The fly-fishing adventure of a lifetime!
“The fishing was superb. We would enter small pools and all three of us would have a fish on at the same time. The fish were so aggressive. And these were five to six pound trout. When you would bring one in, other 24-inch trout would attack it. They would attack your fish. They would attack each other. They were that hungry.” — Brian Irwin, New England Field Editor, Fly Fisherman Magazine
Imagine casting your fly into a pool of water that has never seen a human and having it attacked by a voracious 20-inch sea-run brook trout of the same bent. The winner is the trout that gets there first. And you, brook trout fishing in polar bear country!
This is an elite walk and wade fly-fishing trip you won’t find anywhere else in the world. You’ll be fishing for native and sea-run brook trout that have never seen a fly or a lure, in places on rivers and streams that have never seen a human. All while staying in a luxury lodge.
This catch-and-release fishing adventure is limited to only 12 fishermen per year.
- Fishing | Guided, catch and release fly-fishing for sea-run brook trout.
- Tundra Trekking | Daily guided hikes across the tundra to view polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, up-close-and-personal, in their natural habitat.
- ATV Tours | Go a bit further afield on one of our half or full-day ATV tours. Our low-impact tundra vehicles give you access to areas up and down the Hudson Bay coast.
- Culinary Delights | Indulge your taste buds with our Arctic gourmet cuisine, featuring locally inspired appetizers, entrees and desserts, complemented by select Canadian wines.
- Northern Lights | Our geographical location offers the opportunity to enjoy the greatest light show on earth from within the lodge or while out in our secure compound.
- Evening Presentations | Lodge managers and wildlife guides offer evening presentations to educate guests on our Arctic ecosystems, landscape and lifestyle.
We have located virgin waters on an area of the Hudson Bay coast that hold an incredible population of wild brook trout that have never been fished before. The brook trout population is both native and sea-run and you’ll be one of the first adventurous fishermen to cast a fly to these hungry fish!
This is one of the wildest places in the world, untouched and untamed. We will travel from the lodge by ATV up the streams and rivers to locate pockets of voracious brook trout in epic settings, and don’t be surprised if you see polar bears on your travels. This is their wilderness.
On this exclusive fly-in only trip you’ll be staying in a double occupancy room at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, well known for its comfortable accommodations and world-class cuisine. This will allow you to relax after a day of fighting the large numbers of brook trout swimming in the local streams and rivers.
And of course, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for the great white bears! This is polar bear country. Short walking tours will be arranged to show you the true top of the food chain in this area. You will be one of a select few to see these animals in their native habitat. There are also wolves, moose, black bears and the occasional grizzly bear in the area. And let’s not forget about the spectacular northern lights!
To capitalize on the best timing for both brook trout and polar bears, this adventure is extremely limited.
Brook Trout and Polar Bears! - Dates and Rates
September 21 – 27
September 20 – 26
|Price (per person)||Single Private Room||Children|
|2018: $9,995 CAD|
|2019: $10,495 CAD|
Prices are subject to taxes of 9%. Children from ages 8 to 12 qualify for the child rate.
Single guests can sign up to share a room with another person of the same gender at the regular rate per person based on double occupancy. If a single guest prefers to have a private room option we also have a single private room rate. This rate guarantees a private room at the Lodge as well as at the hotels required within the package.
A recent inclusion in the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is located 250 km and 75 minutes southeast of Churchill by plane, deep in the heart of polar bear country.
Situated next to the pristine Arctic waters of Hudson Bay, with Canada’s Boreal Forest as its backyard, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is surrounded by a diverse ecosystem which is home to Canadian icons including polar bears, black bears, wolves, moose and more.
From the safety of the fence surrounding the Lodge, you can view the northern lights or get up-close-and-personal with the polar bears and other wildlife that meander past, as curious about you as you are about them.
The eight guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms are housed in two guest wings that are connected to the main dining room/lounge area. In the corridor of each guest wing there are cozy sitting areas overlooking the Bay.
