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Letter: Churchill can warm a visitor on the coldest night of the year

First trip to Churchill makes Thompson resident wish he'd visited there much sooner.
churchill train station sept 1 2020
The Churchill train station in September 2020.

To the Editor:

It’s isolated, has a climate fit for polar bears, Arctic foxes and seals— but the vibrant, friendly community is our relatively unknown gem here in Northern Manitoba.

If the northern winter has worn you thin, jump on Via Rail and roll on down the ribbon of steel to Western Canada’s only access to the Arctic Ocean. The best part of the trip is at the end of the line (the Churchill end, that is) where a small but vibrant community warms you up on the coldest night of the year.

I had been north of Winnipeg for 47 years when my friend Rodney persuaded me to take a mind break in his hometown. A day’s journey later, I think the attraction is as strong as gravity. I’m hooked.

Angus Campbell Sr.

Thompson