It is official. Churchill is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Sure, most of us may have known this for years, but the town recently (and finally!) trademarked the moniker. So how can other small towns claim a grandiose title of their own? Here are some tips on becoming the “The ______ Capital of the World.”
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Bah humbug winter! When temperatures dip and snow flies Manitobans fete winter with a full roster of fresh-air festivals, parties and friendly races.
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.