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The Polar Bears of Churchill
November 12, 2013 – November 17, 2013
When polar bears awaken from summer hibernation, they descend upon the tiny seaport town of Churchill, forming a ‘celebration’—a polar bear gathering—as they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze so they can begin their hunt for ringed seal. Surrounded by experts and featuring up-close experiences, be part of this educational wildlife expedition and unforgettable adventure.
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- Begin your journey in Winnipeg with a special evening with a private reception, presentation on Hudson Bay history, and a five-course welcome dinner at the Manitoba Museum.
- Learn about Churchill's unique ecosystem and current environmental research at the Northern Churchill Studies Centre.
- Enjoy two excursions aboard a custom-designed Tundra Buggy to view the polar bears in their natural environment with your Orbridge Expedition Leader. On the first departure, we will be joined by a Polar Bears International Field Ambassador.
- Hear tales of arctic racing from an expert and experience dog sledding for yourself on boreal forest trails.
- Discover the cultural history of this region, revealed in up-close detail during a guided tour through the Eskimo Museum and a talk with a Parks Canada park ranger.
- Relax: included are all meals, full guiding services from an Orbridge Expedition Leader and local experts; gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, and housekeeping staff; all excursion transportation and entry fees; and five nights accommodations.