*NEW* Seal River
*NEW IN 2020* As the northernmost of Manitoba’s rivers, the Seal flows freely approximately 260 km from its source to Hudson’s Bay. Yet, it is roughly 200 km from the coast that the waters are first greeted by eager and unexpected ambassadors of the ocean: harbour seals. In this location, the river’s namesake animal likely strays further from their marine environment than anywhere else on earth. Carving a path east through untouched subarctic forest, the Seal watershed plays host to black bear, wolf, fox and wolverine, as well as moose, beaver, otter, eagle and osprey. The scents of spruce and lichen mingle as the landscape transitions to tundra and to the peat rich soils of the Hudson Bay lowlands. As we near the coast, we’ll be on watch for the massive polar bear, who wanders this shoreline. This trip run in co-operation with Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.
Trip Rendezvous Point: Thomson, Manitoba