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Nights Under the Lights in Churchill

This award-winning experience will put you in the Boreal Forest in Canada's North directly under the Auroral Oval!
Cross seeing the Northern Lights off your bucket list on this incredible Aurora viewing tour in Northern Manitoba. You'll experience unforgettable adventures and create lasting memories! Churchill, otherwise known as "The Polar Bear Capital of the World", is situated perfectly under the Auroral Oval, meaning the Aurora Borealis is visible 300 days of the year. In the winter, long nights and colder temperatures create an optimal viewing experience. The dancing lights in the dark sky will take your breath away
6 Days from $4995/person CAD

Primary Location

Churchill, Manitoba

Departures

2023: February 9-13, February 16-20, March 9-13

Included:

  • Daily afternoon activities (Town and Area tours, wildlife tours, dog sledding, snowshoeing, visits to the Museum and more)
  • 3 x evenings spent at our Award-winning Nights Under Lights Aurora location enjoying the warmth and comfort of our modern yurt, refreshments and snacks while watching and photographing the northern lights. Our spot is perfectly situated away from the ambient lights of the town and tucked away in the boreal forest. No need to stand outside in the cold all night, but stretch out and relax when you need to take a break. Photography tips and presentations given during the evenings and many options for photos.
  • Beautiful nighttime walks and snowshoe treks under the Aurora in the boreal forest
  • Accommodation in Winnipeg and Churchill (2 nights in Winnipeg, 3 nights in Churchill)
  • Return Flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Breakfasts in Winnipeg, Lunches and Dinners in Churchill (the hotel has a kitchen to allow for guest breakfasts while in Churchill)

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from your point of origin and Thompson
  • Breakfasts and lunches (or any meals on the Train)
  • Alcohol
  • Any extra activities in Churchill that are not included in the itinerary

Pricing Details

  • The price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Prices are subject to change

Itinerary

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

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