In the summer months 60,000 Beluga whales come into the Churchill River. Known as the ‘sea canaries’ because of their chirping and other vocals makes this friendly marine mammal happy to follow boats and play around those in kayaks or snorkelling.
Polar bears can be seen summer and winter though the prime viewing time is October and November when the bears move from their summer habitat to Churchill where the ice forms first in the Hudson Bay.
Bon Voyage works with Churchill Wild to offer arctic safaris from their four remote fly-in wilderness lodges along the coast of the Hudson Bay and inland. Walking safaris begin in July through to November and there are various adventure packages ranging from moderate to extremely active.
There are opportunities to see polar bears, black bears, wolves and other Arctic wildlife. Summer safaris include marine excursions and Beluga whale encounters. The remoteness of the lodges means there are spectacular chances to view the northern lights.