For decades Great White Bear Tours has been Natural Habitat’s partner in logistics and providing travelers with access to the most heavily polar bear populated region in North America. The Churchill Wildlife Management Area is where all the incredible polar bear action takes place and Great White Bear Tundra Lodge has been home to lucky Nat Hab travelers for years now during October and November. These photos from GWB wonderfully capture the polar bear season that just finished up in Churchill. Enjoy!
Great White Bear polar rover in Churchill. Konan Wendt photo.
Pensive polar bear in the Churchill willows. GWB photo.
Red fox staring out at the water in Churchill. GWB photo.
Polar bears sparring in the CWMA. Henry Zhang photo.
Snowy owl above the Churchill tundra. Don Walkoski photo.
These three northern lights photos from Great White Bear’s Dorota Walkoski are from this week. Amazing aurora borealis action in the skies above Churchill! After a slower start than last year, this season is starting to hit the sweet spot for northern lights in Churchill. We still have a few weeks left for even more awesome light shows. Stay posted for all the exciting updates from Churchill!
Shrouds of northern lights over Churchill. Dorota Walkoski photo.
Full sky aurora borealis over inukshuk in Churchill. Dorota Walkoski photo.
Captivating northern lights over the boreal forest in Churchill. Dorota Walkoski photo.
After last year’s cold temperatures in the heart of northern lights season permeated the Aurora Pod, Great White Bear Tours and Natural Habitat Adventures collaborated to install a new heater to supplement the ambient pellet stove. The new diesel heater is the same one found on all of Great White Bear’s polar rovers and should allow for a quite comfortable experience even in the deepest cold of winter. Can’t wait to see how it performs while the fantastic aurora borealis glimmers above by the Hudson Bay coast!
The new super efficient heater installed on the exterior of the Aurora Pod. Great White Bear Tours photo.
A sleek, space – saving heater exhaust and intake in the Aurora Pod. Great White Bear Tours photo.
Natural Habitat’s Aurora Pod under the northern lights in Churchill. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.