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“Amazing Lodge and Polar Bear Experience!”

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Dymond Lake Ecolodge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a perfect stay at Dymond Lake Lodge. The experience of seeing polar bears in their natural environment was amazing and one that we'll never forget. The guides Terry, Steve and Kevin were excellent, both in educating us on the life of polar bears and guiding us safely through their environment. We had many polar bear sightings and took nearly 1000 photos during our entire Churchill experience. The lodge was fantastic, offering a location off the beaten path. The food and service was exceptional at each and every meal and Pam made our aurora borealis viewing experience extra special by delivering some wine to our cabin during the evening. We enjoyed connecting with the other guests, sharing stories and pictures during our stay and would recommend renting the extra cold weather gear, as it came in useful during our morning and afternoon hikes. Fantastic trip, amazing bears and a perfect experience at Dymond Lake Lodge!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from the most amazing trip to Dymond Lake where we saw multiple polar bears, northern lights and other wildlife. We stayed in Wilson Lodge which was very comfortable and which we shared with a fabulous group of other travellers.
Our guides Terry, Steve and Kevin ensured we saw as much wildlife as possible and they were patient, helpful and passionate to ensure we all saw as much as possible.
The kitchen team were amazing and we had fabulous meals and snacks every day.
Special mention to Vernon who kept our fire burning and to Nolan for his dinner table chats and his amazing knowlge of ice fishing which he happily shared with us.
This is a once in a lifetime trip and although expensive it is worth every cent. There are really no words to describe standing on a frozen lake and watching a wild polar bear walking towards you! We had the opportunity to see a number of polar bears in different areas and we enjoyed every one of our daily walks and all the wildlife we saw.
The weather was very cold and we appreciated the warm jackets, boots and pants we hired from Churchill Wild. These were definitely needed and without these it would have been very uncomfortable.
We cannot speak more highly of this trip and the Churchill Wild team - the trip and the team were amazing!!!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I'm always wary of the great photos in travel brochures........but not with Churchill Wild and Dymond Lake. The bears are there.......up close.......behaving like bears. We loved it. The service, food, guides, comfort and safety all top notch. Thanks you all for a memorable experience.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The lodges are cozy, very clean, and rustic. They are comfortable, but certainly not luxurious. The food is terrific (great chefs) with many choices, quantity, and accommodations for food allergies. Pam always remembered each guest's needs, likes, and dislikes when she served. She is a gem!
The bears are the star attraction. One large male came up to the compound fence, rolled on his back with huge feet in the air, and was so beautiful - like a giant puppy, but very dangerous. The guides are well-prepared experts and we always felt safe when taking walks outside the compound. It was great to watch bears sparring with each other in their natural habitat. We learned so much about these magnificent bears from our guides: Terry, Steve, and Kevin.
We also enjoyed taking pictures of the aurora borealis one night and the guides were helpful with camera settings.
Churchill Wild takes wonderful care of guests from start to finish of the trip. We had great tours, lodging, food, and a tundra buggy ride in Churchill, as well. If you are lodged at the Grand Hotel by the airport in Winnipeg, be sure to ask for a room on the quiet side away from the airport runways. A sleepless night at the Grand was the only flaw in our trip. Churchill Wild management and staff really have it right. I recommend this adventure trip 100% as a "must-do" on your bucket list.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I have been wanting to see polar bears in the wild for quite a long time, and when it came time to actually do it, I knew I had to go with Churchill Wild, as they are the only operator in the area that takes you to see the polar bears, where they are, on foot (instead of in a Tundra Buggy exclusively).

Churchill Wild knows and loves this land and these animals, and it shows. Thought and care and warmth come through in every detail. The trip is impeccably organized, and we were well cared for throughout -- from logistics (flights, hotels, transfers) to the genuine warmth and knowledge of the staff to the hot beverages after every walk.

The lodge at Dymond Lake is beautiful -- two lovely guest lodges with a dining lodge in between, fenced in for when the bears walk right up to the buildings (which they do!). All meals are included (and include dessert at both lunch and dinner!), that are generous and tasty. They also made dietary accommodations for multiple folks in our group (max 16 people, which also keeps it very intimate and comfortable). The staff keep the fires going in all buildings, so you always come in from the cold to a warm and inviting place.

We had three experienced guides (Terry, Steve, and Kevin) leading us on our walks, with plenty of information and stories and experiences to share about all the wildlife -- from polar bears to ptarmagin to wolves and lemmings.

We saw at least three different polar bears multiple times during our stay at the lake, many times very up close and personal, including some sparring by two males.

We also had one clear night that gave us the chance to check out the Aurora Borealis (bring a good camera that can do a 15 second shot if you want to capture it) -- the guides woke us when it started so we wouldn't miss out.

Our trip also included a Tundra Buggy tour, which was great (Kevin was fantastic), and an overnight in Churchill at the Polar Inn (very comfortable), and we were able to visit the Canada Parks Interpretive Center as well as the Eskimo Museum in town. Meals at the Tundra Inn were delicious and generous (recommend the vegetable curry).

I don't often take organized trips, but this one was outstanding in every way. Cannot recommend more highly. If you have one opportunity to get up to the arctic to see polar bears, go with Churchill Wild.

Room Tip: The Wilson Lodge is lovely! with a viewing tower and outdoor platform.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Dymond Lake Ecolodge

Address: Dymond Lake, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Manitoba > Dymond Lake
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Dymond Lake
Number of rooms: 8

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