October 2012. Once the target of hunters seeking their blubber and baleen, bowhead whale numers were drastically reduced by the early 20th century, now in a protected sancuary beneth the frozen waters in the Canadian Arctic, they can now thrive. Margo Pfeiff for Wild Travel Magazine.
February 28, 2012. Braving the Winnipeg winter in her quest to spot the snow-white animal in Churchill, Canada, the polar bear capital of the world. Published in the Deccan Herald, one South India's highest-selling dailies. Story by Preeti Verma Lal.
February 1, 2012. Travel adventure meets breathtaking excitement in these unique departures including the Tundra Buggy® Lodge. Surf winter waves, chill out with polar bears, or cozy up to a tree house for an exhilarating winter experience.The best part? They're all in your own backyard! Published by FusionLife, story by Martina Stritesky.
February 1, 2012. It seemed almost a profanity to be wearing a red dress and brown mukluk when everyone around me was so draped in the swish of everything white. I had flown 20 hours into Winnipeg, Canada, for a polar bear expedition in Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world. Published by Outlook Lounge, story by Preeti Verma Lal.
January 13, 2012. Tucked away in the Canadian province of Manitoba for several weeks each autumn is the largest wild polar bear concentration in the world. Story via CNN.com/travel by Katherine Dorsett Bennett, originally published November 4, 2011.
January 12, 2012. Chattering teeth, frozen ears and feet chilled to the done won't stop you from walking on dangerous grounds to the polar bears of Churchill. Story by Preeti Verma Lal.
December 21, 2011. The first in a two-part series chronicling Canadian Underwriter magazine's trip to Canada's North, tracing connections between climate change, ice formation, polar bears and the insurance industry. Story by Vanessa Mariga.
November 24, 2011. India's Economic Times can't get over the stunning experience of getting up close (if not personal) with gambolling polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba. Story by Preeti Verma Lal.
November 14, 2011. Fast Company explores the story behind the Polar Bear Cam, an initiative by Frontiers North, Polar Bears International and explore.org. By Michael J. Coren.
November 8, 2011. David Handschuh of the New York Daily News travelled with us to Churchill in 2010 to experience our Northern Lights and Winter Nights adventure. We've recently receveived a PDF of the story that ran and are happy to share it here.
October 25, 2011. A trip to subarctic Canada is a nature lovers’ dream, even if some natives are a bit scary. From the Scotsman Magazine published September 2011. Story by Gavin Hines.
October 1, 2011 - Kerstin travelled with us during August 2008 and has since published numerous beluga whale stories in German magazines. This story appears in Verlagsgruppe Rhein-Main. The thumbnail image, left, was captured immediately after Kerstin emerged from the Churchill River after having snorkelled with beluga whales. Story by Kerstin Wahl.
August 27, 2011 - In remote Churchill, John Zada encounters whales, polar bears and life just outside civilisation. "You're out here on as good as a day as you'll ever get," yells the guide as he throttles the engine in our inflatable boat and steers us towards the mouth of the river. Story by John Zada
Vol 5, 2011 - Is the future of polar bears at risk because of climate change? Tricia Welsh treks to Canada to investigate. Story by Tricia Welsh
July 17, 2011 - It's 46 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit I think, but when the air is that cold you don't split hairs over Celsius or Fahrenheit. I've stored a glass of red wine on the tundra, under my camera and tripod, amd it has the consistency of a slurpee after only five minutes. Story by David Handschuh
July 16, 2011 - It's 46 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit I think, but when the air is that cold you don't split hairs over Celsius or Fahrenheit. I've stored a glass of red wine on the tundra, under my camera and tripod, and it has the consistency of a slurpee after only five minutes.
June 2011 - Tiny Churchill in northern Canada is invaded every year by hungry polar bears. Now wildlife fans are flocking to see the spectacle, writes Mike MacEacheran.
May 2011 - Cool glimpses of one of the coldest regions of the world may just help you beat the summer heat. We bring you an exclusive report by an Indian photographer-journalist just back from the Arctic. Text and photos by D K Bhaskar
May, 2011. As a railway operating in Northern Manitoba, Via Rail is just as important to transporting tourists to the remote reaches of the province to experience the unspoiled terrain and magnificent wildlife as it is to the day-to-day operations of land-locked communities. Story by Margaret Anne Fehr for Northern Experience Magazine.
