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Itinerary Summary

8 Days
Oct - Nov 2021
Arctic Canada
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
8 Days £9190 Oct - Nov 2021 Arctic Canada Small Group Safari
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Polar Bear Migration Fly-In Photo Safari

Soar high about the Arctic tundra in a private charter flight affording you the perfect opportunity for aerial photography of the polar bear migration. 

Take part in the rare and amazing opportunity to complete daily hikes within polar bear territory, under Inuit guides, and observe polar bears, along with other Arctic wildlife including hare, fox, snowy owls, and wolverines in their natural landscapes. Stay in the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins to live within their natural habitat. 


What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Safely observe the polar bear migration up-close from the exclusive Arviat Polar Bear Cabins
  • Experience a remote and fascinating tundra environment with some of the world’s best polar bear viewing
  • Challenge yourself with treks over frozen tundra with seasoned Inuit guides who will get you as close to polar bears as possible for unforgettable viewing and photographs.
  • Spend your evenings marvelling in the magical Northern Lights with their shimmering hues of greens and reds

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An exciting 8-day specialist-led set departure

from $10,017 per person sharing excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg

Today will see you arrive into Winnipeg, Manitoba where you will need to make your own way to your hotel, The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel, located within the grounds of the airport. Check in to your room and ensure you get some rest before your incredible Arctic adventure begins tomorrow.

Day 2

Winnipeg - Arviat

This morning you will need to make your own way back to the airport for your onward flight to Churchill. Upon arrival into Churchill you will be met by a representative and transferred to a private charter aircraft waiting to whisk you away to the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins! During the 45-50 minute flight you will fly along the west coast of Hudson Bay, where it may be possible to get some aerial landscape photographs.

Having arrived in Arviat, you will be met by your Expedition Leader who will escort you to the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins, your home for the next five nights! The cabins are strategically located in ‘Polar Bear Alley’, allowing for reliable polar bear encounters and exceptional photography opportunities as the bears are unable to travel further north due to the width of the river. During your stay you will be able to observe these magnificent animals as they wait patiently for the Hudson Bay Coast to freeze!

Overnight: Arviat Polar Bear Cabins (D)

Days 3-6

Polar Bear Viewing and Photography

Over the next four days you will spend time observing polar bears, along with other Arctic wildlife including hare, fox, snowy owls, and wolverines, in the wild whilst admiring the awe-inspiring natural landscapes. Tripods can be set up within the Polar Bear Cabins complex behind the unobtrusive electric fence, ensuring you are both comfortable and safe when trying to capture that perfect shot. Your Expedition Leader and local Inuit guides are on hand to ensure you are able to get the best photographic opportunities and due to their knowledge of the bears and their behaviours they will allow the bears to come as close to you as they deem safe.

Throughout your adventure, you will have an amazing and rare opportunity to complete daily hikes within polar bear territory under the instruction of your Inuit guides. Safe in the knowledge that your guides will keep you safe at all times, you will be able to get extraordinary photos of polar bears at a close range. Many of the polar bears you will encounter are friendly, in good spirits and will not approach, however, there may be a curious bear that will attempt to come towards the group. The guides are there to ensure your safety at all times and it is crucial that you follow their instructions at all times. By adhering to their rules it will allow you to have the most authentic, safe and up-close method of seeing these stunning creatures.

Northern Light Viewing

Additionally, due to a combination of the time of year and location of the cabins, you will be able to delight in the magical light shows created by the Northern Lights (weather permitting!). September to April is the best time to see this spectacular light show, so after dinner each night we recommend that you eagerly await the first hints on the most unforgettable display.

Overnight: Arviat Polar Bear Cabins (B, L, D)

Day 7

Arviat - Churchill

This morning is your final morning at the Polar Bear Cabins. Spend some time capturing the last few shots of the polar bear migration before packing your bags in time for your charter flight back to Churchill. Once you have arrived into Churchill, there’s time for a heritage town tour before a group dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8

Churchill - Winnipeg

After breakfast, there’s time to explore before departing Churchill and arriving into Winnipeg either late afternoon or evening, before continuing your journey home. For those of you who have not had quite enough bear action for on lifetime, then please do let us know!



This is a specialist-led set departure departing on specific dates.



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