View Churchill polar bears with Google streetview


Last fall, the Google streetview camera headed north to one of our favourite destinations: Churchill, Manitoba.

The streets, of course, are not the main attraction in Churchill, even for Google. After all, the town on the edge of Hudson Bay is known as the polar bear capital of the world. And the team arrived at the height of polar bear season, October-November.

Mounted on a tundra buggy—just like the ones our guests ride in during Adventure Canada’s Bears of Churchill trips—the streetview camera captured not only the barren wilderness of the tundra, but some of its celebrity residents as well.

Which means you, too can navigate your way around Churchill and the nearby tundra, searching for bears online. It’s the next best thing to planning your trip.

Get to know Iqaluit with Google

Google Trekker in Iqaluit

In case you missed it, Google streetview was recently up in Iqaluit, trekking around town.

Now, Google has posted a great recap with a “behind the scenes” look at their time in Canada’s North. You can explore town on your own, or view their audio tours and Google Maps videos. You can view the page at

We’re pretty excited that our travellers have the chance to get a glimpse of what they’ll experience during their town visits by checking out this Google page. We just so happen to visit Iqaluit on many of our Arctic cruises, including during the Alianait Arts Festival.

Check it out and have fun exploring Iqaluit on your own!

Photo taken from the Google Maps website link above.