In October, 2012, I took a trip to Churchill, Manitoba to visit a friend. I stayed in the tiny Northern town for 10 days and fell in love with the people living there and the wild atmosphere. While I only saw a polar bear once (and from a significant distance) their presence was constant — Natural Resource Officers had to scare bears out of town on multiple nights. Spending four days traveling to-and-from Churchill was one of my favourite experiences.