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Lords of the North: Ecology of Hudson Bay's Polar Bears

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Program #6290RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
William from Livingston, TX Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/22/14 - 10/29/14
The Churchill part of the program was great but the Winnipeg portion was only so-so because it didn't really touch on the subject of polar bears except for a brief trip to the zoo before going to the airport. Not sure what the Museum of Human Rights had to do with the theme of this program.

James from Occidental, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/22/14 - 10/29/14
If you are interested in seeing Polar Bears up close in the wild, I cannot recommend a better way to do it. The CNSC in excellent. Just remember to dress warmly.

Alan from Rapid City, SD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/22/14 - 10/29/14
We learned lots about polar bears, Inuit Native Americans and animals in the subartic. No hesitation in recommending it to others!

Sarah Linn from Hayward, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/22/14 - 10/29/14
The program at the CNSC is wonderful. Education and time in the Tundra is the best. Brandon LaForest was a great presenter. The Winnipeg portion needs to be changed. The Manitoba Museum and presenter Gary was very informative. We definitely didn't need to see the zoo or Human Rights Museum. My choice would be to spent less time in Winnipeg, or not go there at all and go straight to the CNSC. This could decrease the cost of the program.

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The Winnipeg portion of the program reflects the need of all participants to travel through the city en-route to Churchill. While we recognize the primary focus of the program is, of course, the Polar Bears we don’t want to miss an opportunity to discover the best of Winnipeg. The Canadian Human Rights Museum is a national museum, a piece of distinctive architecture, and an experience designed to be a journey of education and inspiration. We think it’s a “must see” if you are in the vicinity. We also visit the zoo to see their efforts at Polar Bear rehabilitation of orphaned cubs, which ties in very well with the programming in Churchil
Allene from West Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/17/14 - 10/24/14
It is worth the money,the walking and standing were mostly in interesting museums and seating was available.The tundra buggies were not uncomfortable and you did come to see the Polar Bears I am 90 and wouldn't have missed it.

Patricia from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/23/13 - 10/30/13
Having been to Antarctica and Alaska in the past, I was prepared to compare and contrast the previous trips with Churchill. I have to say this was not possible. This was truly a very special trip, from arriving at the institute where the personnel ( all, including the volunteers) were supportive, knowledgable, and kind. Riding the Tundra Buggies and seeing so...... many Polar Bears on each trip, as well as other wildlife was exciting. The dog slide ride was another milestone in actual snowy, windy conditions.I would rate this trip a 10/10

Jerome from Cheyenne, WY Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/23/13 - 10/30/13
Exceptionally well-run program to see polar bears and other wildlife. Lectures were very informative. Personnel were very personable. Be prepared for bunk beds; my wife and I were assured we would be in same room but such was not the case. Wife became bruised and hurt climbing on and off top bunk. Advise all elderly "road scholars", 70 plus, to get bottom bunks.

Jovi from San Rafael, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/20/13
If you want to have a one in a lifetime experience, do this program. You will see bears very close but in a safe way, you will learn about them and about the innuits and you will have a wonderful time

Emilie from Landis, SK Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/20/13
this program provides participants with an up-close experience with the polar bears of churchill. excellent leaders broaden and enrich your experience.

Dianne from Zeeland, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/20/13
This program was so great. I loved being at the learning center and everything they offered us there.


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