May 6, 2011 - George Burden takes a summer excursion to the beautiful beaches and coastlines of the Arctic Ocean in the Canadian province of Manitoba, where he is lucky enough to see beluga whales, caribou and polar bears. Story by George Burden
April 18, 2011 - Frontiers North have told me that their Adventurer trips to Churchill to see polar bears are such a hit that they've added an extra date.
April 16, 2011 - The wait is over! The dates for the Frontiers North 2011 Bowhead Whales & Walrus of Foxe Basin departure have been confirmed. Join them July 2nd to 8th, 2011 for this thrilling arctic adventure.
Summer is a wonderful time to visit the Arctic. The snow that blankets the arctic in the winter is gone uncovering a world of things to be discovered. In summer the Tundra is alive with colorful plants and wildlife is abundant in the water as well as on the land. Frontiers North Adventures offers several trips to destinations throughout the Arctic and Sub-Arctic during July and August.
Churchill, in Canada's far north, is known as the polar bear capital of the world. Every year, about now, the bears gather on the shore to wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze so they can get onto the ice and catch seals. However, climate change means the freeze happens later each year and the bears' numbers are decreasing. Story by Rupert Parker
April 15, 2011 - We steer out of the green of the jungles and into the white of the Artic Tundra for a rare wildlife experience with animals of the snow.
April 14th, 2011 - An enlightening look at Canada's northern back yard for many who may feel like it's as inaccessible as another planet was Michelle Valberg's Arctic Kaleidoscope currently exhibiting at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Story by Janice Thiessen
If the polar bear exhibit at the Central Park Zoo has you yearning to see the animals in their native habitat, pack your bags for the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.
April 7, 2011 - The trip starts in Winnipeg, Canada with a charter flight to Churchill, about two hours north. Val traveled courtesy of Frontiers North, one of the operators that provides guided tundra buggy tours.
Story by Valarie D'Elia
March 8, 2011 - Visitors often head north during a six-week period in October and November to see the throngs of hungry polar bears that gather at the mouth of the Churchill River, waiting for the ice so they can venture out to hunt seals. But the northern tundra has other treasures to surrender in the summer—ones that I was determined to sample last year. Story by George Burden
January 25, 2011 - Chilly water? Check. Ravenous 2-ton marine mammals? Check. Popular Mechanics reporter Jeff Wise swims with Beluga Whales.
January 2011 - Diane Parkes visits the Canadian town which is the polar bear capital of the world.
January 2011 - One of the best ways to see polar bears in the wild is to head to the northern Canadian tundra. Tricia Welsh packs her winter woollies and goes in search of the enormous Arctic predators in Manitoba. Story by Tricia Welsh
January 2011 - 10 page spread in Japan's National Geographic Traveler magazine.
December 29, 2010 - A story in The Valley Sentinel about Tundra Buggy Driver and Guide, Neil Mumby. Story by Donalda Beeson
NY1’s Valarie D’Elia went on a trip to that was “bearly” believable and filed the following Travel with Val report.
December 13, 2010 - Kathy Shively of Reno, Nevada, did not simply take a tundra buggy tour of polar bears in sub-arctic Canada, she checked it off her bucket list.
“I’m just so excited,” said Shively.
“I’ve enjoyed watching and seeing the bears, but seeing the joy it brings my wife is even better,” said her husband Bruce Shively.
Story by Valarie D'Elia
December 2010 - Churchill in Hudson Bay is one of the world's biggest habitats of polar bear. With nearly one thousand polar bears living here, this small town is thus reputed as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World".
December 2010 - Tundra buggies are the Arctic's monster-trucks. In early winter outside Churchill, Manitoba, they're everywhere, getting tourists face-to-fangs with polar bears. The region's leading bear-safari company, Frontiers North Adventures, holds the trademark on the name "Tundra Buggy" and has outfitted its 14-vehicle fleet with some surprising innovations.
November 2010 - Große Spuren sind im frischen Schnee vor uns unverkennbar. Sie haben hinter den Krallenein- drücken eine Breite von 30 Zenti- metern. Ein einzelner Eisbär war unterwegs zum vereisten Strand. Mit dem Jagdgewehr begleitet uns Guide Sheldon das kurze Stück zur Küste. Überall könnte sich ein Eisbär aufhalten, gut ge- tarnt durch sein helles Fell. Schil- der am Straßenrand weisen da- rauf hin: kein Spaziergelände, Eisbärengebiet.
