Aurora Viewing in Churchill

Tundra Buggy under the Northern Lights
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Churchill is located directly beneath the aurora oval and is regarded as one of the best places on earth to experience the dazzling aurora borealis. Imagine being able to step out onto the tundra and feel tiny against the never-ending sky, enveloping you in Mother Nature’s most spectacular light show. This itinerary is jam-packed with additional local daytime experiences to complement your evening aurora-hunting adventures.
Start Location: Winnipeg End Location: Winnipeg
  • Churchill area touring with Itsanitaq Museum
  • Evening forest excursion to view the Northern Lights
  • Polar Bear International House
  • Interpretive snowshoe trek
  • Dog sledding and interpretive program
  • Evening visit to Thandelthur Lounge for Northern Lights viewing
  • Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Day 1: Arrive in Winnipeg

Arrive into Winnipeg and make your way to your hotel. Tonight you'll join an interpretive guide for a meet and greet at the hotel. Ask some questions and learn more about your adventures over the next few days.
Overnight: Winnipeg
Day 2: Winnipeg to Churchill

This morning, enjoy breakfast and then leave your Winnipeg hotel to take an early morning flight to Churchill. When you arrive in Churchill you'll enjoy a local area tour to get acquainted with the town including local history. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Itsanitaq Museum which houses a fantastic collection of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre-Doreset, Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times. This evening, venture into the forest for your first night of aurora borealis viewing. You'll have access to a yurt in the forest for warmth.
Overnight: Churchill
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Churchill sightseeing

Today, after breakfast, head to Polar Bears International House to learn about polar bears around the world, conservation efforts and view the interpretive centre exhibits. Grab a quick lunch before heading out for your activity this afternoon. Take an interpretive snowshoe trek through the local boreal forest. Get ready for this evening's visit to Dan's Diner, a highlight of this trip, serving regional cuisine onboard a Tundra Buggy complete with skylights and view the Northern Lights.
Overnight: Churchill
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Churchill sightseeing

This morning, after breakfast, head out for a morning. A local dog sledding expert will explain the importance and history of dog sledding and the Metis Culture in this region as well as taking you out on a dog sledding excursion. Your final night of Aurora viewing takes place at Thanadelthur Lounge, peer out of panoramic windows or view the northern lights from the roof-top observation deck.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Churchill to Winnipeg

Today is your last day to explore Churchill and dream of returning to this magical place. Visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre this morning to learn about the natural and historical information of the Churchill region. Later in the day, take a return flight from Churchill to Winnipeg.
Overnight: Churchill
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Depart Winnipeg

This morning check out of your hotel and your adventure comes to an end.
Overnight: Winnipeg
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  • 2 nights of accommodation in Winnipeg
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Churchill
  • Interpretive guides on excursions
  • Round trip air from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • All excursions as indicated on the itinerary
  • 8 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Driver
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary


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Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a ‘Classic Tour’ up to 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. If the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction’ only up to 18 persons may join the tour and many 'Tours of Distinction' travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

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We pride ourselves on providing “a small shared group experience.” In the event that we have fewer than ten participants on a tour we will offer a “small-group surcharge” to ensure that the tour runs as scheduled. This fee, which is up to 15% of the “land” portion of the tour, will be offered to you as an option to continue with the trip. This fee will cover the costs associated with handling a smaller group.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, we do accommodate dietary restrictions (within reason) such as, food allergies, vegan, vegetarian, etc. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
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Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes, we can assist you with airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please contact us for more details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes, we can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. This is available upon request and subject to availability. Please inquire for further information and prices.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

I am a solo traveller. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel room with another same gender traveller. In this case, you will not be charged for Single Supplement.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

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Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate) and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.


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