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BEGINS IN: WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

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.
As autumn fades, the polar bears of Hudson Bay gather to await the sea ice that signals winter’s return. Alongside a leading authority on this precious population, journey onto the tundra aboard specially fitted vehicles to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Lectures, field trips and museum visits will help you understand not only the life of the polar bear, but also the challenges of global climate change, local conservation issues and the future of the arctic ecosystem.


Highlights

• Take part in a dog sled adventure and observe caribou, Arctic fox, snowy owl and other Arctic species.
• Examine research and conservation efforts conducted by the new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.
• Go behind the scenes at the Manitoba Museum to view pieces from the Inuit collection and discover the history of the at the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Program Notes

Click here to view highlights of last years polar bear action captured on webcams in the Churchill area.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles on frozen terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Independent arrival Winnipeg, 2 nights; flight to Churchill, 5 nights; flight to Winnipeg, independent departure.

Date Notes
10/12/2014
Small Group Departure10/17/2014
Small Group Departure

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

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4.6
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