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Polar bear mom with cubs. Gillian Llyod photo.
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March 19, 2021

Photographer Gillian Lloyd creates fond birthday memories at Nanuk

Mom with cubs at Nanuk. The other is hiding! Gillian Lloyd photo. Photographer Gillian Lloyd and her husband Jools wanted to do something special to celebrate her 60th birthday, and in her own words, “by George did this adventure achieve that!!!” In the company of wolves. Gillian Lloyd photo. Gillian…
Linda Besse and a polar bear. Seal River Heritage Lodge.
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January 29, 2021

Churchill Wild guest Linda Besse wins multiple awards for Seal River polar bear painting

Ice Bear. Multiple award-winning original oil painting by Linda Besse. by George Williams Wildlife artist and longtime Churchill Wild guest Linda Besse is living proof that you can excel at anything if you put your heart and soul into it. The 61-year-old from Washington State had barely picked up a…
First polar bear standing. Dennis Fast photo.
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January 26, 2021

My favourite memories of Churchill’s wild polar bears

First bear. Dennis Fast photo. by Vanessa Desorcy Last year around this time I was writing a post about what we were looking forward to in 2020. It was so full of hope and plans for the coming year! And then all those plans went awry. This year, in the…
Polar bear mom and cubs in the snow at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Albert Saunders photo.
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December 23, 2020

Snowy Emotions: A Christmas Wildlife Photo Album

"When snow falls, nature listens." ~ Antoinette Van Kleef. Albert Saunders photo. by George Williams Christmas is an emotional time, and like polar bears, we look forward to the coming of the big snow at this time of year. It’s here now in Manitoba, but something else is missing. Together,…
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…
Seal River Heritage Lodge.
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September 15, 2020

Seal River Heritage Lodge wins Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 4th Consecutive Year

Polar bear walking in front of Seal River Heritage Lodge. Seal River Heritage Lodge by George Williams Seal River Heritage Lodge has been recognized with a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award from Tripadvisor.com for the fourth year in a row! Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes…
Albert Saunders at York Factory. Jad Davenport photo.
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June 21, 2020

Swampy Cree First Nations Guide Albert “Butch” Saunders. A snapshot, frozen in time.

Albert Saunders. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Jad Davenport photo. by George Williams Look closely and you can see it etched in his face – 6,000 years of living and working in the wilderness on Canada’s Hudson Bay coast. Churchill Wild polar bear guide Albert “Butch” Saunders doesn’t say much, but…
Mother and daughter trip. Seal River Heritage Lodge.
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May 29, 2020

Mother-daughter trip to Seal River like “Winning the Lottery”

Missy and Kailee Mandel at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Jolie Busch photo. by George Williams Sometimes you just get lucky. Missy Mandel hasn’t been to Seal River Heritage Lodge in eight years, but she remembers the trip with her daughter Kailee like it was yesterday. We managed to get the…
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May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day from the Churchill Wild Polar Bears! A Mothers and Cubs Photo Album.

Mother and cubs at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Allison Francoeur photo. Happy Mother's Day from our Churchill Wild polar bears! We've had so many wonderful Moms at the Churchill Wild lodges over the years and we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to all Moms for all that you…
 

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