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Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba

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Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba

Manitoba offers an ever-changing terrain, from the southern agricultural pastures to the green forest and hills; further north lies the post Ice Age Canadian Shield surrounding Hudson Bay.

Wildlife of Manitoba

It is Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay that, during the summer months, attracts birds and up to 57,000 beluga whales. Polar bears take up residence here in the autumn waiting for the winter sea ice to form so they can hunt for seals.

Winnipeg

Manitoba legislative buildingOther places of interest include Riding Mountain National Park, well-known as a black bear hotspot and the beaches of Lake Winnipeg. The provincial capital, Winnipeg, is also home to many cultural attractions and is known for its ethnic diversity.

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Places to visit in Manitoba

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Manitoba, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itinerary featuring Manitoba

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Manitoba, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Manitoba

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Manitoba, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Manitoba at its best.

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      Polar bear, Churchill

      Polar bear watching in Canada

      Polar bear watching in Canada

      Churchill in northern Canada is known as the polar bear capital of the world. Every year, hundreds of bears congregate around nearby Hudson Bay waiting for the water to ice over so they can hunt seals. Canada specialist Emily shares the best ways to see them.

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    • Canada's Arctic, the Yukon & Prairie Provinces
      Polar Bear in Fireweed near Churchill

      Canada's Arctic, the Yukon & Prairie Provinces

      Canada's Arctic, the Yukon & Prairie Provinces

      Canada's northernmost territory is a remote and starkly beautiful landscape. We can recommend lodges or expedition cruises to provide the best opportunities of seeing wildlife and exploring the highlights of this spectacular wilderness.

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    Accommodation choices for Manitoba

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Manitoba. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.