Category Archives: Western Arctic

Polar Bear Blog – Fluffy Snow and Off We Go

Well looks like we’re heading out to Prince Albert sound, its pretty white out there today, soft snow falling to me it looks like the makings of a real blizzard but there’s a glow of the sun behind the clouds so who knows – that’s what guides are for… Wynniatt Bay to the north still sounds like their in blizzard mode. The helicopter researchers seem to be grounded a fair bit and even the local guides setting the hair traps just finally got out of their tents a day or two ago. Probably a good thing … Continue Reading ››

Polar Bear Blog – Onwards to Ulukhaktok

On my way to Ulukhaktok for a couple weeks to look for polar bears and wolves and stuff, pretty excited about it. Ulukhaktok, roughly translating as ‘way harder to pronounce than Holman’, is one of my favourite arctic places. Ulukhaktok, formerly called Holman, is a small community (maybe 300 people?) on the southwest corner of Victoria Island. The name actually translates to ‘place where material for Ulus is found’ but I think that’s actually the name of the three hills overlooking the town. Its all very confusing. It is one of two communities on Victoria Island, the … Continue Reading ››