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.
Northern lights flooding the sky above teepee at Wapusk Adventures in Churchill. Andre Brandt photo.
High above the tundra with the aurora blazing above. Colby Brokvist photo.
Northern lights above Churchill boreal forest. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Northern lights in Churchill above the tundra. Alex de Vries = Magnifico photo.
The swirl of northern lights in Churchill. Justin Gibson photo.
Incredible shot of musher hut with aurora above. Brad Joseph photo.
Churchill graveyard under the greenish glow of the aurora borealis. Katie de Meulles photo.
A polar bear tests the ice along the Hudson Bay. Colby Brokvist photo.
Polar bear sensing the air in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Colby Brokvist photo.
Fantastic red fox close up in Churchill. Colby Brokvist photo.
Polar bears roaming the tundra in Churchill. Colby Brokvist photo.
The tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area is alive and bustling with Arctic wildlife. Polar bears, Red and Arctic foxes, as well as Ptarmigan, are being spotted throughout the region. With the polar bear season in full gear, the images are coming fast and furious. This polar bear season has about two weeks to go and the scene is set for incredible culmination out on the snow-covered tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Keep watching for more news and images from the north!