07 NIGHTS & 08 DAYS NORTHERN LIGHTS & POLAR BEARS!!
DAY 01: WINNIPEG ARRIVAL
Today marks the beginning of the Northern Lights adventure! On Arrival at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, transfer to hotel by own, which is just a short taxi ride away from the airport and check-in at the hotel. Meet and greet event at the hotel's lounge. Overnight stays in Winnipeg.
DAY 02: WINNIPEG
After Breakfast, go for a city tour by hotel shuttle and visit the Manitoba Museum and Planetarium and participate in an introductory photography clinic and receive tips on how to best capture the aurora and perfect northern lights images with their own cameras in a night setting. After lunch, guests will take part in an interactive program lead by Museum Interpreters that illustrates the traditional lifestyles of the Inuit people. Overnight stays in Winnipeg.
DAY 03: WINNIPEG TO CHURCHILL
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel and will be transferred to Winnipeg Airport to catch a flight to Churchill by a hotel shuttle. Upon arrival, proceed for a short interpretive tour of the town before checking into your Churchill Hotel. In the afternoon the Guide hosts an introductory photography clinic to help set up your cameras in preparation for the night of northern lights viewing and photography. Enjoy dinner at a family run Churchill restaurant before you are transferred to the Tundra Buggy Launch Site to enjoy an evening out on a Tundra Buggy to gaze at the northern lights accompanied by a local guide. Hot beverages are served as well as a light snack. After a couple of hours viewing, the guide and Tundra Buggy driver takes you back to town. Overnight stays in Churchill.
DAY 04: CHURCHILL
After breakfast, see local and historical points of interest surrounding Churchill, including attractions as Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and Manitoba Conservation's Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting). After a delicious lunch at a locally owned restaurant, visit the Eskimo Museum which houses one of Canada's finest collections of Inuit carvings, kayaks and artifacts dating from pre- Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit times. In the evening after dinner, gather again for northern lights viewing. After a couple of hours viewing, the guide and Tundra Buggy driver takes you back to town. Overnight stays in Churchill.
DAY 05: CHURCHILL
Morning grab a quick breakfast from the hotel before departing for an interpretive snow shoeing program led by a Churchill naturalist that gives a chance to trek through boreal forest, across Precambrian rock and along the shore of the Hudson Bay. After a delicious lunch at the snow shoeing cabin, head back to Churchill hotel where you have free time to explore the town. After dinner at a town restaurant, head out once again to the Aurora Lounge for the extensive northern lights viewings (weather permitting) from a Tundra Buggy. Return back to the hotel after a few hours of viewing. Overnight stays in Churchill.
DAY 06: CHURCHILL
After Breakfast, you will be getting leisure time to walk down the Hudson Bay Coast before meeting for the lunch. Later head out on a Dog Sledding excursion led by a local dog musher. He explains the basics and the importance of Dog Sledding to the northern communities before taking a mile long ride through the boreal forest. Dinner will be at a town restaurant. Proceed to see the northern light one last time. Tonight make sure to turn the camera off, lie down on the Tundra and just stare at the lights absorbing their beauty. When the lights die down, head back across the Churchill River to the hotel. Overnight stays in Churchill.
DAY 07: CHURCHILL TO WINNIPEG
After Breakfast, check out from hotel in Churchill and head over to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, which has in depth displays revealing the remarkable history of Churchill through wildlife dioramas and exhibits that portray the history of fur trade in the area. After a final lunch, depart Churchill and fly to Winnipeg. Check-in at hotel, which is just across the street from the Winnipeg Airport. Have dinner as a send-off for all the travelers come from all over the world to see the northern lights in Churchill. Overnight stays in Winnipeg.
DAY 08: WINNIPEG DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, check out from the hotel in Winnipeg and depart to Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*