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ChurchillPolarBears.org is the premier online destination for information about the polar bear population that returns each year to the remote sub-Arctic outpost of Churchill, Manitoba, located on the edge of Hudson Bay.

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Beluga Whales Communicate

I still remember  the most amazing and intriguing sounds of Churchill’s Arctic summer were the sounds captured from the hydrophone we would drop into the Churchill River when out on the water with the beluga whales. Those clicks, shrieks and shrills coming from... read more

Churchill Video of the Week-Polar Bear and a Spy Cam

A curious polar bear on the pack – ice investigates and then dismantles a spy cam set up on a powered pod. The footage of the bear up close is pretty cool and funny as well. Since there’s generally not much movement out on the ice anything will catch a... read more

Earth Day Challenge-Submit Polar Bear Photos

In honor of Earth Day churchillpolarbears.org is requesting submissions of your favorite polar bear or other Arctic wildlife photos.You can post or share to Churchill Polar Bears Facebook page. In addition we request that you also include a short description of the... read more
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Take it Easy Churchill…It’s “Tundra Time”

You’ve heard the expression “Island time”.  In fact you’ve probably uttered it once or twice yourself after experiencing the casual, slowed down lifestyle of people in places that seem to have figured out how to enjoy life…well at least... read more

Talking to Stones- Inukshuks Speak

The Inuit meaning of inukshuk is “in the likeness of a human”. Used as a communication beacon in traditional times, these unworked stones compiled in rough human form signaled to others that someone had been there or that followers were on the right path.... read more

Over the Churchill Tundra-A Birdseye View

A majority of the travelers that come to Churchill view the incredible land and wildlife at tundra level on Polar Rovers or by foot. Polar bear season of course provides viewing from a raised vehicle through the Churchill wildlife management Area. In summer, hiking... read more
Conservation

 

Beluga Whales Communicate

I still remember  the most amazing and intriguing sounds of Churchill’s Arctic summer were the sounds captured from the hydrophone we would drop into the Churchill River when out on the water with the beluga whales. Those clicks, shrieks and shrills coming from... read more

Churchill Photos of the Week- Bears and Helicopters

Some inquisitive Churchill polar bears become frequent flyers on Hudson Bay Helicopters. There’s only one flight route, about 40 kilometers northwest, and chances are the bear will not remember a thing once they come back to consciousness on the tundra. When... read more
From the Field

 

Churchill Photos of the Week-Northern Life

These photos from Churchill are from local contributor and old friend Katie de Meulles. The northern lights continue to shine in the sub-Arctic skies and these have some different foreground features. With spring coming the birds are starting to appear across the... read more

Polar Bear Video of the Week- Mother and Cubs

This short incredible video of a mother polar bear and her cubs emerging from a winter den site in Wapusk National Parc near Churchill, Manitoba. This short clip highlights the vitality of the cubs and fresh look on the world they have during their first exposure.... read more

Churchill Photos of the Week- Hudson Bay Quest Encore

As we put the Hudson Bay Quest to rest for another year, here are some more incredible northern lights photos from Nace Hageman ! Enjoy these parting shots from the trail. Churchill is still buzzing from the successful race finish.  Come see the Hudson Bay Quest in... read more
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