This week, the dogs will be ready to run at the annual Hudson Bay Quest Sled Dog Race, which celebrates the history of the early fur traders.

Dog teams will test their mettle through forest and tundra, following a 330 kilometre course spanning the edge of Wapusk Park (home to the western Hudson Bay's polar bears) from Gillam to Churchill. A select section of the race is also run on the Churchill River.

Race begins March 13, 2014
Churchill to Gillam

For more information, visit Hudson Bay Quest Sled Dog Race.

Photo credit: Paws and Paddles Adventures.