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Churchill Arctic Summer Photo

Kayaking with the beluga whales in Churchill’s Arctic Summer is one of the most incredible experiences one can have. I have done this numerous times and each one is a different experience though all are surreal and awesome! If you ever get the chance to make a... read more

Churchill Adventures Field Notes

Churchill Summer Adventures – 2016 A Field Report by Natural Habitat AdventuresExpedition Leader: Moira Le Patourel We walked across the Churchill Airport tarmac towards the waiting plane, heading back to Winnipeg. The most incredible Churchill summer experience... read more

Churchill Photo of the Week – Swimming Polar Bear

This wild shot of a polar bear swimming in the Hudson Bay was captured by Natural Habitat Adventures expedition leader Moira LaPatourel in Churchill. The rare sighting of a polar bear swimming is always an incredible thrill. Keeping a safe distance when in a zodiac or... read more
Churchill News

Churchill Adventures Field Notes

Churchill Summer Adventures – 2016 A Field Report by Natural Habitat AdventuresExpedition Leader: Moira Le Patourel We walked across the Churchill Airport tarmac towards the waiting plane, heading back to Winnipeg. The most incredible Churchill summer experience... read more

Churchill Canada Day Softball Champs

The Canada Day softball tournament was played over the first weekend of July on the brand new turf field in the center of Churchill. The Tomahawks won the championship and fun was had by all over the festive weekend. Congrats to the... read more

Oh What A Canada Day

Canada Day was yesterday and this shot from Alex De VRies – Magnifico in Churchill is an awesome one of the fireworks over the Hudson Bay. Churchill Arctic summer is now officially... read more
Conservation

 

Who Controls the Northwest Passage

In April China encouraged shippers in country to use the Northwest Passage for trade routes around the world. The problem is there is dispute over the newly, somewhat accessible, Arctic route as to whether it’s an international waterway or under Canadian... read more

Arctic Circle Observatory Has Early Snowmelt

Barrow Observatory, an Arctic Circle research station run by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is normally a very cold place with snow lasting well into the summer months. This year is different according to researchers as snow has begun to melt a... read more

Dramatic Ice Loss Forcing Polar Bears to Swim Farther

Canadian Arctic polar bears are swimming longer distances to find suitable ice in which to hunt seals and rear their young. Scientists are deeply concerned that such swims of several days duration, particularly in the Beaufort Sea, are the cause of population decline... read more
From the Field

 

Churchill Beluga Whale Video

Tiffany Spence in Churchill took this spectacular underwater beluga whale video and the crystal clear water gives us a perfect view of the milky white mammals. This is the time to get in the water with these beautiful animals and see what it feels like to be an Arctic... read more

Churchill Video of the Week – Momma and Cubs

With the treasures of Churchill Arctic summer revealing themselves each day, what better time to post this absolutely amazing footage of polar bear cubs playing with mom in the snow of northern Manitoba near Churchill. I apologize if this has been posted previously... read more

Churchill Video of the Week – Polar Bear Collar Cam

     A recent project monitoring polar bears will help scientists better understand patterns of energy use in a warming Arctic. The project partners included Polar Bears International, USGS, explore.org, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, York University, San... read more
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