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Sam Anthony

Samuel was born and raised in Winnipeg, where the great Canadian wilderness was his playground. He grew up spending weeks camping and canoeing across the boreal forest each summer, and spent his winters cross-country skiing on rural Manitoba’s finest local ski courses.

After working as an environmental and outdoor educator and doing university research on sustainable tourism, Sam and a close friend were inspired to start their own small outfitting business. His experience organizing and guiding backcountry canoeing expeditions on Manitoba’s legendary whitewater rivers, as well as running wilderness education programs for schools across the province, led Sam to becoming a Natural Hab Expedition Leader in Churchill. He is fascinated by life on the tundra, and the lives of the incredible and intelligent polar bears and other wildlife that call that landscape home.

After the rivers freeze up and the bears head back out onto the ice, you’ll either find Sam skiing and relaxing at home in Winnipeg, or off looking for his next favorite travel destination in some far-flung corner of the globe.

Upcoming Adventures with Sam:
Polar Bears of Churchill

Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:

T. Itani
“What a delightful leader and human being! Sam stayed on top of all details and was keenly desirous to meet our needs. I was particularly touched by his love of nature, passion for wildlife and comfort with adventure. Upon finding I am a birder, he reached out to local bird expert to join us on our second tundra outing! This far exceeded my expectations.”

C. Cameron
“Sam is an outstanding expedition leader! He did so much to make the trip exciting and memorable. He was very attentive to all members of our group and always took the time to answer our questions. When I needed a hand, Sam was always there.”

B. Comyn
“Sam was very friendly, patient, helpful and informative. His great sense of humor was welcome on this trip, and he always had the group laughing. You hired the perfect guy for this job. He is without a doubt the best!”

P. Stromberg
“Sam was superb in every way possible. He took care of the small details that really made a difference on our trip. He was knowledgeable, fun and an all-around delight to have as a guide. He answered all of my questions and was very patient with the group. He made sure that things ran smoothly, which was greatly appreciated by myself and our entire group.”

J. Payne
“Sam was fantastic. He was so kind and knowledgeable. He was great at sticking to the schedule and taking care of the entire group. The trip was so enhanced by having Sam as our guide. He's first class! I couldn't ask for more in an expedition leader.”
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