THE SPEC­TAC­U­LAR NOW

It’s time to stop and stare.

Elle (Canada) - - Travel -

EDITOR’S POV From Burma’s For­bid­den Is­lands to Hokkaido, Ja­pan, newly ac­ces­si­ble and newly trendy places are al­ways high on lists of where to go next. But an­other travel cat­e­gory—see it be­fore it’s gone—is gain­ing mo­men­tum. The sights in this cat­e­gory are threat­ened by ev­ery­thing from ur­ban­iza­tion to global warm­ing and might not be around to ex­plore for­ever. The po­lar bears around Churchill, Man., fall into this group be­cause their habi­tat—the sea ice on Hud­son Bay—is melt­ing. While th­ese bears are re­mark­able to be­hold, the re­al­ity of see­ing them is al­ready bit­ter­sweet. Now or never is one kind of travel I hope be­comes a thing of the past. CHRISTINA REYNOLDS

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