Join Tauck on an adventurous Manitoba vacation featuring the polar bears of Churchill for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe these magnificent, endangered animals up close! Late October and November is polar bear season in Churchill, Manitoba, the start of the long-awaited migration of these great white creatures. Over the icy rivers and across the subarctic plains they go, determinedly lumbering towards the coast and the seal-rich waters of the Hudson Bay to fulfill their need for food for the winter ahead. Normally elusive, these bears are plentiful in this remote location of northern Canada at this time of the year, giving travelers seeking an up-close look at arctic life an exciting glimpse into their world. You never know... you might also spy white snowy owls, foraging falcons, cunning arctic foxes and lemmings, a favorite dish of the region’s furred and feathered residents. See them on daily excursions to their outdoor dining venues, then sit down at your own table in a cozy lodge where family-style meals, warm camaraderie and two-footed locals share stories about Hudson Bay history, past and present, in front of a crackling fire. You'll also learn more about Manitoba and early fur-trading history during a special private evening with the Hudson’s Bay Company of Adventurers at the Manitoba Museum... at a storytelling session with a local First Nation resident... at a dog sledding demonstration... on a dog sled ride and much more.