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Spend an Arctic Summer time with Churchill’s Belugas & Bears

An unparalleled vacation spot for wildlife lovers, Churchill, Manitoba, lies alongside the migration path of beluga whales, polar bears, caribou and greater than 200 species of birds.

Expertise the “Nice Migration” of the North as hundreds of beluga whales make their solution to the hotter waters of the Churchill River estuary to feed, mate and provides start. On Zodiac excursions and in kayaks, greet these pleasant white whales at eye stage as you soak within the awe and marvel.

Aerial view of beluga whale migration

© Michael Poliza

Belugas are naturally curious and sometimes swim instantly alongside our boat, simply arm’s size away! Bask within the pleasure of Nat Hab’s unmatched beluga whale encounters as these light mammals observe our motorized rafts from a foot away.

By a hydrophone, we’ll hearken to the songs of those extremely vocal mammals, nicknamed “the canaries of the ocean” by early mariners. Paddle with a playful pod and hold an eye fixed out for a wandering polar bear—together with being a whale-watching hotspot, Churchill is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Whereas fall is the time for exhilarating polar bear adventures, throughout the summer time, we could spy a lone bear roaming the shore and achieve an aerial view on a helicopter experience over the tundra.

What’s summer time like within the Canadian subarctic? Wildflowers carpet the inexperienced tundra as new life abounds. Within the firm of naturalist Expedition Leaders, you’ll seek for Arctic foxes, Arctic hares and caribou aboard all-terrain Polar Rovers. Peak summer time months of near-constant daylight are additionally a incredible time for birdwatching, as tundra swans, sandhill cranes, Arctic terns and snow geese migrate to the realm.

Canadian Polar Bear walking in the colorful arctic tundra of the Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba in summer

Fireweed sprinkles the panorama in the summertime.

Prepared for an exhilarating and distinctive nature journey? You’ll additionally hop on a canine cart experience by way of the boreal forest, hear tales from the area’s Indigenous residents and find out about environmental analysis and sustainable practices on the Churchill Northern Research Heart.

Put together for the joys of coming head to head with belugas…and possibly even a polar bear! Encounter a uncommon wildlife trio of belugas, bears and birds on this unique summer time journey.

Travelers photograph beluga whale in Churchill Manitoba

© Lin Adler



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