Bah humbug winter! When temperatures dip and snow flies Manitobans fete winter with a full roster of fresh-air festivals, parties and friendly races.
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Loaded with fur pelts caught on traplines across Northern Manitoba, modern-day trappers descend on Thompson every year to sell their wares to the highest bidder. The Thompson Fur Table connects aboriginal trappers, visitors and buyers to the history of Canada’s fur trade.
Churchill’s polar bears are a bunch of bruisers. While females tend to cubs, young males kill time wrestling, pawing and playfully pummeling each other in a ‘sparring’ ritual. Researchers don’t yet know the reasons behind the feats of strength and brawn but one thing’s for sure—polar bear sparring is a spectacle everyone should see.
Churchill is famous for being the polar bear capital of the world. And that’s just for starters. Here are some lesser known facts (and great story ideas) about this magical northern Manitoba outpost.