The King of the Arctic

A Special Legacy Circle Journey to Canada's Hudson Bay and Churchill

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To register or if you have questions, please contact Court Whelan at Natural Habitat Adventures (888) 993-8687 or [email protected]

Please join us on an exclusive WWF Legacy Circle journey to Churchill, to experience one of the most remarkable natural wonders on Earth—the congregation of hundreds of polar bears awaiting their annual return to the ice.

Positioned on the shores of Hudson Bay, Churchill is a unique Arctic community with a rich history and spectacular scenery. High levels of polar bear activity are typical this time of year. From spirited play-fighting between males to the powerful show of force that a protective mother displays when sheltering a young cub, you will see firsthand how the bears' behavior is dynamic, regal and whimsical.

Since 1992, WWF's Global Arctic Program has been working with our partners across the frozen north to combat threats to the region to preserve its culture and rich biodiversity. In Canada, WWF works to minimize conflicts between polar bears and local people by taking measures to keep the bears away from local villages—saving the lives of both bears and people. We also support projects to monitor and research polar bear populations that are showing signs of stress as climate change.

Reservation Info/Trip Details
Dates: October 22–27, 2019

Cost: $6,395 per person, based on double occupancy (All prices are in USD)

Internal Air Cost: $795 per person

Group size: Limited to 14 participants

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About Our Expert

Portrait of WWF expert, Meg Symington

Elisabeth Kruger, WWF's Arctic Wildlife Senior Program Officer
Elisabeth Kruger leads WWF's efforts to help polar bears and other Arctic marine mammals co-exist alongside indigenous communities, in what's becoming an increasingly warmer and ice-free Arctic. Prior to joining WWF, Elisabeth traveled to Russia as a Fulbright Scholar, landing in Irkutsk, where she spent the next four years immersed in the culture, ecology, and natural beauty of the Siberian wilderness. Still enamored with life at the edge of civilization, Elisabeth then moved from Siberia to Alaska and began her work with WWF. She is always excited to travel with our closest friends to share our accomplishments and the challenges we face in protecting the species and communities of these extraordinary and still natural regions.

To register or if you have questions, contact Court Whelan at Natural Habitat Adventures (888) 993-8687 or [email protected]