Wildlife & Wellness

Treat yourself to a restorative adventure!

Is there anything more energizing than spending time in nature? This bespoke safari is the antidote to the hectic pace of everyday life, combining intimate wildlife encounters with guided wellness and mindfulness activities.

Enjoy four glorious days of hiking, meditation, and fitness classes with Corrina Anne-Poss of Limitless Motion as you commune with wolves, moose and polar bears at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.

Wildlife, wonder and wellbeing await you in the soul-soothing wilderness of northern Manitoba.

Dates & Rates | Location | Itinerary

“Just go there. You will never forget the amazing experience.” — Robyn Wilkie

Peek-a-boo! Black bear checking out the scene in front of Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Robert Postma photo.
Peek-a-boo! Black bear checking out the scene in front of Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Robert Postma photo.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WILDLIFE VIEWING | View boreal and coastal wildlife such as wolves, moose, black bears and polar bears during guided expeditions up and down the coastline.
  • GUIDED HIKES | Enjoy daily power hikes along the trails surrounding the lodge.
  • FITNESS AND MINDFULNESS | Along with optional daily guided meditation sessions, a variety of workouts including yoga and Qigong will be part of your stay at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. All exercise classes will include modifications for various fitness levels.
  • CULINARY DELIGHTS | Indulge your taste buds with our tundra-inspired cuisine, complemented by select Canadian wines. Food is a critical component of a wellness journey and a healthy lifestyle and during your trip you’ll receive a preview of the PH360 lifestyle program along with a basic assessment.
  • NORTHERN LIGHTS | There’s nothing quite as grounding as being on the edge of the Arctic, watching the aurora borealis dance across the sky. No city lights to dim them, no sounds except the occasional howl of a wolf. Our geographical location offers the opportunity to enjoy the greatest light show on earth from within the lodge or out in our secure compound. With a little bit of luck, we may even be able to do an outdoor yoga session under the aurora!
  • EVENING PRESENTATIONS | Lodge managers and wildlife guides offer evening presentations to educate guests on our Arctic ecosystems, landscape and lifestyle.

MEET YOUR WELLNESS COACH:  CORRINA ANNE-POSS

Corinna Anne-Poss

After a life-altering accident when she was 18 years old, followed by five long years of rehabilitation, Corrina was faced with a pivotal decision: lean into her story, or run away from it. She chose the former, and countless clients have since benefitted.

Corrina made it her mission to use the knowledge acquired during her own healing journey as a foundation for helping others heal. She has since completed training in Iyengar Yoga, Stott Pilates, Fletcher Pilates, reflexology, Qigong, massage and myofascial therapy, and other healing modalities. Her extensive training and knowledge of anatomy enable her to design safe and effective workouts, regardless of fitness level or physical limitations.

Corrina believes strongly in the mind-body-spirit connection and from her cozy studio in Calgary, Alberta, she develops create personalized healing and wellness routines with the use of Neuromuscular Redcord Active Training, rehabilitative Pilates and suspension massage to help you reach your goals.

Corrina exudes warmth, a gift for getting to the heart of what’s holding you back, and a genuine desire to see her clients free of pain.

We’re so excited to have Corrina join us for our Wildlife and Wellness safari at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge and are sure you’ll leave lighter, brighter and inspired.

Wildlife & Wellness - Dates and Rates

2021 DATES

September 21 – 27

2022 DATES

September 21 – 27

Price (per person) Single Private Room Children
2021: $11,995 CAD 2021: $22,195* CAD 2021: $10,795 CAD
2022: $11,995 CAD 2022: $22,195* CAD 2022: $10,795 CAD

Prices are subject to taxes of 8.5%. 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.

Location

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.
Unwind by the fire in our cozy lounge at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Scott Zielke photo.

Situated next to pristine Arctic waters on Hudson Bay with Canada’s Boreal Forest as its backyard sits Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World,. The diverse ecosystem surrounding Nanuk is home to Canadian icons such as polar bears, black bears, wolves, and moose.

