Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 20, 2017
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Don’t feed the animals

Over 1000 of the world’s largest land carnivores pass through Churchill, Manitoba during October and November when the frozen Hudson Bay makes it easier for the polar bears to hunt for seals. There’s no direct or inexpensive way to get this northern tundra — it’s either by plane or train. And don’t expect to take long winter strolls through the white wilderness; you'll be going everywhere with a group in a super-sized tundra buggy — unless, of course, you don’t mind being considered as an easy meal replacement. There are plenty of tour and accommodation choices — from the cosy Lazy Bear Lodge (lazybearlodge.com) in the town of Churchill to Tundra Buggy Lodge (tundrabuggy.com)* at Polar Bear Point where you forego comfort and privacy for a basic bunk and plenty of windows. The mobile buggy-motel offers around-the-clock viewing for you and the bears. For tours and outfitters, see everythingchurchill.com.

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