A fantastic combination of observing polar bears on the ground at Dymond Lake Lodge and a Tundra Buggy® day tour in Churchill. In addition to other wildlife (Arctic fox, Arctic hare and maybe the elusive wolverine), highlights include daily hikes, presentations by specialist guides, and northern lights shows.

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This is a unique experience of walking tours through polar bear inhabited regions.

Tundra Buggy excursion for a more traditional polar bear viewing experience.

Spectacular Aurora Borealis viewing opportunities.

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Day 1

Winnipeg

Spend the day in Winnipeg before joining your adventure leader at a welcome dinner tonight. 

 

Day 2

Dymond Lake Lodge

Fly to Churchill, and connect out to Dymond Lake Lodge, flying up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to one of Canada’s most exclusive polar bear viewing properties. Keep watch en-route for possible sightings of caribou, moose, wolves and the “Great Ice Bears”. After orientation, head out on a guided hike on the starkly beautiful coastline. In the evening, enjoy an interpretive slide show featuring the wildlife of Hudson Bay. (B) (L) (D) 

Day 3

Dymond Lake Lodge

This morning, bundle up and head out into the snow. Guided by our knowledgeable tour leaders, walks are comfortably paced and geared towards viewing and photo opportunities. At night, the entire Lodge area is patrolled for polar bears, so be prepared to be woken for a nocturnal visit from a Great Ice Bear or a dazzling display of northern lights! (B) (L) (D) 

Day 4

Dymond Lake Lodge

See Day 3 for today's itinerary. 

Day 5

Churchill

Fly back to Churchill this morning, and explore this frontier community. Dog sledding and helicopter charters are adventurous options. (B) (D) 

Day 6

Winnipeg

Travel across the tundra in a “tundra vehicle” for more polar bear viewing. Fly back to Winnipeg this evening for a final night.  (B) (L) 

Day 7

Winnipeg

Your polar bear adventure ends after check out this morning. (B) 

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