With Churchill’s northern light season just about a month away, here’s a video clip from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton in the great white north….soon to be the great “green” north! Of course, aurora borealis occurs throughout the year in the Arctic and sub – Arctic, however, January through March is the prime window for viewing, when skies are the clearest. The Hudson Bay on the Churchill shores freezes over and no moisture rises to form cloud cover or fog. This season is promising to be one of high-intensity auroral action as we are still in a cycle of heavy solar flare activity. We will be posting regularly with all the news and views from the heart of the northern lights action in Churchill!
Can you believe the texture of these fantastic northern lights shots from Churchill photographer Alex De Vries – Magnifico? Just because aurora borealis season doesn’t technically start until January, that doesn’t mean the lights can’t appear in this dramatic fashion over a rustic cabin in Churchill, Manitoba…as they tend to do. Alex has a knack for finding new and creative settings in and around Churchill where he can capture the essence of this amazing phenomena! We are surely all getting excited about polar bear season which is just around the corner but northern lights season has an allure of its own that is indescribable. Lights can happen year – round in Churchill and the polar regions, however, polar bears can only be seen with assurance in October and November. Luckily polar bears have migrated to the ice by the time travelers arrive for northern lights in January! Both seasons are worth the trip north.
This fantastic northern lights video footage is one of the best we have seen in a long time. Getting excited for northern lights visible in Churchill even in August. If you really want to see the surreal show however, come to Churchill for prime northern lights season in January – March. Enjoy!
Alex De Vries – Magnifico filmed this truly northern scene about a week ago at Dave Daley’s Wapusk Adventures’ dog yard just outside Churchill proper. In an area known as Joe Buck’s Ridge, in the boreal forest, any light from the town fades away in the distance and aurora borealis viewing is epic on clear nights. What a night and overall a great week to begin an awesome 2017 northern lights season. Enjoy!