9 DAYS, 8 NIGHTS
Seal River Heritage Lodge
Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
Arrive into Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel – the Four Points by Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport. At 7:00pm a dinner will be held at the hotel where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest tonight for your early morning departure to Churchill.
Day 2 – Off to Seal River Heritage Lodge
Arrive in Churchill by air where one of our expert staff will meet you at the airport and will provide you with instructions of the morning transfers. Your adventure begins with a breathtaking aerial view of the winding Hudson Bay coast. The plane will wing you north-west to the finest Arctic Eco-Lodge on the planet, our Seal River polar bear viewing Lodge. There will be endless visuals en-route, so keep those eyes open for polar bears, caribou and other wildlife. Arrive at the Lodge, meet your hosts, check into your private room and prep that camera gear. Your guide will provide you with a brief orientation and then it’s time to get out on the land!
Day 3 to 7 – Tundra Trekking, Hudson Bay Coastline, Tidal Flats, Arctic Ocean
In the coming days you will enjoy the true wildness of this adventure. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. and lunches are typically held at the Lodge. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. Meals may be delayed in favor of wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities! This adventure targets polar bears, possible grizzly and black bears, caribou, wolves, Arctic fox, a beluga whale migratory fly-over, migratory birdlife (millions!), and much more in a backdrop of spectacular fall colors. Your experienced guide is professional and knowledgeable about the land and the wildlife so be prepared to do some learning. A charter aircraft will be used to take you out for a two day trip to Schmok Lake* to encounter the migrating masses of Canadian Central Barren Ground caribou which number in the hundreds of thousands in the area.
Day 8 – Say Goodbye to the Lodge
After another hearty lodge breakfast, we will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have cameras ready again for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in the Churchill region.
Upon your return to Churchill, our representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. 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 are all of great interest. Please refer to your “Top things to do and see” list we provided.
Lunch and dinner are on your own this day. Please refer to the Safari Journal for suggestions.
Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and we hope to see you back at one of our Eco-Lodges for some more bear viewing very soon! Upon your arrival into Winnipeg collect your bags and head off to your hotel for the evening. The Four Points by Sheraton is conveniently located at the airport.
Day 9 – Back to Reality
After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home. You will also enjoy a breakfast at your hotel before your trip back to reality.
* Please Note: Schmok Lake Caribou Camp is a rustic tundra camp, featuring a large cabin on the Barren Lands of the Canadian Arctic. This wildlife experience features an incredible array of flora & fauna highlighted by the migrating caribou herds.
Schmok Lake cabin has adequate comforts to keep guests content for their 2 nights stay. There are two shared bathrooms in a five shared bedroom cabin with hot and cold running water. The beds are comfortable bunk bed style in shared rooms. We use a generator for electricity that is run in the mornings and evenings when guests are at the camp.
Schmok Lake Caribou Camp is still used as a hunting camp. Churchill Wild leases the property for the purposes of EcoTourism. There will be no hunters there during this time. We actually benefit from some hunting in the area as the remains from cleaning the animals are a huge attraction for wolves, wolverine & foxes and can greatly enhance our opportunity to see those wonderful creatures.