The 'Nights Under Lights' package tour offers the best of Churchill in the winter, including evenings at a modern yurt nestled in the boreal forest perfect for Aurora viewing. During the days, enjoy some awesome winter activiites such as dog sledding, hiking and local tours. Churchill has some incredible areas to explore.
If you choose to come up on the VIA train, enjoy spending an extra night searching for Aurora from your train window. During the day enjoy the changing landscape as you head further and further north towards Churchill.
Day 1 - Catch the Train in Thompson Manitoba at 5 p.m and spend the night enjoying the changing landscapes, and maybe even Aurora as you continue your journey deeper into Manitoba's North.
Day 2 - Arrive in Churchill! You will be picked up and shuttled to the Aurora Inn to check into your hotel room. Take some time to freshen up and then either head to lunch, or depending on the arrival time of the train, straight out on a Town and Area tour of Churchill and its surrounding sites. After dinner, we head out to Nights Under Lights for the first evening of Aurora viewing.
Day 3 - Sleep in after a long night. After lunch be picked up and head to the Itsanitaq museum for a tour to learn about the history of the north and its peoples. After the museum, it's off to Wapusk Adventures to learn about dog mushing and go for a short dogsled ride! Dinner back in town and then out to Nights Under Lights for a second night of Aurora viewing and guest speaker.
Day 4 - Sleep in after the night then head out midday to go on a snowshoeing adventure with a hotdog roast and hot chocolate to relax and warm up with afterwards. Then it's off to Parks Canada for an interpretation of their information centre before dinner, then out to Nights Under Lights for a final night's Aurora.
Day 5 - Sleep in after a late-night then off for a photographic presentation on Churchill. Next, we go to the Polar Bears International building for a presentation about polar bears and climate change before getting in some final shopping, dinner, and then it's back to the train for an overnight to Thompson with hopeful Aurora along the way.
Day 6 - Arrive in Thompson at 11:30 a.m and head home at your leisure.
* This itinerary begins in Thompson, Manitoba. If you'd like to book your travel from other parts of Canada, please reach out to Landsby and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.
** Please note itinerary may change slightly day to day