Across the world, in major zoos, seeing the Polar Bears is by far one of the most popular attractions. But, to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat — well, you’re best served making the trek 625 miles north of Winnipeg, into the tiny Tundra town of Churchill. Known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World, Churchill is home to about 800 residents, sits on the bank of the Hudson Bay and is in the direct path of migrating Polar Bears from mid-October through November.
Fascinated with the prospect of witnessing Polar Bears in their tough Tundra environment, Actor/producer and travel blogger Juliana Dever and accomplished travel writer and photographer Sherry Ott packed their bags for Churchill.
To document their trip to the icy, cold, wet, windy and rocky Northern Tundra, both Sherry and Juliana brought the new HTC Bolt™ smartphone, featuring Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Between its tough, aluminum unibody construction, water resistance and the superior damage resistance of Gorilla® Glass 5, the HTC Bolt™, Juliana and Sherry were both put to the test.
There are no roads to Churchill. It is only accessible by train or plane. The town grew from a remote outpost to a bustling seaport with the construction of the Hudson Bay Railroad and Port of Churchill in the late 1920s. Through much of the 1950s and 1960s, the town was a thriving military community. Today, it’s a destination for adventurists from across the world.