Our Tour Seasons

Life in the SubArctic undergoes great change throughout the year. Churchill has three distinct seasons that represent the optimal time to view the Aurora Borealis, Beluga Whales and Polar Bears. From February to April, cold conditions often bring clear skies with long nights providing some of the best opportunities to view the Northern Lights. As the SubArctic gradually begins to thaw during Spring, a wide range of migratory birds return to the area with Beluga Whales being not far behind. The first Polar Bears can usually be spotted in early July as they come off the ice and the Tundra is in bloom. This represents the pinnacle of life returning to the SubArctic.  The odds of viewing Aurora again increase in August and September with days getting shorter. This time of year provides the best opportunity to view Bears, Belugas and Borealis together. As temperatures begin to cool again in the Fall, Beluga Whales migrate North from the Churchill River for the winter and Polar Bear become more active in anticipation of ice formation. Please refer to the chart below to view when our tours operate.

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Polar Bear Tours



Wildlife and Sightseeing Tours



Northern Lights Tours

Ithaka Shipwreck Hikes

Colours of the Tundra

Our Tours

POLAR BEAR TOURS

Stand face to face with the world’s largest carnivore and listen to the ice crack beneath their paws as they walk past. Our experienced guides will carefully position you to the best vantage points and help you create unforgettable images and memories.

Dates: October 1 – November 18

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

Become mesmerized by the colours of the Aurora Borealis as they dance above your head at some of Churchill’s most iconic and photogenic landmarks. Learn about the folklore surrounding the Aurora and pick up some useful tips on how to photograph one of nature’s best shows.

Date:  Feb 1 – March 31, Aug 1 – Sept 21

WILDLIFE AND SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Introduce yourself to Churchill’s rich history and culture by visiting the Cape Merry National Historic Site overlooking the Prince of Wales Fort. Explore Miss Piggy’s plane wreck, the Polar Bear Holding Facility and the Churchill Northern Rocket Range all while keeping a watchful eye out for Churchill’s famous wildlife.

Dates: June 1 – September 21

CHANGING COLOURS OF THE TUNDRA TOURS

As the colours of the tundra begin to change late in the summer we are presented with the best opportunity to experience the three things Churchill is best known for, bears, belugas and borealis.

Dates: August 22-27, August 31-September 5
ITHAKA SHIPWRECK HIKES

Hike out in the middle of Polar Bear Country to the shipwreck of the MV Ithaka and imagine what it was like getting caught in a September gale and running aground the rocky coastline of the Hudson Bay.

Dates: June 1 – September 21