Calling all history buffs! Curious where Churchill, AKA the polar bear capital of Canada, got its name? Though many people believe the Manitoba town was named after Britain’s former Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, it was actually named after John Churchill, the 3rd governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Duke of Marlborough. Even more fascinating, Winston Churchill was a direct descendent of John Churchill.
Interested in learning more about the legendary family? Be sure to stop by Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston, during your next trip to Britain. Featuring one of England’s most impressive collections of art, landscaped parkland (courtesy of Capability Brown), and elegant formal gardens, this World Heritage Site is the perfect place to spend a sunny day.