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Media Release: Churchill named one of TIME Magazine‘s World Greatest Places of 2023

Polar Bears on the coast of Hudson Bay near Churchill - Credit: Travel Manitoba

TIME Magazine has listed Churchill as one of its „World Greatest Places of 2023“.

The northern Manitoba town on Canada‘s Hudson Bay, famous for its natural wonders such as polar bear and beluga whale migration as well as northern lights viewing, is listed among 49 other “far-flung and favorite” global destinations such as Jerusalem, Kyoto, and Mexico City.

“It’s an honour to have Churchill join the World’s Greatest Places list only two years after Winnipeg was crowned as one of fifty extraordinary destinations to explore by TIME Magazine. It’s no surprise to see Churchill on a list of spectacular locations from around the globe. Anyone who has been to Churchill knows this is a world-class place to visit,” said Colin Ferguson, President and CEO of Travel Manitoba.

Brooklyn-based journalist Nicholas Derenzo nominated Churchill for the recognition. Derenzo visited Churchill in August 2022, with the support of Travel Manitoba and Churchill tour operator Frontiers North Adventures. In the mention, Derenzo describes Churchill as a “northern wonder” and touts the townas a sustainable travel destination. “For wildlife experiences in North America, there is not another place that offers travellers such an up-close, front-row view as Churchill,” Derenzo says. “Best of all, in the era of over tourism, Churchill’s outfitters are innovating in creative ways that make you feel good about your impact as a visitor, from the new electric Tundra Buggy® to conservation-focused tours alongside real scientists.”

According to TIME’s website, the news magazine publishes its annual list based on the recommendations of its network of journalists. “To compile this list of the World’s Greatest Places, the top spots to visit this year, TIME solicited nominations of places from our international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.”

TIME announced their World’s Greatest Places of 2023 yesterday on their website and social media. Churchill will also be included in the upcoming special print edition of TIME, which hits newsstands in a couple of weeks.

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