Top Tips for Visiting Churchill
1. Visit in any Season
Churchill holds the same appeal for visitors no matter what the time of year. For those who want to spot polar bears, it is best to visit in the colder months. However, if you want to get up close to some majestic orca whales, a trip in the summer is perfect for you. We recommend you try out dog sledding during your visit – this can be done all year round and is an exhilarating experience.
2. See the Northern Lights in Winter
Seeing the Northern Lights is without a doubt a bucket list item for many people, and Churchill is one of the most accessible Aurora viewing areas in the world. Visit in the winter for your best chance to watch the lights dance across the sky – the Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers viewing experiences you will never forget.
3. Stop at Here Be Bears
Located at the airport, Here Be Bears is the perfect final stop on your trip to Churchill. The shop features the work of local artist Mark Reynolds, who specialises in ornate carvings, stunning jewellery and intricate glasswork that will take your breath away. Buy a final keepsake here to remind you of your holiday for years to come.
4. Drive out Bay Shore Road
This scenic drive is one of the most picturesque in Churchill and will also give you the opportunity to see the inukshuk - a stone landmark of Canada’s native people – along the picturesque Hudson Bay. If you’re lucky and visit at the right time of year, you may even see a polar bear wandering alongside you.
5. Visit Hudson’s Bay
Hudson Bay is also a popular site for eagle-eyed wildlife watchers to spot beluga whales! Witness the whales by land or on the water – if you are feeling brave, you can even dive in and snorkel with them!