Churchill lures people to the shores of Hudson Bay for polar bears, beluga whales, a huge old stone fort and endless sub-Arctic majesty. But while these are reason enough to be on any itinerary, there's something less tangible that makes people stay longer and keeps them coming back: a hearty seductive spirit that makes the rest of the world seem – thankfully – even further away than it really is.
A love surprise: perfect romantic getaways you hadn't thought of
Why settle for a card and flowers for this Valentine's Day? Travel, dang it! If you're thinking of venturing out, here are six ideas you probably hadn't considered. Best of all, Valentine's Day is on a Thursday this year, meaning you expect some extra savings on mid-week deals in most places. 1.
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The 7 wonders of winter
As temperatures plummet in the Northern Hemisphere, why not enjoy some of the great travel experiences that only a big chill can bring. We look at the world's top seven winterland marvels, as chosen by Lonely Planet authors: 1. The northern lights of Canada It’s the middle of night, in the middle of nowhere.
Canadian Arctic Polar Bear Migration
The polar bear is one of nature's most ferocious stars—see them for yourself in their native land. Travel to the Inuit town of Arviat—in the middle of one of the planet's most extreme environments—and immerse yourself in Inuit culture.
Churchill Polar Bears
Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay is considered the polar bear capital of the world, and this 2-day trip will introduce you to its star citizens at a comfort level. Obviously, the polar bear is not the sort of animal you want to pat on the back, so we'll keep you safe and sound in a Tundra Buggy while still getting amazingly close to these awe-inspiring animals.