Travel Blogs from Churchill, Canada

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Polar Bears up the Wazoo, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Polar Bears up the Wazoo

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... this conflict zone. It isn't just about being more humane, it's about maintaining ecosystems where bears can survive. So, here in Churchill, where the polar bears come through every year, they've gotten rid of the dump. All garbage is being stored indoors ...

Helicopters and Dog Sled Rides, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Helicopters and Dog Sled Rides

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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We can't help but feel like schoolchildren here at CNSC. We're aren't allowed outside without supervision, we make bagged lunches, and we're always being ferried about from place to place in school busses. Today, though, instead of being herded onto ...

We've arrived in Churchill, Churchill, Canada travel blog

We've arrived in Churchill

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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I'm sitting in a brightly lit room with five computers in it at the Churchill Northern Studies Center. I'm not feeling up to great compositions right now, but here are some highlights. Our trip up was uneventful. I thought the train ride might give me ...

Polar Bears Galore, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Polar Bears Galore

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... the leg, the pain went shooting down the leg through my knee and all the way to my ankle. We're housed at CNSC (Churchill Northern Studies Center) dormitory style. I'm sharing a room with Julie, Jan (from Colorado), and Linda (from Pennsylvania). The beds ...

Finally We See Churchill, Manitoba, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Finally We See Churchill, Manitoba

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... the case. On every street are bags of garbage, waiting to be collected. Polar bears have an amazing sense of smell, and I'm thinking Churchill must be smelling pretty enticing today. I keep imagining what I'll do if a bear shows up. We'd been told that ...

Group Dynamics, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Group Dynamics

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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The CNSC usually hosts multiple groups simultaneously. When our group, the Learning Vacation, arrived, another group did at about the same time. We were all so new to each other that the two groups intermingled somewhat. We chatted indiscriminately, and ...

Churchill - Home of the Polar Bears part 2, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Churchill - Home of the Polar Bears part 2

A travel blog entry by helenbels

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... and watch an old BBC documentary narrated by David Attenborough about the intertwining lives of the humans and the polar bears in Churchill which was really interesting. There is a police force totally dedicated to keeping the bears out of the town. They ...

Polar Bear Capital???, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Polar Bear Capital???

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... The Bus Driver, met our unsteady group of bear hunters (cameras only) at the train station and gave us a comprehensive tour of Churchill which literally consisted of driving around the block in his school bus with one extended stop at the nearby Prince of ...

Gypsy's, Polar Bears, and Tundra Buggies, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Gypsy's, Polar Bears, and Tundra Buggies

A travel blog entry by zolab

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... weight so they don't sink. They have little bumps on their paws called papillae that help them grip ice. Polar bears are in Churchill from October to November because they are waiting for the ice on the Hudson Bay to freeze so they can go onto the ...

Baby Bears, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Baby Bears

A travel blog entry by zolab

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Today we went out on the Tundra Buggy to see more polar bears. It is a cold, cloudy day today with a little bit of snow falling. Right away, we saw a polar bear driving to the Buggy, then we saw another bear. A few minutes later, we found a mother and ...

On the trails with the dogs, Churchill, Canada travel blog

On the trails with the dogs

A travel blog entry by zolab

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This morning, can you believe it, we had breakfast at Gypsy's! We really like that place! They make their own donuts, which are delicious. We said goodbye to Mrs. Da Silva and then headed out to meet Gerald for another visit with the dogs. It was ...

Churchill - Home of the Polar Bears part 1, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Churchill - Home of the Polar Bears part 1

A travel blog entry by helenbels

... In the end we wandered back to the hostel to meet Martyn (different Martyn than the Martin from yesterday, he wasn't coming to Churchill - there are not enough names to go around this entry - there will be another James lates, just to confuse things) and ...

Un-BEAR-lievable!, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Un-BEAR-lievable!

A travel blog entry by samandbex

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... 'Lonely Planet' guide book that I was carrying. It stated that although there were never more than 1,000 people living in Churchill, there were approximately 3,000 vehicles owned – and there was very good reason for this. No one walked anywhere (or ...

The War on Fruit, Pearson Airport, Canada travel blog

The War on Fruit

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

Arrived at 3:30 for 8:30 flight. After queueing for an hour at the Air Canada check-in to get a boarding pass, still pushing all my luggage, it's straight on to US Customs. Declaration form: "I am bringing fruits, vegetables, food". John checks ...

Churchill, Sled Dogs, and Charlsi!, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Churchill, Sled Dogs, and Charlsi!

A travel blog entry by zolab

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Tonight we are in Churchill, Manitoba in Canada!!! Yesterday, we flew from Nashville to Minneapolis then flew to Winnipeg. We got off the plane in Winnipeg to spend the night. We had a very nice steak dinner to celebrate Charlsi's 10th birthday. ...

