These signs are posted around the edge of the city of Churchill, which styles itself ‘the polar bear capital of the world’. Bad timing and poor organization on my part meant that I couldn’t arrange a trip on to the tundra to spot any polar bears, so I was left just looking at the signs. The water in the background is the Hudson’s Bay, which opens on to the Atlantic Ocean. The bay freezes over in November, and then the polar bears come out on to the ice.
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From Across Canada by Train, September 2009