Once again Frontiers North Adventures will be running our popular One-Day Polar Bear Adventure in support of Assiniboine Park Conservancy. This one day excursion out of Winnipeg combines education and adventure to create a unique experience in the heart of Polar Bear Country.
Guests will join Dr. Stephen Petersen, Head of Conservation and Research at Assiniboine Park Zoo on a one-day excursion to Churchill, Manitoba, Polar Bear Capital of the World. For each guest on the tour, Frontiers North Adventures will donate $150 to Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC).
“It’s always exciting when I get to see bears in the wild and I welcome the opportunity to share some insights about the importance of polar bear research and conservation and how it relates to climate change,” said Dr. Stephen Petersen. “We are grateful to Frontiers North Adventures for their support, and are excited to have a part in introducing guests to the inspiration for our Journey to Churchill exhibit.”
This adventure includes round-trip airfare to Churchill from Winnipeg, a full-day Tundra Buggy® excursion, lunch and a light dinner, and Churchill transfers. The cost is $1,699 CDN per person, which includes a $150 donation to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. Departures are available on Sunday October 25th or Wednesday Oct 28th.
“We partner with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy on this adventure, strengthening the relationship between Churchill and the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s ‘Journey to Churchill’ experience.” said John Gunter, CEO of Frontiers North Adventures. “Guests enjoy the truly unique experience of viewing polar bears in the wild from the safety of a Tundra Buggy. Plus, their participation is resulting in a donation to Assiniboine Park Conservancy which helps more people learn about polar bear conservation through the work being done at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.”
A key component of the Journey to Churchill exhibit, the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre is a hub for environmental and wildlife education, research and conservation. This state-of-the-art facility ensures that Manitoba remains a centre of global influence in polar bear conservation while providing a unique experience for Manitoban families and visitors alike.
Dr. Stephen Petersen has been a wildlife biologist for more than 20 years and is the Director of Conservation and Research for Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Conservation and Research Department runs active field and zoo based research programs from the labs and offices at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His department has a strong focus on the ecology, behaviour and genetics of Arctic marine mammals and has been conducting research in Churchill for almost a decade.
Assiniboine Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit entity responsible for the redevelopment and ongoing operation of Winnipeg’s historic Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Zoo has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last five years including significant renovations, new exhibits and enhanced facilities for visitors. At the forefront is the Zoo’s commitment and contribution to environmental and wildlife education, research and conservation in Manitoba and beyond.
Photo © Alex Berger