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.
These three shots by Alex De Vries – Magnifico at Discover Churchill document the magnificence of Churchill’s Spectacular northern lights. The official season is coming up but one can view the aurora borealis almost any time of the year with the right conditions! Of course if your a Churchillian like Alex, you have incredible opportunities to capture spectacular aurora images year round. Enjoy!
Northern lights fill the sky on the winter road between Yellowknife and Dettah. Ray Chiasson photo.
This incredible aurora borealis shot from Ray Chiasson is one of the most spectacular images from the north country this winter. As much as we are getting excited for the upcoming Churchill summer season, we will miss these magical views into the heavens and the beautiful northern lights!
Natural Habitat Adventures guide and photographer Eddy Savage posted this tantalizing northern lights timelapse from Churchill and we are excited to show everyone! This is clearly one of the best time lapses we have ever seen from the land of the aurora borealis in the Churchill region! With only a few days left officially in northern lights season, this beautiful clip is a great way to close out the season. Enjoy!
Photographer Andre Brandt continues to find new possibilities for capturing the alluring northern lights of Churchill and the surrounding region! We are constantly amazed at the diversity Andre brings to his photography and different viewpoints from which northern lights, especially, are presented to the world. It takes hard work, patience, and perseverance to continue to find new shots of the aurora borealis of the north! Enjoy.