Great Ice Bear Adventure

Manitoba
6 nights private tour from GBP £9,200 per person

Experience the ultimate polar bear adventure and encounter the largest bear on Earth just south of the Arctic Circle, in Manitoba, Canada. This arctic adventure offers a unique experience; stay in a cosy remote wilderness lodge situated on the Hudson Bay, deep in the natural habitat of the Great Ice Bear.

Wild with the Polar Bears
At a glance
  • October and November are the best time to view polar bears in the snowy terrain  

  • Enjoy switching off at the remote wilderness lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country  

  • Marvel at the Northern Lights from a cosy viewing tower as they dance across clear night skies 

  • The small group size allows intimate Arctic wildlife viewing opportunities and wilderness experiences  

Journey highlights
  • October and November are the best time to view polar bears in the snowy terrain  

  • Enjoy switching off at the remote wilderness lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country  

  • Marvel at the Northern Lights from a cosy viewing tower as they dance across clear night skies 

  • The small group size allows intimate Arctic wildlife viewing opportunities and wilderness experiences  

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.

Itinerary

Day 1-2

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Arrive into Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba where you will spend the night with your fellow passengers and meet your adventure specialist. You will spend the evening relaxing and getting to know your group before you travel to Churchill the following day. 

Accommodation: The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel ( 1 night )
Day 2-6

Arctic Canada, Canada

Journey further north, you will arrive to Churchill by plane where expedition guides will meet you to transfer further into the arctic tundra and to your wilderness lodge. Your next flight will take you over the Hudson Bay and Churchill River, keep an eye out for arctic wildlife, including caribou, moose, seals, wolves and of course the “Great Ice Bears”. 
On arrival at the lodge you will get settled into your room, this is the most exclusive lodge that offers truly wild encounters of the polar bear. Later in the day stretch your legs with a coastline hike, learn about the Hudson Bay wildlife and should weather conditions favour, marvel as the night skies dance with the Aurora Borealis. Your remote lodge also offers an Aurora viewing tower meaning you can observe the northern lights from the comfort of inside.  
 
Over the next few days you will focus on nature trekking out into the snowy wilds of the tundra to view and photograph the “Great Ice Bear”. All treks are guided and will allow you the perfect opportunity to view and photograph the polar bear in its natural habitat within a safe distance and without imposing on the wildlife and surroundings.  

Transfer by plane back to Churchill where you will experience excursions out on the tundra in the tundra-buggy for more polar bear viewing. You will also have a free afternoon which offers the perfect opportunity to add on dog-sledging or a heli-tour experience; see the spectacular landscape from an aerial view or gear up with man's best friend and sledge your way through the snow. 

Hearty meals will be provided at the lodge and your hotels throughout your stay, mealtimes provide the perfect opportunity to share the day’s highlights and learn more about the arctic landscape and wildlife from expert guides.  

Accommodation: Dymond Lake Lodge ( 4 nights )
Day 6-7

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The final day of your adventure will return you back to Winnipeg where you will overnight before taking your flight home.  

Accommodation: The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel ( 1 night )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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October 2024 GBP £9,200 GBP £1,400 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £9,200 GBP £1,400 plan your trip
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,400
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,200
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    GBP £1,400
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Great Ice Bear Adventure
Great Ice Bear Adventure

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

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