Experience 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.

This remote Canadian town on the shores of Hudson Bay is 1,000 km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital city. There are no roads that lead to Churchill, you can only get here by train or plane.

In addition to seeing polar bears, beluga whales and northern lights, Churchill has an impressive history and culture. Tour a fur trade fort, go on a dogsled adventure and admire the works of local artists and artisans.

Manitoba map showing rail line from Winnipeg to Churchill.

The Churchill Experience

The town of Churchill (population 1,000) is a northern Manitoba community accessible only by air and rail. A true bucket-list vacation destination, this rugged outpost on the edge of the Hudson Bay offers experiences you won't find anywhere else in the world.

Polar bears and beluga whales are just two of the main attractions that bring hundreds of international visitors to Churchill every year. The town is also famous for its nightlife, as one of the world's premiere viewing destinations for the aurora borealis (northern lights) that dance in the sky some 300 nights each year.

From the shipwreck of the Ithaca, to the enormous Sea Walls murals, to helicopter tours over the remote northern wilderness, there's no end to the surprises you'll find on the edge of the Arctic.

When To Go To Churchill & What You'll See

Churchill attractions calendar: when to go to see polar bears, belugas or northern lights.

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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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