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You always hear that Polar Bears are considered marine mammals, but it never quite sinks in until you see one in the water.

Today we went for a full day Tundra Buggy Tour with Frontiers North Adventures and we were thrilled to get to see a polar bear taking a swim in the Hudson Bay.

In fact we saw FIVE different polar bears today. Which is quite amazing considering this isn’t even bear season here in Churchill, Manitoba (that’s in November when the ice begins to form). It’s actually beluga whale season right now, which is why we came up here in the first place.

So here is proof that you can see both beluga whales AND polar bears in one trip to Churchill in the summer. A big thanks to Frontiers North Adventures for an awesome day.

Here are the five bears we saw today:

Polar Bear 1: Hiding from the wind and having a nap next to a pond.

Polar Bear 1: Hiding from the wind and having a nap next to a pond.

Polar Bear 2: Napping peacefully in the fireweed.

Polar Bear 2: Napping peacefully in the fireweed.

Polar Bear 3: Went for a swim in the Hudson!

Polar Bear 3: Went for a swim in the Hudson!

Polar Bear 4: A young bear with a muddy butt.

Polar Bear 4: A young bear with a muddy butt.

Polar Bear 5: A big guy walking along the tidal flats.

Polar Bear 5: A big guy walking along the tidal flats.

Our awesome Tundra Buggy guide Neil.

Our awesome Tundra Buggy guide Neil.

This is the Tundra Buggy that took us out to see polar bears in the middle of summer!

This is the Tundra Buggy that took us out to see polar bears in the middle of summer!

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Disclaimer: Our Tundra Buggy tour was generously provided by Frontiers North Adventures but the opinions expressed herein are entirely our own.

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