The Polar Regions
Adventure to A Tiny Town with bags of character
Once a trading post of the Hudson Bay Company, the small town of Churchill is most famous for polar bears, substantial numbers of which migrate here from August until the bay freezes in mid to late November. Thanks to the natural topography of Hudson Bay, the big freeze starts here, at the mouth of the Churchill River, which creates the perfect haul out for ring seals – the polar bear’s favourite meal.
During the summer months, around 60,000 beluga whales migrate here to breed and calf in safety of the open water. The sight of them is astounding but the sound of these ‘canaries of the sea’ is even more impressive.
If that is not reason enough to visit, this is also one of the finest places in the world to see the aurora borealis. Located directly under the Van Allen belt, the aurora are visible for some 300 days of the year. February is the perfect time to experience these fabled lights.
Churchill Key Features
Immerse yourself in the wilderness at eco-friendly Tundra Buggy Lodge, where not only can you sleep beneath the northern lights, there's a chance you might even wake up to polar bears outside your window.
Of all the polar destinations, Churchill is the most accessible to families. Wildlife sightings are virtually guaranteed and we can arrange exciting activities such as dog-sledding and helicopter flights, for a trip your family will never forget.
Churchill is one of the best spots on the planet to see the northern lights. With auroral activity occurring on more than 300 nights a year, the town offers unique access to this mysterious and compelling phenomena.
Snapshots of Churchill
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We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
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