Travel Manitoba eNews - September 2013
See the iconic polar bear in Wapusk National Park
As summer turns to fall in northern Manitoba, polar bears start moving to the coast of Hudson Bay as they prepare to head out for another winter on the sea ice. As they gather, Wapusk National Park is an ideal place to see these majestic animals in the natural beauty of the north.
Wapusk National Park is home to one of the world’s largest known concentrations of polar bear denning habitat, where pregnant females go to rest and give birth to their cubs. The entire region around Wapusk National Park and the nearby community of Churchill is a hub of polar bear activity.
You can experience the varied land and seascapes that make up the polar bears’ world in Wapusk National Park on a flight with Hudson Bay Helicopters. Get a bird’s eye view of polar bears, caribou and other wildlife in their undisturbed habitat. Half-hour, forty-five minute and one-hour tours offer unsurpassed flexibility and a great perspective of these magnificent creatures. Routes are adapted daily to follow the migration patterns of the animals.
For an on-the-ground experience, Parks Canada’s licensed tour operator, Frontiers North Adventures, offers ventures to Cape Churchill in Wapusk National Park each November in their special Tundra Buggy® vehicles to give visitors the chance see these beautiful animals.
Space books up fast, so if you want a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness encounter with the iconic white bears, call Hudson Bay Helicopters today at 1-204-675-2576 or Frontiers North Adventures at 1-800-663-9832!