Remote Canadian Village Offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries


| 12/2/2014 8:33:00 AM


Tags: Polar Bears, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, Dogsled Racing, Dogs, Eskimo Museum, Marilyn Jones,

Marilyn JonesAs I left the hotel in Winnipeg, I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two-hour flight to the remote village of Churchill. I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal winds off the Hudson Bay would be enough to keep me warm as I trudged through freshly fallen snow.

Churchill, Manitoba, a seaport where the providence's grain crops are sent by rail to be loaded onto ships and sent to countries all over the world, is perched on the edge of the bay in northern Canada. It’s not easy to get to the isolated village; if not by plane, it takes two days by train.

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So why was I making the trip to this community of 800 year-round residents? Well, in addition to its importance to the commerce of Manitoba, it’s also known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Every fall as the polar bears migrate back onto the ice to hunt seal, tourists have the opportunity to see these great white mammals in their natural habitat. Add to this the Northern Lights, Eskimo Museum and a chance to take a dogsled ride and you have the perfect cold-weather adventure.

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Churchill’s History

mikemcilvain
1/21/2015 7:50:13 PM

I want to go. I have often wanted to see more of Canada, but lacked time. This could get the heart of part of it, and be done in a short time.


daniellej
12/2/2014 9:13:10 AM

This really sounds like a fun adventure. What a sad bit of history though! "Only 3 of 64 survived"....wow?





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