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Celebrating Polar Bear Week with a collection of our favourite bear-themed stories

Honouring one of Canada’s most beloved bears with stories about how polar bears hunt, how they are adapting to life on land, how they may have evolved and more!

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Wildlife Wednesday: blue shark sightings boom in the Bay of Fundy

Plus: a sticky new way to track polar bears, curious squirrel behaviour, Canada’s answer to the Galapagos and the algal experiment blasting off into space.

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Profile de courage : Le Canadien qui a sauvé une femme des crocs d’un ours polaire

Le 1er novembre 2013, William Ayotte a risqué sa vie pour secourir une femme qui se faisait attaquer par un ours polaire à Churchill, au Manitoba. Il a frappé l’ours avec une pelle, le distrayant assez longtemps pour que la femme puisse s’échapper. L’ours s’est retourné contre lui, et l’a attaqué jusqu’à ce qu’un voisin finisse par faire fuir l’animal en fonçant vers lui en camionnette en klaxonnant.

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People & Culture

Profile in courage: The Canadian man who saved a woman from the jaws of a polar bear

William Ayotte risked his life to rescue a woman who was being attacked by a polar bear in Churchill, Man. Grabbing a shovel he hit the bear, distracting it long enough to allow her to escape. The bear then turned on him, attacking him until a neighbour finally scared it away by driving toward it with a truck and blaring his horn on Nov. 1, 2013. 

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A polar bear walks on the Arctic tundra


A partnership to save Canada’s polar bears

Winter apparel brand Canada Goose has partnered with Polar Bears International to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on the north’s most iconic animal

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a collage of wildlife photos including bison, grizzly bears, polar bears, foxes, owls and whales


10 best wildlife photos from Can Geo’s Instagram community

Grizzlies, puffins, whales and more from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now

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A polar bear on Mitivik Island


A bear in the henhouse

How the drama of climate change is playing out on a small island in Hudson Bay

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Churchill Wild Great Ice Bear Adventure Dymond Lake Ecolodge


Coming face-to-face with polar bears in Churchill, Man.

Photographer Dax Justin shares what it’s like to walk on the tundra with the apex predator on an Arctic safari with Churchill Wild

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