Ultimate Northern Lights Photo Adventure

Witness Aurora’s nightly dance of mystical light and colour against starry skies
Northern lights (aurora borealis) have enchanted, fascinated and inspired people for thousands of years, attracting nature-lovers and travelers worldwide to this day. Your adventure begins in Churchill, Manitoba where northern lights are active 300 nights each year. Weather permitting, you’ll witness Aurora’s nightly dance of mystical light and colour against starry skies from curated viewing and photography areas in and around Churchill as well as a stunning location on the coast of the Hudson Bay, exclusive to Lazy Bear Lodge and Expeditions.
Your Journey Starts
Season:
September - October
Duration:
5 or 6 Nights
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Adventure Plans & Activities

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Day 1

Winnipeg

Upon arrival, make your own way to the Winnipeg hotel. Free day to explore Winnipeg

Day 2

Winnipeg to Churchill

Check out from Winnipeg hotel. Group transfer included to the airport if designated hotel is included

Flight from Winnipeg to Churchill

Check-in at Lazy Bear Lodge

Indigenous talk on northern lights beliefs

Photo session

Day 3

Trek to Ithaca, Dog Mushing & Northern Lights

Trek to Ithaca shipwreck

Dog Mushing and Indigenous Talk

Northern lights viewing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Arctic Crawler™ excursion, Churchill Heritage Tour & Indigenous Storytelling

Arctic Crawler™ Excursion

Churchill Heritage Tour

Indigenous Bannock, Bonfire and Storytelling

Northern lights viewing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Churchill - Optional (if 4 nights at Lazy Bear Lodge chosen)

Free morning to explore Churchill

Arctic Crawler™ Excursion

Northern lights viewing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Churchill to Winnipeg

Itsanitaq Museum

Check-out from Lazy Bear Lodge

Transfer to airport to depart for Winnipeg

Flight from Churchill to Winnipeg

Check-in at Winnipeg hotel

Day 7

Winnipeg

Check-out from Winnipeg hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Your adventure begins in Churchill, Manitoba where northern lights are active 300 nights each year. Weather permitting, you’ll witness Aurora’s nightly dance of mystical light and colour against starry skies from curated viewing and photography areas in and around Churchill as well as a stunning location on the coast of the Hudson Bay, exclusive to Lazy Bear Lodge and Expeditions.

Ready for more adventure? Hop aboard one of our Arctic Crawlers™ and enjoy unforgettable views of the unique, breathtaking and colourful sub-Arctic tundra and Hudson Bay coastline. Polar Bear, Moose, Caribou, Red and Arctic Fox, Ptarmigan and Arctic Hare are all possible sightings this time of year.

Feel an adrenaline rush as you ride in a dog cart pulled by Huskies in the Northern Boreal Forest. Hear Indigenous stories and wisdom from a Métis dog musher.

Trek along the Hudson Bay coast to the Ithaca, a once British-flagged steamship that ran aground during an eighty-mile-an-hour storm. Don’t be surprised if you see a polar bear or two Up North and Personal™.

Hear local Indigenous beliefs about northern lights and storytelling around a warm, cozy bonfire as you enjoy hot chocolate and Bannock— a bread eaten as a meal by early settlers and Indigenous people.

Day and night, all meals are included, delicious and locally-inspired meals in our Lazy Bear Café, awarded ‘Top Choice of Restaurants in Churchill’ by Lonely Planet.

What Our Adventure offers

Three nights accommodation at the Lazy Bear Lodge and two nights in Winnipeg

Opportunity to see the Northern Lights all 3 evenings

Arctic Crawler™ excursion

Hike to the Ship wreck of the Ithaca

Indigenous Dene Cultural Talk

Churchill Heritage Tour, including historic Cape Merry and an outside tour of Churchill unique 'Polar Bear Jail'

Dog Mushing experience

Bonfire, Bannock and Storytelling

All breakfasts in Winnipeg and Churchill included.

