The landscape

Check out the diverse landscapes surrounding Churchill, from the boreal forest at its northern edge to the expansive Arctic tundra.

Taking a photo of Ithaca, the 80-metre-long wreck on Hudson Bay, just outside Churchill, Manitoba.

More than 400 native plant species can be found here. During the summer, wildflowers explode in a jumble of different colours and shapes.

Enjoying the vistas in northern Manitoba.

In fall, the ground is covered in scarlet bearberries, yellow willows and downy white tufts of Arctic avens.

A polar bear enjoying a nap along the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada.

Glacier-sculpted boulders inhabit the edge of Hudson Bay – where the sea gives way to rolling tundra. There is beauty in the details – miniature shrubs push through permafrost and brilliantly coloured bursts of flowering plants hug the ground for protection.

Iceberg along the Hudson Bay coastline in Churchill, Manitoba.

It’s an evocative terrain that will compel you to admire the strength of the many plant species that inhabit this uncompromising environment. Patches of boreal forest – including black spruce, white spruce and a thick mat of lichens – encroach on its relatively barren neighbour. In many ways, Churchill is still a wild frontier.

The rocket range at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC)

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