The last week I was up in Northern Manitoba as a guest of Churchill Wild and Manitoba Tourism to see polar bears in the wild. The lodge I was at was a remote place on the shore of Hudson Bay, about 20 miles from the settlement of York Factory. The lodge was so remote that we had to fly in via bush plane. There are no roads leading there and given the wet conditions of the surrounding landscape, it would be very difficult to build one even if they wanted to.
Every summer after the ice melts from Hudson Bay, polar bears will head for the shore and try to conserve energy until the next winter when they can get back on the ice and hunt seals. (more…)