Polar Bear Migration Fly-In Photo Safari Overview
Walk with polar bears on the western shore of Hudson Bay.
Thanks to Maria J, for this eyewitness account from her 2014 trip:
"What a fantastic week! We started with a big, beautiful bear not half an hour after we landed - a sleepy one. Then, as the week went on, we saw as many as 10 one day, and they seemed to get more and more active, especially two males who sparred out on the ice for an hour. The little one punching the big one's chest, prompting him to stand up on on his hind legs and show his full ferocious height."
We dare you to compare Hudson Bay Polar Bear Tours
- Photograph polar bears, Arctic fox, caribou, wolverine, gyrfalcon , ermine and marten on tundra walks.
- Our en suite cabins have private showers.
- The electric fence that surrounds provides unparalleled photo opportunities.
- Inuit guides provide engaging insight into the culture of the authentic Arctic.
- Try aerial photography during the included charter flight from Churchill
- In 2015, our price includes one night of lodging should your flights be delayed by weather - yes, we think of everything!
- In 2016, we have added 2 nights in Winnipeg, extending the trip to 7 days.
Our polar bear safari program will get you as close to polar bears in the wild as possible so that you can literally walk with them in their natural environment. Considered one of the best polar bear tours by our past guests, this adventure begins with a 40-50 minute flight aboard a private, Turbo Otter aircraft from Churchill and north along the west coast of Hudson Bay to our base just south of Arviat, Nunavut. The route follows the exact path polar bears take when they migrate in search of the first sea ice to form on the bay.
How many bears?
On our polar bear tours, you can expect to see from 1 to 10 polar bears per day, although there are days when no bears appear. The majority of photographs are taken with cameras mounted on tripods or with handheld cameras while standing or crouching. Participants should be mobile and fit enough to be able to comfortably walk 1 to 3 kilometers (.5 to 1.5 miles) with a small amount of photographic gear and equipment.