The Ithaca shipwreck under the frenetic aurora in Churchill, Manitoba. Discover Churchill photo.
Glimmering northern lights over the fringes of the boreal forest near Churchill, Manitoba.
These two images from Alex de Vries – magnifico and Discover Churchill are timeless and electrifying all at once. The Ithaca comes back to life as it slowly decays in the Hudson Bay up the coast from the town of Churchill. The ice and lights seem to give the forlorn ship inertia to launch itself into the frigid, glowing sky in search of Franklin and his doomed expedition.
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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.