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Hudson Bay Odyssey

Hudson Bay Odyssey

6 nights from
AU$14,239 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Wildlife Viewing
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • Travel From
    04 Sep 2019
  • Travel Until
    08 Sep 2020
6 nights from
AU$14,239 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Wildlife Viewing
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • Travel From
    04 Sep 2019
  • Travel Until
    08 Sep 2020
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 4-night accommodation at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge AccommodationAccommodation 2-night accommodation in WinnipegActivityActivity Guided bear viewing expeditions on groundInclusionInclusion Round trip flights to Winnipeg, Churchill & Nanuk LodgeMealsMeals Meals as per itineraryTourTour ATV coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline

Summary

A memorable Arctic tundra experience awaits you with our fantastic, 7-day Hudson Bay Odyssey package. Stay at the rustic and charming Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, located in the heart of the polar bear denning territory, for four nights and enjoy various wildlife viewing activities. Explore the coastline of Hudson Bay and observe polar bears and other wildlife including black bears, caribou, wolves, moose and a plethora of migratory birds. In Churchill, you have some free time explore the town. Visit popular tourist attractions such as Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Visitor Centre, Cape Merry and Polar Bear Jail.

Departure Dates
2019: September 4
2020: August 11, 15, & 31; September 4 & 8

Highlights

  • Stay in a remote lodge
  • Polar bear and other wildlife viewing
  • ATV tour of Hudson Bay's coastline
  • Free time to explore the town of Churchill

Inclusions

  • 4-night accommodation at Nanuk Lodge (National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World)
  • 2-night accommodation in Winnipeg
  • 5 breakfast & lunches, 6 dinners
  • Roundtrip flights to Winnipeg, Churchill & Nanuk Lodge
  • Guided bear viewing expeditions on ground
  • ATV coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline
  • Free time to explore Churchill
  • Small group tour with maximum of 16 passengers

Itinerary

Day 1, Winnipeg
Arrive in Winnipeg, where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. At 7:00 pm, a dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill. (D)

Day 2, Winnipeg – Churchill
You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning on Calm Air International. Upon arrival in Churchill, 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 to your room to get settled. Lunch is served shortly after your arrival, and you will then be given an orientation regarding your stay in polar bear country.

Your first day includes an afternoon of exploring the coastline in search of the “Great Ice Bear”. Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. During the evening, there will be an informative lecture or slide show presentation. 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. (B, L, D)

Day 3, 4 & 5, Polar bear viewing & nature trekking
Breakfast will generally be served at 8:00 a.m. and your outings will begin at about 9:30 a.m. If there are bears near the lodge, your tour may be delayed to take advantage of the photo and observation opportunities. The option is also always 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:

  • The average day includes morning and afternoon excursions with lunch served either at the Lodge or out on the trail.
  • An ATV coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline. Lunch served around a campfire.
  • A full day tour of the coastline of Hudson Bay to photograph polar bears and other abundant wildlife in their unique environment. Lunch and a tea boil are served around a campfire. After lunch you will explore the river deltas and coastal eskers.
  • Staying close to the lodge to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves as the day unfolds, to photograph the King of the Arctic and other wildlife. 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 6:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. During the evening, there will be an informative lecture, slide show presentation, or informal visiting. The staff will monitor Aurora Borealis after dark if conditions are optimal and will provide a gentle wake-up call to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities to witness and photograph this spectacular Arctic phenomenon. (B, L, D)

Day 6, Churchill – Winnipeg
After another hearty lodge breakfast, you will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in Churchill

Upon your return to Churchill, a representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsanitaq Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all great interest.

Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening. Upon your arrival into Winnipeg, collect your bags and settle in at The Grand Airport Hotel for a restful night filled with cherished memories. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Departure
Today, you will fly home on your own travel arrangements.

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