers southeast of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

Chruchill Hotel: Polar Inn

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Access: By air only, float plane, wheel plane or helicopter.

Location: 250 kilometers southeast of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada on the Hudson Bay coast.
 
Nanuk Lodge Features:
  • A viewing tower to take in the expansive tundra landscape and its wild inhabitants
  • Cozy common area with fireplace for evening wind down
  • 8 guest rooms with private bathrooms
  • Full service gourmet meals
  • Electricity run by generators, every day
  • Library with maps
  • Radio/Telephone by satellite
  • Perimeter fencing for safety
  • Large windows for bear viewing

 

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