Churchill Wild Wins Award of Distinction for Exceptional Polar Bear Tours, Arctic Safaris

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Churchill Wild, the Canadian pioneer of the world's only on-the-ground polar bear tours based out of remote luxury lodges on the Hudson Bay coast, is proud to announce that they were the recipient of the prestigious Winnipeg Airports Authority Award of Distinction at the 18th annual Manitoba Tourism Awards.

Polar bear family at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Ian Johnson photo.

Polar bear family at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Ian Johnson photo.

Sometimes we find it all hard to believe. We are very thankful for this amazing recognition.

Churchill Wild, the Canadian pioneer of the world's only on-the-ground polar bear tours based out of remote luxury lodges on the Hudson Bay coast, is proud to announce that they were the recipient of the prestigious Winnipeg Airports Authority Award of Distinction at the 18th annual Manitoba Tourism Awards.

Held on October 4, 2016 at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg, the Manitoba Tourism Awards recognize excellence in the promotion and delivery of quality tourism experiences and services in Manitoba. The Winnipeg Airports Authority Award of Distinction recognizes a business or organization that reflects exceptional leadership in Manitoba’s tourism industry and helps Manitoba realize distinction as a high quality tourism destination.

"We're very honoured to receive this prestigious award," said Jeanne Reimer, co-owner of Churchill Wild along with her husband Mike. "It's been a great team effort and we have many people to thank. Travel Manitoba has been very helpful to us over the years, and they are one of the core reasons we have been so successful. We would also like to thank our partners in Churchill, and to congratulate our fellow nominee Lady of the Lake.

"We've worked very hard to establish our polar bear lodges and have had some great successes, but none of this would been possible without the help of our fabulous team at Churchill Wild, both in the office and in the field, as well as our wonderful guests, and my parents, Doug and Helen Webber, who helped us keep things on track in the early days."

Churchill Wild began offering its unique brand of polar bear walking tours as a small family-owned and operated business over 20 years ago, with only one paying customer. Fast forward to today. Churchill Wild now employs over 50 team members, and this year more than 600 guests will visit their remote luxury fly-in polar bear lodges.

Churchill Wild offers guests the opportunity to see polar bears up close in their natural habitat from July through November at their three different polar bear lodges, which include: Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, located 250 km southeast of Churchill; Dymond Lake Eco-Lodge, 30 km north of Churchill; and Seal River Heritage Lodge, 60 km north of Churchill. Seal River Heritage Lodge became a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World in 2015, and also offers guests the opportunity to snorkel with beluga whales.

Previously a recipient of the Sustainable Tourism Award at the 2015 Manitoba Tourism Awards, Churchill Wild's rare combination of walking the wild tundra with polar bears, exceptional customer service, and a delicious culinary experience based on the Blueberries & Polar Bears cookbook series written by Jeanne Reimer's mother Helen Webber and co-author Marie Woolsey, has resulted in guests becoming ambassadors for Churchill Wild all over the world.

"Sometimes we find it all hard to believe," said Reimer. "We are very thankful for this amazing recognition."

About Churchill Wild

Churchill Wild is the world’s first and only provider of polar bear tours that offer on-the-ground access to polar bears. Their polar bear safaris run from mid-July to mid-November with a 100% success rate at the only fly-in polar bear eco-lodges on the Hudson Bay coast, which is home to the largest and most accessible polar bear population on the planet. Additional information and booking details may be found at ChurchillWild.com or by calling (204) 878-5090.

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