A temporary track is laid to get the Via rail train up next to the cargo ship. Alan Spence photo.
Via rail train at the Churchill Port. Alan Spence photo.
Getting ready to load the train engine. Alan Spence photo.
Train engine being hoisted onto the cargo ship at the Churchill Port. Katie de Meulles photo.
A temporary rail track was laid leading up to the Port of Churchill in order to move the stranded VIA Rail train onto a cargo ship early today. The train will be returned south so that VIA can utilize it on its mainline routes. With talk of repairing the Hudson Bay Line seemingly stalled, for the time being, the train was costing the company money as it sat unused. We have hopes of seeing this one back in Churchill very soon!
Polar bear stats for the week of August 7-13th. One polar bear in PBHF. Town of Churchill image.
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 incarcerated in the holding facility. We expect that stat to increase as the summer begin to wane and polar bear season approaches. These recent photos of polar bears enjoying the Churchill summer indicate a good seal hunting season out on the pack ice. The presence of a healthy wolf on the tundra also indicates the wildlife ecosystem in the Churchill region is healthy.
The presence of a healthy wolf on the tundra also indicates the wildlife ecosystem in the Churchill region is healthy. We have been seeing all kind of wildlife species this summer with numerous bears, belugas, red fox, caribou and wolves. Bird numbers have also been extremely good and everyone is excited about the 2017 polar bear season just a couple of months away. Stay posted for all the updates and news from the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
A lone gray wolf roaming the Churchill tundra. Don Walkoski photo.
polar bear swimming in the Hudson Bay on a magical Churchill summer afternoon. Don Walkoski photo.
Polar bear family roaming the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Dorota Walkoski photo.
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 tundra. Other incredible beluga whale encounters were quite close up with the zodiacs. A beautiful red fox was quite inquisitive toward the group and posed for some of the best shots we have seen in a long time.
Moose on the Precambrian rocks in Churchill. Sea North Tours photo.
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! Enjoy!