Tag Archives: North

Northern summer in Churchill

When we hear a reference to “the north” an image of windswept tundra blanketed by snow and ice immediately rises to mind.  That, or maybe Santa Claus.  Even in the high arctic though, summer does arrive; the land takes on a very different look than that which we imagine and attracts seasonal animals that travel great distances to get there.

This past August I witnessed the brief northern summer for the first time with my own eyes and, of course, my camera.  Returning…

Aurora Borealis

Sometimes just north of Winnipeg we are lucky enough to see the northern lights (aurora borealis) dancing upon our night sky.  Unfortunately more often than not, there are a few practical issues that ruin the viewing of this rare, celestial event: it might be clouds rolling in at the last minute, a bright moon overpowering the lights, mosquitoes, or even just frigid cold.  I’ve been there.  And I’ve experienced them all.

This past Thursday evening however, we…

Wild Churchill

When traveling around the world, people always question you about your home country.  I have seen a lot of amazing things in Canada but it is a huge country and there is still so much for me to experience here.  So, when posed with these questions, it really got me thinking about how I should see more of Canada and shifted my travel focus nearer to home.

When the opportunity came up to hop on a plane and travel 1100 km north of Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, I …