Frequently called “Lords of the Arctic”, these spectacular animals are huge. Male polar bears can grow to more than 600 kg (1,320 lbs) and stand 3.05 metres (10 feet) tall. But don’t let their massive size fool you – these white bears can move with surprising speed and agility.
Churchill is one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild. Thousands of visitors from around the world visit each fall for the excitement of seeing these magnificent animals. Churchill is known as the Polar Bear Capital Of The World.
Every year hundreds of polar bears stroll through Churchill, Manitoba on their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt.