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Churchill Video of the Week – Churchill Summer Birding

Birding and Churchill go hand in hand! If you have ever been to Churchill in the spring or summer you must like birds to some extent. Churchill boasts nearly 200 species of mostly migratory birds during these seasons and many of these are “lifers” for... read more

Churchill Dene Treasure – Caroline Bjorklund

Caroline Bjorklund was a Dene Elder and inspirational cultural speaker living in Churchill. She survived the Dene government relocation of the 1950’s and lived a life trying to keep the Dene culture and history alive through cultural presentations to tour groups... read more

Churchill Aurora Borealis Photo

This open landscape vista of northern lights and a lone snowmobiler exudes the vastness of the barren north. Tantalizing northern lights can portray even the most inauspicious scene as incredibly wondrous and mystical. Aurora borealis in Churchill and the surrounding... read more
Churchill News

Churchill Gas Prices Subsidized

Churchill’s gas prices have been reduced by fifty cents a litre thanks to the federal government accessing the economic stimulus fund once again. With petrol prices nearing the $10/gallon mark, this latest reprieve will keep the cost at about $8/gallon. And we... read more

Quilting the Northern Fabric

Veronica Puskas, a former resident of Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, recently won an award for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor Quilt in St. Catharines, Ont. at Canada’s national juried show. Pillars of Strength, is based on a 1950 photograph of her... read more

Arctic Weather Brrrrreaking Records

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut gets cold in the winter. Located on the northwestern shore of the Hudson Bay at 62 degrees and between Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat, the town is definitely in a remote yet exposed region. Weather is just a part of life and recently the weather... 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


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

Train Leaving Churchill..by Sea

      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... read more
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