Walking is the best way to become part of the ecosystem, and wildlife is where we find it. On our
there is a possibility to observe:
- Arctic Hare
- Arctic Fox, Red Fox and other color phases
- Cape Churchill Caribou
- Up to 200 different bird species, including the elusive Ross's Gull (late May to mid July)
- Polar Bear
- Beluga Whale (July & August)
- Half-Day Tour - designed to give a general overview of the Churchill area. Topics range
from the 4 distinctive ecosystems that produce the great diversity in flora and fauna, to the rich
historical legacy of the area. This short tour will give you a good introduction to the town of
Churchill and its surrounding environments.
Full Day Tour - Combines scenic transportation routes with established trails
and factual information on the wildlife, ecology and cultures of the region. Visit and explore
the Boreal Forest, Taiga, Tundra and Marine ecosystems.
Customize a tour to suit your interests. Go many places or explore one area in detail:
- Boreal Forest and the tree line
- Hudson Bay Coast (tidal and marine areas)
- History - The search for the Northwest Passage bringing early explorers and the
Hudson Bay Company; Town history beginning with the old fort, through the military presence to present day.
- Denning areas of Arctic & Red Fox
- Fossils (the largest Trilobite in the world was found in Churchill and now resides in the Winnipeg Museum of Man & Nature)
- Fall Colors (September)
Low Tide Hiking
Explore tidal flats and see unique rock formations from
a different perspective. Discover life in the tidal
pools. Walk out to Churchill's very own ghost ship - The
Ithaca. Tour times coincide with low tide.
Be part of the migration as we follow the
birds off the beaten path. We go to where
the birds are, away from the road system.
Leisurely walking in the pristine wilderness
of Boreal Forest, Taiga, Tundra and Marine
ecosystems surrounding Churchill. Our motto
is "take only pictures, leave only
footprints" and we get only as close as the
birds allow. Short drives to the different
areas and the walking is a low level of
difficulty on mostly flat ground (bring your
rubber boots for the marshy areas). This
tour includes full interpretation of
Churchill sights, wildlife, plant life,
history, culture and geology/fossils.
Possible sightings of other wildlife include
Polar Bear, caribou, Ring & Bearded Seal,
Red & Arctic Fox and Arctic Hare.
Local Naturalist Paul Ratson
has lived and worked in Churchill for 40 years. He has extensive
experience in arctic environments and working with
wildlife. Nature 1st guides are fully trained for
working safely in Polar Bear country.
We will only be offering 1 tour this year and hope
you can join us and share our love for this land. We
invite you to choose your own method of transportation
to Churchill - the tour is set up to arrive by train but
can also accommodate the Calm Air Schedule.
Tour dates: (click
* Visit our links to Calm Air
and VIA Rail under the
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