Arctic Canada wildlife holiday, birds, bears & belugas
Description of Arctic Canada wildlife holiday, birds, bears & belugas
An expedition exploring the wild corners of Arctic Canada - home to polar bears, Beluga whales, Arctic foxes, wolves, black bears and many other Arctic fauna. You will fly in to the small town of Churchill from which you will be transferred to the Seal River Heritage Lodge. You will have six full days to learn about your stunning surroundings and the wildlife that calls it home. Your days will be spent venturing into this unique region; there will be tundra trekking, drives along the coast in a tundra tracker, kayaking and many more. During your stay at the lodge do not be alarmed if you are awoken to spot a polar bear which has wandered into the grounds!
Included in this eight-day adventure is accommodation, meals (excluding lunch or dinner on your last day in Winnipeg), the services of knowledgeable expedition leaders, taxes, service charges, activities, park entrance fees, wildlife and cultural presentations.
PlanetEnvironmentally friendly accommodation is used wherever possible, although due to remote locations, it is not always possible and we always try to use eco-friendly agents. As well as minimising our impact in Churchill, we also do as much as we can to reduce our impact in the UK. Everything that can be recycled is, including glass, paper, plastic, cans and refuse, even our old print cartridges are send off for recycling. A direct contribution is made from each safari sold to the conservation and preservation of the bears in the destination of choice. This contribution is made for the conservation of the bears, local communities and projects, and local conservation agencies.
Clients are always made aware of the danger that polar bears impose and how to interact with them and the local people without having a negative impact. We always warn people of the safe distances to put between yourselves and the bears, not to eat or wear perfume around them or to do anything else that may encourage a bear to associate humans with food. We also make sure people know how to act if it looks like a bear is coming towards you, and what not to do in that situation.
Responsible tourism is the way for travel in the 21st century; as we destroy more and more of our natural environment, we solely begin to realise how much we need it. Due to human-caused climate change it is predicted that the Arctic sea ice which polar bears need to hunt will be gone within the next 50 years and polar bears could be extinct within 100 years. Unfortunately, it is not hard to find similar such examples in relation to both the other bears of the world and wildlife in general. When visiting destinations, we bear this in mind and remember how privileged we are to be able to see the wildlife and nature that you are visiting, and, in a few years, if no action is taken, the fact that it will no longer be there...
PeopleThe purpose of our safaris is to contribute to local populations, communities and projects. We give our travellers advise on how to interact with the local population, flora, sauna in order to minimise any negative impact. We encourage the use to local guides in every destination and with every local agent. Where possible we will always use local suppliers in preference to others whether this is in the purchase of provisions, accommodation, transport and equipment. We believe the best way to learn about and enjoy the experience of being on safari with us is to make the effort to mingle with the local people, taste new foods and try new experiences. This trip employs local staff wherever possible, both at the lodge and on your expeditions. A donation from this trip is put back into the community in order to help preserve the polar bears and look after their future in the wild.
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