Polar bear season in Churchill is now in full swing as the colder temperatures are more prevalent around the region.Tundra ponds or thermokarsts are all frozen in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and the polar bears are active with massive sparring bouts thrilling travelers. The Churchill River is also almost frozen after initially forming around the spit of Cape Merry.Some pack ice is also beginning to form in the Hudson Bay which is about a week early by some accounts.

Natural Habitat Adventures guides are having success at locating polar bears near the Tundra Lodge where sparring has been a daily attraction. Guide Justin Gibson commented, “there were more bears than I have ever seen at the lodge this early in the season”, sparring non – stop. Bear viewing in general has been “awesome” according to Justin.With more and more polar bears arriving to the area each day it will only get better!

Enjoy these fresh photos from Churchill by Justin!

Polar bear in Churchill

Poalr bear afraid to look at all the polar rovers. Justin Gibson photo.

Polar bear churchill wildlife management area

Sparring polar bears near the tundra lodge in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Justin Gibson photo.

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Natural Habitat Adventures Tundra Lodge group posing in front of inukshuk by the Hudson Bay. Justin Gibson photo.

polar bear lift in churchill

Manitoba Conservation netting a few polar bears for a lift. Justin GIbson photo.

polar bear lift in Churchill

Polar bear lift in Churchill. Justin Gibson photo.

polar bear lift in Churchill, Manitoba

Polar bear lift just about to leave the ground in Churchill. Justin Gibson photo.

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