Guide Karen Walker and her final Northern Lights group traveling with Natural Habitat Adventures experienced some fantastic aurora out at the Aurora Domes about 7km outside of town. the site is a leftover army base building converted into a warm aurora borealis viewing venue. This year groups have been wildly successful in sighting extended viewing periods of lights in the northern Arctic sky.
While the last group departed Churchill just prior to the Hudson Bay Quest dogsled race commencing in Gillam,MB and finishing in Churchill, the travelers were privy to some Aurorafest happenings around town and locals high anticipation of the Quest race. Typical March activities are sandwiched around aurora viewing. Trips out along Goose Creek Rd. and a stop at Bill Calnan’s B&B are always serene. Dog mushing this trip was with Blue Sky and Gerald Azur. A tour of the town complex, photo’s by the huge stone inukshuk behind the building on the shore of Hudson Bay and of course a sampling of a true Canadian sport….curling! Just to name some of the goings -on in the north country.
Here are some photo’s from this years trips…still waiting on some more good aurora pics and will post them as soon as I get them.I have a few from traveler Jeremy Pearson…enjoy. Looking forward to Arctic Summer news and anything else that happens in Churchill in the few months in between now and then. I will post some updates on the major issues facing Churchill in the coming months and year. Meanwhile here’s a recap in pictures of some high “lights” of the winter.