Throughout October and November polar bears gather around the edges of Hudson Bay in anticipation of the sea ice freezing for winter. This is a great time to see them close to Churchill as they wait to head out across the ice. The best way to view the bears is from specially adapted tundra buggies which go out each day and take you in to the heart of polar bear territory. These vehicles move slowly and so do not disturb the bears, and indeed you will often find them coming up to the buggy to have a curious sniff around. The buggies have large panoramic windows which give you unparalleled viewing and photo opportunities, and also give you a fantastic sense of the absolute remoteness of the place – with snow-covered tundra as far as you can see.