Know Before You Go | Summer in Churchill
Frequently Asked Questions
Beluga Whale Trivia
Weather & Climate
Spend an Arctic Summer with Churchill’s Belugas & Bears
Belugas are naturally curious and often swim directly alongside our boat, just arm’s length away! Bask in the joy of Nat Hab’s unrivaled beluga whale encounters as these gentle mammals follow our motorized rafts from a foot away.
A Walk on the Tundra: Churchill in Summertime
Off the water and on the land, Churchill offers access to unique and exceptionally biodiverse habitats. The tundra is an environment unlike any other I have experienced!
Tales of the Tundra: The Hidden Beauty of the Canadian North
Here’s what you can expect on an eye-opening summertime nature adventure to the important northern ecosystem of Hudson Bay.
The Summer Ecology of Churchill, Manitoba
Snow blankets the entirety of this subarctic region from late September through much of June, leaving around 70?80 days of frost-free time. Plants rush through an abbreviated growing season, transforming from leaves to flowers to fruit in rapid succession.
Can’t-Miss Arctic Summer Activities in Churchill, Manitoba
Churchill comes alive in the summer. The tundra turns a verdant green, colorful wildflowers begin to pop up everywhere, caribou and ptarmigan gather in great herds and flocks and the quirky belugas return in droves for their summer feasting. These summertime conditions open up a wide array of Arctic activities. Here are a few of our not-to-miss favorites!
An Indigenous History of Climate Change in Canada
Since time immemorial, the Indigenous peoples of Canada have served as gatekeepers for the Earth and of the earth. First Nations, Inuit and Métis grow closer to the land with each passing season, and with it, a fear that climate change could sever their connection for good.
Feeding Churchill with the Help of Hydroponic Farming
It is the policy of Nat Hab to source sustainable food whenever and wherever possible on our worldwide expeditions. One such opportunity we are particularly excited about is the evolution of hydroponic gardening and vertical farming in the subarctic.
Watch Polar Bears Year-Round with WWF’s Species Tracker
Thanks to the WWF species tracker, you can keep up with polar bears during every season and from anywhere in the world!
A Year in the Life of a Hudson Bay Polar Bear
Let’s get to know these magnificent creatures that the Arctic’s Indigenous Inupiaq call the Nanuuq and learn a bit more about a year in the life of a typical Hudson Bay polar bear.
Arctic Adaptations: How Well Can Polar Bears Swim?
You may wonder, "Are they strong swimmers? "How far and fast can they swim?" "How are they being affected by the retreating sea ice?” During a Nat Hab Polar Bear Adventure, you’ll have hours to discuss these very questions with Expedition Leaders who know these mammals best.
Watch and Listen to the Sounds of Beluga Whales
A summertime journey to Churchill reveals another world beyond the tundra–the watery domain of beluga whales! Hear...
10 Interesting Facts about Beluga Whales
Belugas are very social animals, and it’s possible to see pods numbering in the hundreds during a trip to Churchill...
Traveler Story: A Beluga Whale Tour to Remember
We bump along the surface of the water. Hundreds of whales are at the mouth of the Churchill River, which empties into...