Polar Bear Safaris Overview

“A wonderful experience in a terrific location. Being ‘right there’ with the bears is sensational.” — Carolyn and Terry Murphy, Portland, OR

Polar bear in morning sun and fog at Dymond Lake Lodge. Dennis Fast photo.
Polar bear in morning sun and fog at Dymond Lake Lodge. Dennis Fast photo.

The ultimate way to experience and photograph polar bears. On the ground. Up close and personal.

Churchill Wild offers the only remote fly-in ecolodges on the planet where you can walk with polar bears, and have dinner with them too!

Luxurious by any Arctic standard, our three remote polar bear lodges are located directly on the Hudson Bay coast, deep in the heart of polar bear country.

And of course, the food, the company and the customer service is exceptional at our family-owned and operated lodges. (See what some of our guests had to say.)

Far from the madding crowds of Churchill, yet only a short plane ride away, you’ll feel like you’re in another world. Please take a look at our Arctic Safaris and Polar Bear Tours below. Click the images, follow the links, find your perfect adventure!

If you have any further questions please e-mail info@churchillwild.com or CALL (204) 878-5090. TOLL FREE 1-866-UGO-WILD (846-9453).

Read the Reviews on TripAdvisor for Seal Heritage River LodgeNanuk Polar Bear Lodge and Dymond Lake EcoLodge.

Birds, Bears and Belugas

Polar bear in fireweed near Seal River Lodge. Dennis Fast photo.
Polar bear in fireweed near Seal River Lodge. Dennis Fast photo.

We see polar bears in the summer! Our most popular package, Birds, Bears, and Belugas takes place in July and August at Seal River Heritage Lodge, which recently became a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

Birds, Bears and Belugas combines the thrill of swimming with beluga whales in July and August with the adventure of Churchill Wild’s signature “on the ground” polar bear walking safaris. Learn more…

Great Ice Bear Adventure

Polar bear contemplating life on the Great Ice Bear Adventure.
Polar bear contemplating life on the Great Ice Bear Adventure.

The Great Ice Bear Adventure is undoubtedly the most diverse and holistic wildlife viewing package offered anywhere in the world for polar bears seekers.

It combines four days at our Dymond Lake Eco-Lodge, where many of the Arctic’s most famous residents are seen and photographed on foot, with a one-day Tundra Buggy® tour in Churchill. Learn more…

Hudson Bay Odyssey

Polar mom and cub at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Dennis Fast photo.
Polar mom and cub at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Dennis Fast photo.

The Hudson Bay Odyssey takes in the heart of polar bear denning territory at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, where the boreal forest ends and the Subarctic begins.

This unique convergence of eco-systems, nourished by the Hudson Bay coastal waters, is home to polar bear mothers and cubs, black bears, wolves, moose and a diverse array of other wildlife, flora and fauna that remains unchanged after thousands of years. Learn more…

Arctic Discovery

Kayaking with beluga whales.
Kayaking with beluga whales.

The Arctic Discovery will profoundly re-establish your place in nature by immersing you through time in one of the planet’s untamed wilderness areas, the Canadian Arctic.

Kayak with belugas whales in Churchill, learn about the history surrounding the town and nearby historic sites and then journey to the our most remote property deep in the wilds of the Hudson Bay coast, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, for wildlife viewing that includes polar bears, black bears, wolves, moose and an abundance of bird species. Learn more…

Polar Bear Photo Safari

Polar bears sparring at Seal River Lodge. Bill Lyne photo.
Polar bears sparring at Seal River Lodge. Bill Lyne photo.

Scheduled at our Seal River Heritage Lodge in the heart of polar bear season in October and November, the Polar Bear Photo Safari is a must-do for professional and aspiring photographers.

It provides discerning photographers the opportunity to experience ground-level polar bear photography as the bears congregate in large numbers along Hudson Bay coast waiting for the Bay to freeze so they can begin their annual seal hunt. Learn more…

Arctic Safari

Caribou at Schmok Lake. Dennis Fast photo.
Caribou at Schmok Lake. Dennis Fast photo.

The Arctic Safari takes place in Canada’s last remaining wilderness, from the Arctic “Serengeti” the great tundra plains known as The Barren Lands, through “The Land of Little Sticks” and finally down to the rugged Hudson Bay coastline, home of the Great White Bears.

You’ll cover up to 20,000 square km of the wildest regions in the Arctic, home to wolves, caribou, moose, three species of bears (polar, black and grizzly), Arctic and red fox, wolverine, beaver, pine marten and countless bird life. Learn more…

Lights in the Wild

Alone with the lights.
Alone with the lights.

Lights in the Wild provides guests with the ultimate northern lights viewing experience from the comfort of our luxurious North Knife Lake Wilderness Lodge, deep in the heart of Canada’s boreal forest. Our northern skies are the perfect ballroom for the aurora, so remember to bring your tripod!

Fill your days with traditional northern activities such as snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing, hot tubbing, telling fireside stories, wolf howling, snowmobiling and more. Discover the art of making bannock, setting nets under the ice, chopping firewood, animal tracking and more from an actual trapper. Learn more…

Bespoke Wilderness Travel Adventures

Bespoke wilderness travel adventures. What would YOU like to discover?
Bespoke wilderness travel adventures. What would YOU like to discover?

Churchill Wild designs bespoke wilderness travel experiences outside the realm of normal, with a spectacularly unique menu of customized Arctic safaris catering to singles and private small group adventures.

Your bespoke travel experience with Churchill Wild is really limited only by your imagination. We have the experience, staff and infrastructure to make your Arctic dreams come true. What would YOU like to discover? Learn more…

Read the Reviews on TripAdvisor for Seal Heritage River LodgeNanuk Polar Bear Lodge and Dymond Lake EcoLodge