Polar Bear Blog Day 1

October 29, 2018 at 7:23 AM


Churchill Blog Day 1 October 28, 2018
Winnipeg to Churchill - Roads & Tracks

Early this morning we flew from Winnipeg to Churchill. Arriving just after 9 a.m. we had a full day of exploring in and around Churchill. We visited the Polar Bear holding facility or otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail. This is where bears are held that have misbehaved or continuously get too close to the town of Churchill. They are kept in the dark and only given water or ice (don’t want them to be too comfortable) … then as soon as the bay freezes over they are released on the ice. Safer for the bears and the residences and visitors. 

We also explored some of the coastal roads and other famous Churchill landmarks. After lunch the group took a helicopter ride over the region with great sightings of bears. 8 for one group and 10 for the second group. Images to follow from the helicopter tomorrow night. After dinner one of the local photographers Alex presented a slide show of his images and experiences of the different seasons in Churchill. All in all a great first day. 

Tomorrow we are up early and out on the Tundra Vehicles for our first of three days of exploration and photographing the polar bears on the tundra. Check out some of our images from today by clicking on the gallery link below. Enjoy and goodnight from Churchill.

Click on link below to view our first day in Churchill


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Posted by Sue on
Looks like a good first day. Have Fun!
Posted by Mary Lynn Turnbull on
We shared your phototourtrekkers blog with the kids. Am really enjoying reading the comments and seeing all the photos. Have fun and we look forward to seeing polar bear photos!
Posted by John Turnbull on
Happy trails to you both as you walk the historical ways of some great books/people. It will be interesting to see how the bears face overwintering too.
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