On the edge of the Arctic

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Everything Churchill

Welcome to the polar bear capital of the world.

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.

Polar bear illustration

Fall is prime time to see polar bears in Churchill.

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.

Featured Experiences

Churchill Wild

Where Luxury Meets Wilderness

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.

Nanuk Operations

Nights Under Lights

Join us for a winter aurora adventure in the north and experience all that Churchill has to offer! Snowshoe, dog sled, history and culture, then evenings filled with warmth and Aurora viewing!

Lazy Bear Expeditions

Ultimate Bears and Belugas Adventures

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.

Hudson Bay Helicopters

Take a flight with us!

See all Churchill has to offer from the safety and comfort of our helicopters. Our experienced pilots will be your personal tour guides. We specialize in 60 and 90 minute flights. We’re conveniently located in downtown Churchill. Walk Ins are welcome.

Calm Air International LP

Book your next MB trip with Calm Air

Discover the serene skies with Calm Air – your gateway to Winnipeg, Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson, or Churchill. Plan your next trip and book now for a stress-free journey into the heart of Manitoba's beauty.

Great White Bear Tours Inc

The Ultimate Churchill Experience

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.

Frontiers North Adventures

Adventure Calls in Canada's North

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.

Northern lights over the trees near Churchill, Manitoba

The northern lights can be experienced in Churchill 300 days a year.

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.

Mural of northern lights overlaid with a persons face and a beluga whale, painted on the side of a building in Churchill.
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Person lying on their back in the snow, looking up at the northern lights in Churchill.

Explore Churchill

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.

Polar bear playing its back on the green tundra.
Jad Davenport at Churchill Wild

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.

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Beautiful Belugas

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.

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Discover Winnipeg's turn-of-the-last century Exchange District, friendly neighbourhoods and attractions showcasing the city’s history.

Explore Churchill

Welcome to Churchill, Canada

Known as the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill is also known as a beluga whale watching hotspot and one of the best places to see the northern lights.

Plan Your Trip

Start planning your trip to see beluga whales, polar bears or the northern lights!

About Churchill, Canada

Learn about the history of Churchill and its surroundings, from the Pre-Dorset to Modern Inuit cultures through to the european fur trade and exploration of the North.

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