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Nov 18th, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Another way to see polar bears - up close and personal

If you want an alternative to the Tundra Buggy - here's a great article

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle5371385/
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Nov 20th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Thanks for posting this! (Or maybe not... I had just read about this place recently, and now all these Fodorites will swamp the place. )

I wish I had known about this place before my Tundra Buggy trip. I did have a great time doing the Tundra Buggy Lodge experience (trip report coming Real Soon Now), but I was too early in the season. But this place would make a summer trip possible.
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Nov 21st, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Anxious to read your report SPT.
On our limited budget DW and I went to Churchill by train from Winnipeg. We hired a taxi near the train station along with a Japanese tourist. We all saw 1 polar bear on the other side of a little inlet. This was a lot cheaper than anything involving flying or a tundra buggy.
We got back on the train 12 hours after we got off it in Churchill.
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Nov 21st, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Thanks for posting!
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Jan 4th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Thx a mint for the link - I'd not heard of this at all and would be a great way to see the polar bears. Love the respectful nature of the guide.

Only problem would be if we caused a bear to be shot because we were wandering in its land. I'd be tormented for the rest of my life, without exaggeration. They are such amazing creatures. Our Tundra Buggy Lodge trip was wonderful and we've talked about doing it again some time. Maybe we'll look at this instead.

Enjoy-la!
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Jan 9th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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For a very different way to see polar bears up close (perhaps too close):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ic-Norway.html

Not to scare any one or anything...
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