Recently I wrote an online article for Travel Manitoba’s Write Angles newsletter on the four top ways to view beluga whales. This of course was based on my visit to Churchill last summer, and my first experience of seeing belugas in the wild.
If you are an ongoing reader of my blog, you will know how much the belugas blew me away. In fact, I still haven’t come down this super nature induced high. I expected to enjoy the polar bears for sure – after all, they are my favourite animal. But, the belugas really stole the show and even more so, my heart.
Never have I felt such reciprocal curiosity from wildlife. It truly was one of the best and most touching experiences I have ever had. I actually sobbed uncontrollably with an overwhelming sensation of joy and amazement.
Anyhow, I made a video to accompany the write up. It shows a few ways one can enjoy viewing the thousands of beluga whales that head to the chilly waters of the Hudson Bay’s Churchill River. I hope you enjoy it:
If you ever find yourself in Churchill during beluga season (July and August), make sure you leave time to get to know these incredible ‘canaries of the sea.’