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$8,795 to get back to nature in Manitoba

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for April 19, 2013

If you enjoy vacationing close to nature, then the Great Canadian Travel Company has an opportunity you’re going to love, especially as Earth Day nears on Monday.

The Birds, Bears & Belugas package is an extraordinary tour to Seal River Eco-Lodge in northern Manitoba. You will get to see and appreciate the northern wilderness, which includes exceptional wildlife viewing, ecological interpretation, fascinating day excursions and delectable food.

Enjoy an overnight stay in famed Churchill, authentic dog-sledding options and unrivalled photo opportunities in the heart of the province’s polar bear country. This package starts at $8,795 per person, the duration of this trip is eight days and seven nights. On days 3-6, following a thorough orientation of life in Polar Bear Country and a first of many gourmet suppers, you will be immersed into the experience:

Days 3-6: Each day there will be a tour from the lodge, depending on weather conditions. Head out to see hundreds of Beluga whales in the Churchill River, explore the coastal flats by Tundra Tracker vehicle, travel the waters on a tranquil sea kayak excursion, and join walking tours to get intimately involved with the local flora and fauna. In the evenings you may be fortunate enough to enjoy spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis. There is even the possibility of going diving with the whales.”

The 2013 departure dates are:

  • July: 16, 21, 26, 31
  • August: 05, 10, 15

Package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in Winnipeg (Four Points Sheraton or similar)
  • Five nights’ accommodation at Seal River Heritage Lodge
  • Round-trip airfare from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Return air charter from Churchill to Seal River Lodge
  • All required transfers
  • Most meals
  • Daily tours Spotlights Winnipeg for Irish Brew

After you’ve returned to Winnipeg from what promises to be a trip of a lifetime, you’ll no doubt want to reminisce about the journey offer a cold pint. counted down 17 Days to St. Patrick’s Day by looking at the best Irish bars in the country. Scoring in our ranking was the King’s Head in Winnipeg.’s Jody Robbins had the unenviable task of trying out all that great beer at King’s Head and said “Even the building has character. Walls of exposed brick and mortar betray its history as an electric company and give this 110-year-old joint a real heritage feel. The multi-floor pub keeps expanding and now occupies two buildings. It can hold a crowd of around 200 on each floor, each watching a different band at the same time.

Robbins: “When the thirsty crowd gets hungry, they tuck into the King’s Head curries that include colonial favourites such as Makhani Murgh aka Butter Chicken ($12.95) and Shrimp Quorma with cashews and raisins ($12.95). Specially for St. Paddy’s Day, the pub will offer Guinness Lamb Stew ($10.95) served with scones and Lamb Shank ($14.95) with mash and veg.”

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To book with The Great Canadian Travel Company: Click here, or call 1-800-661-3830.

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