Polar Bear Safari – Cape Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Kings of the Tundra
Africa has the Serengeti Plain, South America has the Amazon Basin, and North America has Cape Churchill on the Hudson Bay – the polar bear capital of the world.
One of the largest of all terrestrial predators, with some weighing fifteen hundred pounds, polar bears are generally elusive creatures, yet they gather at Cape Churchill yearly before Hudson Bay freezes, allowing them to venture off to hunt seals on its dramatic ice floes. Spectators watch from tundra buggies as the bears frolic and play in family groups, the newborn cubs just black noses and eyes against the white of the snow.
The flora and wildlife of the arctic tundra create a beautiful backdrop for nature lovers, while the spectacular display of the aurora borealis lights up the brittle-cold night skies.