HONOLULU, HI -- June 27th, 2006. According to the Hawaii Reporter, Al Gore's movie and book, An Inconvenient Truth, details that Churchill's West Hudson Bay population of polar bears, the world's most accessible-by-people group of polar bears, may be in danger. See bullet point number 12.
LONDON, UK -- April, 26th. Are you considering traveling between Winnipeg and Churchill by train? Published in the London Telegraph, this article details what you can expect to experience on the journey. Story by Melissa Graham.
CHURCHILL, MB -- March 17th, 2006. In the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," vanishing ice is threatening to wipe out the polar bears -- and the town's livelihood. But Churchill's inhabitants say they'll survive. To access the entire article click 'Free: Read Salon Now'. Story by Jon Mooallem.
CHURCHILL, MB -- March 2nd, 2006. With the wind chill factor it's 35°F below zero. I've only been standing on the small, snow-covered deck of a Frontiers North Adventures Tundra Buggy for about 5 minutes, and already my hands, face, and especially my feet feel numb. Story by Rick Sammon.
CHURCHILL, MB -- January 8th, 2006. IT'S just before 7am, and the streets of Churchill are nearly deserted. Street lights, shops and motel signs throw enough light to easily find your way, but the shadows are the worry. Story by Jenny Stevens.
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Polar Bears International presents The Tundra Buggy Adventure with their 'Outstanding Corporate Citizen' award.
KIRKLAND, WA -- November 28th. A thousand-pound polar bear ambles across the frozen surface of a tide pool toward the coast line of Hudson Bay. From the opposite direction, from Cape Churchill, another bear appears out of the overcast, following the rugged shore. When the two bears--both males--meet, a wary, complicated greeting is played out on the icy coast. Story by Peter Potterfield.
SAN FRANSCISO, CA -- November 27th. Sometime in the night our bunkhouse shuddered. Then something roared. I looked out the barred window, which separated the inky night into disjunctive frames. Earlier, eight bears had been milling around outside. Now I was just able to discern their milky forms moving about like Martha Graham dancers on a ghostly set. Story by Laura Read.
CHURCHILL, MB -- November 7th. We've all heard of bird watchers, but "bear watchers"? Global National has found one man who does just that - for his job! Story by Nathan VanderKlippe.
May 3, 2005. Researchers have confirmed what tour boat operators in Churchill have known for years: Manitoba has more belugas than anywhere else on Earth. Story by Paul Turenne of the Winnipeg Sun.
BALTIMORE, MD (JULY 16, 2003) As the early morning sun crests the hill, the hoots of a snowy owl, skittering of arctic fox claws and caw of a raven provide ambient music as a 1,000-pound adult male polar bear stretches to his full eight and one-half feet, flares the nostrils on his powerful snout in search of food, then dives deep into cool waters.
One of Nikon's premier photographers, Daniel J. Cox, has been helping out on Tundra Buggy adventures at Cape Churchill for over 10 years. This year, Nikon has asked Dan to post daily reports to their website from his time spent at Cape Churchill. Check out the:
On assignment for National Geographic during fall 2003, our good friend Norbert Rosing reports from Churchill in the magazine's February '04 issue. Pick up a copy today! As well, check out the sights and sounds of "Polar Bears: White on White", an online presentation at the National Geographic website.
According to Robert Buchanan, president of Polar Bears International, The Polar Bear Cam is the next best thing to being in Churchill.
On a frosty autumn day in 1894, the story goes, the gentlemen of Churchill, Manitoba, were just getting down to business at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall when the door banged open and a 1,000-pound polar bear lumbered into the room.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret of the adventure-writing racket: More often than we'd care to admit, those of us who do this for a living will, for no other reason than to harvest some salable material, deliberately and recklessly put ourselves in harm's way. Or, if not directly in harm's way, at least close enough to feel the heat as it rushes past.
When volunteers of the Children's Wish Foundation met with Sophie she was 4 years old and wanted to go to Disney World.
Len Smith built his first Tundra Buggy in 1979 right in Churchill, Manitoba. The first buggies built were small (holding about 16 passengers), had gasoline engines and exterior walls and roofs made with aluminum sheeting and very little insulation!
Dinner concludes and it's time to join fellow guests for the evening's entertainment. The performance proves heavenly brilliant. Corrugated ribbons of eerie, blue-green luminescence veil naked stars as the northern lights unfold. We're watching from our outdoor perch at the Tundra Buggy Lodge.
The brilliant orange sunset makes the frost-covered landscape look like an enchanted crystal forest, everything twinkling in red and orange. Gazing west I see nothing but snow-covered rocks and tundra. Then, as happens in the enchanted forest, one of the rocks gets up on all fours and ambles across the horizon.
Churchill is the Polar Bear capital. Every November the citizens of Churchill have to share their living space with about 200 Polar Bears. This can, at times, be dangerous.