Churchill - Polar Bear, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Churchill - Polar Bear

A travel blog entry by kianlun_irene

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... are (as ever), we travelled on a 36-hour (yes 36 - no kidding) train ride from Winnipeg to a middle-of-nowhere-town of Churchill, to catch a glimpse of the great white bears. It seems we are not the ONLY stupid people, as the locals have started a ...

My last adventure - Polar Bears, Churchill, Canada travel blog

My last adventure - Polar Bears

A travel blog entry by gonetravellin

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... Netherlands and the US and a couple of other Aussies.  I think there was only one Canadian. We had a chartered plane to Churchill where we had a few hours to look around before going to the Lodge.  Churchill is only accessible by train or ...

Atlantic time. Day 788., Churchill Falls, Canada travel blog

Atlantic time. Day 788.

A travel blog entry by bri74

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... the TLH too. Carried on, on the tarmac, lovely. The weather and riding was good. Had to do the last 9 miles on gravel into Churchill falls. I clocked 50,000 miles as we waited behind a truck. They were working on it as we went across so I'm sure it will ...

First day on the Tundra, Churchill, Canada travel blog

First day on the Tundra

A travel blog entry by stuartjamieson

At 8am we all jumped into the Tundra Buggy to spend our first day out on the Tundra in search of Polar Bears and other sub arctic wildlife. We didn't have to wait long, before we left the lodge we were welcomed by a Polar Bear. They are as majestic as I ...

A long time dream comes to fruition, Churchill, Canada travel blog

A long time dream comes to fruition

A travel blog entry by walkersusa2013

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... quality, atmospheric conditions etc. The facility was some kilometres south of the now defunct military camp, Fort Churchill. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. Also on the side of the road was an old display rocket. Then it was time ...

movies, Churchill, Canada travel blog

movies

A travel blog entry by nwtmike

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Here, to give you a more dynamic feel for the journey, I've uploaded a handful of digital movies to show the ride on the train and some polar bears in action once we got up to ...

Polar Bears, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Polar Bears

A travel blog entry by travel-n-chick

Polar ...

Along Hudson Bay, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Along Hudson Bay

A travel blog entry by orclimber

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We started early on a Saturday morning (about 5am) to catch a charter flight from Winnipeg to Churchill. We boarded our bus from the Delta Winnipeg; which is a nice place to stay while in Winnipeg. We bypassed the main airport and proceeded to the Calm ...

Surprise - we're at Churchill, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Surprise - we're at Churchill

A travel blog entry by walkersusa2013

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... meet in the lobby of our Winnipeg hotel at 6.15am this morning with our 2 checked bags ready to depart on a chartered flight to Churchill, which is known as polar bear and beluga whale capital of the world. This little town is only accessible by air or ...

Da Behrs!, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Da Behrs!

A travel blog entry by magnoliakitties

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... ;Our first flight was at 6:15 a.m. aboard a twin propeller plane that held about 30 people and took 3 hours from Winnipeg to Churchill.  After arriving in Churchill we picked up our luggage and boarded another plane which was only a 9 passenger ...

Bear Necessities, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Bear Necessities

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe

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... Bay to freeze over, so that they can return to their hunting grounds and hunt ringed seals.  During the summer months in Churchill the stranded polar bears fast for about four months, living on their fat reserves.  Polar bears are covered in a ...

More Time on the Tundra, Churchill, Canada travel blog

More Time on the Tundra

A travel blog entry by damodif

Day 7 Today again we were up early, having breakfast, got dressed and boarded our buggy for yet another day out on the tundra. Today's forecast is for clear skies and sunshine and a top temperature of minus 20 degrees C. We board our buggy, load up our ...

Bear Sighting Up Close & Personal, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Bear Sighting Up Close & Personal

A travel blog entry by magnoliakitties

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Another morning where we were up and moving at 6:30 a.m.   The lounge was still closed up and the shutters were on.  They decided to open the shutters around 7:40 a.m. which was great as we were treated to a visit from Scar Face at around 7:45 ...

Churchill, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Churchill

A travel blog entry by nwtmike

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After talking for a few years about taking a trip to Churchill to go see polar bears, my good friend Evelyn (who lives in Winnipeg) and I finally made it happen. The accompanying photos pretty much speak for themselves.  Those of you that have any ...

Polar Bears, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Polar Bears

A travel blog entry by exploring

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... .  Finally we got on the train for about 9:30 that night and got ready for the long night ahead.  Now... to get to Churchill, you either have to take the train or fly, there are no roads that will get you there.  Yes flying is faster but it ...

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