Available dates in 2018:
February 18 – February 25 – 3 nights in Winnipeg, 4 nights in Churchill
March 4 – March 11 – 3 nights in Winnipeg, 4 nights in Churchill – includes RAW Churchill Dining Experience
March 8 – 15 – 3 nights in Winnipeg, 4 nights in Churchill – includes RAW Churchill Dining Experience
$5,349.00 / person + taxes per person based on double occupancy
Tour Capacity: 18 people
Single Supplement: $1,200.00
Included: Lodging 3 nights Winnipeg, 4 nights Churchill, all meals
A faint glow appears on the horizon. Slowly, soft curtains of color shimmer across the northern sky. The colors bend and weave and slowly begin to fade. The night sky darkens again. You have just witnessed a display of awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights). Churchill is one of the best places in Canada to witness the Northern Lights. The programs to Churchill provide an exciting alternative for viewing the Northern Lights; watch the Arctic sky from the back deck of a wide-bodied, comfortable Tundra Buggy.
During the winter, a Tundra Buggy is moved to an appropriate area, far from the lights of the community, and parked in a safe spot that provides an excellent backdrop for Aurora photos. The Buggies are heated and have on-board washroom facilities. This exciting outing is different from any other viewing experience. You will also have the opportunity to glide across the snow-covered tundra on a sled pulled by a team of dogs, and feel the sun on your face and wind in your hair during an interpretive snowshoeing afternoon!
Terms and Conditions for Booking
A $750.00 CAD non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of booking. Full payment for the tours is due 90 days prior to departure. All itineraries and prices above are listed in CAD dollars and can be subject to change at any time.
Itineraries are intended as examples only. Actual itineraries may vary depending upon weather, wildlife habits, contract service providers, logistical decisions of the tour leader and forces beyond our control. Price is based on specific foreign exchange rates and tariffs may change if these rates vary. Visitors must be prepared to be flexible; schedules may vary depending on conditions. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Methods of payment that are accepted include: Visa, MasterCard, personal cheque or bank transfer. Many of these trips fill up six to twelve months in advance. We suggest you reserve your space early.
Tour prices are based on double occupancy. If you are travelling alone and would like us to arrange a suitable roommate for you on the trip, we will make every effort to do so. If a roommate is not available or you wish single accommodations (where available), we must charge a single supplement which reflects the additional cost we incur for a singly-occupied room.
This applies to all tours unless otherwise noted on individual itineraries. In the event that you must cancel your reservation, refunds will be made according to the following schedule: Deposit: $400.00 CAD per person non-refundable. 90-61 days prior to departure, 50% of total is non-refundable. Less than 60 days prior to departure, 100% non-refundable. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Contact us for rates and insurance information so that you can be appropriately covered for your travel needs.
Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg Guests will arrive in Winnipeg independently and make their own way to the Inn at the Forks hotel. Activities: Evening welcome dinner hosted by your interpretive guide. Meals: D
Day 2 – Private guided tour of Manitoba Museum; Manitoba Planetarium northern lights presentation; Inuit: People of the North interactive program. Meals: B, L, D
Day 3 – Welcome to Churchill – Early morning flight to Churchill. Activities: Interpretive transfer into Churchill; afternoon photography clinic; evening RAW:churchill experience (select departures only); northern lights viewing from a Tundra Buggy. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4 – Churchill Town & Area Tour; Churchill Eskimo Museum; evening northern lights viewing from a Tundra Buggy. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5 – Snow shoeing program with a local resident; evening northern lights viewings from a Tundra Buggy. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6 – Dog sledding excursion hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert; evening northern lights viewings from a Tundra Buggy. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7 – Check out of the Churchill hotel before departing for the day’s activities. Activities: Presentation at the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre. Afternoon flight back to Winnipeg. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8 – Depart Winnipeg Depart Winnipeg at your leisure. Meals: None
Itineraries are subject to change if situations arise that are beyond our control. Prices based on double occupancy.
Detail list of Activities
Churchill and Area Tour: A guided bus tour of local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including such attractions as Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting).
Eskimo Museum: The museum contains one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artefacts dating from pre- Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times.
Parks Canada Interpretive Centre: Walk back in time viewing detailed and exciting wildlife dioramas, fur trade exhibits. View a series of videos on the history, culture and wildlife of the area. You leave chock-full of natural and historical information from the Churchill region.
Snowshoe Trek: Feel the exhilaration of an afternoon interpretive snowshoeing adventure through Churchill’s boreal forest, tundra and marine ecosystems.
Way of the North: Exploring the issue of sustainable lifestyles, an interactive discussion with two First Nations elders learning about their lives growing-up in the wilds of Northern Manitoba near Churchill.
Winnipeg Planetarium: A live tour of the current night sky, this guided “nature walk” of the stars highlights current constellations, planets and northern lights. A photography and educational clinic will help guests better understand how to capture perfect northern lights images with their own cameras in a night setting.