One thousand kilometres north of Winnipeg is a place that feels like another world. At first glance, Churchill is a northern town like any other. But take another look and you’ll see Churchill is a one-of-a-kind Manitoba destination. Lying along the migration path of polar bears and beluga whales, Churchill draws wildlife enthusiasts from all over the globe.
Adventure on the edge of the Arctic
Your first clue that Churchill is a place for adventurers is the fact that there are no roads that lead here. Coming by plane or train are the only ways to get to this remote town on the shores of Hudson Bay. Churchill hotels and eco-lodges welcome those seeking once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences watching polar bears, beluga whales and also the northern lights, which are visible here up to 300 nights of the year.
Adventure in Canada's North
This winter come and join us for an adventure in Canada's north. Aurora, dog sledding, snow shoe treks! All a part of Nanuk Operations award winning Nights Under Lights multi day Aurora tour. Your adventure awaits!
Immerse yourself into one of the planet's last untamed wilderness areas. Walk with polar bears at Churchill Wild's exclusive Polar Bear Ecolodges.
Prince of Wales Fort
Hop aboard a boat down the windswept coast of Hudson Bay and visit the astonishing Prince of Wales Fort. Get a real sense of a fur trader’s life in the subarctic at this massive stone outpost.
Lazy Bear Expeditions
Belugas, Bears & Aurora - Trip Of A Lifetime
Get Up North & Personal for unique encoutners with the majestic polar bears, friendly beluga whales and the beautiful aurora. Stay at the authentic Lazy Bear Lodge and Café and experience the best of everything. Reserve your exciting adventure today!
Explore The North
Calm Air partners with local operators to bring visitors to Churchill for the most authentic Northern experiences available today.
Churchill is a year-round destination: fall is prime time to see polar bears, winter offers amazing northern lights viewing, spring is the top season for birdwatching and summer sees thousands of beluga whales arrive in the area.
Churchill’s culture and history are equally fascinating. See where retreating glaciers etched marks on rocks that are billions of years old. Tour a 300 year-old stone fort established by the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Go on a thrilling dogsled ride and learn about the importance of this mode of transportation to the people in the North. Admire intricate carvings and other Inuit art and artifacts at the Itsanitaq Museum. From hiking through vibrant fireweed to a shipwreck or seeing the town’s character brought to life in colourful murals, don’t be surprised if Churchill surprises you.
Churchill is located on Treaty 5 Territory, the original lands of the Ininiwak, Anish-Ininiwak and Dene and home to Inuit and Métis.
Peak viewing time to witness the flickering green hues of the northern lights are between February and March, with plenty of multi-day tour options available.
There are a variety of tours for viewing polar bears in Churchill in both the summer and fall season and deciding on which one is best for you depends on your level of adventure, your desire for exclusivity and your budget.
Over 57,000 beluga whales make their way into Hudson Bay each year, with 4,000 of those entering the Churchill River Estuary. There are a number of multi-day, single-day and DIY style tours to choose from on your northern summer adventure.