All meals in Churchill included and provided by the Lazy Bear Café

Roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill

Group transfer from the designated Winnipeg hotel to the airport on Day 2

Shuttle service in Churchill included upon arrival and departure

Meals provided by the Lazy Bear Café and included in your adventure

Still smiling ear-to-ear a week after our stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge. What an experience! Front desk staff were so fun, friendly and informative (best not list their names and risk forgetting one). Rooms were great; housekeeping happily kept the lodge clean; the Cafe (expresso bar) second to none. Tours organized by hard working tour guides, made the experience unforgettable.

Jude H

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Adventure Dates & Prices

8 – 14
September, 2024

12 – 17
September, 2024

September 26 – October 1
2024

September 29 - October 5
2024 **

Please check for current availability prior to booking flights to Winnipeg.

Ultimate Northern Lights Photo Adventure

Season:
September - October
Location:
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Duration:
5 or 6 Nights
$6,200*
CAD

Additional Info

Age Requirement:

Our Ultimate Northern Lights Photo Adventure is recommended for ages 10 & up.

Physical Rating:

Easy: Light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels.

Notes

  • * Also offered for 6 Nights for $7,500 CAD
  • ** This date has an additional tundra tour and opportunity to see the northern light for one more evening in Churchill
  • Above rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • For single supplement add: $525 CAD
  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • There is an administration fee of $600.00 plus GST per person plus taxes to make changes to your reservation.
  • We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your adventure.
- All rates are Canadian funds.
- All price are subject to applicable taxes.
* Prices subject to change.

Travel Packing Checklist

Things you must have
Loose fitting clothing, long socks, closed-toed shoes and a long-sleeved shirt and pants for cooler days or bug days
A wind breaker/sweatshirt/fall jacket for possible cool days, waterproof jacket and pants
Thermal under clothing, a toque (a close fitting hat covering your ears), mittens or gloves for the boat tours
Hiking shoes or runners
A good shade hat, sun glasses, binoculars, camera
Spare batteries for each camera type you bring
Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets.
We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do

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What is a single supplement fee?

A single supplement fee covers the loss of income by the lodge when one single person occupies a room. That person pays a premium as room availability is limited during our operating seasons.

What payment types are accepted?

Winnipeg Office: For Reservations in Winnipeg we accept Visa and MasterCard. All payments are charged in Canadian Funds. If applicable, funds will be converted to US Funds by your credit card company at the exchange rate they use at the time of processing.

At The Lodge: Lazy Bear Expeditions, Lodge & Café accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and cash.

US credit card or debit: US and Canadian currencies are accepted. All payments are charged in Canadian Funds and converted to US Funds by your bank or credit card company at the exchange rate they use at the time of processing.

Cash: It is best to bring Canadian Funds because US Funds are accepted at par with Canadian currency.

What type of planes will we be flying in from Winnipeg to Churchill and return?

Your flight between Winnipeg and Churchill will be with Calm-air on either a chartered or regular flight (either an ATR 42 or ATR 72). Further instructions will be provided upon booking and/or with your travel documents.

What should I pack for this fall trip?

The weather in September can vary quite significantly. There can be warmer days and cooler days so it is important to layer your clothing. Warm clothing is recommended. We recommend packing the following:

  • Loose fitting clothing, long socks, long-sleeved shirt and pants for cooler days (be sure to layer)
  • A wind breaker/light rain jacket/sweatshirt/fleece jacket/warm fall jacket for cooler days
  • Thermal under clothing, a touque (a close fitting hat covering your ears), mittens or gloves for the boat and walking tour
  • Hiking shoes or runners with ankle support
  • A good shade hat, sun glasses, binoculars, camera
  • Spare batteries for each camera type you bring
  • Charging cords for laptops, cell phones, tablets
  • We also recommend bringing along a small carry-on bag with your absolute necessities just in case your luggage makes it to Churchill after you do

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