The sight of a full grown polar bear skating on the Arctic sea ice, or hunting seal under the frozen water, is an unforgettable sight. But even those sightings can’t rival the emotion you feel when you first spot a charmingly clumsy new polar bear cub, venturing outside its den learning survival and hunting skills from its mother. That is the ultimate thrill.
One of the best places to see polar bear is on the picturesque coastline of Hudson Bay in Churchill, Canada. On a special tundra buggy you can follow the annual polar bear migration and see these huge, powerful creatures close up.
Their special habitat is a hostile wilderness, but it is well worth getting your snow shoes on and taking a guided ice walk or, alternatively, a dog sledding excursion to cover more ground. Wherever or whenever you spot one, your first polar bear sighting in the wild is sure to tick all bucket list boxes. Just make sure you have your camera ready.