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Northern Lights of Churchill


6 days / 5 nights

Hotel type

Downtown hotel

Nights of viewing

3 nights

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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. Limited space for 2024 - book now!

Route map of Northern Lights of Churchill trip from Winnipeg to Churchill

Top experiences and features

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Go dogsledding in Churchill

Enjoy an authentic dogsledding experience with a local Métis musher. Hear tales of Arctic racing, meet the pack of lovingly cared-for sled dogs, then feel the exhilaration of racing a team.

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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

Aurora activity can be seen in Churchill up to 300 nights per year, making it a top destination for Northern Lights viewing. Your chances are high, but because this is nature, nothing is guaranteed.

The town of Churchill is only accessible by train or airplane; there are no roads that lead there so you cannot drive. The quickest way to get to Churchill is by plane from Winnipeg or Calgary.

Our vacations are not typically escorted. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of independent travel.

This allows you, with the help of our travel experts, to personalize your trip to suit your interests, timeframe, and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.

An exception to this is our Northern Lights vacations in Churchill. These are hosted trips. On these trips, you will be with the same group for each day of your trip and have a daily activity schedule. A local guide will be with you and almost all meals are included.

Either winter or fall is the best season for viewing the Northern Lights in Canada. During these seasons, there are extended periods of darkness.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

  • Dogsledding Adventure

    Meet a local Métis musher for an authentic dogsledding 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 and Winnipeg
Day 05

Churchill and 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.


Get your personalized quote as prices vary by departure date, selected activities, and hotel. Prices shown are our lowest rates per person, based on double occupancy, and exclude taxes.
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Hotel Accommodations
3 Star
Activities and Northern Lights Viewing
Fully Guided
Most meals included
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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 after each day of outdoor adventures.

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