"Churchhill and Polar Bears!" Top 5 Page for this destination Churchill by maryellen50

Churchill Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 185 photos

The Polar Bear Capital of the World

Located on the western shore of Hudson Bay and not accessible by road lies the small northern seaport of Churchill, Manitoba. Travelling on a Tundra Buggy is the most comfortable and safe way to experience polar bears in their natural environment. Plan to come to Churchill mid-October to mid-November when the bears are migrating to the coast, anticipating the winter freeze-up of Hudson Bay. When the Bay freezes, the polar bears can get onto the ice to hunt their favourite meal: seal.
Churchill is accessible only by charter flight from Winnipeg or via the Canadian railway which is a 3 day venture.

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  • Pros:The place to see polar bears
  • Cons:Cold weather and expensive due to the short season and remote location
  • In a nutshell:The best place to see polar bears!
  • Last visit to Churchill: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 2, 2003
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