Canada: Canadian Aurora Borealis Adventure
Combine nature, culture and all-action activity
This fabulous Aurora Borealis Adventure combines culture, activity and the chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights from the comfort of a Tundra Buggy. The Tundra Buggy is a specially adapted vehicle, used in this part of Arctic Canada, to take light seekers well away from artificial lights and into the wildness, thus increasing their chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis. These mesmerising lights flash across the sky in striking arcs of green, red and blue, ensuring those lucky enough to see them a memory that will stay with them forever.
But evenings aren't the only highlight on this Aurora Borealis Adventure. By day you will be busy learning all about the local culture and way of life, you'll try your hand at husky sledding and snowshoeing and spend time exploring the exhibits of the Manitoba Museum and hearing all about day-to-day life for the Inuits.
This wonderful break manages to combine a fascinating educational element with lots of fun and amazing insights. If you want to see the Northern Lights in Canada, this really is the holiday for you.
Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg
Arriving in Winnipeg, you will transfer (not included) to the Inn at the Forks for an overnight stay. Following a catch up with your guide - who will tell you all you need to know about your forthcoming Aurora Borealis Adventure -dinner will be served, after which, you'll have the rest of the evening to unwind.
Day 2 - Manitoba Museum
Today's highlight on your Aurora Borealis Adventure is a full day exploring the Manitoba Museum and learning all about the astronomy behind the Northern Lights. You'll visit the Planetarium, experience the Fire in the Sky program, enjoy a one and a half hour photography clinic, find out all about the Inuit People of the North and have a gallery tour.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Churchill at Leisure
Your Aurora Borealis Adventure sees you fly in to Churchill today. On arrival you will check into your hotel and then spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the town.
Tonight you'll set out on your first Tundra Buggy hunt for the mystical Northern Lights. Remember to wrap up well and take along your camera for the opportunity to capture the magic of nature's own light display.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Churchill Tour and Eskimo Museum
This morning there is a local bus tour to look forward to, after which, you'll visit the Eskimo Museum to see Canada's finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artefacts.
In the evening set off on your second Northern Lights Tundra Buggy Tour. This safari vehicle enables you to venture out into Churchill’s arctic wilderness in search of the lights, whilst still remaining warm and comfortable.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Snowshoeing program
Today is a day of snowshoeing on your Aurora Borealis Adventure. You'll be guided through the magnificent Canadian landscape by an expert guide, soaking up the breathtaking scenery of this remote part of the world.
This evening, once again, you will set out on a Tundra Buggy Northern Lights safari in search of the Aurora. Will tonight be your best sighting yet?Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Dog Sledding and Parks Canada Interactive
Start the day off with a visit to the Parks Canada Interactive Centre where you will see an educational film about the local area, its wildlife, culture and history.
Later in the day, your Aurora Borealis Adventure really comes to life today with the howl of huskies! Famed for its yearly sled race, the Hudson Bay Quest, this area is the ideal location to try husky sledding for yourself.
In the evening you will have another buggy tour on the Tundra in search of the Northern Lights before retuning to the Tundra Inn for an overnight stay.
Day 7 - Transfer to Winnipeg
Today on your Aurora Borealis Adventure, there's a last chance to pick up some souvenirs and visit your chosen locations in Churchill as you prepare for your evening flight to Winnipeg where you'll spend your final night in Canada at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8 to 9 - Departure and Overnight Flight
Your Aurora Borealis Adventure comes to an an end on day eight and you return to the airport for your flight home, full of great memories and, hopefully, with some fabulous photographs of the mystical Aurora.
- Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
- Domestic flights between Winnipeg and Churchill
- Four nights’ accommodation at the Tundra Inn in Churchill
- Three nights’ accommodation in standard rooms at central hotels in Winnipeg
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- Four Tundra Buggy Northern Lights hunts
- Museum program in Winnipeg
- Photography clinic for hints & tips on how to photograph the Aurora
- Guided tour of Churchill and the area
- Dog sledding program
- Snowshoeing program
- A visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
- A visit to the Eskimo Museum in Churchill
- Meal basis as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)