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The Great Ice Bear Safari

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Program Overview

Our Great Ice Bear Safari is truly a bucket list, one of a kind experience. No other immersion will bring you face to face with the majestic Polar Bear. Two types of polar bear viewing await. You will observer the bears in their natural environment, on foot during daily guided hikes.

You’ll also spend a day and night in Churchill where we head out on a Tundra Buggy for a whole new vantage point. As with all Learning Journeys programs, this expedition take place only with the utmost ethical wildlife viewing. This means, we do not disrupt the animal’s normal be-havior or habitat.

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

Daily, guided hikes across the tundra to view polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, up-close-and-personal, in their natural habitat.

Indulging your taste buds with our tundra-inspired cuisine, complemented by select Canadian wines.

Sky gazing! Our location beneath the auroral oval offers nearly 300 nights of aurora viewing each year. If conditions permit, you will be able to enjoy the greatest light show on earth from within the lodge or out in our secure compound. There is a high chance of seeing the lights on this safari.

Educational evening presentations by our naturalist guides about our Arctic ecosystems, landscape and lifestyle.

Exploring the historic port of Churchill, meeting local characters and uncovering its charms.

Polar bears from a different perspective. Enjoy a chartered Tundra Buggy® tour as you explore a differ-ent part of the Hudson Bay coastline.

Why This Program Is Unique

This program takes place at the unique Dymond Lake Lodge, nestled near the tree line of the Boreal Forest, which gives it a true wilderness feeling. Being close to both the coast and the forest means the variety of wildlife is unparalleled. Polar bears, moose, fox, pine marten, snowy owls and even the elusive wolverine are known visitors of this unique destination.

The fenced-in compound keeps you safe as you move about and allows you to get within mere feet of the wildlife that stop by to check things out. It’s also great when you want to lie on the tundra, watching the northern lights dance across the sky.

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Ethical Wildlife Viewing

Local tour guides

Green Operations

Education to promote conservation

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Services Included

- Roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Thompson/Churchill, Manitoba - Roundtrip airfare between Thompson/Churchill and Dymond Lake Ecolodge - Chartered Tundra Buggy Tour - Two nights’ accommodations in Winnipeg - one night’s accommodation in Churchill - 3 nights’ lodge accommodations - All meals, excursions, and guide services while at the Lodge\Taxes - Winter gear* (2022 only)

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