View polar bears from a coastal lodge along the Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba. In late fall these magnificent creatures draw a viewing audience from around the globe. Animal lovers and photographers, both professional and amateur, venture out daily on foot to watch the great ice bears entertain as they interact on the shores of Hudson Bay.
This polar bear viewing adventure takes place in prime polar bear season in October and November. This is the time when polar bears congregate in large numbers on the coast of the Hudson Bay as they wait for the Bay to freeze so that they can begin their annual hunt.
This tour is the most diverse fall wildlife viewing package offered anywhere in the world for wildlife viewers. It combines 4 days at a wilderness lodge where many of the Arctic's most famous residents are seen and photographed on foot or from the lodge, with one day in Churchill on a buggy tour.
Strategically located amidst the natural habitat of many Arctic creatures besides the bears you may see caribou, Arctic and red fox, Arctic hare, wolves and moose along with numerous bird species such as snowy owls, ptarmigan and gyrfalcons while out on a walk. The time spent at the lodge involves mostly terrestrial travel in order to reduce the impact on climate change as much as is possible. Out of respect for both the wildlife and the sensitive ecosystem they depend on, the use of motorized vehicles is kept to a strict minimum.
This tour also includes some time in the town of Churchill on the more traditional tundra buggy tours. The day in Churchill on a buggy is chartered so you have far fewer guests per buggy and more viewing opportunities than would be possible any other way. You will have one of the most beautiful animals in the world just outside your window and plenty of space to watch and photograph.