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Polar Bears in Canada 2020,2021

One of the very few places on earth where you can view polar bears in their natural habitat, Churchill, on Hudson Bay in Northern Manitoba, is the self-pronounced “Polar bear capital of the world”

Churchill, Manitoba

They don’t call Churchill the ‘polar bear capital of the world’ for nothing. Every autumn, hundreds of polar bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay near the town of Churchill to wait for the sea ice to refreeze so they can return to hunting seals.

 Tours are usually taken in custom-made tundra buggies with indoor and outdoor viewing areas. These vehicles can get close to the bears without jeopardising human or bear safety and meander over a system of trails, stopping at leisure to enjoy the scenery and photograph the polar bears and other wildlife.

Churchill is a small, northern community with a lot of character; you won’t find one of the big-chain hotels here that you might find in a larger centre. You will, however, find warm, down-home hospitality and clean, comfortable hotels with all the amenities. Staying in town will allow you to walk to and from the different venues, spend some time on your own, and perhaps meet some of the locals.

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