Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost Adventure

Fireweed Island remains an ecological and cultural treasure. Imagine five days based in a remote, sub-Arctic outpost, used by major media professionals, as you search for polar bears – the world’s largest land carnivore – and other wildlife. Imagine, exploring various coves, bays, estuaries and other coastal points of interest by boat. Imagine visiting the Hudson Bay version of Stonehenge – ancient Inuit building remains and hunting grounds thousands of years old.
Your Journey Starts
Season:
July - August
Duration:
7 Nights
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Adventure Plans & Activities

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Day 1

Winnipeg

Upon arrival, make your own way to the Winnipeg hotel. Free day to explore Winnipeg

Day 2

Winnipeg to Churchill

Check out from Winnipeg hotel. Group transfer included to the airport if designated hotel is included

Flight from Winnipeg to Churchill

Upon arrival in Churchill, transfer to the Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost will be via boat or helicopter (weather dependent)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Wilderness Outpost

HBWO Full Day

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Wilderness Outpost

HBWO Full Day

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Wilderness Outpost

HBWO Full Day

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Wilderness Outpost

HBWO Full Day

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

Churchill to Winnipeg

Transfer from Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost to Churchill via boat or helicopter (weather dependent)

Flight from Churchill to Winnipeg

Check-in at Winnipeg hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8

Winnipeg

Check-out from Winnipeg hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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The first night of your adventure begins in Winnipeg and ‘The Forks’ where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, a 6,000-year-old gather- ing place for Indigenous people and, later, fur traders. Visit the Fork’s Market, a new meeting place, transformed from an abandoned rail yard into Winnipeg’s foremost unique shopping and cultural destination.

The following morning, board your flight destined to the edge of the Arctic and the seaside village of Churchill where three major and unique biomes meet – tundra, marine and boreal forest. Population: 60,000 Beluga Whales, 1,000 Polar Bears and 850 people.

On arrival, and after a delicious lunch at our award-winning Lazy Bear Café, you’ll journey north by boat or helicopter (weather/tide dependent) to our Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost, moored at Hubbart Point, and gateway to the stunningly-beautiful and mysterious ‘Fireweed Island’. On the way, watch for polar bears along the coast and pods of beluga whales in the bay.

Fireweed Island is the only place in the world where you can see and photograph Polar Bears surrounded by Fireweed* – stunningly beautiful, purple wildflowers. This unique biological combination results from warmer onshore westward-flowing air providing the necessary warmth for Fireweed, seaside Chamomile and other flora to flourish while the icy, Arctic waters of Hudson Bay provide perfect climate conditions for Polar Bears.

Next, board our outpost surrounded by this awe-inspiring northern wilderness largely untouched by human existence. Land and sea, Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, Arctic Terns, Arctic Sik-Sik and more are yours to discover. Whether you explore daily on foot, boat along the coast, or travel by wheeled vehicle is up to you, but your experience is sure to be life-changing. Each expedition to the Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost comes with Lazy Bear Expeditions guide/bear guard for your safety.

A final adventure-filled morning and return to Winnipeg will end your sub-Arctic tour, but your unforgettable memories will never end.

What Our Adventure offers

Roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill

Shuttle service in Churchill included upon arrival and departure

Meals provided by the Lazy Bear Café and included in your adventure

Guests time will be flexible including time spent photographing various wildlife, nature and northern lights.

Guests schedule will be determined by preferences, wildlife and weather conditions, all under the supervision of their amazing guide.

Still smiling ear-to-ear a week after our stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge. What an experience! Front desk staff were so fun, friendly and informative (best not list their names and risk forgetting one). Rooms were great; housekeeping happily kept the lodge clean; the Cafe (expresso bar) second to none. Tours organized by hard working tour guides, made the experience unforgettable.

Jude H

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Adventure Dates & Prices

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Please check for current availability prior to booking flights to Winnipeg.

Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost Adventure

Season:
July - August
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Duration:
7 Nights
$16,800
CAD

Additional Info

Age Requirement:

Our Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost Adventure is recommended for ages 10 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Physical Rating:

Moderate: Moderate walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels.

Notes

  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • There is an administration fee of $600.00 plus GST per person plus taxes to make changes to your reservation.
  • We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your adventure.

- All rates are Canadian funds.
- All price are subject to applicable taxes.
* Prices subject to change.

Travel Packing Checklist

Things you must have
Luggage needs to be under 50 lbs
T-shirts and shorts for the summer weather days
Loose fitting clothing, long socks, closed-toed shoes and a long-sleeved shirt and pants for cooler days or bug days
A wind breaker/sweatshirt/fall jacket for possible cool days, waterproof jacket and pants
Hiking shoes or runners
Thermal under clothing, a toque (a close fitting hat covering your ears), mittens or gloves for the boat tours
A good shade hat, sun glasses, binoculars, camera
It is wise to bring a good bug spray that contains DEET as a main ingredient
Spare batteries for each camera type you bring
Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets.
We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do

Expeditioners Toolkit:

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What payment types are accepted?

Winnipeg Office: For Reservations in Winnipeg we accept Visa and MasterCard. All payments are charged in Canadian Funds. If applicable, funds will be converted to US Funds by your credit card company at the exchange rate they use at the time of processing.

At The Lodge: Lazy Bear Expeditions, Lodge & Café accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and cash.

US credit card or debit: US and Canadian currencies are accepted. All payments are charged in Canadian Funds and converted to US Funds by your bank or credit card company at the exchange rate they use at the time of processing.

Cash: It is best to bring Canadian Funds because US Funds are accepted at par with Canadian currency.

What type of planes will we be flying in from Winnipeg to Churchill and return?

Your flight between Winnipeg and Churchill will be with Calm-air on either a chartered or regular flight (either an ATR 42 or ATR 72). Further instructions will be provided upon booking and/or with your travel documents.

What are the bugs like in Churchill during the summer months?

Each summer is different for bugs. In years of little rain, we hardly notice them. Early summer seems, in general, to have more bugs. Later in midsummer and late summer there generally are fewer bugs. Good bug spray that contains 'Deet' as a main ingredient works best. Some guests will bring a bug jacket or screen hat. But if you have loose fitting clothing, long socks, closed toe shoes and a long sleeved repertoire of clothing, along with your favorite bug lotion/spray, you will be well prepared.

What should I pack for my stay at the Hudson Bay Wilderness Outpost?

The weather in the summer can vary quite significantly. It can feel like summer and fall in the same day so both summer and fall clothing are recommended. We recommend packing the following:

  • T-shirts and shorts for the summer weather days
  • Loose fitting clothing, long socks, closed-toed shoes and a long-sleeved shirt and pants for cooler days or bug days
  • A wind breaker/sweatshirt/fall jacket for possible cool days, waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking shoes or runners.
  • Thermal under clothing, a touque (a close fitting hat covering your ears), mittens or gloves
  • A good shade hat, sun glasses, binoculars, camera
  • It is wise to bring a good bug spray that contains DEET as a main ingredient
  • Spare batteries for each camera type you bring
  • Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets
  • We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do
What are the typical temperatures in Churchill in July and August?

The temperatures in July and August can range from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius (50 to 77 Fahrenheit).

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