Polar Bear Expedition Overview

We went to Churchill Manitoba Canada to learn about and to see polar bears–the world’s largest land predator. Along the way, we learned a lot about polar bears and other animals and fauna of the subarctic tundra. While we didn’t necessary look at this trip as educational in terms of climate change, one cannot help but reflect about how changes in temperature is affecting the formation of sea ice and the resulting changes in animal migration and feeding patterns.

Check out what we did and saw on the following blogs:

Winnipeg: Our starting point

Churchill Manitoba

A Primer on Polar Bears

Seeing Polar Bears in the Wild

Other Wildlife in the Subarctic

Dog Sledding

And Some of Our Most Memorial Images

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Behind the Scenes

We are often asked how we end up on such great adventures.  All trips start with Tom doing a tremendous amount of research and then mapping out a trip. He also takes copious notes on our travels and writes the drafts of our blogs almost every night. Joyce is the logistics person and takes care of bookings and paying. Joyce edits/embellishes Tom’s write-ups and adds in the pictures before posting the blogs.

Although we normally travel independently, this trip required working with a tour company. We paid for this trip ourselves, but wanted to give an unsolicited shout-out to our booking agent, Fresh Tracks, who did a great job in answering all of our pre-trip questions and giving us loads of information.

Frontier North Adventures was the tour operator.  From the moment we touched down in Winnipeg, to the time we completed our adventure, we were watched over by our resourceful and knowledgeable guide Emma. She made sure that everything ran smoothly for us and became the mother hen to her 20 chicks on the tour. Neil was our intrepid driver on our buggy bus. Both had great senses of humor and made sure that our time on the tundra was well worth our while. And also a shout out to the staff on the tundra buggy lodge, for a great stay and great meals.

To learn more about climate change and the future of polar bears, you can visit Polar Bears International.

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