Walking with Polar Bears!
Located on the western shore of Hudson Bay in Canada, sits the town of Churchill… the town is named after John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, an ancestor of Winston Churchill, in fact John’s father was also a Sir Winston Churchill. But it’s not history that brings us here, it is because this is the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
Back in 2006 we spent two days here going out on two Tundra Buggy tours. Our visit to Canada was timed to catch the end of the salmon runs on the western coast of the country (grizzly bear viewing), which meant we were in Churchill during mid-October. Not considered the optimum time of year, but we did manage to see 3 polar bears. It has taken us ten years to get around to returning, this time we would aim to hit the middle of the ‘best’ time to view the bears and hopefully the number and quality of views would be much better!
We arranged this trip direct with Churchill Wild, a Canadian family owned and operated adventure tourism company. This new adventure not only included a day out on a Tundra Buggy but also walking with Polar Bears!
Where’s Churchill? It’s in Manitoba, Canada, see the map below…