Travel to Churchill to view the Northern Lights

On this week-long adventure, journey to Churchill, Manitoba – one of the top three places in the world to see the Northern Lights. View the mystical Aurora from a cozy Tundra Buggy in the deep dark of an arctic winter. Enjoy a culinary adventure under the stars, interpretive tours, and guided winter activities.

Suggested length

6 days / 5 nights

Price

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When to go

February

Highlights of your trip

 3 nights of Northern Lights viewing from 3 different locations

 Once in a lifetime culinary experience under the night sky in Dan's Diner

 Sleeping in a cozy Churchill hotel

 Guided dogsledding and snow shoeing

 Interpretive presentations & tours 

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View the Aurora Borealis

Spend three evenings searching for the Northern Lights at different locations in Churchill.

Trip Itinerary

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Arrive in Winnipeg
Day 01

Arrive in Winnipeg

Your adventure begins in Winnipeg. Known affectionately as Winter-Peg, Winnipeg was historically established as a fur-trade post, but is now a vibrant, cultural hub city in the heart of Canada’s prairies.

  • Meet Your Group and Guides
  • Suggested Winter Clothing Rental

    To ensure you are comfortable in Churchill's cold temperatures, ask us about how you can book winter clothing rentals. Options include Canada Goose parkas and snow pants, plus Baffin snow boots.  

Journey North to Churchill
Day 02

Journey North to Churchill

After an early morning flight, you’ll touch down in the historic northern community of Churchill.

  • Fly to Churchill
  • Churchill Town and Area Tour

    On this Churchill interpretive tour, view and photograph the Polar Bear Holding Facility, historical Cape Merry, and an impressive Inukshuk.

  • Itsanitaq Museum Visit

    Learn about Inuit culture at the Itsanitaq Museum. The museum's collection of Inuit carvings and artifacts are among the finest and oldest in the world.

  • Northern Lights Forest Excursion

    This evening, travel to a cozy yurt tucked away in the snowy boreal forest and witness the awe-inspiring northern lights.

Experience Churchill
Day 03

Experience Churchill

Over the next few days, immerse yourself into Northern life. 

  • Polar Bears International House

    Visit Polar Bears International House, hear from a PBI representative, and learn about ongoing polar bear research in the region.

  • Interpretive Snowshoe Tour
  • Northern Lights Culinary Experience

    This evening, cross the frozen Churchill River in a Tundra Buggy and arrive at Dan's Diner. Enjoy regional cuisine and watch for the aurora borealis through panoramic windows.

Explore the North, View the Aurora Borealis
Day 04

Explore the North, View the Aurora Borealis

 Enjoy another day of uniquely Northern adventures.

  • Dog Sledding Adventure

    Meet a local Métis musher for an authentic dog sledding experience. Hear incredible tales of Arctic racing before embarking on your own race through the boreal forest.

  • Northern Lights Viewing - Thanadelthur Lounge

    Cross the frozen Churchill River to view the northern lights from Thanadelthur Lounge — a mobile lodge with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and an outdoor rooftop observation deck, situated on the Tundra, far away from the lights of town. 

Churchill back to Winnipeg
Day 05

Churchill back to Winnipeg

After a morning activity, you depart from Churchill to spend the night in Winnipeg.  

  • Parks Canada Centre Visit

    Discover Churchill's intriguing history through Parks Canada Centre's wildlife dioramas and interactive exhibits.

  • Fly back to Winnipeg
Depart from Winnipeg
Day 06

Depart from Winnipeg

After checking out of your hotel, depart Winnipeg at your leisure.

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Prices

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Hotel Accommodations
3 Star
Activities and Northern Lights Viewing
Fully Guided
Meals
Most meals included
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Accommodations

These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
The Tundra Inn in Churchill in the snow

Tundra Inn

Example of a Comfort hotel in Churchill

The Tundra Inn is a charming, family-run hotel located in the northern town of Churchill. With comfortable accommodation and complimentary amenities, this is the perfect place to relax before or after your arctic adventure.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Unique guided activities such as dogsledding, cultural tours and more
Guided Northern Lights viewing experiences
Return airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

The Northern Lights are most commonly a greenish-yellow hue, though they can appear pink, red, blue and even violet.

Yes! In spite of its cold and snowy reputation, Canada is one of the world’s best destinations for winter sports and activities, from downhill skiing and heli-skiing (invented in Canada), to dog sledding and snowshoeing. Canada is also one of the top places on the planet to see the Northern Lights, with best viewing between November and March.

You can photograph the Northern Lights, but you will need a tripod and preferably a DSLR camera where you can control the shutter speed. A wide angle lens is also recommended to capture their full scope.

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Black Friday Special

Free Hotel Night + Hotel Upgrade + Fine-Dining

Enjoy a free hotel night in select destinations — as well as a complimentary hotel upgrade — during your qualifying 2023 train vacation. Plus, we'll include a fine-dining experience!

Travel between January 1 – October 31, 2023

Capacity is limited to the first 50 guests who book before November 30, 2022. Get in touch today to secure your spot.

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Insider Tips

Canada is such a magical place in winter. Seeing the Northern Lights shimmer across a dark northern sky is a life-changing experience!

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