Polar Bear Tours
Polar Bears Alive International supports and encourages respectful eco-tourism. We believe that such tourism helps native people earn vital income while simultaneously protecting the polar bears and their habitat. Tourism also helps create an enlightened constituency of people interested in the future of the bears and the arctic wilderness.
The following companies offer polar bear tours. Those listed in bold support PBI and its conservation efforts.
Gold Level $3,000+
International Wildlife Adventures
P.O. Box 40063
Winnipeg, MB R2L 2G2
Phone: (800) 593-8881 or (204) 949-2050
Fax: (204) 667-1051
Conservation support:Annual membership in PBI, supplies gift PBI memberships to all Specialist Tour participants, shares conservation literature with tour participants, hosts conservation conference.
Description: Fall trips to Churchill to see the famous gathering of polar bears, with Adventurer, Enthusiast, and Specialist packages. Summer viewing of polar bears at Sila Lodge on Canada's Wager Bay.
Tundra Buggy Tours
124 Kelsey Blvd.
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0
Fax: (204) 675-2877
Conservation support: Annual membership in PBI, gift memberships in PBI to all Specialist Tour participants, sharing of conservation literature with tour participants, hosting of conservation conference.
Description: The originator of the world-famous Tundra Buggy, with tours to Churchill each fall. Trips range from day excursions to Tundra Buggy Lodge stays surrounded by polar bears.
192 Nickerson Street #200
Seattle, WA 98109
Fax: (206) 285-5037
Conservation support: Annual membership in PBI, sharing of conservation literature with tour participants, cooperative tours to polar bear regions for PBI members.
Description: Summer cruises to remote arctic regions with polar bears and other arctic wildlife. Destinations include Svalbard (Spitsbergen/Norway), Russia's Wrangel Island, and Canada's Baffin Island.
Silver Level $1,000+
Bronze Level $100+
Canadian Adventure Tours/ Riding Mountain Guest Ranch
Lake Audy, MB
Canada R0J 0Z0
Phone: (204) 848-2265
Fax: (204) 848-4658
Conservation support:Annual membership in PBI.
Description: Fall tours to Churchill, the Polar Bear Capital of the World.
Nature Encounters Tours & Travel Ltd.
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Canada T0L 0K0
Toll Free 1-866-949-3007
Calgary Area (403) 949-3007
Toronto Area (416) 617-1201
Fax: (403) 931-1553
Conservation support: Annual membership in PBI, sharing of conservation literature with tour participants, discounts on polar bear tours to PBI members.
Description: Trips in fall and summer to see polar bears, photography tours
Friend of PBI $25+
Woodlife Photography and Tours
Scott C. Woodcox
P.O. Box 621
Sandy, Utah 84091
Fax: (801) 281-4465
Conservation support: Annual membership in PBI, sharing of conservation literature with tour participants.
Description: Fall trips to Churchill to see polar bears. Spring tours to polar bear denning areas in Wapusk National Park.
Additional polar bear tour companies:
The Great Canadian Travel Company, Ltd.
158 Fort Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1C9
Phone: (204) 949-0199 Fax: (204) 949-0188
Description: Polar bear tours to Churchill, Spitsbergen and the High Arctic.
Great White Bear Tours
Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Phone: (800) 765-8344 or (204) 675-2781 Fax: (204) 675-2930
Description: Tours on all-terrain buses; overnight stays at the Great White Bear Tundra Lodge.
Natural Habitat Adventures
2945 Center Green Court South
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (800) 543-8917 (303) 449-3711 Fax: (303) 449-3712
Description: Fall trips to Churchill, the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Summer cruises to Spitsbergen to see polar bears on the ice.
P.O. Box 1637
Vashon Island, WA 98070
Phone: (800) 368-0077; (206) 463-5362 Fax: (206) 463-5484
Description: Day trips or Tundra Lodge stays to see Churchill's polar bears.
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0
Phone: (204) 675-2114 Fax: (204) 675-2185
Description: Lodge situated in the middle of North America's largest polar bear denning area. Polar bear viewing, including mothers with cubs.
Additional german informations can be found here.