Churchill Travel Guide
Welcome to Churchill!
Churchill is located on the Hudson Bay and for several months annually is an ice-free port. In October, polar bears congregate here by the hundreds on the edge of the tundra. Here they wait for the waters of Hudson Bay to freeze so they can return to the ice sheets and commence hunting seals. For photographers, the view, and the bears, are tailor-made for a dramatic photo. Wapusk National Park is located outside Churchill and is one of the world's largest known polar bear maternity denning areas, offering incredible opportunities for nature watchers and photographers alike. Birdwatchers also find Churchill well worth the trip. During the shoulder seasons, thousands of birds fly over the town on their immense migratory routes, sometimes connecting two continents. There is no highway to Churchill, so visitors must arrive via train from Winnipeg, or by plane.
York Factory offers visitors the opportunity to experience the fur trading headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company from the 1600s to the 1800s.
Hotels & Motels
The Lazy Bear Lodge is a unique handcrafted log hotel that has been featured on the Discovery Channel as a great vacation destination for families, couples and seniors alike.
Canada's only fly-in polar bear eco-lodge adventures on Churchill's Hudson Bay Coast and the best place in the world to see polar bears, beluga whales and other arctic wildlife on the ground, up close and personal, and in their own natural habitat.