Travel into the heart of polar bear
country on this small group tour that
stays in an authentic wilderness lodge
60km from civilisation. Each day you
will be taken out into the wild to see
the Arctic landscapes and wildlife.
The surrounding waters are also home
to thousands of beluga whales at this
time of year.
Arrive in Winnipeg and make your own way
to the The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by
Lakeview for 1 night. This evening join your
adventure specialist and the rest of group for
Fly to Churchill and board a chartered flight to
Seal River Heritage Lodge, where you will stay
for 4 nights. This lodge is located in the heart
of polar bear country, 60km north of Churchill.
The comfortable rooms have limited facilities but its location on the Hudson Bay provides the
perfect base for wildlife viewing with thousands
of beluga whales coming to the nearby waters
in the summer and polar bears regularly seen.
Settle into your accommodation and take your
first trip to explore Hudson Bay’s coastline. (L, D)
Embark on a number of daily excursions,
including at least two expeditions by Zodiac to
view seals, polar bears, birds and whales. During
the summer, hundreds of belugas gather in the
frigid waters of Hudson Bay to feed. There will
be an opportunity to swim with these marine
mammals in the wild, for which a dry suit is
provided, and listen to the whale song using
a hydrophone. Over 150 species of birds are
known to visit this area over the summer months
and the excursions are designed to provide the
best chance to experience the varied flora and
fauna of the Arctic. Other trips include shoreline
excursions in a custom-built vehicle and daily
walks on the Arctic tundra. At the end of each
day informative lectures will be given about the
wildlife, landscape and people. At all times there
are sea kayaks available to take out onto the
open waters and during the summer it is also
possible to witness the luminous patterns of the
aurora borealis filling the night sky. (B, L, D)
After breakfast fly back to Churchill where there
will be the opportunity to visit some of the
shops and exhibits during the day. Later, fly back
to Winnipeg and stay overnight at The Grand
Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. (B)
Make your own way to the airport and fly home,
or continue your holiday in Canada. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is escorted by a
local tour guide from the first evening in Winnipeg.
Facilities are limited at Seal River
Heritage Lodge. There are just eight guestrooms
at the property, each with an en suite bathroom.
International flights are not included
with this itinerary. Transfers in Winnipeg are
also not included as taxis are easy, reliable and
affordable in Canada. For flight and transfer
options and prices, please speak to your
Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Seal River Heritage Lodge is located in the heart of polar bear country, 60km north of Churchill, and can be reached in just 30 minutes by small aircraft. This comfortable lodge has limited facilities; however, its location on the Hudson Bay coast near Seal River estuary provides an excellent base for wildlife viewing with thousands of beluga whales coming to the nearby waters in the summer and polar bears regularly seen.
Features: 8 rooms, lounge with fireplace, dining room, small library, viewing tower, satellite telephone, panoramic windows.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom,...
Located at the International airport in Winnipeg, The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview is a modern property with the world's first Starbuck's auto-barista onsite. Accommodation is provided in stylish rooms each providing an ipod loaded with custom applications to make your stay more enjoyable.
Features: 101 rooms, restaurant, café, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, ipad, air...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YBI2017: 7 Nights