Taking a Helicopter tour in Churchill to see the Polar Bears - COOL!!!

While you see some pretty spectacular scenery on the flight into Churchill Canada, if you want to see the Polar Bears up close from the air, nothing beats taking a helicopter tour out to the Tundra. While not cheap (I wasn't able to go), it's a pretty unique experience that many people thought was a darn cool. You leave from in the town of Churchill and it's an hour long flight. In addition to seeing 'em from the air, you end up landing on the Tundra ... after making sure no Polar Bears are nearby! ;-)

Boarding the Astar 350 Helicopter in the town of Churchill

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Paul is pretty excited to see the Polar Bears from the helicopter

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Helicopter blades starting to rotate

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Janet blows me a goodbye kiss just before liftoff

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Astar 350 Helicopter takes off - mouseover image to see it climb

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Jeff gives one final goodbye from up in the air as they fly off to see the Polar Bears

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Brent also gives me a thumbs up from the smaller Bell 206 Helicopter

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Getting ready to takeoff

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Bell 206 Helicopter takes off - mouseover image to see it start to turn

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Departing Churchill out to the Tundra to see some Polar Bears

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A big thumbs-up from another group boarding a helicopter in Churchill

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This lady was really excited and all smiles - love the pilot's Hula Gal on the dashboard

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Helicopter taking off from Churchill to go see the Polar Bears

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Churchill Helicopter tour sequence

A helicopter relocating a Polar Bear from Polar Bear Jail

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A pretty nifty/unique way to see polar bears in Churchill Canada! ;-)
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