Photo of polar bears in Churchill Manitoba



The best place in the world to see polar bears is very popular during summer months. The isolated community of Churchill in northern Manitoba has been a polar bear gathering place for close to 4,000 years, archaeology suggests. This rugged region is a treasure trove of natural history and wildlife wonder: See droves of beluga whales who have headed into Hudson Bay to mate, and watch polar bears play-fight or … actually fight. Summer temperatures here average a pleasant 20°C.

Must-do: Make time for a full-day jet boat tour to renowned Hubbart Point, a cape northwest of Churchill, where polar bears take their own “summer vacation” to lounge around on the rocks.

Best route: Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill via Calm Air, anchoring your trip to the schedule of one of several tour companies.