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Polar Bear Capital of the World: Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

In recent years, polar bears have faced significant challenges as climate change has started to melt their sea ice home.  In this polar bear video, Nat Hab founder and director Ben Bressler discusses the beauty and the plight of these majestic creatures.

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Classic Polar Bear Adventure

Meet the "King of the Arctic"! Our flagship polar bear tour is an expertly guided small-group adventure to see the world's largest concentration of polar bears in their natural habitat.
6-7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $5,895

Classic Polar Bear Adventure

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Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure

An expert photographer-naturalist leads this immersive journey into the realm of the polar bear! Capture amazing images on this highly popular tour.
7 Days / Oct & Nov, $6,895

Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure

You won’t find another Churchill-based polar bear tour with this much time among and proximity to the King of the Arctic, coupled with our intensive focus on helping you gain outstanding photos. On our Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure, we start from our base in Churchill as we head out for three full days on the tundra. Here on the shores of Hudson Bay polar bears congregate each fall, awaiting freeze-up and the start of their winter hunting season. Specially designed Polar Rovers take us into the heart of their wild habitat, with plenty of space for equipment and room to maneuver in order to get terrific shots. On-site guidance from our expert photographer-guide is complemented by evening lectures on how best to capture the wonder of Arctic wildlife through the camera's lens—most notably polar bears, but also arctic fox, arctic hare and more!
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Tundra Lodge Adventure

Our mobile Tundra Lodge is located each season in an area of high bear density. Stay amidst polar bears around the clock. This is likely the most extraordinary polar bear tour in the world!
6-7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $7,295

Tundra Lodge Adventure

Stay at the unique Tundra Lodge designed for polar bear observation!
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Tundra Lodge Photography Expedition

Join renowned wildlife photographers to capture phenomenal images of polar bears. Our custom-built Tundra Lodge offers the ultimate in proximity.
8 Days / Nov, From $9,295

Tundra Lodge Photography Expedition

A pilgrimage to the polar bears of Churchill is a must for any wildlife photographer, whether professional or avid amateur. This custom expedition offers an unparalleled opportunity to capture images of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, often at very close range. We stay directly on the tundra in our self-contained “hotel,” the Great White Bear Tundra Lodge. Each season the mobile lodge is situated where bear activity is common, and bears are often seen near the lodge all day long! With our exclusive use of this facility, there's plenty of room to store gear and move about freely as we capture astounding images of the King of the Arctic. An on-site Polar Rover provides daily excursions from the lodge, while outdoor decks provide a platform to photograph bears as they wander and play nearby. If we're lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, the deck is an excellent place to capture shots of this mesmerizing phenomenon. Our most accomplished photographer-naturalists guide this extraordinary adventure, drawing on their extensive experience in the region to help you get those once-in-a-lifetime shots.
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Tundra Lodge & Town Adventure

Stay at our exclusive Tundra Lodge for unparalleled seclusion and proximity to wild polar bears—then add two nights in the historic town of Churchill to experience the culture of the North!
7 days / Oct, From $7,595

Tundra Lodge & Town Adventure

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Ultimate Churchill Adventure

A total immersion into the world of the polar bear! Learn about the Northland’s culture and history, visit a polar bear den, and view polar bears from our Polar Rover tundra vehicle.
7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $7,395

Ultimate Churchill Adventure

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Voted Best of Travel 2015

Our Base Camp Greenland trip is named Best Splurge by Outside magazine!

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CNN recently joined Natural Habitat’s Polar Bear Photo Tour! Click here to watch.
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