Subarctic Wonders: Exploring Churchill’s Northern Lights

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

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the aurora borealis, nestled in a remote community beneath the shimmering auroral oval. Embark on an authentic northern lights adventure, joining intimate tour groups that offer invigorating snowshoe treks, delectable cuisine, and nightly aurora viewing. Each evening, we journey to tranquil hideaways, far from the city lights, where the sky unfolds its awe-inspiring display. Experience the wonder of the Northern Lights in Churchill, expertly guided by our team, as you delve into the vibrant northern culture and witness nature’s enchanting light show.

5 Days: from $4995/person CAD or $3795/person USD
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Itinerary/Overview

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

Tomorrow will be the day! 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 Parks Canada Visitor Centre to view detailed and exciting wildlife dioramas and fur trade exhibits, leaving you chock-full of natural and historical information about the Churchill region.

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: Dog Sledding, Snowshoes and Northern Lights

In the morning, grab a quick breakfast from the hotel lobby before joining the group. Today's adventure will take you on a dog sledding excursion hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert. You will learn about Métis culture and the history of dog sledding in northern Canada.

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 behind for the final opportunity to view the awe-inspiring aurora borealis. You will travel to a modern-style yurt nestled in the boreal forest, where the illuminated yurt and the surrounding treetops will provide an excellent backdrop for photographing the northern lights.

Day 04: Last Day in Churchill

On your last day in Churchill, after some free time, you will visit the Itsanitaq Museum, home to one of Canada's finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks, and artefacts dating from pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times.

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 05: 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.

Inclusions

Included

  • Roundtrip Airfare between Churchill and Calgary (March 8th departure) Or Montreal (March 13th departure)
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Calgary or Montreal
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Churchill
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners featuring local cuisine on days 2-4
  • Guided Northern Lights viewing sessions
  • A guided tour of Churchill and its historical sites

Not Included

  • Winter clothing (rentals available)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel to and from points of origin
Travel Details

Primary Location

Churchill, Manitoba

Departures

March

Pricing Details

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  • Rates are based on double occupancy and subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A $750 / person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • March 8th Departure departs from Calgary
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