On Saturday, November 21 we woke up and began our annual trek from the Churchill Wildlife Management Area into Wapusk National Park to host guests at Legendary Cape Churchill. Truly a sub-arctic expedition, our journey to Cape Churchill involves disassembling our Tundra Buggy Lodge, hooking-up each unit to a Tundra Buggy and transporting the whole lot 35 km east over the frozen tidal flats of Hudson Bay.
Prior to being permitted by Parks Canada to commence with our move, we conduct exploratory trips into the Park to establish our GPS’ed route. Annually we follow the same general route, deviating slightly to account for uncontrollable factors such as the extent of spill-over from creeks, sea-ice piling up on the tidal flats and the extent of snow drifting and snow cover.
Given the warmer-than-normal weather we’ve experienced this year, both FNA and Parks Canada were caught off guard by the success of our exploratory trips and both organizations acted quickly to make possible the trek here for our 38 intrepid guests and small IMAX crew.
Stay tuned for more updates from Cape Churchill!