Polar Bear tours through Churchill, Manitoba, dubbed the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”, for amazingly close encounters with some of the Arctic’s most impressive residents. On any of the polar bear vacation packages we have, you'll hop aboard a special tundra vehicle to view the great ice bear at close range. Or visit a wilderness lodge and view snow white bear cubs happily playing in the snow as their mothers keep a watchful eye. Over 60% of the world’s remaining 25,000 polar bears live in Canada’s unspoilt Arctic and each fall they gather on the coast of enormous Hudson’s Bay for their annual migration. They can also be spotted earlier and later in the year. Literally going nose to nose with one of these magnificent creatures is a truly unforgettable experience.
So too, is paddling your kayak or zodiac alongside pods of beluga whales. Each summer, thousands of these friendly giants – nicknamed "sea canaries" because they use sound to help them navigate – come to feed in the rivers emptying into Hudson Bay. Graceful and highly intelligent, belugas often surface so close that you can almost reach out and touch them. For the ultimate experience, try snorkeling alongside one as it curiously cocks its head, as fascinated by you as you are by it.