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Churchill is located directly beneath the Auroral Oval with auroral activity occurring over 300 nights a year, making Churchill one of the best places on Earth to witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights.

Our Northern Lights adventure, led by a Frontiers North 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 a world-famous Tundra Buggy.

Our adventure begins in Winnipeg with an introductory night-photography workshop and a private guided tour of the Manitoba Museum.  Then, we travel to Churchill to experience the history and culture of the unique northern community with an interpretive snowshoeing afternoon and an exhilarating dog sled ride through the snow-covered boreal forest.

As the evening sky envelops the tundra in darkness each night, we will look to the sky from the warmth of our Tundra Buggy, and watch as the heavens put on the sparkling grand finale.

This Enthusiast Level departure includes: 

  • Winnipeg & Churchill accommodations
  • Round-trip airfare - Winnipeg to Churchill
  • All Meals
  • Winnipeg City Tour
  • Northern Lights photography clinic
  • Private guided Manitoba Museum tour
  • Dog sledding and snow shoeing programs
  • Evening Tundra Buggy excursions
  • Churchill Activities and Entrance Fees
  • Frontiers North Interpretive Guide

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Dates

DatesCodeCapacityLodgingMealsTransportationSingle SupplementPrice
Feb 17 -
Feb 24 2015
NL1E18 people3 nights Winnipeg, 4 nights ChurchillAllR/T Air$700$4,399
Code
NL1E
Capacity
18 people
Lodging
3 nights Winnipeg, 4 nights Churchill
Meals
All
Transportation
R/T Air
Single Supplement
$700
Price
$4,399
All prices CAD. Plus applicable taxes.
All prices, inclusions, and dates may be subject
to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Guests will arrive in Winnipeg independently and make their own way to the Inn at the Forks hotel. Once our guests are checked in, our Frontiers North Guide will host a meet and greet event to allow guests to get to know one another and to talk about the trip itinerary in further detail. 
Day 2
Guests will enjoy a day in Winnipeg, visiting the Manitoba Museum and Planetarium. At the Planetarium, guests will participate in an introductory photography clinic and receive tips on how to best capture the phenomenon of the aurora. Guests will also take part in an interactive program lead by Museum Interpreters that illustrates the traditional lifestyles of the Inuit people and view award-winning dioramas. 
Day 3
We depart Winnipeg by air in the morning and arrive in Churchill with a full day ahead of us. A Churchill town & area tour will show our guests the many interesting sights that this unique northern town has to offer, followed by lunch at one of Churchill’s fine family-run restaurants. In the afternoon, guests will have a chance to learn about the history of the Inuit in the Hudson Bay area at Churchill’s incredible Eskimo Museum, which houses one of the most extensive Inuit art collection in the world. The evening consists viewing and photographing the incredible dance of the northern lights from the warmth and comfort of a Tundra Buggy.
Day 4-6
Over the next few days, guests will be participating in daily activities such as the Way of the North program, wildlife presentations, snowshoeing program and dog sledding excursions. Each evening guests will enjoy and extensive nightly northern lights viewings from a Tundra Buggy.
Day 7
Guests will depart Churchill in the morning and fly to Winnipeg. After checking into the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, the day is yours to explore our beautiful city. 
Day 8
Depart Winnipeg at your leisure. 
  • Enjoy nightly northern lights excursions onto the tundra to view the dancing skies from the warmth of a Tundra Buggy
  • Feel the exhilaration of bounding through the boreal forest on a authentic dog sled ride
  • Slip on some snow shoes and enjoy a walk through Churchill’s beautiful winter landscape

 

 

 

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What to Pack

  • Warm hooded parka
  • Long underwear or thermal layers
  • Snow/ski/wind pants
  • Warm sweater and/or hooded sweatshirt
  • Wool blend socks
  • Warm gloves/mitts and thin gloves
  • Hat, Scarf, neck warmer or similar gear to cover and protect your face against the cold north winds
  • Warm-rubber soled winter boots
  • Camera, camera manual, extra camera batteries and camera tripod
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip-balm
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