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Subarctic Wonders: Exploring Churchill’s Northern Lights

IImmerse yourself in the magical spectacle of the aurora borealis directly beneath the auroral oval

Experience the captivating beauty of the Aurora Borealis on a journey to northern Manitoba. Nestled in a remote location beneath the auroral oval is the welcoming community of Churchill, home to one of the world’s best displays of the shimmering Northern Lights. During the day, get to know the people and places of Churchill and in the evening, journey to a tranquil hideaway, far from the city lights, to take in the awe-inspiring displays unfolding in the sky.  Dogsledding, snowshoeing and a one-of-a-kind dining experience under the Aurora are all part of the wonders of this unforgettable trip.

6 Days: from $7165/person CAD
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Below is a sample itinerary. The actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions.

Day 01: Welcome

Arrive at your hotel for the night, filled with excitement for your upcoming subarctic journey.
After checking in, you will head to an evening meet and greet held by our Interpretive Guide. This will give you and the group the chance to ask any last-minute questions and learn more about what your adventure holds.

Day 02: Churchill Adventure Begins

Today you will board an early morning flight to Churchill, Manitoba. Upon arrival, you will embark on a guided bus tour of local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including the Polar Bear Holding Facility and Inukshuk.

After lunch, you will visit the the Itsanitaq Museum, which contains one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre -Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times.

After dinner, meet for a presentation from a local resident on the culture, history and traditions of Churchill area.

In the evening, you will experience something you’ve been eagerly anticipating since booking the trip. You will journey across the frozen Churchill River on an official Tundra Buggy® to Dan’s Diner, a pop-up restaurant with skylights and panoramic windows offering the best northern lights-viewing opportunities. You will indulge in regional cuisine while enjoying the captivating spectacle.

After dinner, you will travel by Tundra Buggy to the Thanadelthur Lounge, where you can view the northern lights from inside through panoramic windows or climb onto the rooftop observation deck for an unobstructed view. You will spend the late hours of the night capturing incredible images of the dancing auroras.

Day 03: Snowshoes Trek and the Dan’s Diner Culinary Experience

In the morning, visit Polar Bears International House

After lunch, you will feel the exhilaration of an interpretive snowshoeing adventure through Churchill’s boreal forest, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

As evening falls, you will leave the lights of town and travel with the Tundra Buggy across the frozen Churchill River to Dan’s Diner and experience regional cuisine in a pop-up restaurant, complete with skylights and panoramic windows for best northern lights-viewing opportunities.

Day 04: Dog Sledding and Thanadelthur Lounge

Today, you will be going on a dog sledding excursion! Hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert, you will learn about Metis culture and the history of dog sledding in northern Canada.

This evening, you will get to take part in another very special northern light experience. You will travel again by Tundra Buggy across the frozen Churchill River, only this time it is to Thanadelthur Lounge. From there, you will be able to see the northern lights from inside the peering out through the panoramic windows or climb onto the roof-top observation deck.

Day 05: Last Day in Churchill

On your last day in Churchill, after breakfast, you will head over to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre to view detailed and exciting wildlife dioramas and fur trade exhibits.

As your final hours in Churchill come to an end, you will return to the Churchill airport for the evening return flight. The experience will have been unforgettable, and you will cherish the opportunity to witness the northern lights in Churchill and the connections made with fellow travellers.

Day 06: Depart

You will wake up with a sense of happiness, reflecting on your wonderful Churchill northern lights adventure. It will have been an amazing experience! Today, check out of your hotel and head home, ready to share your incredible adventures with family and friends.



  • Round trip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill (or Calgary and Churchill*)
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Winnipeg (or Calgary*)
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Churchill
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner from Day 2 to Day 5
  • Culinary experience
  • Cultural presentation
  • Churchill and area tour
  • Dog sledding
  • Forest excursion
  • Itsanitaq Museum
  • Polar Bears International House
  • Parks Canada Visitor Centre
  • Snowshoe trek
  • Tundra Buggy adventure
  • Thanadelthur Lounge

Not Included

  • Winter clothing (rentals available)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes
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Primary Location

Churchill, Manitoba


2025: February 21-26; February 27 - March 4; March 2-7; March 5-10; March 11-16*

Pricing Details

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  • Rates are based on double occupancy
  • This tour is subject to availability at time of booking
  • A $750 per person non-refundable deposit is required
  • Guests must sign a waiver
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory
  • *The March 11th departure is from and returns to Calgary
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Optional Extras

  • Transportation to and from Winnipeg (or Calgary*)
  • Additional nights in Winnipeg (or Calgary*)
  • Winter Clothing Rental (available to guests departing from Winnipeg, not Calgary)

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