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Northern Lights of Churchill

Northern Lights of Churchill

8

days

starting fromUS $4,357per person

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget
Northern Lights of Churchill  – Map
Sample trip map & photos – personalize your trip by adding extra nights and activities in each location
Northern lights over the Tundra Buggy Lodge
Northern lights over the Tundra Buggy Lodge
Churchill, Manitoba is one of the top 3 places worldwide for Northern Lights viewing
Manitoba Museaum
Manitoba Museaum
In Winnipeg, learn about the region's natural history and night skies with a guide
Doglsedding in Churchill
Doglsedding in Churchill
Arrive in Churchill, where your days are filled with winter activities
Watching the Northern Lights from the Tundra Buggy
Watching the Northern Lights from the Tundra Buggy
At night, view the lights from inside or outside a cozy Tundra Buggy
Northern Lights over the Prince of Wales Historic Site in Churchill
Northern Lights over the Prince of Wales Historic Site in Churchill
Experience RAW Churchill - a unique culinary experience at the Price of Wales Historic Site
RAW churchill culinary experience
RAW churchill culinary experience
Toast to your adventures with new friends, as the night skies sparkle overhead
  • Quick Overview

    What we love about this trip

    • 4 nights of Northern Lights viewing

    • Once in a lifetime culinary experience under the night sky

    • Sleeping in a cozy Churchill hotel

    • Guided dogsledding and snow shoeing

    • Interpretive presentations & tours

    On this week-long adventure, you’ll 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.

    Trip Outline

    Arrive Winnipeg 2 nights Winnipeg 4 nights Churchill 1 night Winnipeg Depart Winnipeg

  • Sample Itinerary
    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

    Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
    Winnipeg is considered Canada’s cultural capital. If you arrive early enough, you can walk from your hotel to experience Winnipeg’s new Museum of Human Rights, or simply explore the charming Forks Market. Tonight, you’ll meet your group and tour leader, and enjoy a hearty welcome dinner.

    Overnight in downtown Winnipeg.

    Day 2 – Explore Winnipeg with a Guide
    Today will set the stage for your journey north. Learn about Canada’s Inuit culture, as you tour the Manitoba Museum on an interactive program. Then at the Planetarium, you’ll tour the night sky on a guided “nature walk” of the stars, current constellations, planets, and northern lights.

    Overnight in downtown Winnipeg.

    Day 3 – Journey North to Churchill
    After an early morning flight, you’ll touch down in the historic northern community of Churchill accessible only by air or rail. Enjoy a guided bus tour of local and historical points of interest, plus a visit to the Itsanitaq Museum, which houses one of the most extensive Inuit art collection in the world.

    Before your first evening of aurora viewing, hone your skills on a photography workshop. Once settled onboard the cozy Tundra Buggy Lodge, surrounded by the deep darkness of an arctic winter, you’ll catch your first glimpse of the Lights as they begin to dance overhead. Churchill is considered one of the 3 best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, with an average of 300 nights of Aurora activity per year. The colour can vary from a haunting, brilliant green, to a rainbow of violet, blue, red, and yellow.

    Overnights will be spent in a comfortable Churchill hotel.

    Days 4, 5 & 6 – Churchill Activities and Northern Lights Viewing
    Over the next few days, immerse yourself into Northern life. With your group, you’ll enjoy a thrilling dogsled adventure, snowshoe trek, and wildlife interpretation. Each night, you’ll watch for the Northern Lights from the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

    Feature Dinner – RAW: Churchill
    One evening of your stay, you’ll embark on one of Canada’s most unique culinary adventures, as you travel across the frozen Churchill River by Tundra Buggy to the Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Here you’ll experience stunning cuisine in a clear-roofed pop-up restaurant, under the stars and lights of the northern night sky.

    Day 7 – From Churchill back to Winnipeg
    All too soon, you depart from Churchill by air in the afternoon to spend the night in Winnipeg.

    Day 8 – Depart
    Depart Winnipeg at your leisure.
  • What's Included
    Accommodations:
    • 2 pre-nights of accommodation in downtown Winnipeg
    • 1 post-night in a Winnipeg airport hotel
    • 4 nights in a cozy Churchill hotel

    Winnipeg Experiences:
    • Meet & greet evening on the first night of your tour
    • Winnipeg Planetarium
    • Winnipeg Museum

    Churchill Experiences:
    • 4 nights of Aurora Borealis watching from the comfort of the Tundra Buggy Lodge
    • Services of a certified interpretive guide for the duration of your trip
    • Churchill Town and Area Tour
    • Itsanitaq Museum
    • Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
    • Dogsledding Excursion
    • Snowshoe Trek
    • Photography Tips

    Meal Inclusions:
    • RAW: Churchill culinary experience (not available on Feb 17 start date)
    • All Meals

    Transfer Inclusions:
    • Return airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill

    Other Inclusions:
    • Documentation package
    • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

    Note:
    • Feb 17 trip does not include RAW:Churchill culinary experience

     

    Not Included

    • Airfare between your home and Winnipeg
    • Winter clothing (rental package is available, please inquire)
    • Gratuities
    • Provincial & federal Canadian taxes
    • Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)

    Get your personalized itinerary before availability is gone. Because we're now booking into 2019

    • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
    • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.
  • Accommodations

    Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation choices. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

    Tundra Inn

    An example of our Comfort accommodations

    The Tundra Inn is a charming, family run hotel located in the northern town of Churchill. With comfortable, spacious accommodation and complimentary amenities, this is the perfect place to relax before or after your arctic adventure. Your stay includes continental breakfast, free tea and coffee and high-speed internet.

     

  • Prices & Dates
    2019 Trip Start Dates
    Feb 17, 24
    Mar 1, 5

     

    Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

    Northern Lights Viewing Experience
    from US $5,699to US $6,155per person

    On our northern lights viewing adventures, you’ll have plenty of chances to see the aurora from a prime viewing location. In addition, you’ll likely get a taste of northern life on guided winter activities such as dogsledding and snow shoeing. And to bundle it all together, you’ll stay in cozy accommodations at night.

  • Common Questions

    Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

    What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation

    Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

    Is it safe to drive in the mountains?

    New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

    When is the best time to see wildlife?

    That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

    Are your tours escorted?

    No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.

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  • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.