Churchill Aurora Season – Hot Water Test

 

Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs is in Churchill for another run during the northern lights season. He isn’t the first to try this experiment of throwing hot water into the air in frigid temperatures, however, this always evokes such a satisfying reaction. Churchill is very cold right now and the lights are starting to shine in the sky over the Hudson Bay. As you can see Nat Hab guides are always coming up with fun & exciting activities for a daytime adventure in Churchill.

 

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.

Train Back In Churchill After 560 Days – Video

This video account of riding the first train back to Churchill in 560 days is quite poignant and really touches the heart of the “lifeline” that is the Hudson Bay Railroad. Via Rail sent its first passenger train to Churchill and so many lives were reunited for the first time in a long time. It seems like just yesterday that the continuing battle over the responsibility for repairing the tracks was reaching a tumultuous head. Now with the tracks intact and rail service restored, the northern towns are connected again with the rest of the province and beyond. Polar bear, northern lights and beluga whale seasons will be enjoyed by so many more travelers now in the coming years!

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