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.
Walk with polar bears, howl with wolves, sing with beluga whales, enjoy tundra-inspired cuisine and cozy up under the northern lights. Get wild in Canada’s only remote Arctic luxury ecolodges on the Hudson Bay coast.
See Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, other wildlife and Churchill’s amazing northern lights—Up North and Personal™—with award-winning Lazy Bear Lodge and Expeditions, as featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine Stay List.
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With over 35 years of experience showcasing Churchill’s splendour, you can count on an unforgettable adventure with us. Whether your goal is to see the northern lights or polar bears we have the ideal trip for you.
Unleash your sense of adventure and head to Churchill this summer. Boat amongst curious beluga whales, roam the tundra in search of wildlife and witness breathtaking landscapes and sunsets across the vast Hudson Bay.
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.
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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.