Belugas in the Bay: The White Whales of Churchill
The many rivers of western Hudson Bay are the summering ground for the largest population of beluga whales in the Arctic. During the long days of summer, whales migrate to the Churchill River estuary to feed, give birth and moult their skin. Nowhere else can you get as up close and personal with these charming and highly vocal white whales. With the aid of underwater hydrophones, you will be able to listen to the ethereal calls of these "canaries of the sea". As a participant in Belugas in the Bay, you will have three opportunities to view beluga whales in their natural habitat - once by large jet boat, once by zodiac and, finally, under your own power by river kayak. Walking tours of Prince of Wales Fort and Cape Merry National Historic Sites, coastal hikes, evening lectures by marine biologists and local cultural presenters complete this truly educational experience.