Well, a little history lesson first. We started research on the George River caribou herd in 1988 and from then until 2002 we saw 1 polar bear. That is 14 years. Since then we see about 1 or 2 every 2 week trip up there.
In 2013, we saw 7 polar bears during our 2 Labrador Coast Expeditions (4 weeks).
Of course we are well prepared in Labrador as we have boat transportation with us at all times and, when out for a day hike, an Inuit bear guard will be stationed at our camping location. At night, we all take turns for a 2 hour bear watch.
Encountering a polar bear is a unique experience. To be cherished for ever. We are guests on his home turf and should feel welcomed rather than entitled.