Churchill’s Northern Lights and Winter Nights Enthusiast

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Churchill is located directly beneath the Auroral Oval, making it one of the best places on Earth to witness Mother Nature’s light show. This Northern Lights adventure offers a unique program. Watch the skies for the appearance of the dancing lights from directly on the tundra, far away from the town’s lights, and experience the incredible culture and warmth of the town and people of Churchill.

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Highlights
  • Small group tour allowing the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers
  • Churchill’s Itsanitaq (Eskimo) Museum
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
  • Tundra Buggy® excursions through the tundra
  • Aurora Lounge for comfortable aurora viewing, away from the lights of town
Details
Group Size: 20

2019 Departures:
February: 17, 24*
March: 01*, 05*

2018 Pricing:
CA$5,699 – twin
CA$6,694 – single

* RAW: Churchill Experience – Dine under the northern lights at Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site on select 2019 tour dates (subject to availability)

Taxes:  4% PST; 5% GST

Prices are shown per person, in CA$, based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single.  Triple rooms are not available on this tour.

Tour Code:
002511J-20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive in Winnipeg

Guests will arrive in Winnipeg independently and make their way to the Inn at the Forks hotel.

Depending on your arrival time you might want to visit Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Churchill exhibit, with its resident polar bears and seals. Or, spend some time exploring the Forks market or the nearby Canadian Museum of Human Rights, both situated right around your hotel. There will be a welcome dinner at the Inn at the Forks this evening, hosted by your Interpretive Guide.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Winnipeg

Today you’ll visit the Manitoba Planetarium for its interactive presentation”Inuit: People of the North” program. Then enjoy a private, guided tour of the Manitoba Museum.
Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Arrive in Churchill

Early morning flight to Churchill. Activities: Churchill and area tour.

Our Northern Lights and Winter Nights adventure, led by an Interpretive Guide, offers the opportunity to capture this incredible night sky phenomenon from directly on the tundra, surrounded by the beautiful northern tundra landscape and with access to the warmth and comfort of an official Tundra Buggy and the Aurora Lodge.

In February and March you will be transported by Tundra Buggy across the frozen Churchill River to the Aurora Lounge which is positioned away from the lights of town for northern lights viewing. View the northern lights from inside the warm Aurora Lounge by peering out through the panoramic windows while sipping on a warm cup of coffee, or climb onto the roof-top observation deck for an unobstructed view. Or, for the warm-blooded, climb right down onto the ground to watch and photograph the northern lights directly from the tundra.

Meals: B, L, D

Days 4: Itsanitaq Museum

Today you’ll enjoy a Churchill town and area tour and visit Itsanitaq Museum. Itsanitaq Museum has a collection of Inuit carvings and artifacts that are among the finest and oldest in the world dating from Pre-Dorset (1700 B.C.) through Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times.
Meals: B, L, D

Days 5: Snowshoeing

Head out of town today and enjoy a snowshoeing program with a local resident leading the way. Instruction will be provided to those who have never snowshoed before. This evening you’ll head out onto the tundra to the Aurora Lounge for Northern Lights viewing.
Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Dog sledding

An always popular activity, today it’s a dog sledding excursion, hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert. This evening you’ll take part in Northern Lights viewings from a Tundra Buggy.
Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Depart for Winnipeg

Check out of your Churchill hotel before departing for the day’s activity, a presentation at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. This afternoon you fly back to Winnipeg. There will be an evening farewell dinner before saying goodbye to your fellow travellers and turning in for the night.
Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Depart Winnipeg

Depart Winnipeg anytime today, or choose to extend your stay and explore the Manitoba capital.
Meals: None

Included
  • Return Charter flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Two nights of accommodation in Winnipeg
  • Five nights of accommodation in Churchill
  • All meals days 2-7, breakfast on day 8
  • Churchill Town and Area tour
  • Visit to the Itsanitaq Museum (also known as the Eskimo Museum)
  • Visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
  • Services of an Interpretive Guide throughout
Not Included
  • Airfare from your home city to/from Winnipeg
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Specialist, Enthusiast and Adventurer levels of touring. You may already have noticed that some of our Churchill polar bear programs are categorized as Specialist, Enthusiast or Adventurer. But what do the categories mean? Well, here’s the low down.

– Specialist and Enthusiast level tours offer smaller group sizes and include a photography or interpretive guide. Adventurer level tours have the largest group size, so the lowest prices.
– If you are looking for the most economical tour, then an Adventurer level tour is for you.
– If you have a bit bigger budget and want a smaller group with an interpretive guide, then an Enthusiast level tour would be the best choice.
– The Specialist tours require the biggest budget and focuses (pardon the pun) on specific interests such as photography, with an expert guide along.

Confused as to what level of tour best suits your needs? Just ask us and we’ll go through the various tour options and dates to find the best fit.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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