Lords of the North: Ecology of Hudson Bay's Polar Bears
Learn about the ecosystems of Hudson Bay from a polar bear expert, enjoying lectures and seeing unique Arctic species in their natural habitat.
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Program No. 6290RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

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.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on frozen terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 Hudson’s Bay Company.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Brandon Laforest
Brandon Laforest has spent his years conducting research to deepen our understanding of wild polar bear energy dynamics in the wild. As a current PhD candidate at York University in the faculty of Environmental Studies, he works in conjunction with Cree and Inuit communities to gain a better understanding of the region. He enjoys spreading his knowledge on the unique northern ecology by volunteering as an educational resource for students through Polar Bears International and the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
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