Mothers & Cubs
7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
Day 1 – ANTICIPATION BUILDS DURING YOUR OVERNIGHT IN WINNIPEG!
You will arrive in Winnipeg on your own travel arrangements and overnight at the Four Points Sheraton located at the airport where your adventure with us begins.
Day 2 – THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!
You will depart Winnipeg for Gillam early in the morning on Calm Air International. Upon arrival in Gillam you will transfer to a private charter for your one hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. You may have some great opportunities for aerial photography during the flight so make sure you have your cameras ready. Upon arrival at the Lodge you will receive a tour and be shown to your room to get settled. Check out our lounge which includes local maps and information about the Lodge & surrounding area. Lunch or a light snack is served shortly after your arrival, and you will be given an orientation on your stay in polar bear country. This day includes an interpretive walk on the inland Palsa Bogs, Tundra Ponds and Taiga Forest. Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6 p.m. and your dinner is served at 7 p.m. After dinner there will be an informative lecture or slide show presentation. Lights are out at 10 p.m. – this is when the generator is turned off. If it is a clear night you will have the chance to view the Aurora Borealis (northern lights).
Day 3, 4, 5 – NATURE TREKKING, POLAR BEARS & MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY!
During the rest of your stay your breakfast will generally be served at 8 a.m. and your outings will begin at about 9:30 a.m. If there are bears near the Lodge the tour may be delayed to take advantage of the photo and observation opportunities. There is the option available for anyone to stay behind to take photos of the wildlife around the Lodge and relax. Daily outings may include the following – depending on weather and ground conditions;
#1 An ATV coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline, including a viewing of the historic beached vessel the ‘Mooswa’ (only when accessible by land). Lunch and a tea boil are served around the campfire.
#2 A full day photo tour to the coast of Hudson Bay to photograph the polar bears and other abundant wildlife in their unique landscape. Lunch and a tea boil are served around the campfire. After lunch you will explore the river deltas and coastal eskers.
#3 Staying close to the Lodge to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves as the day unfolds to photograph the King of the Arctic. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the Arctic environment. Lunch is served at the Lodge on this day.
Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6 p.m. and your dinner is served at 7 p.m. After dinner there are often informative lectures, slide show presentations, or informal discussions. Aurora Borealis viewing after dark is possible if conditions are optimal (i.e. clear skies).
Day 6 – LAST MINUTE WILDLIFE VIEWING AND REMINISCING IN WINNIPEG!
This morning you will take advantage of last minute photo opportunities, pack your gear and get ready to head home. Lunch will be served at the Lodge today and your charter for Gillam will leave afterwards. You will depart Gillam for Winnipeg on Calm Air late in the afternoon. You arrive in Winnipeg early in the evening and will again overnight at the Four Points Sheraton by the Winnipeg airport.
Day 7 – HOMEWARD BOUND!
Today you will fly home on your own travel arrangements, marking the end of your adventure with Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.
Inclusions: All accommodations and transfers required within the package dates are included in the cited price. Meal inclusions are as follows:
|Included Meals||L, D||B, L, D||B, L,D||B, L, D||B, L||B|
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner