Churchill Polar Bear Tourism Company Changes Ownership

Polar Bear Buggy
A polar bear checks out a tundra buggy trekker in Churchill, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)

A Churchill tourism company specializing in taking visitors to see Manitoba’s polar bears is changing ownership.

John Gunter has been appointed president and CEO of Frontiers North Adventures. Gunter takes over from his parents and founders, Lynda and Merv Gunter.

“We work hard building world-class travel programs and our goal is to continue to share Canada’s North with more people all over the world,” the newly-appointed Gunter said. “Our adventures attract travellers looking to experience the unique people, beautiful scenery and engaging wildlife of Canada’s North. As stewards, we have the responsibility to ensure our activities positively contribute to these destinations.”

The company specializes in expert-guided adventure travel in Canada and is best known for its Tundra Buggy and Tundra Buggy Lodge excursions to see polar bears near Churchill, Manitoba, where the company also hosts summer beluga whale-watching and winter Northern Lights adventures. Other tours include Arctic ocean cruises and wildlife-viewing in Nunavut and British Columbia.

The family business was established in 1987.