After a long day trekking the tundra, kick back in our lounge and enjoy an informative presentation by our guides or simply relax and enjoy conversations with new friends.
An authentic wilderness lodge with all the comforts of home, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is ideally situated on the shores of Hudson Bay near known polar bear denning territory allowing for phenomenal access to mothers and COYS (cubs-of-the-year).
Nanuk maximizes ground-level polar bear and wildlife viewing and offers spectacular coastal views of Hudson Bay via nature trails, viewing decks, and expansive picture windows. Whether you’re hiking, dining, or relaxing at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, you will be able to observe polar bears and other wildlife at eye level.
Intimate, thrilling, up close and personal.
7 Days, 6 Nights
The package includes two nights in Winnipeg, four nights at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, as well as round-trip airfare between Winnipeg, Churchill and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.
Day 1 - ANTICIPATION BUILDS DURING YOUR OVERNIGHT STAY IN WINNIPEG
Arrive in Winnipeg, where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel, The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. At 7:00 p.m. a dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest in preparation for an early morning departure to Churchill.
Day 2 - The Adventure Begins!
You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning on Calm Air International. Upon arrival in Churchill you will transfer to a private charter for your one-hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. You may have some excellent opportunities for aerial photography during the flight so make sure you have your camera ready.
Upon arrival at the Lodge, your hosts will provide a tour and show you to your room to get settled before you sit down for a delicious tundra-to-table lunch. After lunch, your guides will orientate you on living in polar bear country and then you’ll head out on your first excursion! Throughout your stay, as you’re relaxing around the fire in the Lodge’s cozy lounge, keep your eyes peeled for curious wildlife coming to visit, lured in by the scents of your chef’s delicious creations.
Includes: breakfast lunch dinner
Day 3 - 5 - Brook Trout Fishing, Trekking and Photography
Breakfast will generally be served around 8:00 a.m. after which you’ll head out for your day of fishing, wildlife and wilderness.
The best fishing will be at high tide, as the rush of salt water into the rivers brings the sea-run brook trout in. The water levels in the mouth of the rivers will rise a few feet on an average tide, and with a little luck the sight of seals in the mouth will be a sure sign of fish in the rivers. We like to wade upstream and look for little dugouts or fallen trees, as these aggressive “brookies” like to hide and ambush their dinner.
Our daily itinerary will be flexible to accommodate the tides, as this will dictate when the fishing is most fruitful. We will likely need to be out very early for the best fishing opportunities and will decide each day as to which river we would like to wander. As you walk through the willows and wade through pristine waters looking for the perfect spot to cast a line, keep your eyes open for the locals — polar bears, black bears, moose and caribou.
Lunch will be à la tundra, which may include fresh caught trout, or back at the Lodge, depending on the day’s itinerary. After a day out in the field, rest your weary eyes and arms during cocktail hour, complete with appetizers, before sitting down to a meal of body and soul satisfying Arctic gourmet cuisine.
Should the northern lights grace the sky after you’ve gone to bed, a staff member will gently wake you so you can enjoy the greatest light show on earth.
Includes: breakfast lunch dinner
Day 6 - Goodbye Nanuk, Hello Churchill!
After breakfast, say goodbye to the wildlife and wilderness you’ve come to know over the last five days. Upon your return to Churchill, you will have some free time before your flight back to Winnipeg. Our expeditor will store your luggage for the day, so you’re free to check out some of the popular spots such as the gift shops, the Itsanitaq Museum or the Parks Canada Museum. You’ll enjoy one last group dinner before departing Churchill.
You will arrive back in Winnipeg late this evening and stay overnight before departing the next morning.
Includes: breakfast lunch dinner
Day 7 - Homeward Bound
After another restful sleep at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel, your Arctic adventure officially comes to an end.
Churchill Wild reserves the right to make changes to the Brook Trout and Polar Bears itinerary due to weather and logistical complications that can arise from traveling in the north and to remote locations.