Guest Naturalist - Rick Madsen
Our Polar Bear Tour Naturalist - Rick Madsen
Rick has been an avid bear enthusiast his entire life. In 1998 he travelled to Churchill with a small group to photograph the polar bears. Then and there he decided that after retiring from his day job, flying people around the world, he'd pursue his passion for the polar bear and drive a Tundra Buggy. On a summer trip to Churchill he took a half day excursion on the tundra and amazingly saw and photographed thirteen bears. That solidified his ambition to apply for a job. Thus for six years he lived and worked in Churchill during the polar bear migration. He was able to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with guests from many countries.
Rick is also a keen photographer and shares his expertise so that clients return home with the best possible images. Now retired from Tundra Buggies, Rick loves participating in day trips with Classic Canadian Tours and is pleased to be a naturalist.