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Arctic Spotlight – Greenland Photos

These stunning photos from Natural Habitat guide Melissa Scott in Greenland highlight the intense scenic beauty there. Greenland Base Camp is one of the newest wonders conceived by Natural Habitat Adventures. The Arctic experience is enjoyed while relaxing in... read more

Churchill Photo of the Week

This incredible sunset in Clyde River, Nunavut is pretty amazing! It seems like the sunsets this summer have been some of the best we have ever seen…enjoy! Arctic northern adventures wouldn’t be the same without them.... read more

Churchill Marine Observatory a Reality

The Province of Manitoba provided the final piece of the funding puzzle this week with a $9 million dollar pledge toward the projected $32 million Marine Observatory in Churchill. The main focus of the research carried out at the center will be on oil spills in the... read more
Churchill News

Omnitrax Quiet on Churchill Port Closure

With all the talk surrounding the news of Omnitrax closing the Port of Churchill prior to the heart of the 2016 grain season, thus displacing nearly 200 jobs from Churchill to The Pas, nothing has come from the mouths of the company’s spokespeople. Two weeks... read more

Northern Delegation Attempting to Save Churchill Port

A northern delegation comprised of representatives from the Town of Churchill and The Pas, City of Thompson, Hudson Bay Route Association, and the War Lake First Nation have met with provincial and federal governments to try to sort out the recent Port of Churchill... 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
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 Marine Observatory a Reality

The Province of Manitoba provided the final piece of the funding puzzle this week with a $9 million dollar pledge toward the projected $32 million Marine Observatory in Churchill. The main focus of the research carried out at the center will be on oil spills in the... read more

Field Notes -Churchill Arctic Summer

Natural Habitat Adventure’s Churchill Arctic summer trips are winding down and guide Moira LaPatourel submitted these images from the last trip. Looks like a group of happy travelers experienced all kinds of northern fun in Churchill! While polar bear activity... read more

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
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