Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Manitoba, Canada

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  • Phenomenal wildlife access to polar bears, moose, wolves and black bears

  • Walk with the polar bears, accompanied by an expert guide

  • Head out in a multi-passenger ATV in search for wildlife and beautiful landscapes

  • Walk along the long sandy coastline of Hudson Bay and spot birdlife and wandering mammals

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Manitoba has a typically dry climate with very distinct seasons that have sharp temperature changes. During the winter months, temperatures can be as low as -40 degrees celsius, and in the summer months, temperatures of 38 degrees celsius are not uncommon. The snow is deeper than 1cm for over 130 days of the year, so the region is known for its long winter and snowy conditions. Despite the coldness, skies are often completely clear and due to very low levels of pollution, stargazing and northern lights viewing are excellent nighttime activities.

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Description

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with a stay at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, a remote rustic lodge on the edge of Hudson Bay offering unique wildlife encounters. Totally off-grid and completely remote, the lodge brings guests closer to the polar bear.

Designated a National Geographic Lodge of the World, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge has been given the seal of approval from experienced explorers. Located in the heart of Canada's Manitoba province and on the edge of the Hudson Bay, Nanuk offers wildlife viewing experiences in a truly remote wilderness. Untouched by mass tourism and commercial development, this is Polar Bear land, and the lodge has been perfectly placed to enjoy their habitat. In fact, there is not other human presence within 100 miles of the lodge.

With just eight guestrooms, the lodge retains an intimate feel, and guests are encouraged to interact and share stories at the end of their day around the dinner table. There is also a cosy lounge with a crackling fireplace which allows you to completely unwind and relax after a day of adventure in the great outdoors. With large panel windows overlooking the coastal landscape, you can even continue your wildlife viewing from the comfort of the lodge as you read a book by the fire or simply relax with a cup of hot cocoa.

During your time at Nanuk, you will head out on fascinating daily treks in search of the Polar Bear but you may also encounter moose, wolf and even black bears. Your knowledgeable and expert guide will teach you all about these incredible animals along the way and give you plenty of time for observation and photo opportunities. The treks will also be supplemented with multi-passenger ATV tours that will take you further afield to discover different landscapes and encounter different wildlife. It's not just on land that these creatures roam, but look overhead for a glimpse of the birdlife.

In the evenings, there is a wonderful team of dedicated kitchen staff who whip up delicious dishes each night using the freshest ingredients and seasonal produce. Tell tales with your fellow guests before retreating to your en-suite guestroom for the night; heated and stocked with modern amenities, this is your own personal sanctuary in the heart of the wilderness.

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Accommodation

There are eight guestrooms at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, all of which have an en-suite bathroom with modern amenities as well as heating. The guestrooms are in keeping with the rest of the lodge and its surrounds, so are rustic and basic in style, but perfectly comfortable.

Facilities

There is a dining room within the lodge where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served each day. There is also a lounge where guests are encouraged to relax and unwind after a day of adventure. A phone is available at the lodge for emergency use and there is a moderate level of Wi-Fi signal throughout the building.

Activities

Activities at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge include hiking and ATV riding. The hiking is fairly moderate and the terrain is either rocky tundra or snow, depending on the time of your visit. There are no steep hills or mountains, so people of all ages are welcome to join. Guests will typically average 8-10 km (about 6 miles) of moderately paced walking per day. Guests should wear a good pair of hiking boots or winter boots to enable them to move along the terrain comfortably.

The ATV vehicles carry multi-passengers and allow guests to go further afield in their exploration. Of course, guests are not allowed to walk off out of the lodge unguided and there is a 10ft tall wired fence surrounding the lodge to ensure the highest level of security.

Holiday Ideas

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    • Immerse yourself in Canada's pristine landscapes; from dense forestry to open plains dotted with wild flowers

Location & directions

Manitoba, Canada

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is situated 250km south east of Churchill near the newly discover polar bear denning areas.

How to get there

Flying time from Churchill, MB to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge is 80 minutes. It’s quite likely that, depending on the season, you’ll spot your first polar bear, beluga pod, caribou or wolf on your flight.

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