Dates

September 20 to 25, 2020

Starting Price

$5,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles Please Ask

Deposit per Person

TBD

6 Days
Land
Orbridge
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Questions?

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Trip Highlights

Journey to the great Canadian north for a once-in-a-lifetime eco-adventure highlighted by four nights at an outstanding wilderness lodge run by a family of outfitters with a proven record of providing guests with the area’s finest outdoor activities. In the evenings, bundle up and venture out under the stars to observe the northern lights.

Shared departure: this departure is shared with other universities.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Welcome to Canada! During leisure time, take advantage of the hotel’s many amenities.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport

Day 2

Winnipeg / Flight to Gangler's North Seal River Lodge / Northern Lights Viewing

Take an early morning charter flight, arriving at a private airstrip at Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge. After landing, meet your Orbridge Expedition Leader during a welcome brunch at the lodge followed by a brief introduction to the property and available activities.

After brunch and time to settle into your cabin, rejoin the group for a tour of the surrounding area by all-terrain vehicle. Learn about glaciation and how it plays an important role in the geography of this region. Over time, lakes, moraines, eskers, and glacial erratics have designed a visually fascinating landscape. Eskers—which are remnants of sub-glacial rivers that stretched across the area, sometimes as high as 400 feet and 100 miles long—in particular are a notable feature of the terrain. These winding landforms have been used for hundreds of years as an important migratory route for both wildlife and First Nations indigenous peoples.

While traversing the terrain, discover different habitats, visit an actual trapper’s cabin, and view various glacial erratics—non-native rocks transported to the area by moving glaciers.

As evening sets in, visit a wildlife observation area to spot for wolves. Alternatively, choose from one of the many individual, group, or guided excursions the lodge offers, including boating, hiking, fishing, and biking.

Hors d’oeuvres and a relaxing dinner await this evening at the lodge.

After dinner, enjoy a continued discussion of the area’s history, expanding on what you learned and saw during today’s tour. This landscape, where tundra and taiga (boreal forest) meet, has an important cultural and geographical history and is critical to the ecology of Northern Canada.

Then, hear a presentation on ideal photography techniques to best capture the northern lights before heading out with hopes to view the aurora borealis when darkness falls. (Peak viewing may occur as early as 9:30 PM this time of year.)

If the northern lights become visible overnight, guests can request a wake-up call to join the viewing.

Overnight: Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge (BR,D)

Full Itinerary
Your Journey

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Dates

September 20 to 25, 2020

Starting Price

$5,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles Please Ask

Deposit per Person

TBD

6 Days
Land
Orbridge
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064