See the King of the Arctic in its wild home in the Polar Bear Capital of the World! Our small-group adventures to Churchill, Canada get you closer to more polar bears, in exceptional comfort and safety, than anywhere else. Each fall, the world’s greatest concentration of polar bears convenes at the edge of Hudson Bay, waiting for the ice to form and their winter seal-hunting season to begin. Guided by our naturalist Expedition Leaders, we view them from custom-built Polar Rovers. Or, for the ultimate immersion in the kingdom of the polar bear, stay at our private Tundra Lodge, situated directly in the bears' realm. Read about what it’s like to spend a season with the bears on our Churchill Polar Bear blog.
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 or 7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $6695
An expert photographer-naturalist leads this immersive journey into the realm of the polar bear. Capture memorable images on this highly popular tour. 7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $7995
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!
A total immersion into the world of the polar bear! Learn about the Northland’s culture and history, visit a polar bear den, survey the tundra by helicopter, and view polar bears from our Polar Rover tundra vehicle. 7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $8695
Stay at our exclusive Tundra Lodge for unparalleled seclusion and proximity to wild polar bears—then add two nights in the historic hamlet of Churchill to experience the culture of the Canadian North. 7 days / Oct & Nov, From $8595
Stay among polar bears around the clock at our mobile Tundra Lodge, located each season in an area of high bear density. This is arguably the most extraordinary polar bear tour in the world! 6 or 7 Days / Oct & Nov, From $8295
Tundra Lodge Adventure
Stay at the unique Tundra Lodge designed for polar bear observation!
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 $10395
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.
Look for Arctic wildlife on the tundra, search for polar bears from a thrilling helicopter flight, take an authentic dog sled ride, and meet Churchill's hardy local people. 6 Days / Nov, From $6495 Adult; $5495 Child
Meet hundreds of friendly beluga whales up close via Zodiac—with an optional chance to snorkel or kayak with them, too!—and look for caribou, polar bears, Arctic fox and more on this summertime adventure. 9 Days / Jul & Aug, From $6495
Churchill, Manitoba is one of the best places on the planet to view the aurora borealis—see it in comfort from our exclusive Aurora Pod featuring a 360-degree view of the night sky. 7 or 8 Days / Jan - Mar, From $5995