Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
Arrive in Winnipeg today – your gateway to an incredible Northern Lights adventure. If you arrive early enough, head downtown to see Winnipeg’s new Museum for Human Rights, or simply explore the charming Forks Market area. Tonight, you’ll meet your group and tour leader.
Overnight in a Winnipeg Airport hotel.
Day 2 – 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.
Finally the moment has come – it’s time for your first Aurora viewing experience, from a cozy yurt nestled in Churchill’s boreal forest. 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 three 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.
To ensure you are comfortable in Churchill’s cold temperatures, ask us about winter clothing rentals. We highly recommend you do this early, as availability is limited!
Overnights will be spent in a comfortable Churchill hotel.
Day 3 – Snow Shoeing and Northern Lights Culinary Experience
Learn about polar bear research at Polar Bears International House today, then head out on a thrilling snow shoe trek in one of Churchill’s nearby forests. This evening, experience a northern culinary adventure as you cross the frozen Churchill River by Tundra Buggy. Arrive at Dan’s Diner – a pop-up restaurant featuring regional cuisine. Watch for the Aurora Borealis through panorama windows, or step outside into the deep cold of an Arctic night.
Day 4 – Dog Sledding and Northern Lights Viewing
This morning, meet a local dogsledding expert who’ll teach you all about Metis culture and the history of dogsledding in Canada. Soon enough you’ll be racing through the snowy woodlands pulled by a team of enthusiastic huskies.
This evening, cross the frozen Churchill River once again to view the Northern Lights from a mobile lounge situated out on the Tundra, far away from the lights of town. Snap photos from the floor to ceiling panorama windows, or head up to the outdoor rooftop observation deck for an unobstructed view.
Day 5 – From Churchill back to Winnipeg
Before leaving Churchill today, you’ll head over to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre to discover even more about Churchill’s wildlife and fur trade history. Finally, an evening flight brings you back to Winnipeg where you’ll spend a final night at an airport hotel.
Day 6 – Depart from Winnipeg
Get ready to share incredible photos with friends at home, as you depart from the Winnipeg Airport.