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Churchill’s Polar Bears of August

        August in Churchill can be polar bear sighting time and this year seems to be setting the bar higher than ever. The polar bears photographed by Alex De Vries – Magnifico appear quite healthy and active. In fact, a big bear was spotted... read more

Churchill Sunday Photo – Port of Uncertainty

The uncertainty surrounding the Port of Churchill sale by owner Omnitrax from Colorado to a native alliance coupled with the natural destruction of the Hudson Bay Line has left Churchillians wondering the future of their town. This photo of the port captures the... read more

Churchill Photos of the Week – Button Bay Reflection

      Button Bay is the secluded little cove just around Eskimo Point where Fort Prince of Wales rests as the iconic outpost of the long-lost fur trade in the north. The rocks of Eskimo Point are resting areas for polar bears seeking some quiet and... read more
Churchill News

Churchill Polar Bear Stats

    Churchill’s polar bear season officially isn’t for another couple of months though you wouldn’t know it by the recent sightings around town and out in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) lately. Polar bears are beginning to... read more

Omnitrax Seeks Help to Fix Rail Line

  Omnitrax, owner and operator of the Hudson Bay Rail line is continuing to seek government and First Nation help to fix the only land access to Churchill. Estimates of $60 million would restore the tracks to operation by the end of October. However, Omnitrax... read more

Sea North Tours – Beluga Whale Watch

Sea North Tours operates fantastic beluga whale watching trips on the Churchill River and Hudson Bay for groups like Natural Habitat Adventures. Their small group format allows travelers to get up close and personal with the belugas and other wildlife. The Sea North 2... read more
Conservation

 

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

Churchill Sea Walls Murals Top Choices

Churchill received a makeover recently and the murals that now adorn some formerly vacant walls are nothing less than breathtaking. Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is the official sponsor and organizer for these magnificent art works. The foundation seeks to convey... read more

Seed Vault Needs Repairs After Leaks

Norway will make critical improvements to the Global Seed Vault located on Svalbard Island in the  Arctic. Melting permafrost in an unusual Arctic summer caused water to enter the front section of the vault. No stored seeds were damaged though safeguards will be taken... read more
From the Field

 

Polar Bear Stats and Wolf in Churchill

    Polar bear activity in and around Churchill has been light due to the continued warm weather keeping the polar bears close to the Hudson Bay. While bear numbers have remained fairly consistent over the past few weeks only one polar bear has been... read more

Churchill Summer Treasures

These amazing images from Churchill were taken last week by Natural Habitat Adventures guide Eddy Savage while exploring the tundra and water around the area. This particular group literally found some treasure under a rainbow when they came across a caribou on the... read more

Churchill Sunday Photo – Moose is Loose

What a sight! This moose on the shores of the Hudson Bay seems to be waiting for a ferry boat to pick him up. Rarely do these animals wander down to the coast but we’re happy to see this one and credit Sea North Tours for such an awesome shot!... read more
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