MTSobek Introduces: A Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

OVERVIEW Once you’ve seen Canada’s Northwestern Passage, wildlife viewing may never be the same. Nestled between the towering mountains of Baffin and Bylot Islands, our Arctic camp takes Arctic adventure to the next level. Starting and ending our voyage in the picturesque hamlet of Pond Inlet, we’ll journey some 435 miles north of the Arctic […]

2015 Expedition of the Year – Canoe & Kayak Awards

The 2015 Canoe & Kayak Awards celebrate the past year’s most inspiring paddlers, adventures, and expeditions. I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech to announce the winner, Mike Ranta for his single-season canoe crossing of Canada. Selected by nearly 9,000 votes of peers and everyday paddlers, Canada Coast to Coast was a 4,750-mile, […]

Trolling Humans for Whales, and Other Divine Madness From the North Country

The Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?” Alice Kingsley: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” The Mad Hatter: “There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it you need to be […]

Growing Up with Polar Bears

There was once a little house on the tundra and here two sisters were raised, with the wild things in their backyard. A Unique Childhood Instead of puppies they had polar bears and instead of TV or video games, they swam with the belugas, watched the northern lights, and chased the arctic hares. While most […]

Little House on the Tundra

At first there was nothing but a vast stretch of land and an abandoned whale research center. Flying over the Hudson Bay and scouting for the perfect piece of tundra, co-founder Mike Reimer had a vision of intimacy with the surrounding wilderness and a quest for daily adventure. Arctic Inspiration Inspired by curious, wild animals […]

Singing with Belugas

Belugas are some of the most curious animals in the world. Their playfulness and interest in humans makes them fascinating to interact with underwater. Refined Musical Taste They say belugas are attracted to certain types of music. They’ve been known to bob heads to everything from Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston. Can you guess this […]

Churchill Wild Story

Churchill Wild designed a way to walk eye-level with polar bears, and the outfit remains the only in the world that offers this experience. The Idea that Launched a Company Churchill Wild: It’s not so much a company as an idea, an outrageously good idea. Churchill Wild pioneered a way to swim in arctic waters […]