Last week I was in Churchill, Manitoba for a couple of days with my dear friend Lee. In the late fall Churchill is famous for its polar bears, but what do you do in Churchill in the summer time? Surprisingly, as we found out, there is a lot to do there at this time of the year. We primarily went there on a Beluga Whale watching tour with Classic Canadian Tours, and discovered that in addition to the whale watching there were plenty of things to see and do. When we weren’t out watching the belugas we walked in and around the town and discovered it is a town full of public artwork, including statues, wall murals, and a couple of large Inukshuk’s. There were also some information signs about the region and the animals in it.
The tour included the Beluga Whale boat tour and a tour of the Prince of Wales Fort on the other side of the Churchill River and also a cultural and heritage tour. The other activities that were offered during our stay were kayaking with Belugas, snorkeling with Belugas, and a tour of the tundra on one of the Polar Bear buggies (unfortunately we didn’t see any Polar Bears on this trip). Here are a few pictures from our walk around town and the Polar Bear holding facility (aka the Polar Bear Jail) out near the airport. I’ll share a few more pictures of some of the other things we did in a future post – Leslie