Polar Bears & Beluga Whales

Manitoba Wildlife Holiday

Alberta & the Rockies

Duration: 7 nights

Price: From £9,550 per person in low season based on two adults travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation, most meals, private transfers, transportation, experiences as stated and taxes

Head to Canada to delight in the wildlife frenzy that Arctic summertime brings to the Hudson Bay coast, where polar bears come to fast, rest and wait for the bay to freeze before heading out on the ice to hunt in autumn. Accessible only by plane, your days will be spent immersed in the solitude of the Seal River area, walking with polar bears in their natural habitat and watching giant pods of friendly beluga whales.

A photographer’s dream, this trip encapsulates the raw landscapes and abundant nature of Manitoba, and you may even catch a glimmer of the phenomenal Northern Lights, which can be seen in the area during the latter summer months. A truly unforgettable wildlife adventure.

Perfect forWildlife-loving couples or families wanting to get up close and personal with Canada’s most majestic creatures.
In the knowWhy not kick off your escapade with a visit to Toronto and the mighty Niagara Falls en route to Manitoba?

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  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Family-friendly
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Landscapes & Scenery

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Your wildlife adventure will begin in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s provincial capital and home to more than half of the population. You’ll be met on arrival and introduced to your adventure specialist, before your overnight stay at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview - rest well in preparation for your early departure to Churchill the following morning.
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Leaving the city behind, you’ll fly north and soar over Hudson Bay as you come into land in Churchill, on the rim of Arctic Canada, from where you will take another short and scenic flight up to the coast, where you will be based for the next five nights. This region is one of the globe’s only locations for sighting polar bears in the wild, and you will be staying in their prime stomping ground at the family-run Seal River Heritage Lodge. Seal River is a favourite summer hangout spot for these colossal animals while they wait for the sea ice to return in autumn.

Your accommodation is ideally located outside of town and offers a homely atmosphere plus unrivalled opportunities for wildlife viewing at close proximity: the panoramic windows frequently showcase curious polar bears approaching the lodge and frolicking by the water’s edge.

Together with your highly-skilled guide, take walks out to discover the vastness of the area and photograph the flora and fauna and enjoy some birdwatching - over 150 species frequent the region. When polar bears are sighted, a safe viewing distance will be kept at all times. Marine tours by boat will introduce you to the area’s other VIP residents, giant pods of playful beluga whales - thousands congregate here each summer.

Back on land, tour the coastline in search of wildlife including red and Arctic foxes, wolves and moose, and enjoy a picnic lunch en route. After dark, keep an eye on the sky for the stunning Northern Lights, especially during the latter part of summer on a clear, starry evening.
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After a short flight back to Churchill, you will have time to browse the shops and exhibits in town. Check out the Eskimo Museum and the Polar Bear Holding Compound (locally known as “jail”) before flying south for your final night in Winnipeg, where you will be staying back at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview.
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