Northern Lights
Witness one of the world’s great natural wonders

Northern Lights

See the northern lights up to 300 nights a year in Manitoba.


Inuit mythology says the northern lights are the spirits of their ancestors playing ball with a walrus skull.

Elevate Your Journey with Churchill

Experience the northern lights like never before in Churchill, Manitoba. With its unrivaled viewing opportunities and a spectacle that graces the skies almost year-round, the town guarantees an unforgettable encounter with the splendor of the Aurora Borealis. Join us as we delve into the heart of winter's brilliance and embark on an exploration that will forever illuminate your travel memories.

Your northern lights adventure starts here. Choose Churchill. Choose wonder.

See an amazing phenomenon of the natural world
Aurora Season: August – April
Peak Season: January – March
Best Time: 8 PM - 2 AM

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What You Need To Know

Where, When and How to See Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba

What does it feel like to see the northern lights dance above you in the remote subarctic? Many have described the experience as a humbling one; an awe-inspiring event that leaves one feeling so, so small in the grand scheme of our magnificent universe....

Chasing the Northern Lights in Churchill

Chasing the northern lights is a lot like going on a fishing trip; there are no guarantees that you’re going catch the 'big one.' Predicting when this natural phenomenon that depends on super-heated gasses travelling millions of kilometers across the...

10 fascinating facts about the northern lights

The northern lights are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons–and lucky for us, Manitoba is one of the best places in the world to view them.

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Featured Experiences

Great White Bear Tours Inc

Northern Lights and Arctic Exploration

Come experience the northern lights with us while exploring all of the beauty that Churchill has to offer. We provide different viewing locations and a one-of-a-kind Snow Coach ride to our Creek Cabin.

Frontiers North Adventures

Experience the Magic of Northern Lights

Located directly under the auroral oval Churchill offers some of the world's most exceptional northern lights displays. Join the adventure and witness the aurora borealis, dog sledding and dining beneath the northern lights.

Nanuk Operations

Aurora Snowshoe Adventure

Join us for an evening adventure this winter and snowshoe through the boreal forest under the Aurora, then spend the rest of the evening at our award winning Nights Under Lights spot with refreshments and comfort!

Ways to Experience the Northern Lights

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Aurora Domes

Hearne Ave, Division No. 23

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What else is there to do in Churchill

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 that Churchill is a one-of-a-kind destination.

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Lying along the migration path of polar bears and beluga whales, Churchill draws wildlife enthusiasts from all over the globe.