7931
Manitoba

Into the Arctic Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill

Come for the chance to fulfill a dream and witness the northern lights beneath the brilliant skies of Churchill, Manitoba.
Rating (4.87)
Program No. 7931RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,649
Meals
21 Meals
8 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
7 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
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Feb 03, 2021 - Feb 11, 2021
  • Feb 03, 2021 - Feb 11, 2021
  • Feb 15, 2021 - Feb 23, 2021
  • Mar 03, 2021 - Mar 11, 2021
  • Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 23, 2021
2 nights
Winnipeg
One of the city's most recognizable structures and a national historic site, The Fort Garry has defined the Winnipeg skyline for over 100 years. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway decided to build The Fort Garry when it completed the link between its east and west lines. Since 1913, this former Grand Trunk Pacific Railway hotel has stood as a symbol of Winnipeg's importance as a North American transportation hub and of the prairie city's affinity for old world elegance.
5 nights
Churchill
Founded in 1976, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, non-profit research and education facility located 23 km east of the town of Churchill, Manitoba. The Centre provides accommodations, meals, equipment rentals, and logistical support to scientific researchers working on a diverse range of topics of interest to northern science. The Centre facilitates a wide range of educational programming ranging from general interest courses for the public to university credit courses for students. The Centre is ideally situated along the Hudson Bay seacoast at the meeting of three major biomes: marine, northern boreal forest, and tundra. To the east lies Wapusk National Park which protects the inland denning area of the polar bear. Farther to the southeast lies the Hudson Bay Lowland, the largest peatland in North America. Because of this complex of biomes, one can see a tremendous diversity of plants, birds, mammals and human cultures. The Centre is an active research facility in the heart of polar bear country. Polar bear resistant facility with window bars and security lighting. High-speed internet, fitness room, gift shop and library. Clean, modern facilities in a new state-of-the-art green building. Scenic views from all rooms. Second-floor outdoor deck for safely watching wildlife and northern lights. Enjoy hearty, home-cooked meals with guests and visiting scientists in the on-site cafeteria. NOTE: Rooms are bunk bed dormitories with up to 4 guests to a room. Room assignments are gender specific, couples traveling together can request to bunk together. Guests with mobility concerns may request a lower bunk (CNSC will do their best to accommodate any lower bunk bed requests, however, it can not be guaranteed.
1 night
Winnipeg
Enjoy the convenient location at Winnipeg's James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) with spacious accommodations. Unwind after a day’s meetings in the temperature controlled indoor pool. Re-energize in the 24-hour fitness center with modern cardio equipment. Relax with a leisurely drink in Bistro 1800 Lounge. Enjoy the warm inviting atmosphere of Bistro 1800 restaurant. 24-hour business center. Room features: •Hilton's own "Serenity Collection" Pillowtop mattress •Hilton brand alarm clock with radio and MP3/iPod adapter •32” Flat Panel HD television in the bedroom area •Work area with chair & recycling bin •Complimentary high-speed wireless internet •Wet bar including mini-refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker •On command movies ($$)
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