Person on a frozen lake with arms stretched to the sky under the purple and green northern lights.

Northern Lights

While the natural wonder known as the northern lights or the Aurora Borealis can be seen throughout all of Manitoba, Churchill experiences the phenomenon nearly 300 nights a year. With its ideal position under the auroral oval, Churchill draws in eager nature enthusiasts every year to see its beauty.

Marvel at the northern lights on a winter adventure

In Churchill, the peak viewing time for witnessing the flickering green hues of the Aurora Borealis is between February and March, with plenty of multi-day tour options available to take you north.

Three people on a deck at a yurt, watching the northern lights dance overhead near Churchill.

Top 10 Northern Lights Viewing Experiences

Northern lights can be seen across the province with Churchill being considered one of the best places in the world to see them. There are a variety of ways to partake in this natural wonder all over Manitoba.

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From northern lights viewing domes to outdoor experiences, find an opportunity that matches your comfort level this winter.

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Treat yourself to a feast for your eyes and taste buds at Dan's Diner, an extraordinary culinary experience beneath the northern lights.

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Churchill Northern Studies Centre

We would love to help you check aurora borealis off your bucket list! Come experience the magic of the northern lights with us!

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Once you've chosen your northern lights destination, start planning the rest of your winter escape with accommodation options in the area!


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