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Memorial rock painted on the last day of Beluga boat season

Goodbye to Belugas, Summer, and Dear Friends

By Hayley Shephard, Beluga Boat Captain The summer season seems to move through so swiftly in the Churchill region, influenced by our 58 degrees of latitude and the Sub-Arctic climes. It would have been much easier to end the Beluga Boat Season had we experienced a typical fall day with strong bitingly cold winds blowing

Bubbling beluga | Snapshot by BearBell

Beluga Boat Interns Reflect On Their Summer

This summer, Polar Bears International has hired local Churchill summer students to assist Captain Hayley on the Beluga Boat. Now that the season is winding down, the interns reflect on their time on the river. Aidan: “Same Town, New Appreciation” Hello again everyone! I wanted to talk about more about some of amazing things and

Polar bear mom and cubs swimming to shore

Beluga Boat Captain One Minute, Polar Bear Escort the Next

By Beluga Boat Captain Hayley Shephard It was a wild time on the river yesterday, starting rather abruptly before I had even stepped foot on the Beluga Boat. I had launched the boat which was now tied up at the Sea North docks and suddenly I saw, heard and smelt cracker shots only meters away

Aidan commands the Beluga Boat

Meet the young explorer at the helm of the Beluga Boat

Hello everyone! My name is Aidan, and I will be your Beluga Boat’s senior intern for the next month or so!

Hayley Shephard pilots the Beluga Boat

A Summer Day In Churchill

By Beluga Boat Captain Hayley Shephard We have long waited the for a summer day in Churchill and it finally arrived in all its splendor on July 28th. Blue sky stretched far across the horizon, mirroring the vastness of the Hudson Bay. The water was like glass, void of waves, not even a single ripple

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