Lonely Planet’s Bailey Freeman explores the beauty of the Churchill River by kayak and meets some friendly beluga whales in this remote region of Canada. Find out more about Manitoba here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/canada/m…Kayaking with the beluga whales in the Churchill River is such a unique experience that will stay in your memory forever! Come to Churchill and take this one off your list.
Beluga whales are naturally curious and friendly toward humans in boats and kayaks. Recent pressure from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans to enforce restrictions on approaching beluga whales as well as distance restrictions of 100 meters were met with frustration and anger from local tour companies. This video shows the gregarious characteristics of the belugas. Enjoy!