Polar Bear Town

Set in a unique Arctic town with true northern exposure, Polar Bear Town is a half-hour documentary series that provides a front-row seat for some of the closest human-bear encounters ever seen on television.

Every fall, 1,000 seal-starved polar bears migrate directly through the frontier town of Churchill, Manitoba. The population explodes from 800 to 10,000 with the arrival of tourists seeking bucket list bear encounters.

Armed with nothing but a flare pistol, young gun Kelsey Eliasson guides his clients amongst the majestic bears - driven by passion and passion and adventure, he pushes ever closer, determined to protect both the clients and the bears. His friend and mentor, Dennis Compayre is a bear whisperer whose charm works as well with the bears as it does with the locals. Former hippie lothario, Brian Ladoon may not be a guide, but he operates a roadside attraction where his Eskimo dog kennel attracts curious bears and cash toting tourists.

Previous Episode

Quest For the Cubs

Episode 1x12; Dec 15, 2015

To bolster his business, Dennis plots an epic expedition over impassable tundra to an undiscovered denning site. At an exclusive denning lodge, Kelsey witnesses the rare first steps of newborn cubs emerging from their den.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x12: Quest For the CubsDec 15, 2015
1x11: The Last DanceDec 8, 2015
1x10: The Perfect StormDec 1, 2015
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