Polar Bears and the Rocky Mountains November 2017


Polar Bears & The Rocky Mountains in Canada

29 October to 10 November 2017

Here is your chance for a truly epic adventure with Ken Duncan




to photograph powerful Polar Bears and experience the majesty of the Canadian Rockies.


Because access to the Polar Bears only occurs for a very short time each year, bookings need to be made well in advance to secure our places in Churchill.

That means you will need to confirm your booking - and pay a deposit of $4,575 – before the end of this year. 

After that you will have a few months to make your second and third payments ...

 ... but getting your spot booked is the first thing - and the most important.

We know several people have been waiting anxiously for the launch of this new tour, so it will be important for you to book very quickly. 

Our 2015 Canada expedition sold out in 2 days – literally – so please book now!


This will be your only opportunity in 2017 to photograph polar bears and the majestic Rocky Mountains in Canada alongside Ken Duncan.


With a maximum of 18 participants, this small group will ensure you have unlimited access to Ken throughout the tour.  He will be available to answer your photographic questions and help you get the best possible photos.

The official Tundra Buggy™ is by far the best way to see and photograph the majestic polar bears in and around Churchill.  The vehicles are heated for your comfort, but you can also go outside onto the back deck to take photos.

Most polar bear tours include just one day in a Tundra Buggy™.  But you will enjoy two full days out on the ice in search of the magnificent polar bears and other local wildlife.  And the official Tundra Buggy™ will take you deep into the heart of polar country, within Churchill Wildlife Management Area. 

We’re going a long way to see these wonderful bears, so we want to take advantage of every possible opportunity. Our experienced local guide will take us to Polar Bear hot spots, with stops along the way at wilderness areas known for Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare and Snowy Owls.

You’ll also have an opportunity to see the famous huskies – to learn about how they’re trained and how they work, and to take a dog sled ride with an experienced local guide.

And to satisfy your desire for sublime landscapes, you will visit the mighty Canadian Rockies with plenty of opportunities to photograph the spectacular mountain scenery and the abundant waterfalls, lakes, rivers and forested valleys.


Emerald Lake, Canada 


And of course, there’s also the chance - weather and atmospheric conditions permitting - that you will see the famous Aurora Borealis (alias The Northern Lights).

 Northern Lights

Here is your 2017 Polar Bears & Canadian Rockies brief itinerary:

    • October 29     - Arrive in Vancouver, Canada, overnight at The Westin Grand Hotel
    • October 30    - Fly to Edmonton, transfer to Jasper, overnight at The Crimson Hotel
    • October 31    - full day sightseeing, overnight at The Crimson Hotel
    • November 1   - full day sightseeing, overnight The Crimson Hotel
    • November 2   - Scenic drive to Banff along the Icefields Parkway, overnight at Royal Canadian Lodge
    • November 3   - Full day sightseeing around Banff, overnight at Royal Canadian Lodge
    • November 4   - Full day sightseeing around Banff, overnight at Royal Canadian Lodge
    • November 5   - Drive to Calgary, fly to Winnipeg, overnight at Sheraton Four Points Hotel
    • November 6   - Fly to Churchill, cultural & heritage tour, overnight at Tundra Inn
    • November 7   - Full day Tundra Buggy Safari, polar bears, overnight at Tundra Inn
    • November 8   - Full Day Tundra Buggy Safari, polar bears, overnight at Tundra Inn
    • November 9   - Leisure day (optional helicopter tour, dog sledding, Eskimo Museum), fly to Winnipeg, overnight                             Sheraton Four Points Hotel
    • November 10 - Fly Winnipeg to Vancouver, for onward journey

 Call Patrick or Elaine now and ask them to send you the detailed itinerary ...

... then, you will want to quickly secure your place on this outstanding tour.  All you have to do is to call Patrick or Elaine on  +61 2 6582 5082 (free call 1800 100 670 within Australia).

They will give you all the details you need to secure your spot. Please don’t delay!


Many people have been anxiously waiting for this tour, so places are going to fill very quickly.  A similar tour in 2015,  SOLD OUT COMPLETELY IN 2 DAYS!

Don’t miss your opportunity to photograph majestic Polar Bears and the mighty Canadian Rocky Mountains with landscape legend, Ken Duncan, in 2017.

Tour price is $12,985 per person, based on twin share accommodation. (Single Supplement $2,175.)


Call NOW or email enquiries@africanencounter.com.au so you don’t miss out.

 Tundra Buggy


Booking Agents

Contact Patrick or Elaine


Phone: +61 2 6582 5082

Free Call: (Australia): 1800 100 670

Mobile: +61 (0)400 463 129

Tour cost $12,985 twin share
single supplement $2,175
Secure your place with a $4,575 deposit.

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