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Churchill Polar Bears is your central resource for everything you ever wanted to know about polar bears, Arctic wildlife and the Churchill community they co-exist with. From polar bear behavior to conservation work on their behalf, from Churchill’s colorful history and culture to natural phenomena like the aurora borealis, you’ll find plenty to learn about when you explore ChurchillPolarBears.org.

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Churchill Weekly Video – Aurora Season

With Churchill’s northern light season just about a month away, here’s a video clip from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton in the great white north….soon to be the great “green” north! Of course, aurora borealis occurs... read more

Churchill Photo of the Week – Red Fox

While most if not all voracious polar bears have ventured out to the sea ice for seal hunting season, foxes both Arctic and Red are still scavenging the tundra around communities in the north. This precocious little critter waits at the bus stop unfazed by any sign of... read more

Churchill Polar Bear Season Polar Bears and Hare

          Wow..what fantastic shots from Churchill photographer Alex De Vries – Magnifico from the tundra. These polar bears and Arctic hare appear healthy and happy as they meander the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Another polar... read more
Churchill News

Churchill Sunday Photo – Fundraiser

Churchill has been suffering from the isolation caused by the Hudson Bay Line washout and subsequent train service suspension. See what you can do to assist this frontier town in this time of... read more

Churchill Asking Santa for Ice Road

Santa Claus might just make it to the polar bear capital of the world via his sleigh this year! If all goes a planned, this coming Christmas Churchillians will have an “ice road” that will allow shipping of various goods and supplies, not to mention... read more

New Player May Facilitate Port and Rail Sale

With little time to waste a new player has surfaced in the crucial sale of the Port of Churchill to two independent First Nations groups in the north. Investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings from Toronto hopes to partner with One North and Missinippi Rail LP to... read more
Conservation

 

Churchill Wants Polar Bears to Stay Home

Churchill is famous for its polar bears and has been dubbed the Polar Bear Capital of the World for a destination to see numerous polar bears in and around the town. Now Churchill Mayor Mike Spence wants to have serious conversations with the provincial... read more

Retired Canadian Mountie Sentenced to Prison

Retired Canadian Mountie Gregory Logan, 60, of Saint John has been sentenced to five years and two months in a United States federal prison for smuggling nearly 300 Narwhal tusks with a value of $1.5 – $3 million US into Maine. The contraband tusks were hidden... read more

Canadian Government Will Protect Caribou Herd

  The Canadian government will be implementing a protection plan for the threatened boreal or woodland caribou herd in the north. The decision comes three months after the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPWS) filed a judicial review application in Federal... read more
From the Field

 

Polar Bear Season from Churchill

The 2017 exciting polar bear season is moving along with some of the most incredible wildlife in recent years being seen daily. While the fox population, all varieties, is burgeoning, there have been some rare sightings of large caribou herds and even a... read more

Churchill November Wildlife Paradise

This is the time when the polar bear season is a double-edged sword in that the polar bear numbers are building and so is the ice that could allow them to disperse overnight. However, this time is also one to rejoice in with the uncanny wildlife around the tundra. Nt... read more

Churchill Polar Bear Season Field Notes – Guest Blog

These field notes are from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Eddy Savage from Churchill where he is enjoying guiding travelers around town and primarily out on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The Tundra Lodge is an amazing place to observe polar... read more
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