Getting To Churchill & Getting Around

Getting to Churchill is part of the adventure. There are no roads; you must arrive by train or plane.

Getting Around in Churchill

Churchill is a small town and it is fairly easy to walk around town to shop or explore. Remember you are in polar bear country – respect all signage and warnings. It is not recommended to explore on foot outside the town without a guide.

Most packages will include transfers from the airport or rail station and to all activities and excursions included in your itinerary. For those planning a DYI trip to Churchill, there are tour operators that offer town and areas tours. Tamarack Rentals is the only car rental agency for those looking to explore independently.

Getting to Churchill

By Train

The Via Rail Canada train departs Union Station in Winnipeg for Churchill every Sunday and Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. The train departs Churchill every Thursday and Saturday.

The train ride is approximately 48 hours long – two days and two nights as it covers 1697 kilometres through Manitoba.

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

VIA Ticket Office
146-123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3

1-888-842-7245 (arrival and departure information)
1-800-561-8630 (reservations and fares, Western Canada only)

By Plane

Air service to Churchill is available year-round. See the list of available airlines that fly to Churchill, below.

For fall trips, book your travel well in advance of departure date to ensure a space. A flight from Winnipeg is approximately two hours long.

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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