Embark on an extraordinary Canadian subarctic journey, capturing the mesmerising allure of the northern lights through this unforgettable photo adventure. Regardless of your expertise or camera gear, whether a DSLR or smartphone, our guided tour with a Photo Specialist offers you the opportunity to seize the perfect shot of the breathtaking aurora borealis. By day, immerse yourself in Churchill’s captivating history and culture, engaging in snowshoeing expeditions, exhilarating dog sled rides in the boreal forest, and a fascinating Itsanitaq Museum tour, among other activities.
As twilight descends, each night unveils a new and secluded location where you can encapsulate the sheer magnificence of the northern landscapes in stunning photographs. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, you’ll be led to the prime vantage points for witnessing and capturing the awe-inspiring northern lights. With cosy accommodations and exclusive access to the extraordinary Dan’s Diner culinary experience, every aspect of your journey is meticulously designed to ensure you have everything you need
Day 01: Welcome to Winnipeg
After your arrival in Winnipeg, you'll make your way to tonight's accommodation, The Inn at the Forks, conveniently located in the popular cultural hub known as “The Forks”. After checking in, get ready for an evening welcome dinner where you'll have the opportunity to meet your photo specialist guide. This gathering is a chance to ask any last-minute questions and learn more about the exciting adventures that await you.
Day 02: The Manitoba Museum
Start your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a guided shuttle to the renowned Manitoba Museum. Known for its engaging portrayal of Manitoba's history, fascinating planetarium shows, and captivating science gallery exhibits, the museum offers a truly immersive experience. Your visit begins with an interactive planetarium presentation, taking you on a tour of the Winnipeg night sky to discover current constellations, planets, and, of course, the mesmerising northern lights. Dive deeper into Inuit culture with the interactive program "Inuit: People of the North." After a satisfying lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the museum to explore its diverse collections. As the day comes to an end, return to your accommodation for a group dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Day 03: Churchill Adventure Begins
After a quick breakfast, head to the airport for your flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, marking the start of your thrilling Churchill adventure. Upon arrival, take some time to explore the charming town before your Photo Specialist provides valuable tips for capturing the northern lights through photography. As night falls, leave the town lights behind and venture into the enchanting boreal forest. You'll spend the evening in a cozy modern-style yurt, illuminated to create the perfect setting for capturing stunning photos of the northern lights against the backdrop of the forest.
Day 04: Dan's Diner Culinary Experience
Embark on a captivating tour of Churchill and its surroundings, led by a knowledgeable expert who will introduce you to local highlights and historical landmarks, including the Polar Bear Holding Facility and Inukshuk. After a delightful lunch, visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre to immerse yourself in wildlife dioramas and informative exhibits showcasing the rich natural and historical heritage of the Churchill region. The highlight of the evening is a culinary adventure at Dan's Diner. Board the official Tundra Buggy® and cross the frozen Churchill River to reach the pop-up restaurant. Enjoy regional cuisine while marvelling at panoramic views of the northern lights. After dinner, take some time to relax, socialise with fellow travellers, and create lasting memories.
Day 05: Dog Sledding and Thanadelthur Lounge
Start your morning with a quick breakfast from the hotel lobby before joining the group for an unforgettable dog sledding excursion. Led by a local resident and dog sledding expert, you'll learn about Métis culture and the fascinating history of dog sledding in northern Canada. In the evening, prepare for another extraordinary experience with the northern lights. Travel by Tundra Buggy® across the frozen Churchill River to reach the Thanadelthur Lounge, where you can view the northern lights from inside through panoramic windows or venture to the roof-top observation deck for an unobstructed view. Capture incredible images of the dancing lights as they illuminate the night sky.
Day 06: Snowshoe Trek and Wapusk Adventures
Get ready for an exciting day ahead! You'll embark on a Snowshoe Trek and Wapusk Adventures, immersing yourself in Churchill's stunning boreal forest. Feel the thrill of an interpretive snowshoeing adventure, discovering the wonders of nature along the way. As the evening arrives, prepare for a memorable night of northern lights viewing at Wapusk Adventures. Picture yourself cozying up by a warm fire in a teepee, capturing breathtaking photos of the glowing firelight against the traditional structure.
Day 07: Last Day in Churchill
On your final day in Churchill you have time to explore its cultural treasures. Start with a visit to the Itsanitaq Museum, home to an impressive collection of Inuit carvings, kayaks, and artifacts from different periods of Inuit history. Dive into the rich heritage and craftsmanship of the Inuit people. Then, head to Polar Bears International House for an enlightening talk by a Polar Bears International Ambassador. Learn about polar bears worldwide, ongoing research, and the impact of climate change. Explore the Interpretive Centre, where you'll discover ways to support polar bear conservation. After bidding farewell to Churchill, you'll return to the Churchill airport for your evening flight back to Winnipeg. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, concluding this incredible journey.
Day 08: Depart Winnipeg
Today is your final morning in Winnipeg, marking the end of your unforgettable northern lights adventure. Reflect on the incredible experiences and the amazing photos you've captured of Churchill's mesmerising northern lights. As you return home, be excited to share the beauty and wonder you witnessed with your loved ones, leaving them in awe of the magical moments you experienced.
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