Seal River Heritage Lodge
A family eco-lodge, Seal River Heritage Lodge is accessible by air on the isolated coast of Hudson Bay with belugas, bear viewing & the northern lights.
|9 Days||£9850||Sep 2022 & 2023||Arctic Canada||Small Group Safari|
A thrilling, remote specialist-led safari staying at the Tundra Camp on the Barren Lands and then Seal River Heritage Lodge during autumn and marvelling at the bears and belugas that pass this way.
Accessing these remote areas by bush plane is a thrilling start to your adventure as you travel across the ever never-ending tundra plains to the Tundra Camp. Then onto Seal River Heritage Lodge which is the ideal spot from which to explore the remote north, with polar bears, arctic fox and even migrating pods of beluga whales. This is a truly unforgettable experience.
Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at the Grand Hotel Winnipeg Airport. At 7pm a dinner will be held at the hotel for you and your fellow passengers. This will give you chance to meet your group and adventure specialist. You will need your rest tonight for your early morning departure to Churchill.
The plane will wing you north-west along the rugged Hudson Bay coastline and then inland until you reach the Tundra Camp, in the heart of the Canadian Barren Lands. This remote camp is perched on the edge of one of Manitoba's 100,000 lakes, near the Nunavut border. Your guide will provide you with a brief orientation, then it's time to get out on the land.
Your days will typically have a morning and afternoon excursion, with lunches served in Tundra Camp. You may also head out on a full-day excursion with picnic lunch.
Your time in the remote wilderness surrounding Tundra Camp will be filled with unforgettable adventure: camping in the Barren Lands, walking in the ancient migratory path of the Qaminurjuaq caribou herd and learning about Arctic flora and fauna. The Hudson Plains and Taiga Shield are rich ecosystems filled with history, and our expert naturalist guides are eager to share their extensive knowledge with you as you explore the area on foot during interpretive hikes.
After one last excursion in Tundra Camp, you will be transferred to Seal River Heritage Lodge for the second part of your adventure.
The location of Seal River Heritage Lodge on the coast of Hudson Bay puts it directly in the path of polar bears who wander the shoreline as they await freeze-up. Your wildlife excursions will target on-the-ground viewing of these iconic animals. During your stay you may also encounter coloured and Arctic fox, sik-siks (Arctic ground squirrels), and Arctic hare. Due to the timing of your trip there is also the potential to see a myriad of Hudson Bay migratory and shorebirds. The stunning backdrop of fall colors will make for spectacular photography throughout your safari.
Your days at Seal River will follow the same general timeline as in Tundra Camp, though meals may sometimes be delayed in favour of wildlife viewing and/or photographic opportunities.
Return transfers are scheduled to begin after breakfast. Have your cameras at the ready for the return flight as it will be the final opportunity for aerial shots.
Back in Churchill, you’ll spend the day with one of our tour guides exploring the town and surrounding area and learning about its rich history as a seaport and ex-military base. 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, finishing with a group dinner.
Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening. Upon arrival, you will collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors and back to The Grand Hotel.
Say your goodbyes before returning to the airport in time for your onward flight, either home or to a connecting destination.
This is a specialist-led set departure departing on specific dates.
9 days / 8 nights – 4 nights at Seal River, 2 nights Tundra Camp, and 2 nights Winnipeg
Please note prices vary depending on the departure year and room type - please speak to your Destination Specialist for more details.
|Trip date||Prices from|
|Sep 04 - Sep 12 2023||£11000|
|Sep 06 - Sep 14 2023||£11000|
|Sep 10 - Sep 18 2023||£11000|