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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
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.
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.

Geraldine from Medina, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/16/12 - 10/23/12
This was my first program but it will not be my last. Took some fantastic photos of the polar bears and now I can say "Ididamile". Everyone was friendly and I learned so much from them. Whoever picked my roommate did a great job.This is a "must' on you bucket list.

Ollie from Argyle, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/30/12 - 11/06/12
This trip fulfilled a dream to see polar bears in the wild. The dog sled ride was a thrill. Overall a great trip.

Joyce from Modesto, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/30/12 - 11/06/12
I enjoyed my two days in Winnipeg, but what I will remember most about this wonderful trip was when the first polar bear came up to our buggy! We saw so many wonderful bears! My second favorite memory is dog sledding through the boreal forest behind those enthusiastic dogs. I enjoyed each and every one of the lectures and learned so much. The tour was a delight from start to finish.

Barbara from Arvada, CO Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/30/12 - 11/06/12
The website is easy to use. I appreciated being able to see an outline of the programs, and then be able to also see programs in detail.

Rochelle from Westwood, MA Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 10/16/12 - 10/23/12
The Lords of the North program is a must for everyone! Our time in Winnipeg was well spent and the time in Churchill was excellent! We saw polar bears, arctic fox, arctic hare, ptarmigan and snowy owls. The Tundra Buggies take you to it all! We even saw a bear standing against another buggy looking thru a window. Our visit to a dog musher was great! We learned a lot and rode in the sleds. Touring Churchill rounded out the program with visits to museums and a chance to enjoy some free time. Michael Goodyear, Executive Dir., and his staff and researchers, of the Churchill Northern Studies Center, are knowledgeable, friendly and more than willing to answer all of our questions. I cannot say enough good things about this program - you have to see it for yourself!!!!

Luanne from Newaygo, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/16/12 - 10/23/12
My recent trip to Churchill was the dream of a lifetime. I first heard about the polar bears in Churchill in the 1980s and have hoped to be able to go there. After over 30 years of longing to go there, I finally was able to experience the tundra, see the polar bears up close, but in safety, and observe many other artic animals. The Tundra Buggies were absolutely amazing as were the bears themselves. I cannot recommend this trip enough!

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