Located in the rugged wilderness of Manitoba on the edge of the Arctic, the atmosphere of Churchill is unique. This may be a small frontier town – the population is less than 1,000 people – but it enchants and entertains thousands of international visitors all-year round.
One of the most accessible parts of the Arctic Circle, Churchill welcomes tourists by train or plane; after all, no roads lead to Churchill. The journey is gobsmacking. You will either travel via rail through the remote, unspoiled wilderness that is seldom seen by man, or in a short flight from Winnipeg that will only heighten your sense of adventure. Before you even arrive in Churchill, you are aware that it is a very special place indeed.
Churchill is home to a rich, multicultural history that will intrigue any explorers. Walk the streets of the city and learn about the fur trade and the lives of Canada’s indigenous peoples. Adrenaline junkies should look no further for their next exhilarating destination – kayaking and hiking are just an example of the plethora of outdoor activities available in this waterfront city.
Wildlife lovers rejoice, for Churchill has been nicknamed the polar bear capital of the world. Your trip will be full of one unforgettable moment after another, observing nature’s most elusive hunter in its natural habitat – in October and November, sightings are practically guaranteed. Churchill is also a hive of activity for beluga whales and birdwatching, so make sure you pack your camera – you are entering a photographer’s paradise.
If Churchill isn’t already on your travel bucket list, it is about to soar to the top; this is one of the top three places on the planet to see the Northern Lights. At their most visible from January until March, book a trip on a tundra buggy or in a wilderness lodge for your best opportunity to watch the Aurora dance across the night sky, far away from any city lights.
Is it time for you to take a walk on the wild side and experience everything Churchill has to offer? Our Canada Travel Specialists can tailor-make your trip down to the finest of details, from your accommodation to flight upgrades. Your own personal advisor will be delighted to create an itinerary to best suit your requirements, and our low deposits and holiday payment plans mean that your dream holiday can be just around the corner.
Get in touch with our Canada Travel Specialists today and begin your adventure in Churchill.
“Churchill was one of the most incredible places I have ever been to – the scenery is breath-taking and witnessing the Northern Lights in the Arctic wilderness was absolutely unforgettable. I recommend you take an overnight tundra buggy tour – we woke up to a curious polar bear peaking inside!”
Emma, Online Content Executive