October 14, 2010 - Sous un ciel bleu étincelant défilent lacs couverts de neige, champs de petites épinettes rabougries, tas de roches... En débarquant de l'avion, partie trois heures plus tôt de Winnipeg, j'ai un choc. Je suis accueillie par un froid et un vent glacials. J'ai quitté un début de printemps au Québec pour retrouver une température de - 30 °C. Sylvie Ruel
September 7, 2010 - Every year from late fall to winter tourists from Great Britain, Germany, Japan, along with 1000's of Americans, make the journey to northern Manitoba, one of Canada’s most northern regions, for their trip of a lifetime. Story by Ron Pradinuk
August 28, 2010 - Watching dog-sled teams getting ready to run is a bit like observing a cocktail party sped up into comical fast forward. Frisky females flirt and compete for attention. Alpha males preen and strut. Lesser males scuffle and show off in front of potential girlfriends and older females hold the whole show together by being more sensible than the rest. A cacophony of yips and yowls echoes through the spruce tree forest as the hounds are harnessed. Story by Ben Cubby
August 27, 2010 - How about this for a sustainable travel adventure: sleep in a floating eco-lodge, powered by wind and solar energy, and during the day see grizzly bears, black bears, otters, mink, deer, bald eagles and other British Columbian wildlife? Or snorkel and kayak with the beluga whales in the summer. Go on a dogsledding trip. Smell the breath of a walrus (yes, it's stinky stinky). Cruise the Hudson bay as the early explorers did. Take a tour in the (moving) Tundra Buggy Lodge, watch polar bears all day long, and learn from scientists in the evening. Story by Clarissa Caldwell
August 24, 2010 - If you want the experience of a lifetime, check out www.frontiersnorth.com, they set us up with kayaks, zodiac rides with the whales and oh yes.....the famous tundra buggy to the land of the polar bear!
August 13, 2010 - The marquee summer activity in Churchill is getting in the water alongside beluga whales, but this small town in Manitoba is a great place to check out some other wildlife, too. Here are seven suggestions of what you can do to get your fill of an exciting, outdoor adventure. Story by Yuki Hayashi
April 18, 2010 - Churchill, MB -- Something unexpected has happened to me -- it's called Churchill. I write a blog for Travel Manitoba called Unexpected Manitoba. Two weeks ago, I was at a meeting with Travel Manitoba's vice-president of advertising and communications, Linda Whitfield. Linda casually inquired if I could clear my calendar to participate in a Northern Lights & Winter Nights media trip to Churchill. Story by Jacquie Crone.
March 29, 2010 - CHURCHILL, MANITOBA -- Of all the candlelit dinners taking place around the world during Earth Hour on Saturday night, few were as well-lit as the celebration in the tiny town of Churchill, on the frozen fringe of Canada's Hudson Bay.
February 16, 2010 - Winnipeg-based Frontiers North Adventures’ phones are ringing non-stop this morning after being featured last night on NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
During Olympic coverage NBC airs polar bear vignette.
Swim with belugas and stay over in Iceland on one short break. Starting in June, travellers have a new option for getting to central Canada and the opportunity to create a unique short break.
Frontiers North's Northern Lights Winter Nights adventure has been featured in the January 10th, 2010 publication of the LA Times.
Canada is home to five of the 10 new "hit list" species identified Monday as the likeliest victims of climate change by the IUCN, a leading global nature organization.
WASHINGTON DC, December 2, 2009 – World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today released its annual list of some of the most threatened species around the world, saying that the long-term survival of many animals is increasingly in doubt due to a host of threats, including climate change, and calling for a step up in efforts to save some of the world’s most threatened animals.
November 6, 2009 -- Frontiers North Adventures, the premiere provider of Authentic Arctic Experiences in Canada's north, has been awarded the 2009 Skal International Ecotourism Award in the Tour Operator and Travel Agent category.
Waters and lands around key areas of the Northwest Passage may fall under new forms of protection if the federal government’s plans move ahead. Story by Jane George.
