Churchill Polar Bears is your central resource for everything you ever wanted to know about polar bears, Arctic wildlife and the Churchill community they co-exist with. From polar bear behavior to conservation work on their behalf, from Churchill’s colorful history and culture to natural phenomena like the aurora borealis, you’ll find plenty to learn about when you explore ChurchillPolarBears.org.

Latest Posts


Churchill Video – Polar Bear Town – The Gauntlet

Take a look at the premier of Polar Bear Town, the new Outdoor Life Network series based on the polar bear mecca of Churchill, Manitoba. For me it’s kind of like seeing the movie after reading the book. I’ve been involved in the tourism trade there for... read more

Churchill Photos – Amazing Cloud Over Hudson Bay

These three photos from Alex De Vries – Magnifico in Churchill are fantastic cloud shots over the vast Hudson Bay. The colors in the fall are intense and highlight all the features of the sub – Arctic village. Polar bear season is within a week now so stay... read more
Churchill News

Shipping News – Late Start for Churchill

The Churchill shipping season is off to a late start this fall, nearly a month behind its regular schedule for shipping grain and wheat products from the port to various countries worldwide. Late harvest, shallow inventory as well as shipping industry variables have... read more

Churchill Photo – Seven Months Until the HBQ

Sled – dogs in Churchill only have seven more months until the start of the annual Hudson Bay Quest! This year’s race will start in Churchill and end in Gillam as the course direction alternates each year. This year should be another thrilling race as last... read more

Muskoxen are the New Polar Bears in Grise Fiord

Churchill has polar bear alert to protect residents and tourists from harm. Grise Fiord, Nunavut’s northernmost community with a population of 148, may soon have muskoxen alert for the same reason! Two muskoxen have been seen along the coast and another has been... read more


Shell Halts Arctic Oil Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell Oil will halt oil drilling in the Arctic after an initial exploratory well in the Chukchi Sea produced weak results. The Burger J well was drilled 6,800 feet in a basin that had company officials thinking they were on top of a significant reserve.... read more

Global “Doomsday” Arctic Seed Vault Opened

Deep beyond the rim of the Arctic Circle on a Norwegian archipelago the Svalbard Global Seed Vault stands rimmed in hoar frost and surrounded by permafrost. The vault, which holds roughly 860,000 and 4,000 plant species seeds from nearly every country on Earth, is a... read more

Polar Bear Trapped in Net Freed

Biologists from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U. S. Geological Survey teamed with Local residents from Kaktovik, a remote island in the Beaufort Sea, to rescue a polar bear ensnared in a lost fishing net. The 1,000 pound male polar bear was spotted in the... read more
From the Field


Notes from the Field – Churchill Arctic Summer

Natural Habitat Adventures guide Moira LePatourel and her last group of travelers in Churchill’s Arctic summer had a full compliment northern phenomenon. “We had the full sub-arctic experience on our final trip” Le Patourel stated. Two nights of... read more

Notes From the Field – Churchill Arctic Summer

Churchill’s Arctic summer season for Natural Habitat Adventures groups has been incredibly exciting so far. Aside from the bountiful array of beluga whales in the Churchill River and Hudson Bay, there’s been some polar bear action out on Eskimo point just... read more

Churchill Video of the Week – Polar Bears

This polar bear documentary examines the life of a polar bear in all the seasons of the year. a very interesting look at the “ice bear’s” life cycle. Hunting is a polar bear’s survival mode. This video shows the main facets of the polar... read more
Photos & Videos

Book a Polar Bear Tour

Small-group adventures to Churchill get you closer to more polar bears, in exceptional comfort and safety, than any other option out there.

Learn More