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Snow Mammals Stamp Collection.
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February 26, 2021

Churchill Wild photographers honoured in Canada Post Snow Mammals Stamp Collection

Canada Post Snow Mammals Stamp Collection by George Williams Congratulations are in order for two veteran Churchill Wild photographers and photo leaders! Both Dennis Fast and Robert Postma had photos that were taken at Seal River Heritage Lodge selected for the most recent Canada Post Stamp Collection: Snow Mammals. The…
Finding balance in a difficult year. Ian Johnson photo.
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December 21, 2020

How we found joy in a year without polar bears

Finding balance in a difficult year. Ian Johnson photo. by Vanessa Desorcy 2020 marked the first time since 1994 we haven’t opened our polar bear lodges to guests, and to be honest, it was really hard on all of us. Back in May, we made the heart-wrenching decision to postpone…
Face-to-face with a polar bear on Canada's Hudson Bay coast. Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Great Ice Bear Adventure. Dax Justin photo.
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December 7, 2020

A feeling you won’t find on any other polar bear adventure. The Story Behind the Photo.

"The polar bear inched closer to us, catching our scents and curiously staring directly into our eyes..." ~ Dax Justin Photo and story by Dax Justin Editor's Note: Dax Justin walked the tundra with polar bears on the Hudson Bay coast while on assignment with Canadian Geographic in 2017. He…
Polar bear mom standing with cub at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Anjali Singh photo.
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November 17, 2020

Alone among the polar bears

Polar bear observing people at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Anjali Singh photo. Churchill Wild lodge managers Ben Lawrence and Nicole Spinks spent the 2020 season lodge-sitting and doing maintenance at our polar bear lodges, mostly alone, with the polar bears. Writer Ingrid Brunner interviewed Ben and Nicole in mid-November, as…
Wolf resting in a bed of branches. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Barbara York photo.
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October 29, 2020

A Journey to Carry Forever: The Story of a Polar Bear Safari

Winter is coming. Wolf at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. by Vanessa Desorcy with photos by Churchill Wild guest Barbara York. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of the first guests to experience our Fall Dual Lodge Safari. Barbara York and her wife Gail Gutterman…
Guests observing polar bear during summer at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Quent Plett photo.
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October 20, 2020

10 Commandments of Wildlife Viewing at Churchill Wild

Guests observing polar bear at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Quent Plett photo. by Nicole Spinks, Churchill Wild Lodge Manager Made for the modern-day traveller, these 10 Commandments of Wildlife Viewing will help you get the most out of your Churchill Wild safari. 1. DO: Always listen to your guide. Our…
Churchill Wild guide. Terry Elliot. Seal River Heritage Lodge.
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October 2, 2020

The Most Isolated Man in Canada (the world?) Part #2 

Terry Elliott relaxing at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Christopher Scully photo. by Terry Elliott Two months have come and gone.  Sixty-six days of solitude, of peace and silence. The plane comes in today with my replacements. Ben Lawrence and Nicole Spinks will spend the next two months keeping Seal River…
Polar bear and guest at fence. Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Debra Lynn Hartsell photo.
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September 26, 2020

World Tourism Day 2020. More important than ever right now.

Visit with a polar bear. Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Debra Lynn Hartsell photo. by Vanessa Desorcy September 27 is World Tourism Day, an international day of recognition first established by the United Nations in 1970. The UN’s days, weeks, years, and even decades are established to create awareness for global issues,…
York Factory First Nation group picking berries. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.
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September 21, 2020

York Factory First Nation (Ininewak) at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

York Factory First Nation at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge by Nicole Spinks, Churchill Wild Lodge Manager After spending some time in Churchill finishing off Caribou Hall, a place for Scouts and Girl Guides and the community to get to together, Ben Lawrence and I, along with a small team, moved…
 

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