Fewer grizzly bears were spotted along B.C.'s central coast this year, according to the results of an annual provincial survey.
SMITH INLET, B.C. - In B.C., biologists are worried that the local grizzly population is in danger. But in pristine Smith Inlet, they're doing just fine. And a floating eco-lodge in the rain forest is a perfect place to get up close. Story by Cinda Chavich.
Frontiers North's Elu Inlet Lodge adventure has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's 2009 Tours of a Lifetime, and is featured in the May/June 2009 issue that hit newsstands on Tuesday, May 5!
I wanted to follow in the footsteps of the great explorers during the day, but retire to a comfortable and warm bed each night. This quest led me to Frontiers North Adventures, a tour operator with a wide selection of travel opportunities in Canada’s wilderness areas. Story by Mark Edward Harris.
Journalist Kerstin Wahl shares her 2008 Belugas, Birds and Blooms adventure with Germany's Zeitungsgruppe Zentralhessen newspaper.
The federal government has raised the number of bowhead whales that can be hunted each year in Nunavut.
Hall Beach, 70 km from Igloolik, has submitted a request to increase their warlrus hunt quota.
Over the years our close relationship with Polar Bears International has provided us the opportunity to work alongside the world's top polar bear researchers.
Help us turn water bottles, paper and aluminum into road base, carpet fiber, plastic bottles, paper and maybe the next Tundra Buggy!
I’ve just spent a week with a man who has to drive 230km by snowmobile – a 12-14-hour round-trip – every time he needs a pint of milk. Story by Mark Carwardine.
CHURCHILL, Manitoba - On the edge of a snow-covered field, dog city slept. The cold silence was broken by an occasional yelp as a dreaming husky perhaps encountered a polar bear. Story by Anne Gordon
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - December 4, 2008 -- A conservation group is going to court to force the federal government to consider adding the Pacific walrus to the list of threatened species.
The Ungava Bay population of beluga whale is designated as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and is under consideration for addition to the Species at Risk Act (SARA).
On Friday, the United States federal government declared the population of beluga whales in Alaska endangered, a measure that the state’s governor Sarah Palin has deemed as being premature. Story by By Jenny Huntington.
Elu Inlet, Nunavut -- Mark Carwardine documents his trip to Elu Inlet Lodge in July, 2008 with some spectacular photography.
Elu Lodge, Nunavut - August 9, 2008. It may be remote, but at Elu Inlet Lodge dinners include steak and smoked Arctic char chowder. Story by Margo Pfeiff.
Churchill, MB -- April 14, 2008. In a few minutes our boat will anchor and I am expected to plunge my trembling gooseflesh into water so icy it makes me question the sanity of the whales we're about to swim with. Story by Ellen Connolly.
Elu Inlet, NU -- December 26, 2007 --At the Elu Inlet Lodge, located just south of Victoria Island in Nunavut, Canada, a knowledgable guide takes guests in a five-passenger skiff to explore islands in the Elu Inlet, and on nature hikes to see archaeological sites of ancient tent rings, kayak stands, and fire pits.
Iqaluit, Nunavut – Frontiers North Adventures has been honoured with an Award of Excellence by Nunavut Toursim. The award, which is given to a Nunavut Tourism member based in or outside of the territory, was presented at Nunavut Tourism’s 2007 Annual General Meeting held in Iqualuit on October 20.
CHURCHILL, Canada -- July 23, 2007. In murky jade water, I could see vague torpedo shapes below me, pale shadows gliding in from the left and the right, and with each pass they came closer. Story by Glen Petrie of the Dallas Morning News.
Frontiers North's Tundra Buggy® Adventure has been selected as one of three finalists for a Tourism Industry Association of Canada - National Awards for Tourism Excellence.
WINNIPEG, MB -- April 12th, 2006. For the second consecutive year, Frontiers North Adventures has been honoured at the Travel Manitoba Tourism Awards banquet.
CHURCHILL, MB -- March 17th, 2006. In the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," vanishing ice is threatening to wipe out the polar bears -- and the town's livelihood. But Churchill's inhabitants say they'll survive. Story by Jon Mooallem.
Bestowed upon the organisation having developed a tourism product that best demonstrates a non-consumptive connection to nature. Find out why Frontiers North's Tundra Buggy Adventure is best in class.