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Polar Bear Watching at Seal River Heritage Lodge Polar Bear Photo Safari

6 nights

Here is the polar bear watching holiday you have been waiting for! The chance to see and photograph polar bears without having to sit for hours in a tundra buggy and from ground level.

 

Wildly rugged and remote - this tundra coastal lodge provides the discerning photographer the ability to dedicate long days in the field getting up close and personal with Arctic wildlife. Ground level photo opportunities are offered for arctic wildlife, including polar bears, in a pristine untrammelled wilderness setting in the heart of polar bear country. Polar bears, caribou, and Arctic fox in a backdrop of stunning sea and landscapes. The Lodge's shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on ice and snow.

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Day 1

Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel. You’ll need yo...

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Winnipeg to Seal River Heritage Lodge

Arrive in Churchill by air where one of the expert staff will meet you at the airport and wi...

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Day 3-5

The Seal River Heritage Lodge is a wildly rugged and remote location catering to t...

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Day 6

Seal River Heritage Lodge to Winnipeg

After another hearty breakfast it is time to pack for the flight back to Churchill, say good-byes...

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Day 1

Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel. You’ll need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill.  Dinner will be held at the Four Points Sheraton at 6:00pm where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist.

1 night in Winnipeg.

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Day 2

Winnipeg to Seal River Heritage Lodge

Arrive in Churchill by air where one of the expert staff will meet you at the airport and will provide you with an orientation to the tour including a clothing check (in order to crosscheck your "What to Bring" list that will be provided to you). You will then be transferred by fixed wing aircraft or helicopter to the 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 out en route for caribou, moose, 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 priceless cameras, hard drives, and tripods and start burning some serious gigabytes!

4 nights at Seal River Heritage Lodge.

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Day 3-5

The Seal River Heritage Lodge is 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. This IS the heart of polar bear country! 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.  Furthermore there will be an exceptional number of clear nights for northern lights photography.

As mentioned in the features the gourmet 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 am, lunch as required; with appetizers at 6:00 pm followed by a veritable feast for the palate at 7:00 pm. 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 one of the night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the Great Ice Bears (or by one of our dazzling displays of northern lights!).

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Day 6

Seal River Heritage Lodge to Winnipeg

After another hearty breakfast it is 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. Explore local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit which are all of great interest. After dinner you will be transferred 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 for the night. The tour ends after check out the following morning.

1 night in Winnipeg

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Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.

Dates

The trips run between the middle of October and the middle of November - ask us for exact dates.

 

Seal River Heritage Lodge

Seal River Heritage Lodge is Lodge-base for the Polar Bear - Photo Safari, Birds, Bears adventures. Strategically built on the shores of the Hudson Bay this location offers guests the ability to photograph polar bears on the ice and in the snow. Because of its distance from Churchill (a 60 KM and 30 minute flight), guests at Seal River Heritage Lodge will enjoy a wonderful aerial tour on the way to the Lodge.

The Lodge offers Great Ice Bear guests exceptional ground level photography with Arctic wildlife including polar bears, unlimited photography time, viewing towers to get a bird's eye view of the amazing sunset and sunrises, and the finest food and wine.

 

Seal River Eco-Lodge offers: 
A viewing tower to take in the expansive tundra landscape and its wild inhabitants

Cozy common area with fireplace for evening wind down
8 double, triple or quad rooms each with their own private bathroom
Full service gourmet meals
Electricity 24 hours a day, every day
Natural gas and wood heat
Library with maps
Gift Shop
Radio/Telephone

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