Churchill Manitoba, the Polar Bear Capitol of the WORLD
Leroy Whitmore - Owner / Operator, born in Fort Churchill and lived in Churchill my entire life.
My full-time employment is keeping Churchill Residents warm by managing the Propane Company here. I usually try to stay busy by carving Soapstone, and member of the Canadian Rangers, the Coast Guard Aux. and former Fire Chief. (18 years on FD and 6 as Chief).
I've spent my entire life in Churchill and am very proud of my hometown.
I would love to show you what makes Churchill Manitoba a World Destination.
Polar Bear Safety certification, 30 years firearms experience, Wilderness First Aid Training.
Avid outdoorsman and former Visitor Safety Coordinator with Parks Canada.
Typical tour starts from one end to the other.
Cold weather clothing tips for visitors coming to Churchill Manitoba
- WINTER PARKA
- INSULATED PANTS OR BIBS
- TOQUE and/or FURHAT
- NECKWARMER and/or SCARF
- INSULATED GLOVES and/or MITTENS
- WINTER BOOTS
- TRACTION AIDS FOR YOUR FEET, ALSO SEEN PEOPLE USE SKI POLES
- LONG JOHNS
- SOCKS AND WOOL SOCKS
- SWEAT PANTS
- SNOW GOOGLES
- LIP BALM
- BACKPACK TO PUT ANY ITEMS YOU ARE NOT WEARING, IT IS BEST TO HAVE IT AND NOT NEED IT, THEN NEED IT AND NOT HAVE IT.
- BEST PRACTISE IS TO WEAR LAYERS OF CLOTHING SO YOU CAN DRESS UP OR DOWN DEPENDING ON YOUR ACTIVITY
- DO NOT WEAR CLOTHING THAT IS TOO TIGHT
TIGHT BOOTS = COLD FEET
TIGHT MITTS = COLD HANDS
- AVOID SWEATING, YOU GET WET, YOU GET COLD
IF YOUR PLANNING ON DOING AURORA VIEWING, YOU MAY WANT TO BRING A HEADLAMP, THERMOS OF HOT CHOCOLATE. HOT PAWS TO PUT IN YOUR GLOVES AND BOOTS, ALSO HANDY TIP IS TO WRAP YOUR CAMERA IN HOTPAWS WITH ELASTICS TO KEEP CAMERA WARM AND EXTEND BATTERY LIFE.
WHILE VIEWING AURORA BE MINDFUL OF TRAFFIC, THE DRIVER MAY NOT SEE YOU IF YOU ARE ON OR NEAR THE ROADWAY, WEAR A REFLECTIVE VEST OR GET OFF THE ROAD WHEN YOU SEE HEADLIGHTS COMING.
3 hour Half day Tour is mostly for folks looking strictly for Bear.
6 hour The full day starts with a visit to Cape Merry, a photo op at the Inukshuk, Miss Piggy, the Polar Bear Holding Facility and looking for Bear.
Of course if you rather just look for Polar Bears for 6 hours, that's fine by me, your the Boss Hoss.
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Greetings, Sub-Arctic was formed in 2017 and I'm catching up on the social media side of things, Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, Yelp, and just started a Youtube channel to help explain what Sub-Arctic is and give you a sneak peek of Churchill.