The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Polar Bears of Churchill

Nov. 3 – Nov. 8, 2023 Wait List Only


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We are thrilled to present you with a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. Much like the bears themselves, visitors make their way to Churchill each fall when temperatures drop, brimming with anticipation. The reward: experiences of a lifetime.

As polar bears await the formation of arctic sea ice over the Hudson Bay—to begin their hunt for ringed seals—they descend upon this tiny seaport town, forming one of the largest congregations of polar bears in the world. During this annual spectacle, it is possible to observe, photograph, and learn about these “Kings of the North.”

The quality guidance of a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader and exclusive educational experiences, including presentations by experts at Churchill’s Northern Studies Centre and your local guide, distinguish this program.

Tour highlights and included features
  • Five nights in ideally-situated and comfortable accommodations
  • Round-trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Five breakfasts, three picnic-style lunches, and four dinners, including a special welcome reception and dinner
  • Full guiding services of an Orbridge Expedition Leader and a local naturalist
  • All excursion transportation and entry fees
  • All gratuities
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times


Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Day 2: Winnipeg / Flight to Churchill /Northern Studies Centre / Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
Day 3: Churchill / Arctic Crawler™ Experience
Day 4: Churchill / Cultural and Heritage Tour / Itsanitaq Museum / Dog Sledding
Day 5: Churchill / Arctic Crawler™ Experience / Flight to Winnipeg
Day 6: Depart Winnipeg

Dates Nov. 3 – Nov. 8, 2023 Wait List Only

Cost $7,495* (Airfare is not included. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

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Region North America

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