Polar Bear Expedition Overview

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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 [Read more …]

Subarctic Wildlife Beyond the Polar Bear


When we think of Churchill in Manitoba Canada, we think “polar bears”. While we saw a lot of polar bears there, we also had a chance to see a lot of other wildlife. Among the highlights were: Ptarmigans Ptarmigans birds are snow-white in the winter (although with black patches beneath their wings) making them practically [Read more …]

Dog Sledding Adventure


Although we went to Churchill Manitoba in Canada primarily for polar bear sightings, we also had another exciting adventure as part of our tour….dog sledding. The adventure began with a short bus ride outside of town to Wapusk Adventures Dog Sledding. The owner and native Inuit was very passionate of the sport, his dogs and [Read more …]

Three Days of Polar Bears in the Subarctic Tundra

our bear guard

We spent three days in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, a provincial park on the shore of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba Canada where polar bears accumulate to await the formation of the ice and the resultant opportunity to feed on the seals. The area is also next to the Wapusk National Park. This huge [Read more …]

A Primer on Polar Bears


We came to Churchill Manitoba Canada on a tour to learn about and to see the world’s largest land predator—polar bears. Polar Bear Backgrounder Polar bears evolved from brown bears about 200,000 years ago, to better accommodate to cold climates. These accommodations include larger size, white fur, higher fat diets and relatively smooth teeth designed [Read more …]

Churchill Manitoba

welcome to churchill

Churchill Manitoba We went to Churchill Manitoba Canada to see polar bears in their natural habitat. This 900-person frontier town is one of the true polar bear and beluga whale capitals of the world. Cloud cover permitting, it also provides a great opportunity to experience the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. Churchill is located in [Read more …]

Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Winnipeg Exchange District

Most of our trips to Canada have been either to the east coast or the west coast. We have never been to Winnipeg. Not to knock the city, but it isn’t exactly a destination city for us. But Winnipeg was the gateway city for our next adventure….to Manitoba to see the polar bears. We made [Read more …]

The Long and Arduous Road from Toronto to Buffalo


Toronto to Buffalo Plan A Ah the joys of trying to get from Toronto Canada to the United States on a Sunday. Bottom line, fly or travel on another day. Yes, it is only 100 miles, but crossing the border on land on a Sunday is not for the timid. We wanted to fly into [Read more …]

Toronto Ontario

Toronto modern buildings

Toronto On our last trip to Toronto Canada, we toured a number of the neighborhoods. This time we focused on a few less-known, more out of the way attractions and returns to some of our favorite areas and some necessary shopping. Toronto City Center is literally growing by leaps (upward) and bounds (outward). The downtown [Read more …]

Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada

shop windows

Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada It had been 7 years since our last visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada. This lovely, historic town on the shore of Lake Ontario is the home to Ontario’s wine region, the George Bernard Shaw Theater Festival and a number of credible, if not especially memorable, restaurants. The Victorian-era, tourist-centric town retains its charm even [Read more …]