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Reviewed November 14, 2018

My wife & i just returned from 4 days at Dymond Lake Lodge & we can't say enough great things about the experience. All parts of our trip equaled or exceeded our expectations, which already were quite high based on what we already knew about the Lodge. The guides were experienced, knowledgeable & truly enjoyed their work, & the staff who worked in the dining area & maintained our rooms always seemed to be on duty, & were always happy to accommodate any special requests we might have.

MAKE SURE YOU RENT THE OUTDOOR GEAR THEY HAVE AVAILABLE-it is high quality gear & absolutely necessary to enable you to enjoy the experience of walking with the Polar Bears.

Room tip: Request the Wilson Cabin for access to raised deck to better see bears & the Northern Lights.
Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank BobRedwoodCity
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

I'm not usually a fan of group tours and that hasn't changed, however if you want to walk with Polar Bears then this is the trip for you. Just be realistic about what you are getting and enjoy the polar bears up close.

The Polar Bear experience was amazing walking with these animals was so special. I do have a long lens so my pictures aren't as close as perhaps they look. Terry and Kevin our guides did a great job of finding us bears safely.
Don't underestimate the cold, it was freezing. We took our own gear it was cheaper to buy what we didn't have than renting and you have to carry it from Winnipeg regardless.

The rooms were fine, a bit basic, but had everything you need, our bed was amazing it was so comfortable.

The food was great, again fairly basic but extremely tasty and plenty of it.

Don't expect a great wifi network, there was wifi for basic use, e-mail etc, but that was good enough, we were too busy looking for wildlife.

We got lucky with the northern lights and got a couple of clear days which was a bonus.

Expect a lot of travelling to get there and back, but it's worth it, the small plane in is a great experience in itself.

Go for the Polar Bears, be realistic in terms of getting there and the basic away from it all living and you will be great.

If you want a luxury lodge with all mod cons forget polar bears and go to Africa.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank CHR1515
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

10 out of 10 on every count: location; lodge; nature; quality of excursions; wildlife; expertise, professionalism and courtesy of the guides; service quality and care of all other personnel; breakfast, lunches and dinners of the highest standards; evening talks.
I have been in many places, but Dymond Lodge beats them all. I will certainly be back. A great experience for anybody. Not really suitable for children under 10 or so.

Room tip: All rooms are excellent: en-suite bathrooms, great common areas with amazing (often bear) views and cozy fire place.
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank tomaso s
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

I can't say enough good things about this place, the staff and Churchill Wild in general.After doing xmas in Lapland a few years ago and being penny pinched for absolutely everything it was refreshing to travel with a company where nothing was too much trouble. The cabins were cosy and warm and the fires were kept going through the night thanks to Nolan and his 3am visits (which didn't wake anybody i might add)
The food was sensational and there were always lots of it including 3 courses for lunch and dinner. Our guides Terry, Kevin and Steve were both informative and personable. Although we didn't see a huge amount of bears due to Hudson Bay freezing over earlier than usual it was amazing to walk so close to a female bear that was hanging around the camp. We also saw plenty of Arctic foxes, a few red foxes and moose (from a fair distance).
If you're planning on making the trek to Churchill i would highly recommend Churchill wild and Dymond Lake ecolodge!

Room tip: Hire the winter gear from Churchill Wild before leaving Winnipeg
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank lochness06
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We were so amazed at the quality of the bedroom & bathroom. The Lodge experience of the fires keeping us cosy 24 hours a day was greatly appreciated. We loved the appetisers & the interaction with the staff & other guests which continued on to dinner & any post-dinner activities led by the fantastic guides, Terry, Steve & Kevin. All meals from breakfast, through lunch to dinner were delicious & we appreciated the variety of culinary treats! We enjoyed the wines (including that called Diabolica!), beer & the rum cocktail.
The walks were slightly more gruelling than we expected due to perhaps our unfamiliarity with our boots (our own not hired!) & the weight of the sallopettes & jackets & also walking over frozen ground. However the rewards of the views & the wildlife more than made up for any effort we expended. The guides were all interesting & so knowledgeable on all sorts of subjects related to our stay. We felt very safe at all times with them & they were so respectful of the bears who were not at all distressed by our presence. It was a luxurious, comfortable & safe way to see polar bears & other wildlife in their natural habitat. A wonderful experience from start to finish.

Room tip: We stayed in Wilson Lodge, the only advantage over Lakeside is that the former has an observation deck and viewing tower
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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