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Frontiers North Adventures

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Frontiers North Adventures is a family business that has been operating in Canada's North for three decades, delivering unique itineraries and amazing experiences to travelers from around the world. Our programs are designed for small groups of guests with specific interests in experiential travel, photography, wildlife, culture and adventure.
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nickiBH wrote a review Nov. 24
Hong Kong313 contributions380 helpful votes
It was defintely a very unique experience for our family, very different from what we have seen in various African safaris. It was a combination of some local culture, and of course a great opportunity for us to learn so much about so many Arctic animals and fauna. Our guide Alex was very informative to share a lot of knowledge and his previous experience. We also learned a lot from various staff we met in info centres, museums etc. The Polar Bear International Ambassador was very friendly and knowledgeable (many kids' dream job!)The couple in one of the shops owned by Frontier North offered us a funny evening (and a drink for some) and showed a few trappers' techniques (may not be appealing to some; an optional activity) We had enjoyed two full days of observing a lot of polar bears (lost count) in a warm and cosy Tundra Buggy. The most unforgetable sighting was a mommy bear with a nauhgty and curious pup (guide said a male). We had seen them and the other lone bears at different locations, sometimes near the river, sometimes on the rock. The Frontier North drivers of different buggies were all very co-operative to make sure guests on other buggies also have a chance to closely observe the bears. The drivers also tried their best not to ruin the environment by following the existing routes so as not to crush on the landscape. I had a very fair and good experience while touring in Ireland that I would like to suggest to Frontier North: In Ireland, the guide would rotate the seats of the bus so every guest would get a fair chance. In our buggy trips, there was a couple who would occupy the front seats next to the driver so they could have the best unblocked view on both days. Although most of guests in our group of about 15 have been to many places of the world eg Antartica, India, Galapagos, Africa etc, or even returning to Churchill again, and thus have seen the world, it would still be nice and courteous to other guests, especially it was not so easily accessible for a few elderly guests . There was one thing which arouse our inquisitive minds: why were the bears so interested to smell the bottoms of the buggies (not just one but a lot). I hope nobody smeared anything on the buggies to attract the bears so the guests could have a super close encounter and make close-up photos. I rather the bears are farther away maintaining their natural social distance with human beings. The existence of the buggies ( and the tourists) no doubt help bring monetary contribution for the bears' benefits and further studies. However, the existence of so many tourists (even limited by permits) are not originally in the natural habitat of these Arctic lives. I hope more studies with actual data are made available to all to monitor the tourism vs nature in this final heaven of these lovely animals. Apart from the exploration of local Churchill on days we were not out to see bears, we went to the dog sledding on one half day. We sat in a warm room full of his photos to share Dave Daley's award winning experince. Then we were out in the fresh air to play with the dogs while we took turn to do the one-mile long dog sledding in the forest. It was quite interesting but unfortunately we were never given our photos even we posed at the end of the ride to their photographer and gave them two different email addresses!!! It has been a month since we returned so I guess it is only a memory we could merely keep in our mind. We had our meals in two different local restaurants alternatively. We had breakfast in our Tundra Inn Dining room (where we also had lunch, and dinners every other meal). It was just across the road on the other side of the Inn where we slept so you still had to wear your coat for the icy mornings and windy evenings. Food was a lot better and a few of us repeatedly enjoyed the warm offering of hot chocolates from the friendly staff. The other restaurant was Seaport which most of us didn't enjoy at all, no matter lunch nor dinner, and the menu was repeating too. The only funny thing was, the utensils there were magnetic so we somehow entertained ourselves by doing a small magic show trying to forget about the food. We would like to specially thank Alex our guide who suggested he would call us at night if he heard Northern Light was visible and we all thought yeah right so when he did call (and we were already sleeping), we were at first reluctant because we had seen spectacular Northern Light elsewhere a few times, we still joined the PJ gang in our Inn and it was only a few minutes drive anyway what the heck. So we saw a nervous white Arctic fox running away from the headlights of our bus, in addition to a very vague Northern Light (to human eyes) but was capturable in good Iphones. The next day Alex air-dropped us a pro photo taken by a guide with equipments so we were glad to have a bonus to show on our social media. Overall it was a memorable experience that we would recommend others.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Mary Dianne wrote a review Nov. 15
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The Driver Jim and the guide David Reid were fantastic. Very knowledgeable and willing to help you get great shots of active polar bears. Would definitely recommend as a once in a lifetime trip.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi doughV7463MQ, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that your adventure with us in Churchill went so well. We will pass on your praise to our Tundra Buggy DriverJim and Guide David. Kind regards, Frontiers North Adventures
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eliza k wrote a review Nov. 6
Thompson, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
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Such an unbelievably mind blowing adventure. The tundra buggy tour is an exceptional way to view wildlife in their natural habitat with minimal disruptions. The tour guide was very informative and I learned so much about polar bear behaviours. Saw a total of 34 bears over 2 days. Will come back again and recommend highly.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi 665elizak, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time viewing polar bears on a Tundra Buggy® with us! Sounds like you had some phenomenal bear viewing opportunities. Kind regards, Frontiers North Adventures
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impa1er wrote a review Nov. 3
London, United Kingdom70 contributions14 helpful votes
The polar bears in their natural environment were the absolute highlight. We saw a mother and cub twice and the not-so-small cub was very inquisitive and interactive with the Tundra Buggy. The whole excursion was fantastic, exceptionally well organised by Frontiers North. Our guide and drivers were phenomenal. The only downside for us was that the 5-day excursion was cut to 4 days. Everything was excellent, including the food and the activities.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so glad to hear that your time with us was fantastic. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed the experience and expertise of our Guides and Tundra Buggy Drivers. Kind regards, Frontiers North Adventures
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Simona P wrote a review Nov. 3
London, United Kingdom98 contributions51 helpful votes
Our first time in the area and with Frontiers North and loved it! The organisation of the trip was excellent, with a mix of activities and some free time. The staff looking after us was extremely knowledgeable. I won't say much about it so as not to spoil future travellers but if you choose them , you will have a great time and will learn so much about the area and its culture, the fauna and conservation of the environment. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Hi Simona, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with us in Churchill. Your compliments will be passed along to our staff. Kind regards, Frontiers north Adventures
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