The 2017 Hudson Bay Quest has been cancelled due to poor trail conditions and overwhelming logistical challenges resulting in unsafe conditions after Northern Manitoba experienced a massive blizzard this past week.
The Town of Churchill has declared a State of Emergency, pulling resources to assist with the accumulated snow and drifting that caused the community to close all businesses for 3 days. This blizzard has halted rail service until the tracks can be cleared between Thompson and Churchill. Gillam has also had similar challenges with this same blizzard.
While many sled dog races have cancelled due to lack of snow, we have wiped the smug looks off our faces now that we ultimately have too much snow. The Organizing Committee for the 2017 HBQ wishes everyone a safe and productive year as we navigate through this experience, and begin our planning for the 2018 Hudson Bay Quest.