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Churchill Photo of the Week – Aurora

  Even though polar bear season is just around the corner with the possibility of viewing northern lights on clear nights, we can’t help but look ahead to January when the heart of aurora borealis season begins in Churchill. Once the Hudson Bay is frozen... read more

Around the Arctic Weekly Photos

These are some really stellar images we’ve gathered from the north country. These local photographers have taken some of the best shots we have seen in a long while. From wondrous northern lights to a family of polar bears roaming the shores of Chesterfield... read more

Churchill Polar Bear Adventure Photo Tips

Photo guru and Naturalist guide Court Whelan details how to photograph like a pro and get the most out of a Churchill polar bear adventure!   What’s in your Camera Bag? Churchill Polar Bear Adventure It’s that time of year when Polar Bears are off the ice 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

 

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

 

Snowy Owl Release at Churchill Northern Studies Center

  This gorgeous snowy owl will be released into the Churchill wild on Wednesday June 21, 2017  near the CNSC, in partnership with The Owl Foundation. Anyone interested in observing the release is requested to meet at the CNSC at 12:30 PM and take a short drive to... read more
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