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Polar Bear Mother & Newborn Cubs Photo Safari

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This 10-day wildlife experience, available to only a few dozen people per year, takes you to the world’s largest polar bear denning area in Manitoba. Watch with bated-breath as baby polar bear cubs emerge from their dens and greet their new world. This unique and exclusive polar bear tour is ideal for families with children, adventure travelers, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, as well as amateur and professional photographers.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Winnipeg, Manitoba
Day 2 : Fly to Churchill, Manitoba
Days 3-8 : Polar Bear Scouting
Day 9 : Churchill | Winnipeg
Day 10 : Winnipeg | Return home


  • Visit the Eskimo Museum and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre
  • Capture precious moments between polar bear mothers and newborn cubs
  • Enjoy a dog sledding experience in Churchill
  • Witness shimmering and awe-inspiring northern lights

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  • Small Group

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Day 1 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Arrive in Winnipeg, Manitoba and transfer to an airport hotel. Once settled in to your hotel, join your Arctic Kingdom Expedition Leader and the rest of the group for a meet and greet and evening beverage.

Day 2 Fly to Churchill, Manitoba

Depart early for your flight to Churchill where this exciting polar bear adventure begins. Upon arrival in Churchill, be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the morning exploring Churchill with a town tour. Visit the Eskimo Museum and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre and take in the sights and sounds of this charming town known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. After lunch at a local restaurant, get the chance to try a true northern experience – dog sledding! After working up an appetite in the great outdoors, gather for dinner and then have some time for last minute shopping before boarding the train to Chesnaye. Arrive at the lodge in the evening at approximately 10:30 pm.

Day 3-8 Polar Bear Scouting

  • Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
The highlight of the next few days is to witness the grace and majesty of mother polar bears in their natural habitat, while their cubs tumble and explore. On snowmobiles, scouts track the polar bears. When they find their dens they radio the location to heated, tracked vans so you can head over. On some days, you can enjoy visits to known den locations, while on other days, you may spend time seeking a new one. Travel time from the lodge to the dens vary depending on where the den sites are, but you can generally expect a 20 minute to 1 hour or more drive to den sites.

Day 9 Churchill | Winnipeg

After breakfast, return by train to Churchill, arriving in the early afternoon. Transfer to the airport, and depart for Winnipeg. Overnight in Winnipeg at the airport hotel.

Day 10 Winnipeg | Return home

Catch your flight home from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Optional Excursions
    • Dog sledding in Churchill on day 2
  • Services of Inuit Guides and expedition staff
  • Return train ticket from Churchill to Chesnaye


  • Meals not Included
    • Meals in Winnipeg and en route to/from the lodge
  • Satellite phones or internet usage
  • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance coverage
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers at Lodge or in Churchill or Winnipeg
  • Commercial photos or videos
    • Professional photographers and filmmakers who plan on using photos or videos for a commercial nature will be required to complete a Parks Canada Film Application form and pay an additional fee of approximately $100 CAD.
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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