They make their living by showing you some of the natural wonders of the north – beluga whales.
But now, the President of the Churchill Beluga Whale Tour Operators Association says they’re being unfairly regulated by the province.
Wall Daudrich says the new policies don’t target heavy industry or pleasure boats, just tour operators.
“Everybody else, except for our association members, will not be under this onerous regulation. Recreational boating, traditional hunting, anything else has, basically, free reign in that area except for tourists with cameras on boats.”
The rules include requiring them to stay back 100 metres from the whales, which Daudrich says could kill their businesses.
There are four operators in Churchill and several other companies that rely on beluga tourism, all told employing 200 people.