Belugas can be seen swimming in pods of 6-20 animals, often segregated by sex.
An estimated 57,000 beluga whales live in the western Hudson Bay region, spending summers in the Seal, Churchill and Nelson River estuaries.
Belugas can grow up to 14′ long and maybe weigh around 2000 lbs.
Fog can roll in quickly where the Churchill River meets the cold waters of Hudson Bay.
View from the Churchill River Flats, a recreation retreat for many Churchillians.
Northern lights are so strong in Churchill, they can be seen even in the summer when the sun barely sets.
Beluga whales will swim right along side your zodiac tour.
Almost thirty grain ships visit Churchill each year between July and November.
Snorkelling with beluga whales has fast become one of Churchill’s top attractions. It is a truly amazing experience.
Polar bears are back in the Churchill area by early July, keep your eyes open.
Images courtesy of Alex de Vries – www.alexdevriesphotography.com
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