This amazing clip of footage from Adventure Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador itineraries is featured prominently in the travel show The Coolest Places On Earth, now playing on TV stations throughout the US.
Part of a half-hour episode devoted to Eastern and Central Canada, the clip highlights some of the amazing experiences passengers can look forward to aboard Adventure Canada’s East Coast itineraries.
We’re particularly pleased to be included at this time, as 2014 marks our 20th anniversary of operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s a place we believe really is one of the coolest places on Earth!
The streets, of course, are not the main attraction in Churchill, even for Google. After all, the town on the edge of Hudson Bay is known as the polar bear capital of the world. And the team arrived at the height of polar bear season, October-November.
Mounted on a tundra buggy—just like the ones our guests ride in during Adventure Canada’s Bears of Churchill trips—the streetview camera captured not only the barren wilderness of the tundra, but some of its celebrity residents as well.
We weren’t sure what to get you, our readers and guests, for International Polar Bear Day. They say it’s the thought that counts, so here are some polar bear related thoughts for today.
For a start, here’s a link to a good article, Polar Bear politics in Canada’s Arctic. It summarizes some of the issues surrounding polar bears, noting both their symbolic role in discussions of climate change, and their important place in Inuit culture.
If you were wondering what to give for this special occasion, here’s a simple suggestion, courtesy Polar Bears International: turn down your thermostat. (Or turn it up, if you live in a hot climate.) The idea being that if we all heat, or cool our homes just two degrees less, the resulting energy reduction will go some ways toward reducing climate change.
And for a real eye-opener, check out these intense polar bear pictures on Strombo‘s site from BBC wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan, who spent 40 minutes getting closer to a polar bear than just about anybody would ever want to be.
Polar bears are very important to us and our guests, as well as our many friends in the North: viewing these mighty mammals is an exciting and meaningful part of many of our trips. Happy International Polar Bear to you, and here’s to many, many more.