Polar Bear Mother and Newborn Cubs Photo Safari Trip Notes
Getting ThereTravel arrangements between one’s point of origin and Winnipeg is the responsibility of the traveller. It is strongly recommended that participants travelling on reduced fare airline tickets not try to continue their journey home on the same day as they return to Winnipeg; any deviation from the ticketed itinerary will result in a penalty regardless of the cause. Do not plan on having any important meetings or events the day after your trip end date as we recommend planning on ‘buffer time’ to account for any possible delays in getting home from the Arctic.
WeatherWeather in March can be variable. Expect to experience cold temperatures ranging from -40°C to -20°C.
Daylight HoursYou can expect approximately 11 hours of full daylight at this time of year.
Polar Clothing PackageA recommended clothing packing list upon enrollment confirmation will be provided. We recommend that anyone travelling to the Arctic dresses in layers. Of particular importance is the insulating outer layer. Regular ski jackets and pants are not suitable for the changing Arctic climate. With over a decade of experience in all types of Arctic weather, we have seen what works and what doesn’t. Arctic Kingdom has assembled a top-of-the-line clothing package that will enhance your Arctic experience and allow you to enjoy your Arctic expedition in comfort no matter what Mother Nature brings. All of our staff have depended on the same clothing package for years of Arctic adventures, so you can rest assured knowing you are getting the best options available. We realize that good quality, Arctic-worthy equipment is expensive to purchase all at once and may not be necessary for a one-time Arctic adventure. Arctic Kingdom has an Arctic Polar Clothing Rental Package that will ensure you are comfortable, warm, and dry for your Arctic expedition.
Bountiful BuffetsExpect hearty breakfasts, delicious packed lunches, plenty of snacks, and gourmet dinners with a chance to sample traditional foods such as caribou, ptarmigan and bannock.
PowerPower provided at the lodge is 120VAC/60Hz using North American standard plug outlets. It is recommended that you bring your own plug adaptors to suit your electrical devices. If your electrical devices require 220volt power, most cameras, laptops already have a power inverter/AC Adaptor that converts the power to the necessary level for your equipment on your power cord and there will be no further inverters/adaptors needed. To check, look at the adaptor (usually the square/rectangular shaped box attached to your power cord) and examine the “input” information. It will usually have an annotation similar to “INPUT” 100 – 240V.
Is This Arctic Adventure For You?Our Polar Bear Mother and Newborn Cubs Photo Safari is suitable for all ages, including families with children. This is not a strenuous adventure, however, one must be prepared for very cold temperatures and unpredictable weather. You should be somewhat active and be able to walk unassisted.
Spirit of Adventure Required
It is assumed that participants have the spirit within themselves to enjoy the unique solitude of the Arctic and the free time provided. If this outlook is not with you, it is suggested that participation would be a mistake and we can assist in finding an alternative Arctic trip such as a polar cruise which offers a more structured itinerary and offers a more ‘observer’ role versus actively participating in an adventure of discovery. Of course, good health is fundamental to travel into any remote region, yet despite this, all participants will be required to obtain emergency medical and evacuation travel insurance. With a flexible attitude as an equally important prerequisite, age should not be considered a deterrent.