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Wildlife Guide - Manitoba

Polar Bears

Known as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’, a trip to Churchill in Manitoba could be your most unforgettable wildlife-watching experience ever. Although you will need to wrap up for a cold trip into the heart of Canada’s arctic regions, the journey and freezing conditions are worth it for a glimpse of this elusive bear.

Now categorised as a ‘vulnerable species’ due to changing environmental conditions, there has never been a better time to go and see the polar bear in its natural habitat. Churchill is the base for many polar bear study teams and wildlife specialists, so you will be in the hand of the experts from the moment you arrive. Take a trip in an iconic tundra buggy to get into the heart of nature – who knows, maybe a curious bear will come and say hello as you watch from a safe height.

 

Beluga Whales

There are few things in life that can compare to the feeling of witnessing a pod of beluga whales frolicking in the waves. But in Manitoba, you can get one step closer and go snorkelling or kayaking as they swim around you! If you would like to get close to the whales in a more relaxed fashion, take a sightseeing boat tour and watch them playfully splash around the vessel. Both zodiac and large passenger boats are equipped with hydrophones so you can even try and figure out what the whales are saying! These intelligent creatures will make you feel at home in Manitoba almost instantaneously.

 

Other Residents

Manitoba is jam-packed full of some of Canada’s most fascinating creatures! Moose can be found taking a dip in cool waters on Manitoba’s hot summer days. These gentle giants can be hard to spot, so keep an eye out as you explore the province’s lush landscapes. Around 150,000 bashful deer can be found in forests, fields and even in backyards – maybe you will spot one from the room in your hotel!

Finally, one of the creatures you could be fortunate enough to spot is the elusive wolf. This is one of the most rewarding sights that the Manitoban landscape has to offer. Mainly found in the North of the province, join a specialist guide as you track the movement of these majestic creatures – make sure you always have your camera at the ready so you can catch that once-in-a-lifetime shot.