Polar Bear Watching Holidays

Come nose-to-nose with a polar bear

Canada is one of the only places in the world where you can see polar bears in the wild. The tundra buggies take you out over the ice and right up to the bears. Getting nose-to-nose with the world's largest land predator is an experience you won't forget in a hurry!

Adele McCabe, Canadian Affair Travel Expert

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Where to see bears

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Bear Essentials

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Bears & Belugas

See whales on your holiday

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See Churchill's polar bears for yourself

Watch these inspiring videos for of glimpse of the incredible wild experiences you could have in Arctic Canada

The highlights of polar bear watching holidays in Canada

With spectacular frozen landscapes, beluga whales and wildlife like arctic foxes, a holiday in Arctic Canada has even more beyond polar bears

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The Northern Lights

Thanks to its location so far north in Arctic Canada, Churchill is one of the best places to spot the Northern Lights. You can combine your polar bear watching holiday with an aurora tour too. As the polar bears gather in October and November, it’s the right time of year for those dark skies and the start of the Northern Lights season.

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Arctic foxes

Polar bears aren’t the only incredible animals here. Pure white Arctic foxes prowl the tundra, their fluffy white coats glistening in the low sun.

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Bird watching

Churchill is a world-renowned hotspot for bird watching. There are 250+ species here, from snowy owls to tundra swans to peregrine falcons.

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Grey wolves

This region is a hotspot for majestic grey wolves. If you’d like to expand your wildlife watching further, head out on a tour and join the pack


Marine life

The Hudson Bay seas are fantastic for marine life. Otters, walruses, whales, ringed seals, bearded seals and harbour seals all live here.

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Beluga Whales

The other major draw to the Hudson Bay area is its abundance of beluga whales. Some 60,000 of them congregate here to feed every year. The ethereal whales come during the summer, while the best time to spot the polar bears is in winter. However, it is possible to see them both on a tour of the tundra.

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