From the safety of the fence surrounding the Lodge, 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 connected to the main dining room/lounge area, each with 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.

Location specifics:

250 km south of Churchill by plane
57° 07’ 22.4” N / 91° 39’ 52.0” W

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Itinerary

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 by Lakeview at the Winnipeg Airport. Meet the rest of your group, and your wellness practitioner(s) at an orientation dinner hosted by a Churchill Wild representative.

Includes: dinner

Day 2 - The Adventure Begins!

You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning. Upon arrival in Churchill you will transfer to a private charter for your one-hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Feel the distractions and busyness of everyday life fade away as you fly along the coast and spot your first polar bear.

Upon arrival, your hosts will provide a tour and show you to your room. Lunch will be served soon after, and before heading out on your first excursion, you’ll be thoroughly debriefed regarding your stay in polar bear country.

Your first day includes an afternoon of exploring the coastline in search of the “Great Ice Bear.”  Back at the lodge, enjoy appetizer hour followed by one of our signature tundra-inspired meals. On your first evening at the lodge, Corrina will lead you through a yoga class followed by a guided meditation session to refresh your mind and body after a long day of travel. She’ll also introduce the other wellness activities available during your time at the lodge and provide you with a schedule for the days to come.

If it is a clear night you may also have a chance to view one of the spectacular aurora borealis displays common at this latitude.

Includes: breakfast lunch dinner

Day 3 to 5 - Nature Trekking, Polar Bears and Magnificent Photography

Start each day with a guided meditation followed by breakfast. The day’s activities and excursions will typically begin shortly. If there are bears near the Lodge your tour may be delayed to take advantage of the photo and observation opportunities. The lodge is always staffed, so you also have the option to stay behind and take photos of the wildlife around the Lodge or just relax and enjoy the pristine view.

Grey wolf. Cheryl Hnatiuk photo.

The average day includes morning and afternoon excursions with lunch served either at the Lodge or out on the trail. Back at the lodge, Corrina will lead a group fitness class—yoga, Pilates or bootcamp—before dinner is served.

Evenings will include another optional meditation session, informative lectures, slide show presentation, or leisure time.

Churchill Wild staff will monitor the skies after dark and provide a gentle wake-up call if the northern lights make an appearance.

Northern lights over Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Charles Glatzer photo.
Northern lights over Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Charles Glatzer photo.

Includes: breakfast lunch dinner

Day 6 - Last minute wildlife viewing!

After another hearty Lodge breakfast, we will begin air transfers back to Churchill.  Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots.

Back in Churchill, you’ll spend the day with one of our tour guides exploring Churchill and area and learning about its rich history as a seaport and ex-military town. Your tour will include stops such as the Parks Canada exhibit, the Itsanitaq Museum, and the Polar Bear Jail. Along the way, your guide will point out murals that were commissioned in 2016 as part of the SeaWalls mural festival. Before a group dinner, your guide will give you free time to shop for last-minute souvenirs at the unique gift stores in Churchill.

Almond Crusted Trout.  Ian McCausland photo.

Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening. Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and back to The Grand Hotel.

Includes: breakfast lunch dinner

Day 7 - Homeward Bound

After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home, marking the end of your adventure with Churchill Wild and the beginning of a lifetime of savoring the experiences of the Arctic. We hope you leave with a few new tools to guide you along your wellness journey.

Churchill Wild reserves the right to make changes to the Wildlife & Wellness itinerary due to weather and logistical complications that can arise from traveling in the north and to remote locations.

Gear Provided

The equipment we provide at the Lodge such as rain gear, rubber boots, winter gear (rental), and gear for use during marine excursions are designed to fit guests from child to adult. Boot sizes larger than a men’s size 13 or a very small child are considered to be customized sizes that we do not provide. Additionally, guests over 6’4” may be required to bring their own gear as we may not have clothing sizes to fit.

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