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Polar bear den emergence quest

Nanuk Emergence Quest

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Experience this epic adventure on a 14-day Nanuk Emergence Quest in Canada's Hudson Bay's Arctic Region. This extraordinary adventure will immerse you in the untamed wilderness of the Kaskatamgan Wildlife Management Area along Manitoba's rugged Hudson Bay coast. Over two weeks, you will have the remarkable opportunity to encounter and capture the beauty of female polar bears, their precious cubs, and other captivating boreal wildlife, including the elusive wolves and majestic moose that call this pristine landscape home. During this journey, an expert guide will accompany you, sharing their extensive knowledge of the region's ecology, wildlife behavior, and conservation efforts. You'll gain insights into the delicate balance of this ecosystem and the importance of preserving it for future generations.
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  • Find female polar bears and their newborn cubs in Kaskatamgan Wildlife
  • Search for other boreal wildlife like wolves, moose and others
  • Witness the sky come alive with a fascinating show of the aurora borealis
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems from a naturalist guide.
  • Enjoy winter activities like igloo building, wolf howls, and snowshoeing
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Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: Arrive in Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg, where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel, The Grand by Lakeview at the Winnipeg Airport. Your winter gear fitting and collection will take place at 5 p.m. before you meet the rest of your group. A Churchill Wild representative will host an orientation dinner.

*NoteChurchill Wild reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary due to weather and logistical complications that can arise from traveling in the north and to remote locations. Due to EXTREME weather conditions (i.e. very low temperatures) there may be times when it’s difficult to maintain running water under the mid-winter conditions. There will be no laundry facilities. Please consider weather conditions when considering if this trip is right for you. 

Day 2: Fly to Churchill | Fly to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Fly to Thompson or Churchill, where you will be met by Churchill Wild staff, and then on to Nanuk Lodge.  After settling in at the lodge, you’ll head out on the first of your expeditions to search for wildlife.

Day 3-12: Nanuk Lodge Adventure Activities

Your days will start with a hearty, full-course breakfast to fuel your daily activities, which will consist of guided expeditions to search out wildlife encounters, primarily of mothers and newborn cubs.

Guides and/or scouts will patrol the area daily to seek out bears traversing the coastline with their newborn cubs. These guides will always be in radio contact to coordinate viewing and photography opportunities for bear families as they make their way to the coast and onto the sea ice.

Other activities may include igloo building, wolf howls, soapstone carving, and snowshoeing expeditions.

Day 13: Fly to Churchill | Fly back to Winnipeg

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the lodge and the wildlife whose home you’ve shared over the last 10 days.

Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening. Upon arrival, collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors, and back to The Grand Hotel.

Day 14: Return Home

After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.


The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview

The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview
Hotel Reception Area
Hotel Lobby

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
Sunset viewing at the lodge
Nunak Polar Bear Lodge

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Solo guests can opt for a shared room with another person of the same gender at the standard double occupancy rate. Alternatively, a single room option is available at the listed rate, ensuring a private room both at the lodge and the required hotels in the package.

Rates may vary based on current exchange rate.

  • 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
  • 13 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Roundtrip Flight between Winnipeg to/from Churchill, Manitoba
  • Roundtrip flight between Churchill to/from Churchill Wild Lodges
  • Prices include a provincial tax of 3.5% and a federal tax of 5%. Taxes are subject to change. Children from ages 8 to 12 are qualify for the child rate.
  • All meals, excursions, and guide services while in Churchill and at the Lodge
  • Winter Gear *Note: Temperatures will range from -20 to -40C, likely with high wind chills, blowing snow and/or blizzard conditions. Only the very best winter clothing is acceptable and for this reason we will provide you with insulated boots, pants and parka for this expedition. The items are designed to fit adult guests. Boot sizes larger than a men’s size 13 or a very small child are customized sizes are not provided. Additionally, guests over 6’4” may be required to bring their own gear as we may not have clothing sizes to fit.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • International Flights
  • Personal outdoor gear not included are winter hat, balaclava, scarf and mitts. If you cannot get at home, you can purchase them to Churchill Wild, but advance notice is required.


When to Go

Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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