Belugas in the Bay: The White Whales of Churchill
Delve into the trip of a lifetime! The Churchill River estuary is one of the summering grounds for the largest population of beluga whales in the Arctic. Nowhere else in the world can you get as up close and personal with this charming and highly vocal white whale. While other beluga populations deal with the combined threats of pollution and population decline, Churchill’s whales migrate to the river estuary to feed, give birth and moult their skin. As a participant in Belugas in the Bay, you will have three opportunities to view beluga whales in their natural habitat – an estuary tour, a kayak tour, and a “Beluga & Fort” tour combining whale watching with a guided walk to Prince of Wales Fort, National Historic Site, on the opposite side of the Churchill River. Whales are only one part of the experience – you will also observe the many birds in the area, go on walking tours of Cape Merry National Historic Site, other coastal areas and explore town, have evening lectures on marine biology and a local cultural presentation to help round out this truly educational experience.