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Overview

Stay alert for a chance to see eluga hales as you fly over the mouth of the Nelson & Hayes Rivers. But what will make your adventure so unique is the high concentration of mother bears and cubs. These are pure, wild polar bears living the way they have lived since time began.

Details

Day 1

ANTICIPATION BUILDS DURING YOUR OVERNIGHT IN WINNIPEG!
You will arrive in Winnipeg on your own travel arrangements and overnight at the Four Points Sheraton located at the airport where your adventure with us begins.

Day 2

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!
You will depart Winnipeg for Gillam early in the morning on Calm Air International. Upon arrival in Gillam you will transfer to a private charter for your one hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. You may have some great opportunities for aerial photography during the flight so make sure you have your cameras ready. Upon arrival at the Lodge you will receive a tour and be shown to your room to get settled. Check out our library which includes local maps and information as well as our gift shop. Lunch is served shortly after your arrival, and you will be given an orientation on your stay in polar bear country. This day includes an interpretive walk on the inland Palsa Bogs, Tundra Ponds and Taiga Forest. Appetizers and cocktails are served at 6:00 pm and your gourmet dinner is served at 7:00 pm. After dinner there will be an informative lecture or slide show presentation. Lights are out at 10:00 pm - this is when the generator is turned off. If it is a clear night you will have the chance to view the Aurora Borealis (northern lights). (L,D)

Day 3-5

NATURE TREKKING, POLAR BEARS, & MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY!
During the rest of your stay your gourmet breakfast will generally be served at 8:00 am and your outings will begin at about 9:30 am. If there are bears near the Lodge (this happens often!) the tour may be delayed to take advantage of the photo and observation opportunities. There is the option available for anyone to stay behind to take photos of the wildlife around the Lodge and relax. Daily outings rotate through the following; An ATV coastal tour to the tidal flats and Hudson Bay vessel the ’Mooswa’. Lunch and a tea boil are served around the campfire. A full day photo tour to the coast of Hudson Bay tophotograph the polar bears and other abundant wildlife in their unique landscape. Lunch and a tea boil are served around the campfire. After lunch you will explore the river deltas and coastal eskers. Staying close to the Lodge to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves as the day unfolds to photograph the King of the Arctic. 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 pm and your gourmet dinner is served at 7:00 pm. After dinner there will be an informative lecture, slide show presentation, or informal visiting. Aurora Borealis viewing after dark if conditions are optimal. (B,L,D)

Day 6

LAST MINUTE WILDLIFE VIEWING AND REMINISCING IN WINNIPEG!
This morning you will take advantage of last minute photo opportunities, pack your gear and get ready to head home. Lunch will be served at the Lodge today and your charter for Gillam will leave afterwards. You will depart Gillam for Winnipeg on Calm Air late in the afternoon. You arrive in Winnipeg early in the evening and will again overnight at the Four Points Sheraton by the airport. (B,L)

Day 7

HOMEWARD BOUND!
Today you will fly home on your own travel arrangements, marking the end of your adventure with Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. This is a very unique program and is sure to be the trip of a lifetime. The owners and staff routinely deal with the unique situations that arise from having polar bears in such close proximity with humans. There is an overwhelming abundance of wildlife in the area to photograph and enjoy. There is a variety of migratory birds including geese, wolves and moose. It is very common during the season to record over 400 bears passing by the Lodge. Our daily record from 2005 is 17 bears around the Lodge in just 9 hours. Photo opportunities present themselves often from inside the 8 foot buffalo fence, with bears as close as 3 feet away. Come and join us on what is sure to be an adventure to remember. (B)

Day 8

Arrive back in Dublin.

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights from Dublin-Winnipeg
  • 6nts on the Mother’s and Cubs Adventure
  • Meals as shown in itinerary above.

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