Over the years, Churchill has evolved from a military town to a vital Arctic port city. These days the economy revolves around tourism and, more specifically, wildlife watching. Visitors come from all over the world to see the amazing native wildlife in their natural habitat.
Travelers come for the polar bears and belugas, but you’ll find all sorts of other Arctic animals while exploring the frozen tundra. Don’t be surprised to stumble onto wolves, caribou, arctic and red foxes, moose, wolverines, beaver, pine marten, and over a hundred species of birds on your journeys. The number of creatures thriving in such extreme conditions defies imagination.
Lodges all over town offer guided tours into the wild. Many provide ATVs and some will transport you across the permafrost in a massive “Tundra Buggy.”
This large, all-wheeled, off-road vehicle is capable of crossing even the most difficult terrains. Many are completely enclosed and heated. Travel in complete safety and get friendly with Churchill’s polar neighbors.
Tip! Never approach a polar bear alone. Always go with a guide.