A stay at the Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge pairs perfectly with a Luxury Tailor Made Journey. Just chose from select departure dates, and your Tailor Made Travel Consultant can round out your journey with the perfect pre- and post-tour extensions.
ARRIVE WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA
Arrive in Winnipeg, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Settle in, and then meet with fellow travellers and a wildlife specialist, with whom you will be exploring as a group, for a welcome dinner.
NANUK | LIFE OF HUDSON BAY
Fly first to Churchill, and then to your lodge, situated on Hudson Bay in the heart of polar bear territory, and check in. After lunch, set out with your expert guide on an interpretive walk, viewing palsa and tundra bogs along the Hudson Bay coastline and learning how climate change is affecting these marine ecosystems. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for appetizers and drinks followed by a gourmet dinner. After dining, enjoy informative lectures and presentations that enhance your understanding of the Arctic world.
NANUK | TIDAL FLATS & NORTHERN LIGHTS
Set out on your choice of a variety of adventures led by an expert local guide. Perhaps take a coastal tour on an ATV to the tidal flats along the Hudson Bay shoreline, followed by lunch around a warming campfire. Tonight, and every night, savor the opportunity to gaze up at the Aurora Borealis and the ethereal Northern Lights, vibrant in the dark skies overhead.
NANUK | BEARS, BELUGAS & BIRDS OF THE TUNDRA
Embark on a full-day exploration of Hudson Bay, with ample opportunities to capture picture-perfect images of polar bears and other fauna as they swim, play and feed in their natural surroundings. Hudson Bay is home to the world’s largest population of beluga whales, and you may sight these cetaceans, whose strange high-pitched whistles, chirping and other underwater vocalizations earned them the nickname of “sea canaries.” Also watch for any of the more than 250 bird species sighted in this tundra region, including the Arctic tern and willow ptarmigan. After lunch, take a trek to view more Arctic geography of river deltas and coastal ridges. Return to the lodge to share your day’s adventures and favorite photos over dinner with your fellow guests.
NANUK | POLAR BEAR FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Today, explore all of the polar bear denning activity right outside your door, in the company of your expert guide. Climb up the lodge’s viewing tower and observe as mother bears and cubs interact, as they patiently await their feedings. Observe the care with which these omnivores lavish attention on their offspring and marvel at the awesome power contained in their massive frames.
CHURCHILL/WINNIPEG | HISTORIC CAPE MERRY & MORE POLAR BEARS
Depart your lodge for a scenic flight over rivers and forests, enjoying the chance to capture some exquisite aerial photos, before landing in Churchill. Upon arrival, visit Cape Merry, a historic fur-trading post as well as the Eskimo Museum; the Polar Bear Holding Compound; and the Port of Churchill, Canada's only Arctic seaport. Learn about its rich history before flying to Winnipeg and checking in to your hotel.
This morning, privately transfer to Winnipeg International Airport for your departing flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
SNORKEL OR KAYAK WITH BELUGA WHALES IN CHURCHILL
Extend your stay in Churchill to tour the city and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snorkel or kayak amid beluga whales in Hudson Bay.
PRIVATELY EXPLORE WINNIPEG ON A GUIDED CITY TOUR
Extend your stay in Winnipeg and set out with an expert in local history, dining and culture, on a privately guided tour of this fascinating city.