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.
- imDb Rating: 8.3 (23 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Bear meets man in this extraordinary series that tracks the migration of 1000 polar bears through the small northern town of Churchill, Manitoba, human population 900. This is Polar Bear Junction.
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- Released: 22 Sep 2015
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- Actors: Mike Goral
- Language: English
- Country: Canada
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 1
The Big Exodus
Episode 2x3; Dec 06, 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 island where bears and belugas are rumored to be found in abundance. Kelsey and Karine fly to a remote camp on the hunt for bears that have little human contact. Travelling to a remote lodge on the fringes of Hudson Bay to observe these wild bears in their native habitat, they have to be ready for anything when they come face-to-face with a group of these dangerously unpredictable bears, miles from any help. Renowned polar bear scientist Robert Rockwell ventures deep into the heart of polar bear country in search of bear DNA while conservation officers release Big Bear from polar bear jail and helicopter him back into the wild. Finally, as the days grow shorter, a local couple takes to the high seas in hopes of incorporating bears and belugas into their unique wedding ceremony.
2x3: The Big Exodus
2x2: The Search for Big Bear
2x1: Bears vs. Belugas
1x12: Quest for the Cubs
1x11: The Last Dance
1x10: The Perfect Storm
1x9: Wolves at the Door
1x8: Feast or Famine
1x7: Bears in the Air
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In Churchill's post bear attack, Dennis races to get a VIP client to polar bears before Conservation scoops them up, while Kelsey wrestles to protect an overzealous photographer from an unpredictable cub with very protective mother.
Dennis mentors a nervous polar bear guide upstart through the bear essentials, while Brian reaches across the globe for much needed bear security for his roadside attraction.
|3||3||Someone to Watch Over Me||2015-10-13||30||
Kelsey puts his life in the hands of a newbie polar bear guide in order to contribute to an important polar bear ID project, while Dennis comes to the rescue as Brian's bear security recruit gets schooled.
|4||4||Up the Creek||2015-10-20||30||
Dennis guides a wildlife photographer to the remote promised land of polar bears but their photography mission shifts to a rescue mission when they find the tracks of an orphaned cub.
|5||5||Therapy/Lost in Translation||2015-10-27||30||
Kelsey and Karine guide a polar bear attack survivor through a dangerous but therapeutic bear encounter, while Brian's roadside bear attraction transforms into a perilous circus with the arrival of a surreal Japanese film crew.
|6||6||Trick or Trap||2015-11-03||30||
The entire town rallies a citizen patrol to keep the town safe for trick-or-treaters, while Dennis struggles to keep bears from falling victim to the high alert witch hunt.
|7||7||Bears in the Air||2015-11-10||30||
Kelsey rides along on an airlift to release the Halloween-jailed mother and cub. Dennis mounts a snowmobile expedition to a train wreck site where its spilled cargo of grain is attracting throngs of hungry bears.
|8||8||Feast or Famine||2015-11-17||30||
Brain hosts an open house at his roadside polar bear attraction to solicit some much needed financial support to feed his Eskimo Dog brood, under the watchful eye of Conservation,
|9||9||Wolves at the Door||2015-11-24||30||
After a vicious wolf attack, Brian races to relocate his Eskimo Dog pack to safer ground. Dennis guides a band of underdressed Floridian musicians to an epic snowy adventure through polar bear alley.
|10||10||The Perfect Storm||2015-12-01||30||
Dennis and his client race into the eye of a storm that's threatening to freeze the bay and send the polar bears packing. Kelsey and his client witness an aggressive male bear stalking a mother and cubs.
|11||11||The Last Dance||2015-12-08||30||
As the Hudson Bay freezes and Churchill's polar bears ready for their mass exodus, Dennis enlists Kelsey and bush pilot pal Al, to search for DANCER – the polar bear that inspired 20 years of Dennis's guiding career.
|12||12||Quest for the Cubs||2015-12-15||30||
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.
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