Fly to Winnipeg, where you will check into our hotel - the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport. At 7:00 p.m. a dinner will be held at the hotel where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. There will also be a mandatory gear check this evening, so we recommend renting the specialist gear needed for this adventure. You'll need your rest tonight before your early morning departure to Churchill.
Meals Included: Dinner
Day 2 An Arctic arrival and aerial tour
Arrive in Churchill by air where you will be met at the airport and provided with instructions of the morning transfer. You will have the opportunity to pick up winter gear if you are renting. You will then be transferred by fixed wing aircraft to Seal River Heritage Lodge. This exciting flight takes you out over the historic Churchill River, and then northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to Canada's most exclusive Polar Bear viewing properties. Keep a sharp eye en route for caribou, seals, wolves and of course the "Great Ice Bears". Upon your arrival, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travelling in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings. Then it's time to assemble all those your cameras, hard drives and tripods
Meals Included: Lunch,Dinner
Day 3-5 Tundra Trekking and Polar Bears
Seal River Heritage Lodge is in a wildly rugged and remote location catering to the dedicated wildlife photographer willing to spend long hours in the field getting up close and personal with the Arctic wildlife. Ground level photo opportunities are offered for arctic wildlife including polar bears in a pristine wilderness setting. Your photos will have stunning backdrops with the sea and or landscapes surrounding the Lodge. Its shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on snow and ice. You may even enjoy a clear night for northern lights photography.
Meal service times will be adjusted to accommodate photo opportunities which are the priority so expect many a meal to be interrupted. Generally breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m., lunch as required; with appetizers at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Evenings are spent near the fireplace downloading images, sharing the day's adventures, or taking in an informative lecture or slide show. Bedtime is at your leisure. The entire Lodge area is patrolled for polar bears all night by night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the Great Ice Bears (or perhaps a dazzling display of northern lights).
Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Day 6 Return to Churchill
After another hearty breakfast and it’s time to pack for the flight back to Churchill, say good-byes and snap a few more pictures. After another exciting aerial tour, you'll arrive in Churchill where your bags will be stored for you until your flight back to Winnipeg later in the day. You are then free to explore and wine & dine in this frontier community at your leisure. Local places to visit include Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum, as well as the Parks Canada exhibit which are all of great interest. Dog sledding and helicopter charters can also be arranged for this afternoon. Tonight you will need to plan an early dinner, and you can choose from a variety of restaurants. After dinner you will meet up an expeditor and transfer to the airport in preparation for your flight back to Winnipeg. Upon your arrival into Winnipeg you will check back into the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport for the night.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home. After breakfast, fly back home from Winnipeg or onwards to your next destination
Meals Included: Breakfast