The second largest country on the planet but ranking a mere 37th in population, Canada is a nation defined by its geography. Canada is all you imagine, and much you never expect. Here stretch old-growth forests studded with pristine lakes, endless prairies and the rugged arctic where animals outnumber humans; here one can hike or ski into glacial mountains that stretch to infinity and never meet a living soul. But behind the natural stereotype Canada is young, modern and sophisticated, with cities that have absorbed the best of the myriad cultures that make up one of the most vibrant multicultural societies on earth.
The polar bear is one of nature's most ferocious stars—see them for yourself in their native land. Travel to the Inuit town of Arviat—in the middle of one of the planet's most extreme environments—and immerse yourself in Inuit culture. Then Inuit guides will lead you further off the grid to remote huts on the tundra where you'll witness the annual polar bear migration and once-in-a-lifetime views. Along the way, you'll visit local artists, try traditional teas and experience a way of life you will truly never forget.
Highlights: Heading out onto the tundra and trying not to be overwhelmed when spotting migrating polar bears, Immersing yourself in the history and culture of the Inuit people of Arviat, Being surrounded by untouched Arctic scenery, Getting the chance to photograph bears in this remote frontier.
Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC)
Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay is considered the polar bear capital of the world and this 2-day trip will introduce you to its star citizens at a comfort level. Obviously, the polar bear is not the sort of animal you want to pat on the back, so we'll keep you safe and sound in a Tundra Buggy while still getting amazingly close to these awe-inspiring animals. A photographer's dream, a once-in-a-lifetime experience—superlatives can't express the feeling of seeing polar bears in their arctic home.
Highlights: Staying in the Polar Bear capital of the world, Witnessing the gigantic beasts in their natural habitat, Making your friends jealous with stunning shots of arctic scenery, Experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime moment with these endangered animals.