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Polar Rovers

Explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in our luxurious Polar Rover. These vehicles are heated, wheelchair accessible, reclining seats, easily opened windows and have comfortable washrooms with flush toilets. All our vehicles have outdoor grated see-through decks and the vehicle height is designed to ensure passenger safety and comfort.

Because of the unique requirements to keep people safe from the polar bears yet enable them to safely view the polar bears, these vehicles have to be custom built for both rough terrain travel and passenger comfort. They are designed and constructed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Don Walkoski.

Although massive, our Polar Rovers put down a low 4lbs per square inch in ground pressure minimizing damage to the fragile arctic landscape which is due to the large tires that we use. The machines burn an average of 12-15 gallons of fuel per day because of the low gear ratios and small 210 hp diesel engines that power the vehicle.

Polar Rover
Mesh Steel Decking
The rovers have a unique steel mesh deck that allows you to see below the deck. This unique feature allows you to come as close to the bears as possible.
Flush Toilets
Professional and clean flush toilets are installed to ensure that everyone is comfortable during the entire tour.
Polar Rover Tires
The tires are large and allow you to comfortably drive through out the tour. These large tires put you above the bears allowing you to look down on them.
Heating System
The heating system on board of each polar rover keeps the vehicle at a comfortable temperature even as we open and close the windows and doors during sightings.
Easy Slide Windows
Special windows are installed can easily be opened allowing you to take pictures as well as giving you a great view of the roaming polar bears.
Polar Rover Occupancy
Though the vehicle can hold up to 50 people we limit our groups to approximately 25 people giving each group enough room to roam around the cabin.
Suspension
The vehicle has a unique suspension that makes the ride very comfortable for everyone on board.
Luxury Bus Seats
We have installed luxury bus seats on every one of our polar rovers. Each of the seats can recline, provide lumbar support, and also have side bolsters.
Engine
Each vehicle is powered by 240 H.P. DT466 International engines and can go up to of 55 kilometers per hour (35 miles per hour).
Sloped Front Windshields
The front sloped windshield allows for a closer view of bears that come to the front of the rover. This is a great angle to see polar bears on the tour.
Driver & Leader
The drivers and leaders on your adventure have been on many trips and are very experienced. They are professionally trained and can provide you with answers to all your questions.
Dual Radio System
As we venture into the wilderness we make sure that safety is paramount. We are always in contact with the main office as well as other guides. We want to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Open Air Viewing Platforms
The outdoor viewing platform allows you to get an open air view of the polar bears at the rear of the rover.