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See the Northern Lights in Manitoba

January 31, 2012 By: Adam Leposa

With solar activity on the rise, travelers have a unique opportunity to see the Northern Lights. The town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada is directly beneath the auroral oval, meaning that it is a prime viewing location for this celestial event. Here are some tour packages to help your clients get to the Northern Lights:

Northern Lights and Winter Nights

From Frontiers North Adventures, this eight-day, seven-night program runs February 21-28 and March 22-29 and includes arctic-orientation activities in Winnipeg followed by a flight to Churchill.

The package also includes a private guided tour of the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, nightly Lights-viewing trips in Churchill, visit Churchill’s Eskimo Museum, a daylight snowshoe excursion and a hands-on dog sledding experience. Rates start from CAD$3999 per person, plus tax, based on double occupancy. The price includes hotel rooms in Winnipeg and Churchill, round-trip air fare between Winnipeg and Churchill, meals in Churchill, and all scheduled outings and other activities, but not transportation between home and Winnipeg. Call 800-663-9832 or visit

Winter Skies Tour

The Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers the “Winter Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill” program, which features evening talks by an astronomer followed by a viewing of the northern lights from the Centre’s enclosed viewing lounge or from the open-air second-story deck. The package also includes snowshoeing, a dogsled ride, a visit to the Eskimo Museum and a snowmobile ride into the nearby woods for a presentation on local ecology. Rates start from CAD$1025.

Price includes lodging in four-person dormitory-style bunk-bed rooms with shared baths, excursions, lectures, local transportation, and three cafeteria meals daily. Linens are provided, but toiletries are not. Tour prices don’t cover transportation from home to Churchill. Visit

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Adam Leposa
Adam Leposa is the Online Managing Editor of He has worked as an Editorial Associate in the Children's Division of Simon & Schuster. He is a graduate of...

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