It is not difficult to understand why travellers find the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska so fascinating. The BBC’s Arctic Live series in November also highlights the world's northernmost wilderness.
Famous presenters Kate Humble, Simon Reeve and Gordon Buchanan take viewers on an intriguing journey through regions from the tundra at Churchill, Manitoba, to seek out polar bears. Did you know that around 60 per cent of the world's polar bear population lives in Canada and Churchill is one of the few places inhabited by humans where polar bears can be observed in the wild?
October and November are the ideal times of year to observe these magnificent creatures at Churchill, although the bears can also be viewed at other times of the year.
NEW: Churchill Town & Tundra Polar Bear Safari
Specialist tour operator Western & Oriental has launched an amazing new trip beginning with a 6-days journey from Winnipeg before flying north to Churchill. Guests will enjoy a town tour and a visit to the fascinating Eskimo Museum which has a collection of Inuit artefacts. In the evening guests will attend a cultural presentation.
The following two days are spent travelling through the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in the all-terrain Tundra Buggy, looking out for polar bears and other species including arctic foxes, hares and ptarmigans. The Northern Lights are often visible on a clear night.
The final full day includes a dog-sled run and a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre which educates visitors on Churchill's history in the fur trade, before they return to Winnipeg for the final night.
The suggested itinerary costs from £4,595 per person including flights, accommodation, transfers and the activities listed.
Twelve trips are available between 27th September and 11th November 2017. Western & Oriental can also extend the itinerary to include visits to Toronto, Montreal or other destinations within Canada.
How to book:
Find out more by telephoning Western & Oriental on 020 3588 6130.
If you wish to explore the arctic and reap life-long memories, it is worth checking out Western Oriental.