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.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2015 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Adventure Nature
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Big Exodus

Episode 2x03; Dec 6, 2017

Summer is coming to an end in Polar Bear Town, and belugas whales are on the move. Now, only the locals and polar bears remain, and there's plenty to do before the onset of fall. Dennis and Andrew are on a treacherous journey to find an uninhabited i

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x03: The Big ExodusDec 6, 2017
2x02: The Search for Big BearNov 29, 2017
2x01: Bears vs. BelugasNov 22, 2017
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