• Walking with polar bears

March weather & where to go

March is not a good time to see grizzly bears or spirit bears as they are in hibernation. If you can brave cold temperatures, this is the time to see polar bear cubs emerging from their dens for the very first time with their new born cubs.

March is no good for grizzly bears, however if you book in advance, a very unique polar bear safari is an option….


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Polar bear cubs, Arctic

March is not the ideal month for a wildlife safaris, in places like Vancouver, you can expect quite a lot of rain, and similar on Vancouver Island. This can be a good time to ski, but that’s not the sort of safari we design.

For a very unique wildlife opportunity, you can head into the wilds of the Arctic to see polar bear mums emerging from their dens with their new-born cubs for the very first time. As you can imagine, these trips get booked up very quickly, so you needs to contact us as soon as possible to find out your options, and be prepared to book well in advance. One such trip operates only in March, and starts in Winnipeg. From Winnipeg you fly to Churchill, get a train to Chesnaye, and then transfer to the remote and unique Wat’chee Lodge.

This safari is six days long, and there may be a lot of waiting around, but the rewards can be great. Photographers in particular love this safari, as you can get some amazing photos of the new-born cubs clambering over the snow and feeling their feet for the first time.

Also available is an exploration of the high Arctic with a local Inuit guide in search of icebergs and polar bears in the spring of Baffin Island, where you may also see polar bear cubs. This trip also runs in April.

There may be the possibility of seeing the northern lights at this time, a great opportunity to combine polar bears and the northern lights in one safari. This safari is not recommended for everyone though, so get in touch with us if you are interested and we can go through your options.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Canada. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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