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Know Before You Go | Churchill Northern Lights

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming northern lights tour or just want to learn more about the aurora borealis, be sure to check out these helpful resources. Discover what life is like on the Arctic tundra, browse useful packing tips and read compelling travel stories that will leave you in awe of nature’s winter magic.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the aurora borealis? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about the northern lights, Churchill, hotels, transportation, weather and more.
All About the Aurora Borealis

All About the Aurora Borealis

The aurora borealis is a glittering, radiant display, only visible in the northern night sky. Read on to discover the origins of these wonderous lights and the science behind this astounding phenomenon. 
Best Time to See the Northern Lights

Best Time to See the Northern Lights

Maximize your chances of watching this beautiful, natural spectacle by researching the best time to take a trip to see the aurora. 
Northern Lights Trivia

Northern Lights Trivia

Take our northern lights quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with your family and friends to see who knows the most about the aurora borealis!
Conservation & Community

Conservation & Community

Through operating environmentally sensitive adventures for hundreds of visitors each year, we contribute financially to local communities while using travel as a means to spearhead conservation efforts.
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the winter weather conditions are typically like in Winnipeg and farther north in Churchill during northern lights season.
Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about Arctic foxes and other wildlife you may encounter on your Churchill northern lights adventure.
Packing List

Packing List

Check out our comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for winter on the tundra.
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Northern Lights: Nature’s Winter Magic

Northern Lights: Nature’s Winter Magic

—By Wendy Redal
One of the most magical bucket list items, which I have had the good fortune to experience several times, is a marvel that I encourage you to add to...
Dawn of the North: Of Auroras and Moons in Churchill

Dawn of the North: Of Auroras and Moons in Churchill

—By Emily Goodheart Kautz
The northern lights have inspired wonder in the generations of people who have laid eyes upon...
15 Native Tales About the Northern Lights

15 Native Tales About the Northern Lights

—By Marsea Nelson
We know today that the aurora borealis, commonly called the “northern lights” occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun zoom into Earth’s...
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