Churchill Northern Lights Season Preview

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.

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Northern lights flooding the sky above teepee at Wapusk Adventures in Churchill. Andre Brandt photo.

 

Inukshuk in Churchill aurora borealis

High above the tundra with the aurora blazing above. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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Northern lights above Churchill boreal forest. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

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Northern lights in Churchill above the tundra. Alex de Vries = Magnifico photo.

 

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The swirl of northern lights in Churchill. Justin Gibson photo.

 

Churchill River mushing hut under the aurora.

Incredible shot of musher hut with aurora above. Brad Joseph photo.

 

Churchill graveyard and aurora borealis.

Churchill graveyard under the greenish glow of the aurora borealis. Katie de Meulles photo.

Churchill Video of the Week – Churchill Life Change

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!

Churchill Video of the Week – Lost Beluga Whale

A lone beluga whale took a vacation in London, England this week! The trip began with a leisurely swim up the Thames River around the Gravesland area about 30 miles east of London. The rare sight was captured on this video as well as many others posted on social media.

Helicopters from local news stations hovered above and local officials advised onlookers on boats to keep their distance. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation group was as surprised as anyone witnessing this incredible sighting.

Beluga whales are more commonly found in the Arctic. Churchill, Manitoba is a prime destination for beluga whale wildlife adventures.

Belugas at the back of the zodiac in the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba. Stephanie Fernandez photo.

Beluga whales inhabit cold, Arctic waters off Greenland, Svalbard and in the Barents Sea,” the group said in a statement. “There have only been around 20 sightings of beluga whales off the U.K. coast previously, but these have occurred off Northumberland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.”

The last beluga whale spotted in the United Kingdom was off the coast of Northern Ireland three years ago,

Animal welfare organizations including the RSPCA are, “working with other agencies to monitor the situation” and have researchers on the scene to monitor the whale.

Churchill Photo of the Week – Sleepy Polar Bear

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A sleepy polar bear waking up from an afternoon nap Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.

It’s hard to believe that polar bear season in Churchill is only two months away! This magnificent sleepy polar bear image is another gem from Churchill photographer and guide Alex De Vries – Magnifico. This polar bear season will be another filled with imagination and countless surprises in and around the coastal village of Churchill on the Hudson Bay. So, it’s time to almost wake up and venture north to see these beautiful animals in a breathtaking Arctic landscape! 

Churchill Video of the Week

 Abraham Joffe is a photographer and filmmaker attracted to vast and open places like the North Pole. On an adventure to Greenland, one of his famous excursions, Joffe came upon icebergs five city blocks long. Since that trip, Joffe has been shooting Arctic landscapes, featured in this film, with colleague Joshua Holko, Together, the pair captured a rare glimpse inside the life of polar bears in this magical ice world in the high Arctic.

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