Churchill is preparing for the return of the annual Hudson Bay Quest! The trail is going in, straw is ordered, checkpoints are being readied. Looks like we shall have ourselves a race in 2 weeks! Tom Terry has withdrawn for this year. Racers are as follows:
David Daley, Churchill, MB
Blake Freking, Finland, MN, USA
Peter McClelland, Ely, MN, USA
Shawn McCarty, Ely, MN, USA
Martin Massicotte, QC
Denis Tremblay, QC
Ed Obrecht, ON
Jesse Terry, Sioux Lookout, ON
Kevin Malikowski, MN, USA
Jake Leingang, Finland, MN, USA
Stay tuned to churchillpolarbears.org for updates beginning next Friday. Good luck to all the mushers!
Stretch time in Churchill. NHA photo.
A polar bear gaze in the midst of polar bear season. NHA photo.
A polar bear on the rocks warming in the sun. Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
Another great close up of a polar bear near mile 5 in Churchill. Jodi Grosbrink photo.
Churchillpolarbears.org wish you all a memorable International Polar Bear Day. Churchill is recovering from economic strife following no train service for over a year and a half. Now with the connection to the south restored, a bright future is in store for Churchill and the surrounding communities. Polar bear populations appear healthy over the past few years and more people will be able to journey to the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
Looking ahead to the new year of 2018. Drew Hamilton photo.
Such an awesome polar bear shot from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton in Churchill. Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year’s eve and coming 2018! Churchillpolarbears.org will be bringing you all the coming sights from the sky above Churchill in northern lights season! See you all in 2018.
Polar bears from the backside. Katie de Meulles photo.
Another classic “end of polar bear season” photo from the Churchill tundra. Katie de Meulles captured this one as another memorable season come to and end. Churchillpolarbears.org hopes that the momentum of polar bear season will continue on for Churchill and soon finds a solution to the Hudson Bay Rail line crisis. Best wishes to all Churchillians for the holiday season and impending good news surrounding the sale of the Port of Churchill!
Mother polar bear and her two cubs. Karine Genest photo.
Wishing all the mothers in the world a happy and memorable Mother’s Day from all of us at Churchillpolarbears.org! Enjoy!