Danger Polar Bears
N 58° 46.392 W 094° 10.278
15V E 432266 N 6515390
Quick Description: "Polar Bear Capital of the World"
Polar Bear Alert STOP Don't walk in this area.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 11/14/2011 8:35:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMD3K8
Churchill is a town on the shore of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. It is most famous for the many polar bears that move toward the shore from inland in the autumn, leading to the nickname "Polar Bear Capital of the World" that has helped its growing tourism industry.
POLAR BEAR ALERT
Don't walk in this area
The unusal SIGN is posted in Churchill, Manitoba Canada the one only place in the world and thats what makes this SIGN so unusal.
Halloween in Churchill is one of the most unique events in north America. Kids go out en mass, depending on the weather of course, and navigate the streets guarded on either end by locals and fire department volunteers. Pick-up trucks with spotlights attached scour the area to insure no polar bears appear and steal any of the kid’s candy. Nobody is allowed to dress in ghost white for fear of being mistaken for a polar bear. Although this night was clear, the wind can whip up blowing snow and visibility can get pretty low. No chances need to be taken …..we don’t need any anesthetized five year-old’s. ..although surely parents have considered such an option after mega candy ingestion.
Type of sign or poster: Public
Name the misspelled word: Not listed
You decide what you want to show in a photo of the sign.
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