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. Watch the skies for the appearance of the dancing lights from directly on the tundra, far away from the town’s lights.

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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

2021 Departures:
February: 20*, 25, 27
March: 04
* this departure travels one-way by train and is an 8 day/7 night program including 2 nights on the train and a remote culinary experience in Churchill. Prices are higher for this special VIA Rail departure and are listed below.

2021 Pricing:
From CA$5,399 – twin / From CA$6,199 – single
VIA Rail tour:
From CA$5,699 – twin / From CA$6,499 – single

2022 Departures:
February: 25
March: 02

2022 Pricing:
From CA$5,739 – twin / From CA$6,539 – single

Taxes:  4% PST; 5% GST

Prices are “starting from” rates, shown in CA$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. Triple rooms are not available on this tour.

Tour Code:
002511-W20

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Introduction

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.

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.

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 an evening Meet & Greet hosted by your your Interpretive Guide. Meals: None

Day 2: Winnipeg - Churchill

An early morning breakfast buffet and transfer to the airfield for the flight north to Churchill. Once in Churchill you’ll get to experience the incredible culture and warmth of the town and people of Churchill on a Town and Area tour. We’ll then visit the Itsanitaq Museum which houses 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. This evening you’ll go on a forest excursion. Meals: B, L, D

Days 3: Snowshoeing - Dan's Diner Culinary Experience & Northern Lights

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 Dan’s Diner for a culinary experience you won’t soon forget and for Northern Lights viewing. Meals: B, L, D

Day 4: Dog sledding - Northern Lights

An always popular activity, today it’s a dog sledding excursion, hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert. This evening you’ll journey to Thanadelthur Lodge for an evening visit and Northern Lights viewing. Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Parks Canada Visitor Centre - Depart for Winnipeg

Check out of your Churchill hotel before departing for the day’s activity, a presentation at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. You’ll have some free time this afternoon to visit the shops along the main street before flying back to Winnipeg this evening. Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Depart Winnipeg

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

Northern Lights and Winter Nights Enthusiast direct from Calgary

This 3 day/2 night Northern Lights adventure offers a unique program in which travellers fly directly from Calgary, Alberta to Churchill, Manitoba to experience the dancing skies and the incredible culture of Canada’s North.
2021 Dates:
March: 12
2021 Price:
From CA$3,999 – twin
From CA$4,349 – single
Taxes:  4% PST; 5% GST

Prices are “starting from” rates, shown in CA$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. Triple rooms are not available on this tour.

Please ask us for the itinerary outline and list of inclusions on this special program from Calgary.

Northern Lights and Winter Nights Specialist - Photography program

This 8 day/7 night Photography Specialist program is an extended version of the Experience program, led by an experienced Photo Specialist, who can assist you with camera settings. This offers you the opportunity to capture this incredible night-sky phenomenon from the tundra. Surround yourself in beautiful northern landscapes as we travel to a new and secluded location each night for incredible aurora-viewing and photography opportunities!
2021 Dates:
February: 21*, 25
March:01
* this departure travels one-way by train and is a 10 day/9 night program including 2 nights on the train. Prices are higher for this special VIA Rail departure and are listed below.
2021 Price:
From CA$6,099 – twin
From CA$7,124 – single
VIA Rail tour:
From CA$6,899 – twin
From CA$7,924 – single
Taxes:  4% PST; 5% GST

Prices are “starting from” rates, shown in CA$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. Triple rooms are not available on this tour.

Please ask us for the itinerary outline and list of inclusions on this special photography program

Included
  • Three nights of accommodation in Winnipeg
  • Return flight between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Four nights of accommodation in Churchill
  • All meals days 2-7, breakfast on day 8
  • Dan's Diner, a remote culinary experience
  • Churchill Town and Area tour
  • Dog sledding
  • Forest Excursion
  • Visit to the Itsanitaq Museum
  • Polar Bears International House
  • Visit to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre
  • Snowshoe trek
  • Tundra Buggy® trip
  • Thanadelthur Lodge
  • Services of an Interpretive Guide
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Winnipeg and your home city
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

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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