One of the most spectacular and soulful activities to do in Churchill is kayaking with the thousands of beluga whales that inhabit the Churchill River and surrounding Hudson Bay in the summer months. Seeing the curious belugas from three or four different perspectives rounds out an overall experience with these amazing creatures! Kayaking with belugas in the water is as close as you can get both physically and spiritually. Enjoy!
Churchill has northern lights in their skies year – round! However, with weather conditions and long summer days, the chances to view the spectacular aurora borealis is not as optimal a good part of the year. However, once January, February and March roll around the skies become clear most nights and the greenish glow of northern lights ignite the sky and landscape around Churchill in an other-worldly manifestation of land and space.
A northern lights adventure in Churchill combines serenity and quiet with natures most phenomenal explosion of color in the endless palette of sky high above the frigid Arctic. The hustle and bustle of the polar bear season have long since dissipated and the true colors of this Hudson Bay outpost shine through both literally and figuratively. Although the polar bears have long since departed for the ice of the Hudson Bay, the ability to explore the area fearlessly, taking in the vastness of the north and reaching back in time to feel the sensation of discovery evokes feelings undiscovered.
These three shots by Alex De Vries – Magnifico at Discover Churchill document the magnificence of Churchill’s Spectacular northern lights. The official season is coming up but one can view the aurora borealis almost any time of the year with the right conditions! Of course if your a Churchillian like Alex, you have incredible opportunities to capture spectacular aurora images year round. Enjoy!
This Travel Manitoba video portrays the life-changing highlights of the north! The journey begins in the treasure-filled city of Winnipeg and transports one north to Churchill on the Hudson Bay via the newly restored train service. There is no more incredible experience in North America than this all-encompassing experience of culture, natural wonders and incredible Arctic Wildlife in Churchill! Enjoy!
Some iconic images from the north look like they could be from past centuries. Not much in the landscape or the clothing has changed. The timelessness of the Arctic culture and setting will endure for a long time to come. With all the recent changes in Churchill, the land and the aura of the frontier town remain timeless.We hope the wildlife and especially the dynamic Hudson Bay polar bear population.