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Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge earns 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge under the northern lights. Charles Glatzer photo.
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge under the northern lights. Charles Glatzer photo.

Churchill Wild is proud to announce that Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge has received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2018.

The 2018 Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.com over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include attractions, restaurants and accommodations from around the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“We are very honoured to receive the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor,” said Churchill Wild CEO Toni Morberg. “The Churchill Wild team has worked extremely hard to build Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge into a world-class polar bear and wildlife viewing destination. It’s been a team effort from the beginning, and that includes our valued guests, who have always been a huge part of our success. We are sincerely thankful for their kind reviews and recommendations to friends around the world.”

Polar bear in fall colours at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Robert Postma photo.
Polar bear in fall colours at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Robert Postma photo.

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge becomes the third Churchill Wild polar bear lodge to earn the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, joining Seal River Heritage Lodge and Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge and Seal River Heritage Lodge are also members of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

Located deep in the heart of polar bear territory on Canada’s historic Hudson Bay coast, 250 km southeast of Churchill, Manitoba, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is situated at the convergence of three different ecosystems and is home to a very rare mix of wildlife that includes polar bears, black bears, wolves, moose, a myriad of bird species, and Arctic flora that is especially gorgeous when the colours are changing in the fall.

Wolf at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Didrik Johnck photo.
Wolf at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Didrik Johnck photo.

“The sweeping coastal flats, the grasslands, and the numerous rivers that wind their way back into the Boreal Forest, make Nanuk one of the most unique places on earth,” said Churchill Wild co-founder and owner Reimer. “It’s one of the wildest places on the planet.” Additionally, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is only 40 km east of Canada’s historic York Factory, along the coastline where the early explorers first came to Canada 400 years ago.

“…when you’re traveling along it you feel like you’re on a mystical landscape that has legends attached to it,” said National Geographic Creative photographer and author Jad Davenport in From Polar Bear Dens to the Garden of Eden and Back. “And there are old ship cannons sitting in front of the lodge that might be hundreds of years old.

“When you visit Nanuk you’re not just at an eco-lodge, you’re really at the edge of the frontier, what was once the frontier. You get those long vistas along the coast where you can see for miles and miles and the forests kind of creep out against the water. It’s got that feel of history. It’s a very haunted coast and I love it.”

Nanuk is a soulful place. Jad Davenport photo
Nanuk is a soulful place. Jad Davenport photo

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge currently hosts seven of Churchill Wild’s ground-level polar bear safaris including the Arctic Discovery, Hudson Bay Odyssey, Summer Dual Lodge Safari, Fall Dual Lodge Safari, Polar Bear Photo Safari, Den Emergence Quest and Wading Wild.

The 2018 Certificate of Excellence “celebrates experiences and other travel businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings on the world’s largest travel site,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing for TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honour businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travellers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

It also provides Churchill Wild with yet another reason to appreciate our treasured guests. They are truly the ones who have made this all happen over the years, and we are genuinely thankful for their kind words, lasting friendships and great company.

May we meet again soon…

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2 comments:

  1. Congratulations Churchill Wild! Your passion and discipline in this industry is evident

    I agree with Jad, “Nanuk is a soulful place”. I was fortunate to have spent two weeks at this lodge during the 2013 season for the start of the rebuild at this lodge. Nanuk is where I captured my magical first sight and photo of a polar bear in its natural environment. This remote location serves as a perfect spot to be at one with nature.

    1. Thank you Deb! We’re so happy you were able to experience Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. It has changed quite a bit over the years, but the bears and wolves are still here enjoying themselves!

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