We walk with polar bears. Our eye-level experiences with these magnificent creatures have become a Churchill Wild trademark.
Churchill, MB (PRWEB) May 13, 2011
Churchill Wild, Canada’s premier supplier of Arctic Eco-Lodge adventures, is proud to announce their most ambitious adventure to date: The Arctic Safari. Walk with polar bears, fly out to witness a stunning caribou migration and experience Canadian arctic wildlife at its finest while while immersed in a kaleidoscope of fabulous fall colors!
The 9-day 8-night Arctic Safari promises to be an all-encompassing encounter with endless photo opportunities and arctic wildlife experiences. Fashioned after a traditional African safari, Churchill Wild owner Mike Reimer saw an opportunity to offer Churchill Wild’s own version of “The Big Five”.
The adventure begins with accommodations at Churchill Wild’s renowned Seal River Heritage Lodge, located 60 kilometers north of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. This area is graced with the most abundant polar bear population in the world, which makes it a natural space to begin the Arctic Safari with Churchill Wild’s signature polar bear walks. Up close, personal and safe.
Also featured in the Arctic Safari are beluga migration fly-overs and a full day fly-out to witness the fall caribou migrations on the northern border between Nunavut and Manitoba, Canada - from the air and on the ground.
“The Qamanirjuaq caribou herd (ka-min-YOO-ree-ak) is estimated to be between 300,000 to 400,000 strong,” said Reimer. “We’ve located the perfect spot on the migration route to witness this stunning spectacle.”
At Schmock Lake, where the Caribou experience originates, there is excellent hiking terrain consisting of high ground, climbing hills and rock ridges. The ground is untouched and there are only caribou trails.
Timing is essential. A small window in early September provides the perfect apex to see the widest variety of wildlife and brilliant displays of the Aurora Borealis. The Arctic Safari takes you over 20,000 square kilometers of the wildest regions in the Arctic; providing the potential “Big Five” (and then some) of seeing wolves, caribou, moose, three species of bears (polar, black and grizzly), belugas, arctic and colored fox, wolverine, beaver, pine marten, arctic birds and of course, spectacular Northern Lights.
“What makes this opportunity possible for Churchill Wild guests is the ‘on the ground’ nature of our adventures,” said Reimer. “We walk with polar bears. Our eye-level experiences with these magnificent creatures have become a Churchill Wild trademark.”
Seal River Heritage Lodge is already home to Churchill Wild’s popular Birds, Bears & Belugas and Polar Bear Photo Safari adventures. This unique polar bear lodge features a 1400 square foot dining room overlooking Hudson Bay, private bedrooms with ensuite washrooms, Internet connectivity and all the comforts of home.
About Churchill Wild:
Churchill Wild offers the only fly-in eco-lodge based polar bear tours in the world. Their season runs from mid-July to mid-November with limited space available for adventure packages. They operate Seal River Heritage Lodge and Dymond Lake Eco-lodge on the west coast of Hudson Bay (north of Churchill), and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, which is located approximately 30 kilometers east of York Factory on the southern tip of Wapusk National Park.
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