Getting to Churchill and exploring the town

October 2002

Flight from Winnipeg to Churchill by Calm Air via Thompson, followed by a guided Churchill city tour to discover this interesting remote community.

Aircraft deicing
We are about to depart from Winnipeg bound to Churchill, and our Hawker HS748 has been de-iced.

 

Hawker HS748 in Thompson, Manitoba
While en route, the pilots receive bad news regarding the weather in Churchill, affected by a severe winter storm and they decide to land in Thompson, Manitoba, waiting for better conditions at our final destination. We will wait in Thompson about 2 hours, in the meanwhile I take some picture of the aircraft and of the taiga around the terminal. The temperature is -10°C with occasional chilly winds.

 

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
We finally arrive in Churchill, where we enjoy a good lunch and an excursion in the town. The weather is still snowy and quite windy, but not so much cold. I walk in the town, taking pictures of typical homes and streets, under persisting snow showers.

 

Churchill museum Churchill museum
Churchill museum Inside the railway station, we assist to a video presentations about several topics (including polar bears). Here there is also a small but interesting museum, where I take these pictures.

 

Husky Husky pup
Nice dogs and puppies are just outside my hotel.

 

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