What does it feel like to see the northern lights dance above you in the remote subarctic? Many have described the experience as a humbling one; an awe-inspiring event that leaves one feeling so, so small in the grand scheme of our magnificent universe. And yet, in that moment of humility, there may also be an overwhelming sense of significance. Therein lies the magic of the aurora borealis.
If your idea of a vacation tends to deviate from the norm of beach-lazing days, it’s time to clue into a total gem right here in Manitoba. The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is a real life, operational research center located 30 minutes outside of the town of Churchill. By welcoming both scientists and curious tourists into its barracks, it's also an affordable and completely unique way to experience the north.
Looking to have your own eureka moment? If you’re not currently enrolled in a science degree but have an itch to learn, look no further. There are plenty of opportunities to tinker with the wonders of the natural universe right here in Manitoba. Whether your scientific pursuits look to the stars or
This summer we listed some of Manitoba’s most unique stays, leading to impromptu roadtrips, staycations and weekend getaways. Now with winter well underway, you are likely starting to crave some time away from home to decompress and enjoy all the season has to offer. Here are 7 unique stays to add
There’s no doubt that I went to Churchill for one thing, and one thing only: to see polar bears. But once I got my white bear fix, I discovered that this northern town is definitely more than just bears. Culture & History Cape Merry Battery Many bear lovers are surprised when they learn about
Whether you’re looking for a short weekend getaway or a longer excursion, fall in love with Manitoba winters with some of these winning packages and special deals. Photo via Second Nature, Adventures in Discovery Travel to Hecla Island on a frozen Lake Winnipeg, where Second Nature, Adventures in
Churchill is known as the “ Polar Bear Capital of the World “, but it also played a major role in Canadian history. Every polar bear tour carves out time for visitors to discover the important and impressive heritage and culture of the area. It’s grey and blustery as our group heads out to Cape Merry
My time up north is with the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) located 23 kilometres east of the town of Churchill. Housed in the greenest of buildings surrounded by white, this non-profit research and educational facility opens its doors to researchers and scientists. It also welcomes
When I’m asked if I would like to participate in the Churchill Northern Studies Centre’ s Lords of the Arctic Learning Vacation , I giddily pack my long johns. I’ve worked for Travel Manitoba for five years and had not yet had the opportunity to go to Churchill. I’ve written a lot about the polar