Wildflowers and Wildlife
Bring your binoculars and camera because after spending much of the year under the cover of snow, Churchill’s landscape bursts with colour and life during the summer. There are over 400 species of native plants in the area, including wildflowers in every colour imaginable. Hike across the multicoloured tundra and along the sandy coastline of Hudson Bay. If you’re looking to take in the scenery at a little faster pace, try dog carting – a snow-free alternative to dog sledding using a cart with wheels.
Board a tundra vehicle that ambles over the rocky ground as you spot wildlife like arctic fox and caribou. Even the mighty polar bear can make an appearance, although seen in far fewer numbers than the fall, they are occasionally roused from a summer nap or seen returning to land from drifting ice floes. Churchill is also one of Manitoba’s top bird watching spots – 250 species of birds nest or pass through the area on their annual migrations. During prime bird watching season in May and June, you can easily see 60 or 70 species a day, including a large number of hawks, falcons and shorebirds.