Hudson Bay Quest Returns in 2019

The 2019 Hudson Bay Quest dogsled race will be reinstated next March riding, literally albeit hopefully, of the Hudson Bay Railroad. The vital lifeline that links Churchill and Gillam needs to be up and running in order to pull off the logistical operations for the race. Crucial supplies, officials as well as dog teams and emergency workers shuttle between the two towns and drops at checkpoints occur as well.

Both the 2017 and 2018 Hudson Bay quests were cancelled due to track washouts.

Registration, which opens November 01 at 12:00:01 (noon) CST, will be capped at 12 racers this year. The rail line between Gillam and Churchill is essential for moving race officials, supplies and dropped dogs/scratched teams. The rail is anticipated to be operational in time for our March 15, 2019 start date in Gillam, MB.

To register or for HBQ information, the official website will be updated soon at www.hbqrace.com.

Hudson Bay Quest Churchill, Manitoba

Dave Daley leaving the start in Churchill. Nace Hageman photo.

 

Hudson Bay Quest Churchill, Manitoba

Justin Allen from Churchill tears out of the gate in the Hudson Bay Quest. Drew Hamilton photo.

 

Hudson Bay Quest start line Churchill, Manitoba

Dave Daley’s dogs raring to go at the Hudson Bay Quest start line. Ales De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

Hudson Bay Quest winner Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson wins the 2016 Hudson Bay Quest. HBQ photo.

Churchill Beluga Season a Good One

Beluga whale in the Churchill River.

A beluga whale in the murky Churchill River. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

polar bear in Churchill

Polar bear scouring the tundra. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

Halfway Point in Churchill.

Aerial of view of Halfway Point and the Hudson Bay. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

Belugas in Hudson Bay Churchill

Pod of male beluga whales in the Hudson Bay. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

Churchill Fort Prince of Wales

View of Churchill with Fort Prince of Wales in the foreground. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

Beluga Churchill River Churchill

Beluga seemingly hovering in the Churchill River. Reinhard Mink photo.

Summer is winding down in the north and the action has been relentless with the usual incredible Churchill summer highlights. The polar bears have been wandering the rocky Precambrian coast of the Hudson Bay and Churchill River and belugas have posed for shots like these above for the entire summer. We can’t get enough of the awesome scenic vistas near the coast and inland along rocky tundra. Another summer in the north with the wildlife one only dreams of! These images from Reinhard Mink are just a sample of the wildlife wonders of Churchill!

Churchill Video of the Week – Train to Churchill

Check out this 10-year-old video of what the train from The Pas to Churchill used to look like. It seems like it’s been that long since the train last ran even though it has been only over a year at this point. The suffering in Churchill has been tremendous and loss of employment and relocation has dampened spirits in the frontier outpost on the Hudson Bay. Hopes are high an agreement can be made soon to rebuild the damaged track along the Hudson Bay Line and get the lifeline restored.

Churchill Photo of the Week – Sleepy Polar Bear

polar bear napping in Churchill

A sleepy polar bear waking up from an afternoon nap Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.

It’s hard to believe that polar bear season in Churchill is only two months away! This magnificent sleepy polar bear image is another gem from Churchill photographer and guide Alex De Vries – Magnifico. This polar bear season will be another filled with imagination and countless surprises in and around the coastal village of Churchill on the Hudson Bay. So, it’s time to almost wake up and venture north to see these beautiful animals in a breathtaking Arctic landscape! 

Churchill Highlight Photos

Churchill gyr falcon

Gyr falcon perched in a tree in Churchill. Katie De Meulles photo.

 

aurora borealis churchill

Circular aurora borealis over the Wapusk Adventures dogsled camp in Churchill. Discover Churchill photo.

 

churchill polar bear

Looking ahead to the new year of 2018. Drew Hamilton photo.

 

Arctic fox in Churchill

Arctic fox with a needed meal in winter. Bill McPherson photo.

 

polar bear in Churchill

Pensive polar bear in the Churchill willows. GWB photo.

 

Incredible wildlife photos from Churchill and some pretty amazing photographers. The seasons of Churchill are big and punctuated by the most diverse life on the planet while situated in a remote area of southern Hudson Bay. Enjoy!

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