Spend a little time with an arctic giant in Canada’s biggest polar bear show.
It’s a sight to behold – but they’re also known to stalk humans for food, so it’s highly dangerous, unless you’re in a tundra buggy.
Seated in a heated cab above two-metre-high wheels, you’re beyond the reach of polar bears, as you’ll discover when one rears up to its full three-metre height and peers through the glass at you on an unforgettable trip in northern Manitoba.
A two-day excursion around Churchill – “the polar bear capital of the world” – includes board at the Tundra Buggy Lodge, a mobile cabin-train of the same precautionary height, where you can sleep in a warm bunk, dine on home-cooked meals and stare up on a clear night at the Northern Lights.
The US Geological Survey predicts two-thirds of the 22,000-strong polar bear population will be lost by 2050 due to global warming, which shortens their precious hunting window.
The five-day Tundra Buggy Lodge Adventurer departs from and returns to Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg during the months of October and November.