Where, when and how to see northern lights in Churchill, Manitoba

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. 

Your next vacation is at a research station in the wilds of Manitoba's subarctic

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. 

Eureka! πŸ’‘ 4 spots for mad science in Manitoba

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

Beyond the bears

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

We β™₯ winter getaways

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

My northern education </br>Part 3: Heart of the north

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