The Great Ice Bear Adventure

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Best time to go: October to November

7 Nights | from £6,889pp

Holiday type: Group departure

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  • Small exclusive group touring with specialist insight
  • Flight seeing opportunities enroute with chances to spot caribou, moose, seals, wolves and even polar bears as you fly overhead
  • View polar bears in their natural habitat of the Canadian Far North
  • Head out in Tundra Buggies, for 'lunch with the bears'
  • Look out for the Northern Lights which can frequently be seen on a clear night

Day 1 UK / Winnipeg
Arrive in Winnipeg and enjoy a relaxing day at The Grand Hotel. In You'll meet your adventure specialist and the rest of the group at the evening's welcome dinner. We recommend you try to get an early night ahead of your early flight to Churchill the following morning.
The Grand Hotel | Meals: Dinner

Day 2 An arctic arrival and aerial tour
You'll be met at Churchill airport by a member of the tour team, who'll ensure you collect any winter gear you need, before flying by light aircraft to Dymond Lake Lodge. The flight takes you out over the historic Churchill River, then northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to Canada's most exclusive polar bear viewing hotels. You might be able to spot caribou, moose, seals, wolves and even polar bears as you fly overhead. You'll be given a polar bear briefing and tour of the hotel before embarking on a guided hike around the rugged and starkly beautiful coastline. If it is a clear night, you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, which frequently appear in the skies above; Dymond Lake Lodge has a special Aurora viewing tower. Over both lunch your hosts and guides will regale you with tales of life and adventures in Canada's Arctic.
Dymond Lake Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3 - 4 Tundra trekking, polar bears and amazing photography
Over the next two days, you'll set off on foot with your guides in search of polar bears after breakfast - unless you find there is a one already in the camp itself, while might delay your departure! The walks are fairly gentle as they are geared towards plenty of viewing and photo opportunities, guided by specialist bear guides. Dymond Lake Eco-Lodge is the only remote Lodge in the world where you can experience the spectacular wild of the Boreal forest, remote tundra, and the Arctic sea ice all in the same day. Lunch is back at the lodge with some down time to relax before the afternoon's activities. Each evening, after dinner, the guide team will give talks and slide shows and brief you on the next day's schedule.
Dymond Lake Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Say goodbye to the lodge - but not the bears…
After a hearty breakfast it's time to fly back to Churchill. You'll have some time to explore this frontier town, perhaps taking in Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum and Parks Canada exhibit, and checking out its restaurants. We can arrange dog sledding and helicopter flights if you so choose.
Accommodation allocated on arrival | Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 More bears - a great way to finish
Navigate the tundra in Tundra Buggies for an exhilarating 'lunch with the bears'. You'll fly south to Winnipeg this evening for a final night at The Grand Hotel.
The Grand Hotel | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Return to UK
After breakfast you'll be driven back to the airport for your return flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day trip costs from £6,889 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights.

2017 Departures

  • Oct 26th - Nov 1st (in partnership with Canadian Geographic)
  • Oct 29th - Nov 4th
  • Nov 1st - Nov 7th
  • Nov 4th - 10th
  • Nov 7th - 13th (photo leader Robert Postma)
  • Nov 10th - 16th

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Best time to be there

The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.

Fly to

For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.

Flying time

For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.

Time difference

Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.


Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.

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