Amazing Things to Do in Wonderful Winnipeg

The exterior of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

I asked guest writer Meera Dattani to share some of her favorite things to do in Winnipeg, an exciting, culturally diverse city in Manitoba, Canada you rarely read about. Winnipeg is best known as the gateway for travelers visiting the Province’s famous polar bears in the north. Meera explains why it’s worth your time all […]

The Ultimate Guide to Polar Bear Tours and Things to do in Churchill Manitoba

Polar bear walking in the snow

Situated on the remote western shore of Hudson Bay in Canada’s subarctic, is Churchill, population 900, give or take. It’s a quiet town in the province of Manitoba, surrounded by hundreds of miles of rugged wilderness. The only way to get there is from Winnipeg by plane or endure a 40-hour train ride. Why should […]

Don’t Miss Churchill’s Astonishing Beluga Whale Migration

Beluga whale swimming in the Churchill River

Astonished, I am overcome with excitement. Following me is nearly a dozen snow-white beluga whales close enough to touch. As a rule, boats must stay at least 50 meters from cetaceans, but evidently, the belugas have no such regulations about humans, and I couldn’t be happier. When we set out, Lazy Bear Expeditions guide Jason Ransom […]

The Thrill of Canada’s only Walking Polar Bear Safari

She’s walking straight at us. Her long, powerful strides putting her well within the 50 meters (164-foot) safety range. Even if I could run, what’s the point?  She could outpace me in seconds. I look down the line of fellow photographers to where Andy McPhearson and Rob Watson, two of our three Churchill Wild guides, […]

Chasing the Northern Lights from Above and Below

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On a recent trip to Manitoba and the Yukon in Canada, I saw the Aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, from two very different vantage points: On the ground at a remote fly in lodge on Hudson Bay (home of many a polar bear), and from the air with the inaugural flight of […]