Check out this video of the immersion experience of the Lords of the Arctic Learning Vacation at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. A key location for Arctic research and education the recently renovated CNSC is a gem in the Churchill region! Next time you visit Churchill take a ride out to the CSNC and tour the facility…an amazing place!
Polar bear season is six months away but we can’t help ourselves with these awesome images of the King of the North. Churchill gets its share of polar bears in the summer months but the real influx and buzz comes in October and November. If you have not made it to Churchill yet to see these incredible beauties, find a way to make it there. We will bring you all the exciting news and images from next polar bear season when it arrives. In the meanwhile stay informed on Churchill summer season which will begin in late June and run through mid – August. There should be all kinds of surprises heading your way!
Andy Attagutalukutuk from Igloolik mushed into his hometown last Thursday night to win his fourth out of the last five Nunavut Quest dog sled races. The race concluded roughly a month after the Hudson Bay Quest was run from Gillam to Churchill.
We know it’s been awhile, however due to some website issues, we were unable to post this video of the 2019 HBQ winner Martin Massicotte being lifted by the other Hudson Bay Quest mushers in Churchill. What a tremendous race and return to the tundra of an amazing northern event!
The 2019 Hudson Bay Quest results are official. What an amazing return to glory for one of the most thrilling dog sled races in North America! Churchill had an amazing energy upon the arrival of the teams into the frontier town on the Hudson Bay. Here are the closing remarks from the HBQ officials this past week:
“Well, that’s a wrap! The last musher “Ed the sled” came across the finish line at 2.49am yesterday morning taking home the red lantern. Last night we celebrated another successful Hudson Bay Quest with a banquet in Churchill. Thank you to all of the mushers, organizers, veterinarians, volunteers and sponsors that made it all happen. Congratulations to Martin Massicotte who not only came first but broke the record for the fastest HBQ finish by over 3 hours! Also, a huge congratulations and thank you to all of the mushers that came to race this year. It was awesome meeting you all and I had a great time taking photos of you and your amazing dogs.”
Here are the 2019 Hudson Bay Quest results!
-1st Martin Massicotte (HBQ Record breaker)
-2nd Denis Tremblay
-3rd Blake Freking
-4th Peter McClelland
-5th Jacob Leingang (Winner of the Vet Choice Award for best cared for dog team)
-6th Shawn McCarty
-7th David Paul Daley (Winner of the Sportsmanship Award)
-8th Kevin Malikowski
-9th Ed Obrecht (Took home the Red Lantern)
We cannot wait for the 2020 HBQ…it should be even bigger and better than this one!