Near Churchill, Manitoba, a polar bear mom and her cub stumble across a fish carcass washed up on the shore. After a long migration across the wilderness with very little food, this feels like a feast.
Polar bear season is officially underway in Churchill, Manitoba. Now that these beautiful animals have arrived, it's up to bear guides to keep tourists and clients happy. For two guides, this proves difficult when their client insists on approaching dangerous territory that could get them into trouble. Meanwhile, Big Bear steers clear of the tourists when he finds a resting place on the outskirts of town.
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