7 Nights / 8 Days
Duration
Nov – Mar
Dates
 
Independent Vacation

 
 
 
 
DEPARTURE Winnipeg
HIGHLIGHTS World famous Tundra Buggy viewing the Aurora Borealis, Manitoba Museum and Planetarium, Churchill and Area tour, Churchill Itsanitaq (Eskimo) Museum, Snow Shoeing Program, Dog Sledding excursion, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
INCLUDED
Accommodation Breakfast Lunch
Dinner Arrival transfers Inter-city transfers
Departure transfers Sightseeing tours Tour Driver/Guides
Entrance fees  All taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Optional services

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit is from November to March.

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Additional information

Ticket typeAdult, Child (2-11 Years)
Day
1

Arrive Winnipeg (D)

Today marks the beginning of the Northern Lights adventure! Arrive in Winnipeg and transfer on own to check-in at the Inn at the Forks hotel which is just a short taxi ride away from the Winnipeg airport. Meet and greet event at the hotel’s lounge followed by dinner. Overnight in Winnipeg hotel.

Day
2

Winnipeg (B, L, D)

After a wonderful and hearty breakfast, visit the Manitoba Museum which is renowned for its vivid portrayal of Manitoba’s rich and colourful history, planetarium shows and science gallery exhibits. The visit begins with a planetarium presentation depicting the northern lights, followed by an interactive program called “Inuit: People of North” which gives deeper knowledge and understanding of the traditional lifestyles of the Inuit people. After lunch, a Museum representative takes on a private guided tour of the Museum. At the end of the day, shuttle back to the hotel to prepare for a group dinner and a good night rest. Overnight in Winnipeg hotel.

Day
3

Winnipeg to Churchill (B, L, D)

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel restaurant, transfer by a shuttle to Winnipeg airport for a 2-hour flight to Churchill. Upon arrival, proceed for a short interpretive tour of the Churchill town before checking into your Churchill Hotel, Tundra Inn. In the afternoon the Interpretive Guide hosts an introductory photography clinic to prepare for the night of northern lights viewing and photography. Enjoy dinner at a family run Churchill restaurant before you are transferred to the Frontiers North’s Aurora Lounge to enjoy an evening out on a Tundra Buggy to gaze at the northern lights. The Frontiers North’s Aurora Lounge, train-car style lounge car outfitted with couches, tables and a fire-place where you can view the northern lights from inside by peering out through the windows or climb onto the roof-top observation deck for an unobstructed view. Spend the late night hours capturing incredible images of the dancing skies. After a couple of hours viewing, the driver takes you back to town. Overnight in Churchill hotel.

Day
4

Churchill (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel lobby, bundle up in warm clothes for the Churchill and Area Tour. See local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including attractions as Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting). After a delicious lunch at a locally owned restaurant, visit the Churchill Itsanitaq (Eskimo) Museum which houses one of Canada’s finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artefacts dating from pre- Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times. This evening we get to take part in a very special dinner experience called RAW:churchill. From the town, we embark on an official  Tundra Buggy across the frozen Churchill River to the Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site where you experience stunning cuisine in a heated transparent-roof restaurant under the northern lights (northern lights viewing weather permitting and RAW:churchill experience on select departures only). After dinner, you get some time for taking photos inside the Prince of Wales Fort. Then your Interpretive Guide and Tundra Buggy driver takes you back to town. Overnight in Churchill hotel.

Day
5

Churchill (B, L, D)

Morning grab a quick breakfast from the hotel lobby before departing for an interpretive snow shoeing program led by a Churchill naturalist that gives a chance to trek through boreal forest, across Precambrian rock and along the shore of the Hudson Bay. After heading back to Churchill for a delicious lunch, you have free time to explore the town. After dinner at a town restaurant, head out once again to the Aurora Lounge for the extensive northern lights viewing (weather permitting) from a Tundra Buggy. Return back to the hotel after a few hours of viewing. Overnight in Churchill hotel.

Day
6

Churchill (B, L, D)

Today morning is at leisure to take a walk down the Hudson Bay coast before meeting for the lunch. Later head out on a Dog Sledding excursion led by a local dog musher. He explains the basics and the importance of Dog Sledding to the northern communities before taking a mile long ride through the boreal forest. Dinner will be at a town restaurant. Proceed to see the northern light one last time. Tonight make sure to turn the camera off, lay down on the Tundra and just stare at the lights absorbing their beauty.When the lights die down, head back across the Churchill River to the hotel. Overnight in Churchill hotel

Day
7

Churchill to Winnipeg (B, L, D)

After breakfast, head over to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, which has in depth displays revealing the remarkable history of Churchill through wildlife dioramas and exhibits that portray the history of fur trade in the area. After a final lunch, depart Churchill and fly to Winnipeg. Check-in at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel which is just across the street from the Winnipeg airport. Have one more, big group dinner as a send-off for all the travellers come from all over the world to see the northern lights in Churchill. Overnight in Winnipeg hotel.

Day
8

Depart Winnipeg

It’s the final morning in Winnipeg. Check out of the hotel and depart for Winnipeg airport.

Inclusions:

  • 02 Night accommodation in Inn at the Forks Winnipeg
  • 04 Night accommodation in Churchill hotel
  • 01 Night accommodation in Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg
  • 06 Breakfast, 06 Lunch & 07 Dinner (Standard American Cuisines)
  • Return airfare from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Three / Four nights on the world-famous Tundra Buggy viewing the magical Aurora Borealis
  • A tour of the Manitoba Museum and Planetarium
  • Churchill Itsanitaq (Eskimo) Museum
  • RAW:churchill culinary and adventure experience (on select departures only)
  • Snow shoe trek through the Boreal Forest along the coast of the Hudson Bay
  • Dog sledding excursion hosted by a dog sledding expert
  • Entrance fees to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
  • Accompanied by a Frontiers North Interpretive Guide
  •  All transfers (except arrival and departure airport transfers)

Departures Dates (2019) : 

           Month               Dates
       February,2019                 17*,24
          March,2019                01,05

Note : * Excludes RAW:churchill experience

Base Price (2019) :

Single Twin Triple Child (Under 12 years)
6,694 5,699 5,639 5,549

Base Price is Per Person in Canadian Dollars

Applicable Taxes: 5% GST + 4% PST. Taxes are subject to change.

Recommend Gratuities CAD 10 per person per day for the Tundra Buggy Drivers and CAD 15 per person per day for the Frontiers North Interpretive Guides.

PAYMENT POLICY:

Deposit: CAD 750 per person due at time of booking

Reservations must be accompanied by the guests’ full name.

Full Payment: Due 90 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Days Prior To Departure Deposit & Cancellation Penalty Per Person (Cad)
Booking – 90 days CAD 300 per person, non-refundable
90 – 61 days 50% of total invoice, non-refundable
60 – 0 days 100% of total invoice, non-refundable

Note:

  • Attractions & Tours are subject to weather conditions
  • Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.